Higher Executive Officer Web Accessibility Directive (WAD) Permanent, Full-Time

The National Disability Authority wishes to appoint a Higher Executive Officer on a full-time and permanent basis within the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design, Standards and Monitoring (CEUDSM).

The post-holder will fulfil the duties of Higher Executive Officer WAD within the NDA but may be redeployed at Higher Executive Officer Level to another area of work within the organisation, as required. The post holder will be required to provide technical advice and expertise in relation to the monitoring and reporting on the accessibility of public websites and mobile applications. The role may also include the development and implementation of standards, monitoring of programmes and services accessed by persons with disabilities as well as the wider stakeholders relating to universal design that includes persons with disabilities but also people of any age, size or ability.

The main focus of the role will be to carry out accessibility monitoring on public sector websites and mobile apps as set out in the Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 October 2016 on the accessibility of the websites and mobile applications of public sector bodies” which, requires public bodies to ensure their websites and apps are accessible to persons with disabilities. S/he will initially report to the Senior Standards & Monitoring Officer (WAD) or his/her nominee.

To apply, complete the application form and forward, together with a covering letter (max. 2 pages), outlining your suitability for the role, by email to recruitment@nda.ie.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 22nd November 2021 at 11a.m. GMT.

The National Disability Authority is an equal opportunities employer. Applications would be particularly welcome from persons with disabilities. Reasonable Accommodations can be provided.

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