Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with pro forma annual revenue of circa € 12 billion and circa 100,000 employees in 72 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Cyber-security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation.
Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, Unify and Worldline.
The organisation has a wide range of clients with varying Accessibility and Assistive Technology requirements. In recognition of this need the accessibility team is expanding.
This role is required to help Atos fulfil its commitments to providing Reasonable Adjustments for its staff and its clients and to help promote Accessibility and Digital Inclusion within all internal processes and for all our customers.
The successful candidate will be expected to provide guidance direction and leadership on Assistive Technology (AT) systems and solutions. This role will help promote best practice around AT solutions and develop AT service offerings. The role also requires the development, maintenance and publication of quality standards, technology and service solutions for Assistive Technology technologies and related services.
This position is based in Salford. There may be some flexibility to work remotely occasionally, but candidate will be expected to be based on client site in Salford most of the time. This is a full time position within standard office hours.
The range of activities and tasks to be undertaken by an Accessibility and Digital Inclusion Specialist are to:-
Manage the development and release of global portfolio items for solutions provided by the Accessibility and Digital Inclusion team
Manage the on-going development of technology solutions, services and roadmaps for Assistive Technology AT systems in the provision of AT solutions both IT and non IT
Promote best practice solutions and services for Assistive Technology services for Atos customers and service delivery teams
Build relationships with appropriate AT services and technology groups within Atos to identify planned developments and initiatives in Assistive Technology solutions
Support the documentation and maintenance of a set of best practice standards for AT solutions that are built on best industry practice and are regularly benchmarked
Be fully aware of technology trends supplier strategies future technical opportunities and threats in Assistive Technology systems
To provide advice guidance and technical leadership to projects during the full development lifecycle on Assistive Technology service and technology solutions paying particular attention during the initial inception and elaboration stages of a project to ensure AT compliance is fully integrated into the delivery of Atos projects
Provide strategic guidance and technical assurance on Assistive Technology systems to presales and operations staff for solutions proposed for bids
Competencies and soft skills required for the role:
Knowledge and Expertise
Exposure to various assistive technologies
Understanding of legislative requirements and technical standards surrounding accessibility
Skilled in development, creation and management of technical and business documentation relating to Accessibility and Digital Inclusion
Transferable skills and experience suitable for this opening:
Has at least two years’ experience of managing and supporting Assistive Technologies and Services and how they should be delivered within a corporate environment
In depth understanding of service delivery and service management issues involved in providing an Assistive Technology service
Proven experience in handling requests for AT solutions and service from clients with a broad spectrum of different needs.
Proven experience in end to end development of bids
Broad skills categories applicable to the role:
Graphic Interface Design
Employee engagement and employee relations
Service Delivery Support
Valued Personal Motivators and Drivers:
Challenge - to work on challenging/stimulating work projects
Expertise - opportunity to make the most of your knowledge and skills
Learning - improving personal skills, knowledge and expertise
High level of competence with the following technologies is desirable:
JAWS screen reading software for the Blind.
Zoomtext magnification and Speech Software for the Visually Impaired.
Dragon Naturally Speaking Speech Recognition Software for Mobility impairments and Dyslexia.
Literacy tools such as Texthelp Read & Write Gold and Claro Read
Visual impairment tools such as Supernova and Kurzweil 1000
Concept Mapping applications such as Inspiration and Mind Genius,
Understanding of the Atos UEM and ATF frameworks
Preferably educated to degree level or holds a professional qualification, such as CPACC or equivalent experience
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Atos does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, sex, age, disability or sexual orientation. All recruitment decisions are based solely on qualifications, skills, knowledge and experience and relevant business requirements.
We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to the applications process for people with disabilities.