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Pre-Entry Enablement Adviser

Student Affairs

Location:  Multiple Campuses
Salary:  £31,872 to £34,644 per annum
Closing Date:  Thursday 31 January 2019
Interview Date:  Monday 11 February 2019
Reference:  012019-07


Student Affairs is seeking a Pre-Entry Enablement Adviser to co-ordinate support, information and advice for disabled applicants and to develop, implement and co-ordinate University-wide policies and procedures relating to applicants and prospective disabled students.

Student Affairs encourages diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, including disabled people and people who identify as LGBTQ+.

Please call Shervjeet Garcha on 0121 331 6963 for an informal conversation about the role and duties.

The required skills for the role are as follows: 


  • First degree or equivalent
  • Experience of assessing need and providing advice to disabled adults within a professional setting
  • Experience of providing customer-facing services
  • Previous disability awareness training
  • Knowledge and understanding of support for disabled students
  • Knowledge of current disability legislation 
  • Ability and willingness to consider new ways of working and to apply new technology
  • Understanding of confidentiality / data protection issues
  • Good IT skills including MS Office suite, email / internet
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to work proactively and enthusiastically without detailed supervision
  • Ability to balance and prioritise conflicting pressures and demands and to meet strict deadlines
  • Sound written and oral communication skills
  • The ability to work in a student-centred way


  • Knowledge of disability-related funding in higher education
  • Experience of assessing need and providing support within Further or Higher Education
  • Experience of developing and implementing awareness-raising activities
  • Previous equality and diversity awareness training
  • Previous customer service training
  • An understanding of transitional difficulties faced by disabled students moving from FE to HE
  • British Sign Language at Level One (minimum)
Further details:
Please note that this role is not capable of sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.
Please note on occasions where we receive a large number of applications, we may close the advert ahead of the publicised closing date. If this does happen, we will contact all candidates via email who have started but not yet completed their application, giving 48 hours’ notice.  We would therefore advise that you submit your completed application as soon as possible.
Birmingham City University holds an Athena Swan Bronze Award and promotes the advancement of gender equality through Representation, Progression and Success for All. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


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