Accessibility and Usability Consultants

Location: London, Leamington Spa, Knutsford (flexibility with location)

Grade: Mid and Senior Level positions available

Salary: £32,000 - £60,000, based on location and level

Contract type: Permanent

Working pattern: Full-time or Part-time

Full-time hours: 35

Who are we

We are global leaders in digital accessibility. Our vision is a digital world accessible to all. AbilityNet exists to make this vision a reality. We offer a range of free and paid for services that help disabled people achieve their goals at home, at work, in education, and online. This includes working with organisations to make their digital estates more accessible, as well as providing direct support to individuals. 

We are supported by some of the biggest tech businesses in the world. For example, we run  TechShare Pro, the UK's largest accessibility and inclusive design conference, which has been hosted by IBM, Barclays, Google, and Microsoft.  

We also hold an annual IT Volunteer Conference, celebrating people who use their tech to make the world a better place.

What we do

The Accessibility Services Team currently includes 27 consultants and works with a huge range of household names. The day-to-day work is varied.

For example, it can include auditing websites and apps, composing accessibility statements, running training sessions, facilitating user research, and more. 

We are particularly interested in applications from those with user research and training development and delivery background and skill set.
 

Apply now!


Skill set

Ideal candidates will have the following skills:

  • Experience with user research, such as moderated user testing. 
  • Confident with public speaking and experience of delivering training.
  • Knowledge of digital accessibility, usability, user centred design, universal design, or inclusive design.
  • Understanding of web, mobile, or software development. 
  • Experience with testing frameworks and standards, ideally Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

For this role we are looking for people with user research and training development and delivery skill set and experience.

At this time we are particularly interested in applicants who are fluent in Cantonese and may also have experience of working or living in Hong Kong.

When applying for the role, please make sure that you clearly communicate your expertise, referring to the above list where possible. 



Please note that we do require a foundational level of technical awareness. That is, a basic working knowledge of vanilla HTML, CSS, and to a lesser extent JavaScript. 

The required foundation can be gained from introductory, free online courses, such as Code Academy - HTML and CSS and FreeCodeCamp - Responsive Web Design.

Your technical skill set will be tested as part of the shortlisting and interview process. 

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.

Flexible Working: We are always open to flexible working to fit in with individual needs and requirements. 

Support: We provide a Simplyhealth Optimise Plan and a confidential Employee Assistance Programmes

Development: We offer a broad range of learning and development opportunities that will help you flourish in your role. 

Culture: 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.

The role

We are looking for people to join us who have a passion for accessibility and usability and want to make the digital world more accessible. 

To get an understanding of what you will do in this role, please read these interviews from two of our consultants, Rina and Adi.

As well, to learn more about the role, please download the full job description.

Rina Wharton, Junior Accessibility and Usability Consultant with AbilityNet

Rina Wharton, Junior Accessibility and Usability Consultant

Adi Latif

Adi Latif, Accessibility and Usability Consultant


How to apply:

Please fill out the form below including an up-to-date CV summarising your qualifications and experience, as well as a covering letter. 

Or you can instead email these directly to access@abilitynet.org.uk. This email address can also be used if you have any queries about the role.

To apply you will need to have the right to work in the UK.

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.

Disability Confident Leader logo

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.

Tech Talent Charter Signatory logo

 


Apply now:

Fields marked with an asterisk(*) are required

Please enter your first name.
Please enter your last name.
Please enter your email address.
Please upload an up-to-date copy of your CV.
Please upload an up-to-date copy of your personal statement.

NOTE: max file size is 2 MB and all major document file extension types are accepted.