AbilityNet

Accessibility & Usability Consultant

Job Added: 19 July 2019
Applications Close: 18 August 2019
Level: Mid-Weight
Contract: Full Time
Based: London
Salary: £20,000 to £50,000
Twitter: @abilitynet

Who are we
AbilityNet is the leading UK charity for technology and disability, supported by some of the biggest names in IT. Now in our 21st year we have a range of free and paid for services that help disabled people achieve their goals at home, at work, in education and online. We also run a number of acclaimed events, including our Tech4Good Awards, TechShare Pro and IT Volunteer Conference.

What we do
The Accessibility Services Team is currently made up of 20 consultants. The day to day work of a consultant is varied, ranging from providing in-depth auditing of web/mobile websites and applications to carrying out design, wireframe and specialist assistive technology reviews. Depending on level, you will be conducting user testing, providing training workshops and delivering seminars.

The role
We are looking for people to join us who have a passion for accessibility and usability. Along with this passion you will have an analytical and inquisitive mind with an interest in the current trends, techniques and developments in the field of web accessibility.

Skill set
Ideal candidates will have:

A technical skill set of HTML, CSS or JavaScript
• Knowledge of accessibility and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
• Your technical skill set will be tested as part of the sifting and interview process.

For our mid and senior level you will have at least 2 years’ experience in digital accessibility, technical quality assurance or similar.

A background in Usability, User Centred Design or Inclusive Design is also a good skills match for this role.

Benefits
Pension: AbilityNet provides a pension scheme in line with UK legislation with qualifying employees automatically enrolled within 3 months of commencement of service.

Holidays: 25 days holiday plus UK Public Holidays applicable in the UK. Holiday entitlement increases with service by 1 day per year after 5 full years’ service, up to a maximum of 30 days.

Wellbeing Plan: We are committed to a healthy, happy work environment and work/life balance is important to us as an employer. We are always open to flexible working to fit in with individual needs and requirements. We provide a Simplyhealth Optimise Plan and a confidential Employee Assistance Programmes

Training & Development: We nurture talent and offer a broad range of learning and development opportunities that will help you flourish in your role. We work hard to maintain a positive working culture and are committed to helping you fulfil your potential. We value diversity and provide an open, inclusive and supportive environment to help you do your best work.

Reasonable adjustments
If a person with disabilities is put at a substantial disadvantage compared to a non-disabled person, we have a duty to make reasonable changes to our processes. If you need a change to be made so that you can make your application please contact Guerman Botten on +44 (0)20 3714 8230 or by emailing [email protected]

AbilityNet is a Disability Confident Employer - we aim to make the most of the opportunities provided by employing disabled people. Disability Confident is a government scheme, is voluntary and has been developed by employers and disabled people's representatives.

How to apply

Send an up-to-date CV summarising your qualifications and experience relating to the requirements of the role along with a personal statement (your personal statement should demonstrate your suitability for the role) to [email protected]