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Accessibility Specialist

London

Job details

  • Stratford, London
  • £35,000 per year
  • 35 hours per week (Monday to Friday)
  • Full time, fixed term contract

Working at Scope

  • Be a disability gamechanger
  • 27 days annual leave
  • Generous pension
  • Discounts at gyms, restaurants and more

Job description

The Accessibility Specialist will support the delivery of Scope’s Digital Influencing Programme: The Big Hack. They will develop and test an external training programme and create content for The Big Hack resource hub.

Programme Background

Digital is becoming the access point to how we engage with society. Accessing information, shopping, socialising, booking activities, paying bills, or accessing our finances and work all have a digital gateway. Access has become a necessity to participate in present day society. The pandemic has intensified this.

The online world however, is full of barriers for disabled people, who are being excluded by design.

The Big Hack’s mission is to break down the barriers and inconsistencies disabled people face when accessing the online world. We work to create a future that is designed inclusively.

Main responsibilities

The Accessibility Specialist will lead on the setting up of the external training programme for The Big Hack.

They will:

  • Plan and deliver accessibility training sessions, take feedback, and use a test-and-learn approach to continuously improve the offer.
  • Explore different creative methods of delivering training to a varied audience of learners.
  • Work with the Big Hack team and the Marketing team to market the training opportunities.
  • Create accessibility content on the Big Hack website.
  • Measure and evaluate the training and explore how Scope can improve this offer.
  • Communicate progress back to stakeholders via briefings, reports and in meetings.
  • Support colleagues at Scope who are learning accessibility.
  • Budget management.

Important contacts

This is a programme that requires collaboration across the Scope organisation and outside of it.

Internal Contacts

  • Partnerships, Marketing, Communications, Finance, Customer Strategy and Experience, and Digital Experience and Optimisation.
  • Steering group: members of the Executive Leadership Team and the Head of Digital Experience and Optimisation.

External contacts

  • Advisory Board: external experts connected to accessibility and inclusive design.
  • External strategic partners ‘Clear Honest Design
  • Other design agencies
  • Corporate prospects and partners.

Person Specification

Knowledge and experience

Essential

  • 4 years’ experience working in the field of accessibility. You may specialise in a specific area of accessibility (e.g content), or be an accessibility generalist.
  • Experience delivering training sessions
  • Evidence of creating public content
  • Experience of co-design and working with digital tools
  • Public speaking experience
  • Experience working across teams in a large organisation

Desirable

  • Evidence of working with a disabled audience, business audience and the tech industry.
  • Evidence of delivering projects in a large business or charity.

Skills and competencies

Essential

  • Understanding of digital technology and its impact on the lives of disabled people
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Competence with digital tools e.g content management systems, Eventbrite, Wordpress, Google Analytics.
  • Excellent knowledge of the social model for disability and confidence talking about it.
  • Creativity and a problem-solving attitude
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to organise and set-up project management processes
  • A match for Scope’s values: pioneering, courageous, connected, open and fair.
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