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Strategic Accessibility Advisor (London or Peterborough)

Posted: 3 Dec 2019 Closes: 4 Dec 2019
London £30,416 to £33,458 per annum (Plus London Weighting if applicable, £3603)
Permanent & Full-time rnib/20191203123536

Can you help us in our goal to use accessibility as a tool for social change?

This is an exciting opportunity for an IT Accessibility practitioner to support our goal to be a global leader in the field of Accessibility. Your support will help us to develop and embed best practices on accessibility, usability and inclusion so we can best serve blind and partially sighted people (and people with other disabilities).

Using your accessibility subject matter expertise, you will support the Strategic Accessibility Lead in the planning of the Accessibility Strategy, policy and corresponding roadmap. You will be responsible for developing the assets required to embed best practice on accessibility, such as guides, policies and processes, and will work in collaboration with other stakeholders in RNIB as necessary, including coordinating, supporting and providing advice to stakeholder activities, such as meetings of the Accessibility Forum and Accessibility Steering Group.  

Key to this role will be your extensive hands-on knowledge and experience of accessibility as it relates to ICT throughout the project delivery lifecycle (e.g. design, build, test). You will have practical experience of accessibility testing and troubleshooting, hands on experience of using assistive technologies, and detailed knowledge of WCAG and BS 8878 standards. 

If you would like to apply for this great job opportunity please review the documents linked below, then select "Apply Online" at the bottom of this page, upload your CV and cover letter, telling us how you meet the Specialist Skills, Knowledge and Experience criteria (Section 1 of the person specification). Guidance for completion can be found on each page.

Job Description

Benefits Package

Closing Date: 4 December 2019

Interview Date: TBC

We're the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and we're here for everyone affected by sight loss. Working for us means working for one of the UK's biggest charities, supporting almost two million people living with sight loss in the UK.

RNIB is committed to being led by our customers (blind and partially sighted people), and one of the ways we do this is through active involvement and engagement in many of our work activities, including the recruitment of new members of staff. 

Please be aware that blind and partially sighted volunteers may be involved in the recruitment and selection process for this vacancy; including reviewing job applications and CV's, shortlisting and interviews and selection tests.

RNIB is committed to being an Equal Opportunities organisation and we welcome applications from people with sight loss.


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