Head of Accessibility Consultancy

Position: 
Head of Accessibility Consultancy
Location: 
Home working (or office based in London, Reading or Leamington Spa)
Salary: 
Competitive - up to £70k - contact our Head of HR for further information
Employment Status: 
Full-time - permanent

The role:

AbilityNet's accessibility practice consists of a group of consultants with a variety of skills in the industry. We are highly experienced in technical audit work, helping customers to ensure that their web and mobile applications are as accessible as possible. Our work is informed by the WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) standards of the W3C. We also offer consultancy and training to customers to assist them in improving their digital maturity and capability in digital matters.

Reporting to the CEO, in this role you will have responsibility for the process and machinery which delivers client work, will lead our consultant team, manage our subcontractor base, oversee the department's key development projects and ensure efficient use of resources. You will have excellent people and project management skills, the ability to operate with influence at a senior level, be able to demonstrate success and experience together with a proven track record in a similar role, and will have experience in successful change management. Download the job description for this role, for more information about principal accountabilities and the required knowledge, skills and experience.

In return, we offer the opportunity to work at an award winning charity that changes people's lives, a competitive salary, 25 days holiday plus public bank holidays, employer pension contributions, Simplyhealth Cash Back Plan and company sick pay after completion of your probationary period.

About AbilityNet:

AbilityNet is a UK charity that helps older people and disabled people of all ages to use computers and the internet to achieve their goals at home, at work and in education. Our vision is a digital world accessible to all and we're supported by some of the world's biggest technology organisations.

We have a number of services that support a wide range of users - from members of the public looking for help with their technology to digital professionals advocating for accessibility best practices within their organisation. Find out more about AbilityNet on our website.

We are Disability Confident:

AbilityNet is a Disability Confident Leader - 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.

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We are a Tech Talent Charter signatory:

AbilityNet is part of the Tech Talent Charter and a champion for greater inclusion and diversity within the technology industry. Download the charter (PDF format) from the Tech Talent Charter website.

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The recruitment process:

The closing date for applications is Friday 26 February 2021.

Following this there will be a 3 stage recruitment process:

  • Stage 1: initial sift matching skill set against requirements of the job role
  • Stage 2: interview with AbilityNet's Finance Director and Service Delivery Director - week commencing 1 March 2021
  • Stage 3: attend final interview including presentation with AbilityNet's CEO and Head of HR - week commencing 8 March 2021

To apply:

Send us an up-to-date CV and covering letter summarising your qualifications and experience so that we can see how well you meet the requirements of the role detailed in the job description which you can download below.

Please send your CV and covering letter to our Head of HR mairead.comerford@abilitynet.org.uk

For more information or to discuss the position call +44 (0)7725 805 866

Closing Date: 
Friday, 26 February, 2021 - 17:00