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Team Lead Digital Accessibility

University of Westminster

London,UK

The University of Westminster was established over 175 years ago and has developed into one of the UK’s leading Universities, fostering innovation and creativity inspired by research and informed by practice. Now is an exciting time to join us on our journey, as we embed digital at the heart of everything we do. With a £40m investment over the next 5 years, we are looking to grow our dynamic and innovative technology team.

The University supports around 18,000 Students and staff based across our sites in the heart of London. We offer a comprehensive range of IT and Digital Services. Our landscape, like that of many organisations, is changing, with increased need to deliver education remotely. The University has committed to being an exemplar of implementing best practice for digital accessibility to benefit students, colleagues and visitors using our websites as part of the University Digital Strategy.

The role
Westminster is seeking to invest in an experienced Team Lead who will drive and manage a team of systems analysts to remediate accessibility issues with University websites. The Team Leader will be responsible for leading on the planning and delivery of remediation activities for the University’s websites.

Your Profile

Experience of acting in a management, technical or team lead capacity
Experience of working with wider IT Teams and non-technical staff in the context of digital accessibility changes
A strong background in managing digital accessibility projects or similar, including proven ability to deliver to agreed timelines
Hands-on experience in HTML, CCS and JavaScript with a passion to make websites accessible and in identifying usability issues and WCAG failures.
Experience of working across teams to deliver to agreed objectives, with proven ability to lead and motivate others within the wider organisation when required.

Communication

You will be a self-motivated and dynamic individual who is able to adjust to new situations and environments.
Proven ability to develop and foster good working relationships with peers and influence them to take a specific course of action when there is no direct line of command.
Effective oral and written communication skills, with a logical and pragmatic approach to tasks.
Ability to communicate with people at all levels, including the ability to communicate complex technical information to non-technical users.
Ability to create and maintain documentation, including policies, knowledge base articles, technical documentation, update solution designs, etc.

As an employer of choice, the University of Westminster offers an extensive benefits package including 35 days annual leave plus Christmas closure days and public holidays, Competitive pension package and a healthy work-life balance for all employees.

To apply for this vacancy please click above. Further information can be found in the job description and person specification, which can be accessed through link below.

At the University of Westminster, diversity, inclusion and equality of opportunity are at the core of how we engage with students, colleagues, applicants, visitors and all our stakeholders.

We are fully committed to enabling a supportive and safe learning and working environment which is equitable, diverse and inclusive, is based on mutual respect and trust, and in which harassment and discrimination are neither tolerated nor acceptable.

Closing date: midnight on 10 October 2021
Interviews are likely to be held on: 20 October 2021

Administrative contact (for queries only): Recruitment@westminster.ac.uk

Salary Range: $53700 - $53700

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