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Personal Support Assistant - Job Aide

  • £23,487 to £26,341 per annum pro rata
  • Chatham, Kent
  • University of Kent
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Music and Audio Technology

Location: Chatham

Salary: £23,487 to £26,341 per annum pro rata

Grade: Grade 5

Post Type: Part Time

Hours per Week: 17.5

Contract Type: Fixed Term - 6 Months

Release Date: Wednesday 20 October 2021

Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Wednesday 03 November 2021 (unless otherwise stated)

Interview Date: Wednesday 10 November 2021

Reference: AHUM-111-21

We are currently looking to recruit a Personal Support Assistant – Job Aide on a part time basis for 6 months, with the opportunity to extend if the role requires.

This post provides individual dedicated support for a staff member who has a neurodiverse condition defined as a disability under the Equality Act 2010. The post involves a high level of professional administrative support. The post is funded through Access to Work, a government grant scheme that supports disabled people in work. Funding is reviewed every 6 months.

The successful candidate will work closely with the staff member to identify and understand their specific support needs, drawing on their knowledge and experience of professional administrative systems and processes to develop a flexible and responsive package of support that also makes use of assisted technology to help the staff member undertake their academic duties. In order to provide support they should also seek out and draw on the advice from other parts of the University (HR, Occupational Health, Staff Disability Network, EDI (Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity), IT services) as well as relevant external agencies or individuals (neurodiversity organisations and the staff member’s Job Coach, for example to provide such required support).

As Personal Support Assistant – Job Aide you will:

Provide high level Personal Assistant/administrative support

Manage the staff members diary

Act as first point of contact for queries from a broad range of stakeholders on behalf of the staff member, ensuring a high level of care, tact and confidentiality

Take the lead in the planning, organisation and management of events that are within the remit of the staff member.

To be successful in this role you will have/be:

Educated to A Level Standard or equivalent experience

Proven experience of working in a secretarial/PA or clerical role with first-class communication, both verbal and written and decision making skills

Experience of using Microsoft packages including Excel spreadsheets and databases on a regular basis

Please see the links below to view the full job description and to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact The Resourcing Team on [email protected] quoting ref number: AHUM-111-21

  • Advertiser: Direct Employer
  • Posted on: 20/01/2022 15:58
  • Reference: AHUM-111-21