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Web Accessibility Specialist - Ref: RT02924

Employer
Walsall Council
Location
Walsall
Salary
£31,364 - £35,745
Closing date
21 Jul 2024
Reference
353

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Sector
Local Councils
Job Type
Information technology
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

Job Details

Web Accessibility Specialist - Ref: RT02924
£31,364 - £35,745 pa

Join our talented and dynamic Digital Team and help us enhance user engagement and accessibility for all. We have a dynamic role in the growing field of web and digital compliance and accessibility.

As a Web/Digital Accessibility Specialist, we expect you to:
  • stay updated with trends and best practices to ensure compliance and accessibility improvement
  • coach and mentor colleagues across all services to help improve their accessibility skills, using a variety of methods and providing training materials and learning content
  • conduct and manage accessibility audits and assessments, using industry-standard testing software and reporting software
  • collaborate with colleagues, designers, developers, and suppliers to address accessibility issues and provide training
  • communicate complex compliance results and technical information clearly to non-technical audiences
  • internally promote accessibility policies and be a strong user advocate

Requirements:
  • a portfolio/case studies to demonstrate knowledge of accessibility principles and guidelines
  • experience in conducting accessibility audits and assessments with proven skills in report writing and the ability to recommend improvements
  • knowledge of assistive technologies used by people with disabilities, and how they interact with digital products
  • experience in developing and managing accessibility guidelines and standards
  • strong communication and collaboration skills

Walsall Council is a great place to work. Our workforce is proud to be here, understanding and respecting our values as an organisation whilst delivering effective and efficient services to our residents every day. Our workforce strategy recognises that the success of our organisation depends upon attracting, developing and retaining talent and having the right infrastructure and rewards approach in place in order to do so.

If you are passionate about delivering high quality, customer focused service and want to achieve great things in a supportive environment that offers opportunity and challenge in equal measure, Walsall Council is your employer of choice.

As an employer, we provide an attractive employment package that includes:
  • a generous holiday entitlement of 28 days per annum plus 9 concessionary/bank holidays. In addition we have a flexible working scheme that allows up to a further 12 days holiday per year
  • hybrid working arrangements
  • access to an award winning pension scheme
  • promotion of training and development opportunities to all our employees to help them progress and gain new skills. We will work with you and ensure you receive the training you need to make you successful in this role
  • a genuine commitment to equality of opportunity for our staff and customers - we aim to employ a representative workforce that reflects the communities we serve
  • our commitment to wellbeing ensures all staff and their families have access to an external Employee Assistance Helpline, who offer advice and counselling on a number of different subjects

View Job Description & Employee Specification

Closing date for applications: 21 July 2024

Important note: When completing your online application form, you will be asked to enter supporting information. You must enter a detailed supporting information statement describing how your skills, abilities and experience meet the specific criteria included in the employee specification. If you do not include a supporting information statement, you will not be shortlisted. Please also ensure that you complete the work history and qualifications sections of your application form. Please do not add a CV as we do not accept them. See our Information for Applicants leaflet for further information.

Company

Walsall Council

Here at Walsall, we want to attract the best talent. That's why - as well as a satisfying and rewarding job - we offer a range of attractive benefits. Working arrangements in most jobs are flexible (you may work flexitime, full or part time and job sharing is usually available) and you can expect generous holiday entitlements, a first class pension scheme and plenty of opportunities for training and personal development.

We advertise vacancies because we want the best talent available. If that's you, we're waiting for your application.

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Company info
Website
Telephone
01922 650000
Location
Civic Centre
Darwall Street
Walsall
West Midlands
WS1 1TP
GB

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