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Specialist One to One Study Skills and Strategy Support

Salary: - £34 per hour

Location: Hampshire / Dorset / Somerset

Closing date: 30 October 2019


Location: Hampshire, Dorset & Somerset

Salary: Circa £34 per hour

Employment status: Freelance/Self-employed Consultant

Amano offer you:

  • A rewarding and flexible role
  • Face-to-face support from a professional and friendly team
  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive CPD
  • Innovative, easy-to-use Amano App.

Amano Student Support

Amano is a DSA-QAG accredited and certified Disabled Students Allowance Non-Medical Help Provider offering academic student support across the South West. For 8 years our reputation has been built on a professional, reliable and friendly approach to student support.

To meet the increasing demand for specialist support we are expanding our team of support consultants.

The Amano approach gives:

  • Student focussed support
  • Academic support towards goals and aspirations
  • Hassle-free arrangements
  • Student choice and empowerment
  • Flexibility in delivery
  • Adaptable support for changing needs


The Role

As an Amano Study Skills Consultant (SpLD) you will:

  • Provide effective support to students in a higher education setting
  • Work with individuals who may face barriers to learning due to SpLD
  • Address the issues which some students might have in acquiring, recalling and retaining information in written and spoken language
  • Address issues associated with memory, organisational, attention and numeracy difficulties
  • Work with your student to identify strategies to help address barriers
  • Provide support that is student specific and could include activities such as study strategies, time management, structuring reports and essays, proof-reading techniques, and research strategies
  • Work to enhance your student’s skills and to develop independent learning
  • Be responsible for organising sessions with your assigned students
  • Offer support on campus, in-home, or remotely as agreed with your student
  • Be required to complete Amano administration promptly and accurately
  • Follow Amano safeguarding, health and safety, lone working, and professional and personal boundaries policies.

The Skills Required

As an Amano Study Skills Consultant (SpLD) you will:

  • Have experience of working with students and/or people with specific learning difficulties
  • Be able to assess a student’s needs and with them establish an appropriate Individual Support Plan
  • Understand the needs, objectives, and constraints of others, but also have an awareness of student’s strengths
  • Have an understanding of the particular demands of study in higher education
  • Be able to clearly assess when a referral or ‘signpost’ to another service is required
  • Ideally have a good working knowledge of assistive technologies (AT) and related AT study skills strategies
  • Have the ability to plan, prioritise and organise your own workload
  • Have excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Have good competency in using mobile IT
  • Be proactive in maintaining your CPD.

Essential Qualifications and Training:

You must have current professional membership of one of the following organisations:

  • PATOSS (full or associate membership)
  • BDA (full professional membership)
  • ADSHE (professional membership)
  • Dyslexia Guild (member, associate or fellow membership)

For further information about Amano please visit our website

Candidates are invited to apply by way of CV to Please outline your availability and the locations / HEI’s in which you are prepared to work.

Closing date: 30th October 2019