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Lead Accessibility Specialist

THG

Manchester, England,UK

THG is a fast-moving, global technology business that specialises in taking brands direct to consumers. Our world-class proprietary tech and infrastructure powers our extensive portfolio of beauty, nutrition and lifestyle brands and is now helping drive exponential growth of our clients’ brands globally.

We’re powered by a global team of over 10,000 ambitious people around the world. Our culture is fast-paced and entrepreneurial, it’s this DNA that has supported our incredible growth.

We’re always looking for individuals that can bring fresh and innovative thinking to THG, and play a part in driving the group forward on its exciting journey. So, if you’re ready to take the next big step in your career, challenge yourself every day and evolve with the world around you, THG is ready for you.

Tech at THG

Technology is the driving force behind THG, and it starts with our people. We are ambitious with our goals and challenge conventional thinking. THG Technology is different because we support every single person to make massive impact and drive their own work. Our people are always learning, and we work every day to ensure our technology, from our software platforms, to our hosting services, to our M.L capability and beyond, is world class. This enables us to keep powering THG and our partners on a global scale.

What will I be doing? 

As a Lead Accessibility Specialist you’ll lead our Accessibility team, the teams role is the following:



Working with our Designers and Developers supporting them to create brilliant features for every customer
Assessing our sites and applications against WCAG guidelines, helping us find where we can improve
Creating and delivering engagement resources to raise awareness and understanding of accessibility across the company
Researching and Developing complicated accessibility solutions ensuring that our custom features can be used by all our users



We want someone able to take a culture first approach to accessibility to not only solve the technical challenges but also drive change for accessibility and disability inclusion across the organisation.



What skills and experience would I need? 

Good understanding of Semantic HTML 
Experience auditing web and apps against WCAG 2.1 Guidelines
Confidence to build and deliver presentations and workshops
Domain level experience in either:
Web or App development - JavaScript & React experience desired
UX/UI
Technical Product/Project management
Experience with Desktop Screen Readers – NVDA, JAWS and VoiceOver
Experience with Mobile Screen Readers – iOS VoiceOver and TalkBack
Experience with other assistive technology e.g. Zoom or Voice technology
IAAP CPACC and/or WAS accreditation desired but not required

What behaviours are we looking for?

Approachable and Passionate about building relationships
Comfortable communicating ideas to a range of different audiences
Demonstrates taking initiative and delivering results
Good understanding of the importance of empathy in interactions
A person that raises up the people around them

What will I be doing? 

As a Lead Accessibility Specialist you’ll lead our Accessibility team, the teams role is the following:



Working with our Designers and Developers supporting them to create brilliant features for every customer
Assessing our sites and applications against WCAG guidelines, helping us find where we can improve
Creating and delivering engagement resources to raise awareness and understanding of accessibility across the company
Researching and Developing complicated accessibility solutions ensuring that our custom features can be used by all our users



We want someone able to take a culture first approach to accessibility to not only solve the technical challenges but also drive change for accessibility and disability inclusion across the organisation.



What skills and experience would I need? 

Good understanding of Semantic HTML 
Experience auditing web and apps against WCAG 2.1 Guidelines
Confidence to build and deliver presentations and workshops
Domain level experience in either:
Web or App development - JavaScript & React experience desired
UX/UI
Technical Product/Project management
Experience with Desktop Screen Readers – NVDA, JAWS and VoiceOver
Experience with Mobile Screen Readers – iOS VoiceOver and TalkBack
Experience with other assistive technology e.g. Zoom or Voice technology
IAAP CPACC and/or WAS accreditation desired but not required

What behaviours are we looking for?

Approachable and Passionate about building relationships
Comfortable communicating ideas to a range of different audiences
Accessibility Specialist track includes WAS accreditation from IAAP
Demonstrates taking initiative and delivering results
Good understanding of the importance of empathy in interactions
A person that raises up the people around them
Remote & Flexible working

Because of the high volumes of applications our opportunities attract, it sometimes takes us time to review and consider them all. We endeavour to respond to every application we receive within 14 days. If you haven't heard from us within that time frame or should you have any specific questions about this or other applications for positions at THG please contact one of our Talent team to discuss further.

THG is committed to creating a diverse & inclusive environment and hence welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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