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Accessibility and Disability Resource Centre


***If you are currently a student at the University please make sure that your visa (if applicable) and your department will allow you to carry out this sort of work***


Accessibility & Disability Resource Centre

Non-Medical Helpers – Mentors (Part-time)

£35.00 per hour

The Accessibility & Disability Resource Centre is seeking experienced mentors to work with disabled students at the University of Cambridge. The role involves assisting and monitoring students’ transition to University life and supporting students in engaging in academic life.

We are looking for candidates with a toolkit of strategies to support students in overcoming barriers to their learning, such as strategies for time management, organisation, motivation, goal setting, and reducing anxiety.

A good understanding of disability and working with disabled people is essential, and previous experience of mentoring in further or higher education is desirable. You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, exceptional listening skills and the ability to motivate people.

The hours of work will be variable and dependent on student requirements; however we are looking for candidates who would be available to work at least 10 hours per week. Hours of work could include evenings and weekends if the candidate chooses.

This role is not open to current undergraduate students.

We particularly welcome applications from traditionally under-represented groups of the community.

The assignment will be conducted through the University of Cambridge Temporary Employment Service and the position will be based within the University of Cambridge Accessibility & Disability Resource Centre.

Mentors may be required to provide some sessions remotely via video call, however we are seeking candidates who are available to deliver in-person mentoring sessions in central Cambridge. As an exception, we will consider applications for fully remote work from Black, Asian and other ethnically diverse candidates.

Interested candidates should upload a Covering Letter stating suitability for the role and CV in one document addressed to Eleanor Marinho, Disability Support Co-ordinator via this link.

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A role description and person specification can be found here

You may find this link helpful.

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 14 December, 2pm

Interviews will take place on Thursday 5 January, Friday 6 January, and Monday 9 January