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Principal Accessibility Consultant - £70k

Nomensa

London,UK

Description
At Nomensa, we believe that making websites accessible for all is a basic human right, not just a legal requirement. Founded in 2001, we design outstanding, accessible digital experiences for an impressive roster of instantly recognisable clients. We have a long heritage in strategic UX design thinking and as members of W3C we help shape the global best practice accessibility guidelines, and directly contribute to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

Due to growth in demand for our services we are now looking for a Principal Accessibility Consultant, to join us based in London or Bristol.

What you’ll be doing

Accessibility practitioners at Nomensa work to a world class standard of web accessibility, and you’ll be working closely with skilled practitioners and leaders in the field, including Alastair Campbell who is co-editor of WCAG, and Al Duggin, former Head of Accessibility at the Government Digital Service.

As Principal Accessibility Consultant at Nomensa you will be put to work on a variety of projects, from audits, training and consulting, helping to grow our accessibility services and strategic capability. You’ll provide practitioner leadership to ensure our clients feel more equipped to make the necessary changes to make their services as accessible as possible.  Client-side, you will lead workshops and training sessions, as well as inspiring our clients and supporting their change agendas in respect of accessibility. Internally, you will help us to refine our accessibility services for clients and influence the services we provide.

Collaboration is a given at Nomensa, so you'll work closely with colleagues across business development, client services, and studio to identify opportunities and promote Nomensa’s capabilities in the accessibility space and support the growth of key clients and accounts for commercial success. You'll also have the opportunity to share your skills, knowledge and experience through mentoring and training in all things accessibility.

Nomensa work across a wide range of sectors, commercial, not for profit, and in partnership with government departments. You’ll get variety and plenty of opportunities to make high profile and essential services more inclusive. As a Principal, you’ll maintain close client relationships with potential to inform the direction of really exciting programmes of work, and help raise accessibility capability across roles and teams.

Why you'll love Nomensa

Our people love working here, it’s a supportive working environment where you can expect to work with, and learn from, teams of highly collaborative, skilled practitioners, and we are one of the few companies within the UK to achieve gold standard accreditation by Investors in People. We are committed to giving our people a supportive platform for ongoing career development, and you’ll have excellent variety of projects to work on for well known clients in the commercial, charity, and government sectors.

We work hard at creating an exciting, collaborative environment where we have one focus: humanising technology. The people you will be working with are passionate, have a relentless pursuit of excellence and take pride in their work. If this sounds like it would be a good fit with your own values and ethos, then we would love to hear from you.

Requirements
What we are looking for

We are looking for a very experienced Accessibility practitioner who can take the lead role on large scale programmes delivering both remediation advice and strategies and training to embed accessibility best practices, and all the while inspiring the clients and teams you work with. You're comfortable communicating with board level audiences and in leading workshops for a breadth of stakeholders.

Agency experience would be useful, along with a keen enthusiasm to help with sales activities, and craft compelling strategies and proposals for new projects. A strong ability to lead on, and commercially drive projects is fundamental to success in this role.

From a technical perspective, a solid working understanding of HTML, CSS and WAI-ARIA is essential. As is an expert knowledge of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and experience of performing Web and Mobile Apps accessibility audits and testing with a range of assistive technologies including screen readers, speech recognition and magnification software. Experience of accessibility usability testing and supporting inclusive service design is also desirable.

Multi-sector experience is advantageous and if you have worked with government departments and the GOV.UK Service Manual and Public Sector Bodies Accessibility Regulations then this is also useful as we do a lot of work in this space.

How to apply

To apply, please upload your CV with a covering email, plus a link to any work, or a portfolio you'd like to show us (if applicable). The closing date for applications is Friday 3 September 2021 so upload your application ASAP!

Note, the role is full-time although we are open to applications for a 0.8FTE or job share arrangement. The role can be based in Bristol or London. Our Bristol roles are currently hybrid working (i.e. WFH and office based) and London roles WFH with occasional travel to Bristol.

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Nomensa is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

Benefits
Pay range £50k - £70k depending on experience and location + up to 10% performance based bonus
Benefits which include 25 days holiday (rising to 30 days), your birthday off, pension, BUPA wellbeing, Employee Assistance Programme, Perkbox benefits, life insurance, cycle to work, time off for charity work

Salary Range: $50000 - $70000

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