Head of Digital Accessibility
Salary: The salary range will be £58,404 to £63,483 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.
The appointment will be on UCL Grade 9.
This important new role reflects UCL’s commitment to excellence in accessibility. The Head of Digital Accessibility will set the agenda for ensuring that UCL’s digital content and platforms are accessible for all, developing and implementing our digital accessibility strategy. They will lead the Digital Accessibility team in Information Services Division (ISD), and will work closely with colleagues in Digital Experience, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, and Student Disability Services. A key part of the role will be to work with stakeholders across the institution to raise awareness of and advise on digital accessibility issues and best practice, and to act as escalation point for serious accessibility problems with the institution’s digital estate. They will be accountable for the smooth operation of the Digital Accessibility Hub(s) which provide a physical and virtual focus for support and information.
The successful candidate will have experience of leadership and management in an accessibility context. They will be skilled at delivering change, and able to influence and build relationships at all levels of the organisation. They will have expertise in assistive technologies and accessible methodologies and how they can be used to reduce barriers faced by neurodivergent and disabled people, and will be able to evaluate the accessibility of digital environments. They will have a strong understanding of disability and inclusivity issues and relevant legislation.
Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button above.
If you have any queries regarding the vacancy, please contact Dami Afolabi Dami.Afolabi@Harveynash.com
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Latest time for the submission of applications: 23.59pm.
Interview Date: To be arranged, currently online
We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.
We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.