Accessibility Testing Specialist

  • Job Reference: 00039805-1
  • Date Posted: 19 February 2021
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Salary: £31,989 to £34,285
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications, Covid-19
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Accessibility Tester: Up to £34,285 per annum + 27% pension + great benefits + flexible working + work life balance

Are you an Accessibility Tester who has worked on large user base reliance?
Do you have a solid knowledge of legislation and Accessibility Testing?
Do you want the opportunity to make a difference and help us support the most vulnerable in society access disability benefits?
Do you want to join our trailblazing journey into Automation, Chat-bots and Machine Learning?
Are you ready to be part of an epic digital transformation?Then look no further, we'd love to hear from you! Click Apply now to start an application.

DWP. Digital with Purpose.

DWP is the UK's largest government department. We deliver products, service, support and payments to people at key times in their lives.

We're using technology to transform the way these products and services are delivered to more than 20 million users. We're making our services more efficient, and reliable, and easier for everyone to access.

We're also equipping over 90,000 DWP colleagues with the tech and tools they need to better support our users and spend more time doing the work they love and which gives real value (and less time doing the stuff that tech solutions can do for them).

Duties. Work. Projects

We want an Accessibility Tester to join our digital community. You'll make sure DWP products and services are available and accessible to every one of the millions of people that use them every day

As a QA Tester in the Accessibility Testing Team you will be part of a supportive 6-person team. This is a hands-on role where you'll ensure DWP products and services are tested robustly and comply with legislative and regulatory requirements on Accessibility.

You'll be responsible for testing digital services, websites and documents to ensure compliance with the Public Sector Bodies Accessibility Regulations 2018.

This will include manual testing against the A and AA criteria of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 and assistive technology testing using screen-readers, screen magnifiers and voice recognition software.

You will define test scopes and user flows to maximise test coverage.

You will help to compile evaluation reports and communicate findings and recommendations to service teams. You will help to improve documentation, evidence and processes to support and educate teams when building accessible digital products.

What skills and experience we are looking for?

Ideally you'll have experience of Jaws and Dragon.

You'll demonstrate evidence of accessing services to standards and in this case will be working to the GOV UK design system.

You'll know and understand what structured Accessibility Testing looks like and be able communicate it to the teams via training/workshops.

And we need to see evidence in your application of the following technical skills:

Accessibility Testing
Test Planning
Test Estimation
Test Reporting
Testing (DDAT)
Technical Breadth (DDAT)Details. Wages. Perks.

You'll join us in our brilliant digital hub in Newcastle.

We also have all the tools and tech to work flexibly. Many of us are working from home right now due to Covid-19.

We offer competitive salary up to £34,285, a brilliant civil service pension with employer contributions of over 27%, and a generous leave package.

We also have a broad benefits package built around your work-life balance which includes:

Flexible working and family friendly policies
Volunteering and charitable giving
Discounts and savings on shopping, fun days out and more
Interest-free loans to buy a bike or a season ticket
Sports and social activities
Learning and development, tailored to your career goals
Work in an environment shortlisted for Best Place to Work in Digital Award.
Bring your authentic self to work, with 'I can be me in DWP'.Sound good? CLICK APPLY now to start an application on Civil Service Jobs.

For further information click apply or contact me Tia Nicholas via Linked in