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FULL_TIME 2024-06-20 00:00:00 2024-06-17

Accessibility Specialist | Ref: PSR0040119

Birmingham, Leeds, Newcastle, Sheffield | Technology | Start: 23/06/2024 | Duration: 12 months

Posted 1 month ago

Job description

Accessibility Specialist (Inside IR35)

Contract Term: 12 Months Contract

Contracting Authority: Department for Work and Pensions

Location: Remote

 

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for welfare, pensions, and child maintenance policy. As the UK’s biggest public service department, it administers the State Pension and a range of working age, disability and ill health benefits to around 20 million claimants and customers. As such, we operate on a scale that is almost unmatched anywhere in Europe and most people in Britain come into contact with us at some point in their lives.

Working with DWP, you will be helping us to drive our priorities to:

  • Run an effective welfare system that enables people to achieve financial independence by providing assistance and guidance into employment
  • Increase saving for, and security in later life
  • Create a fair and affordable welfare system which improves the life chances of children
  • Deliver outstanding services to our customers and claimants
  • Deliver efficiently: transform the way we deliver our services to reduce costs and increase productivity

 

As a Accessibility Specialist your main responsibilities will be to:
  • Work with others to identify areas for improvement and simplify processes to use fewer resources. Use technology where possible to increase efficiency. Encourage ideas for change from a wide range of sources. Clearly explain the reasons for change to colleagues and how to implement them, supporting individuals with different needs to adapt to change. Encourage an environment where colleagues know that they can challenge decisions and issues safely. Take managed risks by fully considering varied impacts changes could have on the diverse range of end users. (Level 3)
  • Understand the strategic drivers for your area of work. Align activities to contribute to wider organisational priorities. Remain alert to emerging issues and trends which might impact on your work area. Seek out and share experiences to develop knowledge of the team's business area. Understand how the strategies and activities of the team create value and meet the diverse needs of all stakeholders. (Level 3)
  • As a M365 Accessibility Specialist the postholder will have a firm understanding of Microsoft 365 and the windows systems and the Accessibility opportunities they present

 

You’ll have relevant experience in:

  • The postholder will be able to work with the Team’s design and branding standards to deliver accessible and engaging learning material. Experience in providing written education and the ability to deliver presentations where required is essential
  • Strong accessibility knowledge
  • Ability to collaborate with external partners and vendors to ensure third-party integrations and tools used with Microsoft 365 are accessible
  • Experience with the use of tools such as Microsoft Accessibility Checker, screen readers (e.g., JAWS, NVDA), and other assistive technologies to evaluate the accessibility of documents and applications
  • Ability to provide training and support to users on how to use accessibility features in Microsoft 365 applications

 

If this role sounds like something that you would be interested in, please click the link to apply or get in touch with akanksha.rai@publicsectorresourcing.co.uk

 

Disability confident

As a member of the disability confident scheme, DWP guarantees to interview all candidates who have a disability and who meet all the essential criteria for the vacancy. In cases where we have a high volume of candidates who have a disability who meet all the essential criteria, we will interview the best candidates from within that group.

If you qualify for the above, please notify us on PSRapplications@publicsectorresourcing.co.uk.

We will be in touch to discuss your suitability and arrange your Guaranteed Interview.

Should you require reasonable adjustments at any point during the recruitment process or if there is a more accessible way for us to communicate, please do let me know.

 

In applying for this role, you acknowledge the following, this role falls in scope of the Off Payroll Working in the Public Sector legislation. Any rates of payment quoted will reflect the gross rate per day for the assignment and will be subject to appropriate taxes and statutory costs. As such the payment to the intermediary and your income resulting from this contract will be different.

 

Please be aware that this role can only be worked within the UK and not Overseas.


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