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Digital Officer - Accessability

Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)

Glasgow, Scotland,UK

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Business Area
Salary range
£27,295 - £29,795
Type of Contract
Fixed Term Contract/Internal Secondment
End Date of Fixed Term Contract
Part Time/Full Time
Full Time/'Happy to talk flexible working'
Varied place & hours
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Closing Date
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The Scottish Qualifications Authority is Scotland’s national awarding and accreditation body. We are trusted to oversee thousands of qualifications that are available in schools, colleges and workplaces, not just in this country, but around the world.

We are looking for a Digital Accessibility Officer to work within the Communications Directorate in the Digital Team. The Digital Team is responsible for SQA’s customer facing websites and applications.

This role requires a talented individual who has a professional understanding of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), and how to apply that to web content.

The successful candidate will support embedding SQA’s digital accessibility vision and objectives.

To do this, you must be able to demonstrate skills and experience in the following areas:

Auditing digital services for WCAG 2.2 AA compliance
Using automated accessibility tools
Conducting manual accessibility tests
Creating and maintaining accessibility statements
Experience of applying and implementing regulations

It would also be desirable if candidates had experience of:

Knowledge and application of W3C web accessibility standards
Understanding of legal compliance requirements
Experience of content management systems

Applicants, as a minimum, should be educated to SCQF Level 9 (e.g. SVQ4/Degree) and/or be able to demonstrate direct relevant experience for this role. International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) certification would be beneficial but not essential.

Interviews will take place week commencing 27 November.

SQA offer a fantastic benefits package in return for your talent whilst also offering hybrid working as default. These include but are not limited to a career average pension scheme; staff well-being and health assistance programmes; development opportunities and 27 days annual leave in addition to 14 days public holiday. Find out more here: SQA Benefits

If you think you’ve got the skills, knowledge and experience required to succeed in this exciting opportunity please apply below. Before applying for a secondment, you must have agreement from your line manager and Head of Service.

SQA welcomes applications from every section of the community.

Tha Plana Gàidhlig aig SQA agus tha sinn dealasach le na h-amasan sa Phlana Cànain Nàiseanta Ghàidhlig ( SQA has a Gaelic Language Plan, and we are committed to the aims of the National Gaelic Language Plan

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and encourage applications from all members of the community. We are committed to the Disability Confident Initiative and offer a guaranteed interview to any applicant who considers themself to be disabled and who meets the competency requirements for the post.

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