Student Accessibility and Equity Specialist The University of New England


Student Accessibility & Equity Specialist

Student Wellness Centre

  • Continuing, full-time
  • $104,243 to $120,977 per annum (HEO 8)
  • Plus 17% employer superannuation
  • Salary packaging options are available
  • 5 weeks annual leave plus Christmas week shutdown, per annum
  • Armidale location preferred, but other locations and hybrid arrangements will be considered
  • Relocation assistance provided if incumbent will be based in Armidale
  • Applicants must have permanent full-time work rights

To Apply

Submit your application through and refer to vacancy reference number 223173.

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Cover letter addressing key selection criteria (2-page maximum)
  2. Current CV

NOTE: Applications submitted via SEEK will not be considered.

Acknowledgement of Country

The University of New England (UNE) is a regionally based, globally networked university renowned for the quality of its student experience and the excellence of its research specialisations. In addition, UNE pioneered teaching to external students making it the most experienced provider of distance and innovative online education.

UNE emphasises its people, staff and students’ growth and development. We aspire to be a leader in innovation and change and a centre for the Armidale and the North-West communities.

Equity, diversity and inclusion are central to the core values of UNE and we are committed to engaging, supporting and growing a richly diverse workforce. From the Oorala Aboriginal Centre at the heart of our campus, to the inclusive organisations such as the UNE Ally Network, the UNE Women’s Society, and the many international cultural groups – all will feel valued and respected at UNE.

You will embody the UNE values and strive to be Open, Enquiring, Exceptional and Making a Difference. Additionally, you will be committed to achieving the goals embedded in the Future Fit Strategic Plan Future Fit 2021-2030: Personalised Learning Journeys, Empowering Communities, and Building Resilience.

About the role

The Student Accessibility and Equity Specialist is responsible for leading and managing the accessibility and equity function at UNE. This includes providing services and timely access for students with disabilities and/or those facing additional barriers to their studies and for providing expert advice on student accessibility to higher education through mechanisms such as study access plans, accessible curriculum services and assistive technologies. You will be responsible for leading a team of student accessibility and equity subject matter experts. You will also be responsible for driving leading practice and innovation in accessibility and ensuring that best practice is modelled by UNE with regard to digital accessibility. The role requires collaboration and consultation with faculty staff and other central portfolios.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Experience in student accessibility and equity in higher education
  • Proven experience in leading a team
  • Demonstrate capability to innovate around accessibility and equity in a higher education context

About the Group

The Student Experience Portfolio is orientated around supporting our students across locations and modes. The student accessibility and wellbeing office leads our efforts around accessibility and equity, ensuring best practice and working in collaboration with other student services to ensure high quality student outcomes. We are looking for an individual who works best in a distributed leadership model, with strong collaboration with other leaders and who can work with others to build maturity in the function. 

About Armidale

Armidale is an attractive and vibrant city that combines all the features of a bustling regional town centre with the tranquility of rural living. It boasts gourmet restaurants and cafes, boutique shopping, quality schools and sporting facilities. Surrounded by mountain gorges, waterfalls and national parks, Armidale’s natural beauty and distinct seasons make it an ideal place to live and thrive. To find out more, visit

Enquiries and additional information

To discuss this role please contact Richard Dobek via email at: head-student[email protected] or direct message via LinkedIn. 

Closing Date: Midnight, 3 September 2023

Reference No:   223173

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