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Inclusion and Accessibility Manager

University of Essex
£34,304 - £40,927 per annum
Closing date
4 Jan 2022

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Inclusion and Accessibility Manager, Academic Section


The Academic Section is part of the University's Professional Services and is headed by the Academic Registrar. The Section is responsible for managing all aspects of student and academic administration and plays a central role in delivering the University's commitment to excellence in education across the institution. 

The Student Life Directorate is part of the Academic Section and encompasses the Employability and Careers, Student Experience, Skills for Success and the Student Wellbeing and Inclusivity services. We are committed to innovation and continuous enhancement within our services; and to working collaboratively across all areas of the University, and beyond, for the benefit of our students.

You will be a part of the Student Wellbeing and Inclusivity service, which is responsible for providing a professional and proactive service for students within a wider healthy and inclusive environment.  We are looking for someone with a professional approach who is able to identify opportunities for collaborative working and can contribute to our vision for proactive and diverse services aimed at supporting students to thrive and get the most out of their time at Essex.   

Duties of the Role

You will contribute to the development and delivery of a professional and positive service, that supports our students to fulfil their potential as individuals and enables them to be active participants in their own educational experiences and the transformational opportunities available to them at Essex.

The Inclusion and Accessibility Manager will oversee, co-ordinate and lead on developing initiatives to create an inclusive and accessible environment for all students

Skills and qualifications required

You will have a good general education at least to degree standard, or equivalent and your experience will include developing and implementing complex initiatives in a large organisation.

We are looking for someone who can manage multiple projects and priorities plus demonstrate and encourage an enabling approach for students, focusing on improving accessibility using a range of methods. 

There is one full time post available, to be based at the Colchester campus, but travel will be required to other campuses.

At the University of Essex, internationalism and diversity is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries, faiths and backgrounds, where you can find the world in one place.

To support this commitment we have our Global Forum, a staff-led network that promotes and celebrates the rich cultural diversity among Essex staff, and our Colchester campus based Faith Centre, which hosts regular services, meetings and events organised by our chaplains and faith representatives.

Please see the attached job pack, which contains a full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role plus more information relating to the post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application.  Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please contact


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