Accessibility and Usability Consultants

Location: Cheshire, London or Warwick (with some flexibility for home working)

Grade: Junior, Mid and Senior Level

Salary: £20,000 - £50,000

Contract type: Permanent

Working pattern: Full-time or Part-time

Full-time hours: 35

Who are we

AbilityNet exists to help make the digital world accessible to all. We're supported by some of the world's biggest tech businesses and offer a range of free and paid for services that help disabled people achieve their goals at home, at work, in education and online.

We are global leaders in accessibility and for the past three years we have run TechShare Pro, the UK's largest accessibility and inclusive design conference. This has been hosted by IBM, Barclays and Google and in 2020 will be hosted by Microsoft.

We also run the AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards and an annual IT Volunteer Conference, celebrating people who use their tech skills to help make the world a better place.

What we do

The Accessibility Services Team currently includes 20 consultants and works with a huge range of household names.

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.

To learn more about the role download a full job description.

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.

To get an understanding of what you will do in this role, read interviews with two of our consultants:

Rina Wharton, Junior Accessibility and Usability Consultant with AbilityNet

Rina Wharton, Junior Accessibility and Usability Consultant

Adi Latif

Adi Latif, Accessibility and Usability Consultant

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.

Apply now!

NOTE: We welcome applicants from overseas, however, to apply you will need to have the right to work in the UK as we do not sponsor work permits.


Apply and further information:

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 submit your CV and personal statement you can use the form below or email us at: access@abilitynet.org.uk.

Contact point for applicants:

Guerman Botten

guerman.botten@abilitynet.org.uk

+44 (0)20 3714 8230

Reasonable adjustments:

To ensure we do all we can to make the recruitment process a really positive experience for you please create a ClearTalents profile which will take you through a simple process to identify any adjustments or additional support we can provide during the recruitment process.

If you have any questions relating to your application or the recruitment process please contact our Accessibility Development Manager.

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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