Apply now: Assistive Technologist

An exciting new role with TechAbility

Apply now: Assistive Technologist

Working in partnership with the Ian Karten Charitable Trust, Natspec are delighted to offer this exciting role to improve the uptake and impact of assistive technologies and improve life outcomes for people with a wide range of disabilities.

Salary: circa £32,000 dependent on experience

Duration: Full time to January 2019 in the first instance, with a project plan and three years funding in place to extend to 2020/21, dependent on the post holder passing probation and meeting targets set by IKCT and Natspec.

Applications to techability@natspec.org.uk should include a CV with covering letter to include:

  • specific examples of the extent to which you meet the requirements within the job description and person specification
  • details of your existing remuneration and length of notice required
  • proposed percentage of the working week if applying as a job-share

Closing date: Sunday 07 January 2018

Interview date: Monday 15 January 2018, Manchester

We are seeking an experienced Assistive Technologist(s) to provide training, advice, guidance and support to the Karten Centres and Natspec members via our TechAbility service, and to share good practice and deliver training, briefings and events to support learners with SEND across the FE sector.

Funding is agreed in principle (subject to probation and meeting reasonable performance targets) for the post(s) initially for one year, with a view to extending to three years from date of appointment (expected from Jan 2018).

The successful applicant(s) will require a Disclosure and Barring Service certificate. Please note that all applicants must have the right to work in the UK to be considered for this role and will be expected to provide proof of this if invited for interview.

The location of the role is flexible and can be based at home, at a partner organisation or at the Natspec office in Nottingham, depending on the location of the successful applicant. Extensive travel is required and the post holder(s) will be required to attend occasional staff meetings in Nottingham or London.

This post may be offered on a job-share basis should there be appropriate candidates and with the agreement of employing organisations to offer part time secondments to two candidates. Note that for practical reasons this may be dependent on the location of suitable applicants. It is expected that this eventuality would reduce the need to travel for the successful applicant(s), both due to the nature of the job-share and also due to the potential geographical spread of the successful applicants.

Secondments from Natspec Colleges and existing Karten host-organisations will only be considered with the prior agreement of senior management at the employing organisation.

Download the job specification, further details and application information.

For an informal discussion, contact Clare Howard

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