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Digital Accessibility and QA Manager

University of Sussex

Brighton, England,UK

Full time considered up to a maximum of 37.5 hours. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Salary
Starting at £37,099 to £44,263 per annum, pro rata if part time.
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract

About the role

This is an exciting new opportunity for a fixed term post until April 2025, supporting colleagues as they work on a major University change project. The role sits within the Digital Development Team as part of the wider department of Digital and Creative Media.

The Digital Accessibility and QA Manager will provide specialist support for the accessibility and quality assurance testing of the University website. They will embed accessibility good practices across the organisation, provide guidance and training to content producers and play a central role in the procurement of web-based systems.

The role holder will lead on setting up a procedure for running automated and manual testing on new and existing web pages and related content. They will work closely with other members of the Digital and Creative Media Team, including the UX Design Manager, in maintaining a user-led and evidence-based approach to digital development, ensuring inclusivity.

They will engage with project and procurement work with other divisions across the University, including IT Services, to establish procedures for evaluating and testing new and existing web systems for accessibility, functionality and cross-platform use.

About you

You will have excellent knowledge of good accessibility practices, methods and associated technologies and have a good understanding of the legal requirements around digital accessibility. You will also have good knowledge of digital QA and accessibility testing methods and be able to implement a process for carrying out this work.

You will have experience of developing user guides to help editors apply good practices to web editing across the University and have experience of holding workshops and training sessions.

Ability to present complex ideas and information in a way that can be understood by varied audiences is essential as is having skills in being able to build rapport and influence stakeholders.

You will have a thorough working knowledge and passion and interest in the wider digital landscape.

About our Division
The CMA division is vital in contributing towards the success of Sussex. We work closely in partnership our academic schools and other learning institutions in the UK, and, Internationally to attract the very best students we can. Our ideas matter, that is why we work and advise on Institutional Growth Strategies to support the University in achieving positive outcomes. The life-long relationships with our global alumni and friends enable many of the gifts which allow Sussex’s research to flourish.

Why work here…

Our University is situated just off of the A27, next to the beautiful South Downs where you will enjoy everything that our 150-acre campus has to offer. We are easily accessible by public transport; a 5-minute walk from the train station and bus stops within the campus. We have dedicated cycling paths and encourage our staff to cycle to work with our offering of a cycle to work scheme.

Sussex is a renowned, research-led International University and this is only possible because of the people that work here. Whether you are Faculty, Student, or a member of a Professional Services Team, it’s our people that make us great and we want you to be part of that.

The benefits that you will receive from day one:

Generous pension scheme available.
Purchase additional Annual Leave though our Scheme for a great home and work life balance
Discounts of public transport, Cycle to work Scheme, and special rates in hotels in Brighton and the Sussex region.
Discounts on high-street shops through our Rewards partner, along with a Cash back Health Plan.
Considerable discount on our on-site Gym Facilities because we care about our employees’ Health and Wellbeing.


Please contact t.hudson@sussex.ac.uk for informal enquiries.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students, and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

Please note: The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK.

Salary Range: €37000 - €44000

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