The starting salary for this role is £40,227 per annum for working 36 hours per week.
Here at Surrey County Council, we want to attract employees who are just as compassionate about people as we are. Our mantra is that nobody should be left behind and we’re continuously striving to tackle inequalities through ensuring our services are accessible to everyone. This role is pivotal in us successfully achieving our goal.
So, a little bit about us! The team are based in Web and Digital Services and our work is crucial in supporting and developing the Surrey County Council and partnership websites.
As a team we are currently managing a digital accessibility programme which will ensure that all Surrey County Council websites and digital assets adhere to accessibility regulations, in line with UK law.
So how will this role help we hear you ask? Great question. The Digital Accessibility Auditor will form a vital part of the project team that has been put together to achieve this objective. Working with our project team and in partnership with colleagues in IT, you’ll support in:
- Developing and managing Surrey County Council’s Accessibility Audit Framework
- Executing the council’s audit plan through prioritised audits based on business-critical deployments and residual risk.
- Feeding back and explaining audit findings to service managers.
- Identifying and highlighting the impact of remedial actions in terms of costs, timescales, and risks.
- Providing advice to Senior Managers in response to internal/external Equality Act challenges relating to accessibility.
If our values have struck a chord with you and you’re an enthusiast for user-experience, we would love to hear from you.
To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:
- Experience of developing and managing an accessibility audit framework.
- Understanding relevant legislation and how it needs to be applied into the business.
- Skills in consulting with internal business leads and external suppliers, gaining trust and buy-in from stakeholders at all levels, to bring about required business change.
- Technical skills around defining how Inclusion/Accessibility standards within ICT solutions can deliver Inclusive/Accessible Technology
- A thorough and detailed understanding of the following acts and standards, their importance and impact to business objectives and end user experience:
- WCAG 2.1 AA standards for digital accessibility and its impact to affected peoples use of websites and digital resources
- Public Sector Accessibility (Web and Mobile) Regulations 2018
- Equality Act 2010
- WebAIM Accessibility Best Practice
At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.
For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.Additional Information
The job advert closes at 23:59 on the 6th August 2021.
A date for interviews is to be confirmed.
Please note that this opportunity is offered as a 12 month fixed term contract/ secondment opportunity to support with activity related to our digital accessibility project.
For an informal discussion please contact Louise Halloway on 07971 673493 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.