Digital Accessibility Manager
Our ambition is to become the most accessible and inclusive FTSE company. It’s an ambition that’s more than just words – it’s about how we seek to deliver products and services in an inclusive way for all of our customers, clients and colleagues. To help us achieve this ambition we set up a centralised Digital Accessibility Team in 2012 who are responsible for supporting our technology and digital teams to deliver accessibility through effective governance, partnering, training and tools.
The Digital Accessibility Manager will be part of the centralised Digital Accessibility Team and will act as a subject matter expert (SME), working closely with business and technology teams to help them to deliver accessible products for our customers and colleagues.
What will you be doing?
•Working alongside Agile Product and Waterfall Project teams to provide expert, pragmatic and practical guidance to ensure accessibility is fully embedded
•Acting as a control SME for accessibility through the development lifecycle, ensuring effective project governance exists and that product teams are aware
•Managing and delivering a range of accessibility solutions to enable the delivery of accessible products and services
•Taking a pragmatic, risk-based approach to testing and prioritisation of accessibility issues
•Leading on partnering with high impact products across the bank to ensure that the teams involved understand accessibility requirements
•Working with key platforms and websites to create opportunities for accreditation by external experts to build credibility in the accessibility of our digital applications
•Leading on process improvement opportunities within the Digital Accessibility agenda in order to reduce manual interventions and improve ways of working and service
•Using data led insights to create recommendations for new propositions and improvements to existing propositions
What we’re looking for:
•Understanding of accessibility and usability for people with a broad range of disabilities as you’ll be acting as an SME
•Experience of ensuring accessibility solutions are governed and comply to guidelines
•An awareness of assistive technology and understanding of how disabled people using assistive technology on a daily basis
Skills that will help you in the role:
•Experience of web development, including contributing to best practices, guidance and standards
Where will you be working?
We are set in the beautiful countryside of Knutsford, and have lots to on offer to our employees including: Dress down code every day, an onsite gym, remote working, Starbucks, family fun days, Astro turf, Tennis courts and much more. We also offer a free shuttle bus service from Knutsford train station to the site in the morning and from the site back to the train station in the evening.
Interested and want to know more about Barclays? Visit home.barclays/who-we-are/ for more details.
Everything we do is shaped by the five values of Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship. Our values inform the foundations of our relationships with customers and clients, but they also shape how we measure and reward the performance of our colleagues. Simply put, success is not just about what you achieve, but about how you achieve it.
We aim to foster a culture where individuals of all backgrounds feel confident in bringing their whole selves to work, feel included and their talents are nurtured, empowering them to contribute fully to our vision and goals.
Our customers are unique. The same goes for our colleagues. That's why at Barclays we offer a range of benefits, allowing every colleague to choose the best options for their personal circumstances. These include a competitive salary and pension, health care and all the tools, technology and support to help you become the very best you can be. We are proud of our dynamic working options for colleagues. If you have a need for flexibility then please discuss this