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Strategic Accessibility Lead (London or Peterborough)

Posted: 3 Dec 2019 Closes: 4 Dec 2019
London £47,854 to £52,639 per annum (Plus London Weighting if applicable)
Permanent & Full-time rnib/20191203122534

RNIB provides accessibility advice to partners all across the country but in order for us to be promoting a "gold standard" it is essential we are practicing what we preach. We therefore have an exciting opportunity for an accessibility expert to drive forward our approaches to accessibility both externally and internally, in turn positioning the RNIB as a market leader in this field.

As a recognised authority on accessibility, usability and inclusion, you will lead, develop and maintain our external activities, promote accessibility as a tool for social change, and ensure all internal activities are in line. You will take a leading role in sector partnerships, including commissioning research and creating a professional accessibility community to benefit working practices. You will also work closely with colleagues across RNIB to ensure that internal practice and thinking relating to accessibility is in line with our external messages and RNIB becomes an exemplar in the field.

Key to this role will be your significant experience operating as the accessibility lead on a national scale and your significant knowledge of the broad accessibility needs and concerns of people affected by sight loss. 

You will have the gravitas to be seen as a leader with a proven ability to motivate and empower others through clear leadership and direction. Equally important will be your excellent communication, problem solving and organisational skills.

In exchange we offer a competitive salary, a stimulating and supportive working environment and a benefits package including:

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:  10 December 2019

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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