Head of Disability Service (Maternity Cover)


Academic Development and Services
UAL - High Holborn
Full time
University Disability Service
Fixed Term
12 months

20 August 2018 23:55

13 September 2018

The University Disability Service works together with students and staff to promote and inclusive learning environment where disabled students are able to succeed. The Service champions the social model of disability. The University is seeking to appoint a temporary Head of Disability to provide maternity leave cover.

You will lead the University Disability Service team, being responsible for line-managing the Service management team and leading activities to develop the service. You will manage the Service’s relationships with key stakeholders. You will also deliver some advice directly to students with complex requirements and be responsible for service budgets and management information reporting,


As the institutional lead for student disability matters, you will provide expert consultancy to the University and co-ordinate training programmes and projects to promote an inclusive learning environment.

The Disability Service is co-located with other Student Services offers (Advice and Funding, Counselling, Health Advice and Chaplaincy). You will work closely alongside other members of the Student Services management group, collaborating effectively to co-ordinate effort and contributing to cross-service developments and training.

University of the Arts London is a vibrant world centre for innovation, drawing together six Colleges with international reputations in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts.

Every position within the University plays an important part in shaping future creative professionals, and impacts on the future of so many creative industries. Expert management of the organisation is essential to ensuring that this continues and so will your contribution to the Disability Service.

You will have considerable experience of advice-giving, leadership and line management. Your experience could be based within another sector, but you will have a thorough knowledge of how the social model of disability and the disability provisions of the Equality Act (2010) apply within Further- and Higher Education contexts. You will have successful experience of collaborating and encouraging inclusive practices, as well as working in a team, project-management and problem-solving. In addition, you will be educated to degree level, and ideally hold a postgraduate management or leadership qualification.

If you have any queries you may contact ADS Recruitment Team via email ADSRecruitment@arts.ac.uk or telephone: 02075142965.

Appointment to this role will be subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed. Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from employment. This will depend on the circumstances and background to your offence(s).
At UAL, everyone's identity matters. We are committed to creating a supportive and inclusive environment for all our diverse students, staff, and the creative and cultural sector partners with whom we engage. We aim to take every opportunity to progress equality and diversity, and celebrate the enrichment this brings to our community.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early to avoid disappointment as we reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the advertised closing date.

This opportunity is closed to applications.