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If you are interested in becoming a note taker for the University, please see the information below.

At a glance


Note taker


Ulster University, Student Wellbeing


£22.50 per hour (typing up time included in hourly rate)

Purpose of role

To take and produce notes on behalf of students with support needs in higher education.

  • Main Duties

    Main duties

    1. To attend lectures, tutorials and other classes and take notes as requested. You must:
      • Agree the required content and format of notes with the student
      • Produce accurate, clear, accessible and appropriately detailed notes for students in the required format
      • Provide an accurate typed copy of the notes to students within an agreed time limit, normally 3 days
      • Offer clarification on any notes that are not clear for the students within an agreed time period
    2. Ensure that electronic time-sheets are completed on a regular basis and by key dates as advised by the Register of Support Providers.
    3. Maintain confidential records, including an electronic record of all contact with students and take into consideration the safeguarding of these, whilst adhering to the requirements of Data Protection legislation in Northern Ireland.
    4. Comply with the University’s equal opportunities policy and promote equal opportunity in all aspects of the role.
    5. Comply with the University’s health and safety policies whilst on campus.
    6. Maintain up to date knowledge of relevant legislative developments and best practice within the post-16 education sector in relation to support for disabled students.
    7. Maintain professional competence, status and memberships of professional bodies, if applicable.
  • Education and Experience

    Education and Experience


    • Educated to degree level or certificate in note-taking or equivalent qualification
    • Application and qualification documentation

    Previous experience/ training


    • Previous note-taking experience Knowledge of the subject area
    • Application and Interview


    • Knowledge of technical language of the subject
    • Experience of note-taking in the higher education environment.
    • Experience of working with people with disabilities
    • Application and Interview

    Job-related achievements


    • Proven ability to produce accurate and concise notes Good word processing skills
    • Application and Interview


    • RSA Stage II Word Processing
    • Application and Interview

    Inter-personal skills


    • Excellent written communication skills and ability to communicate with students on a one to one basis using exceptional interpersonal skills.
    • An understanding of the responsibilities associated with maintaining confidentiality and an awareness of the requirements under data protection legislation
    • Application and Interview

    Other factors


    • All successful candidates will be expected to complete an Access NI (Enhanced disclosure) check
    • Application and Interview


    • Flexibility over working hours
    • Application and Interview