Trainee Academic Notetakers

Job details
Posting date: 27 September 2021
Salary: £12 to £16 per hour
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 27 October 2021
Location: Southampton, Hampshire
Company: First Class Support
Job type: Contract
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First Class Support provides academic support to students in receipt of disabled student allowance (DSA). We pride ourselves on only employing first class support specialists that are passionate about making a difference to the lives of people studying higher education courses across the UK.

Due to recent demand, we are looking to galvanise our team of highly qualified and experienced specialist support staff. There are currently positions available for trainee notetakers to join our support team. Trainee notetakers will be recruited at entry level and must undertake our in-house L3 notetaking course (distant learning course). Once qualified, you will be able to support hearing and visually impaired students.

Your role:

This role is based in Southampton

To support students who require notes to be taken on their behalf. The activity of notetaking is to produce an accurate and legible record of the content of lectures, seminars, discussions, off-campus events etc. in the student’s preferred style and format.

Notes should contain pertinent information from the session (and any questions and discussion if required), may include diagrams and may be referenced to any hand-outs. The notetaker must hand over notes in the agreed format within a specified time frame.

Your Skills:

You will have experience of working with students with disabilities mainly visual impairment and specific learning difficulties. You will have quick and accurate typing skills.


All candidates should ideally possess a good degree, as most support will be at higher education institutions.

First Class Commitment To Our Staff

For this specific role, successful applicants will receive:

£12.00 per hour

Ongoing training and professional development

Invitations to attend seminars hosted by guest speakers from various universities

A photographic ID card

A personalised @firstclass email address

A new DBS check

PI insurance, provided by First Class Support

Support worker prizes (when nominated by students)

Flexible working patterns

Opportunities for progression

Additional Information:
The working hours vary according to the needs of the student and the academic timetable. We are seeking support workers who are currently self-employed, or in the process of registering as a self-employed professional.

All support workers must be able to receive emails and phone calls when on location. Only the most experienced and qualified support workers will be selected for interview.

We are looking for fresh and engaging staff to alter the dynamics of NMH in a positive and objective way. We are looking for people to bring something exciting to the company as well as their credentials.
Please attach your CV when applying in the first instance.

As we anticipate a high volume of applications, if you do not receive a reply within 5 weeks, please consider you application unsuccessful.

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A Disability Confident employer will generally offer an interview to any applicant that declares they have a disability and meets the minimum criteria for the job as defined by the employer. It is important to note that in certain recruitment situations such as high-volume, seasonal and high-peak times, the employer may wish to limit the overall numbers of interviews offered to both disabled people and non-disabled people. For more details please go to Disability Confident.

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