Needs Assessor, Leeds Assessment Centre

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7087259 (Ref.No. SESSO1244)
Posted: October 18, 2021

Job Description

Are you an experienced Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) Needs Assessor, or Disability professional? Do you have a broad range of experience in making recommendations and knowledge of assistive technology? Do you want to play an important role within the Leeds Assessment Centre, assessing the academic support needs of disabled students?

You will be responsible for providing formal Needs Assessments to disabled students who have applied for disability support funding. As a part of this you will be expected to work within strict quality standards that are determined by the Assessment Centre. You will be based within the Leeds Assessment Centre but will work as part of the Disability Services team and Student Education Service.  

You will need experience of working with disabled adults, knowledge of specific disabilities and of teaching, learning and assessment in Higher and/or Further Education including the use of assistive equipment and other support for disabled people in this context. 

A minimum of 0.2 FTE hours (approximately 40 assessments per year) will be guaranteed, with this being worked flexibly over the year according to need. Any agreed additional hours worked above this minimum will be paid on a time sheeted basis.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr. Gregory Brachacki, Assessment Centre Manager


Please note: If you are not a British or Irish citizen, from 1 January 2021 you will require permission to work in the UK. This will normally be in the form of a visa but, if you are an EEA/Swiss citizen and resident in the UK before 31 December 2020, this may be your passport or status under the EU Settlement Scheme.

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Student Education Service
School/Institute:  Student Operations
Section:  Disability Services
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £34,304 to £40,927 p.a. pro rata
Post Type:  Part Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Fixed-term for 12 months - Funded externally)
Release Date:  Friday 15 October 2021
Closing Date:  Monday 01 November 2021
Reference:  SESSO1244

The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.