Company: SUSE
Location: To be confirmed
Job Type: Sessional
Closing Date: 31/01/2024
Salary: £15 per hour

We are looking for students working in the areas of Digital Design, Web Development, Computer Science or related courses to support our work testing the accessibility of digital recruitment processes as a User Experience (UX) Analyst.

About Us

We are the Scottish Union of Supported Employment (SUSE), the national representative body for supported employment providers and anyone interested in ensuring that disabled people and those with long-term health conditions, across Scotland, have the opportunity of a working life.

About Digital Recruitment Reviews

Recruitment today is often digital, with many employers only accepting applications which have been submitted online. This has created a scenario where disabled jobseekers face not just attitudinal barriers, but digital barriers as well.

We are keen to educate employers on how they can have efficient and cost-effective recruitment processes that do not deter disabled applicants and applicants with long term health conditions.

How do we do this?

We work with our Experience Network, which is a diverse pool of people with varying and different knowledge and experience of being a disabled person in employment, to test digital recruitment processes. They submit applications for real jobs using the employer’s regular process and this helps us to understand what works well and what needs to be improved so that it is properly accessible for disabled applicants.

This is carried out in conjunction with our web development partner, Cole AD, who records and evaluates the users experience and the technical barriers, from initial search to submitting an application.

Participating employers receive a full and detailed report, as well as key recommendations for improvement.

What’s Involved

We are looking for students in the areas of Digital Design, Web Development, Computer Science or related courses to support the Experience Network testers and provide feedback on the user’s experience and technical barriers of the online recruitment process.

You would be matched with an Experience Network tester and work with them on a one-to-one basis, reviewing two websites and recruitment processes in one day. Testing usually lasts for 4 hours and is followed by a de-briefing session with the other UX Analysts to collate findings.

Testing dates are not regular and are booked based on our clients’ requirements. We typically run 12 testing days per year. These typically take place mid-week.

Personal Specification

  • Willing to travel to Kirkintilloch. Due to the nature of the reviews, they must be undertaken in-person. This is usually at the SUSE offices in Kirkintilloch, a 10-minute walk from Lenzie train station. There is plenty of free parking on-site.
  • No previous experience required. Full training will be given.
  • A genuine interest in making websites and digital products more accessible.
  • Willing to apply for a Basic Disclosure with Disclosure Scotland (we will meet any costs involved)

Benefits

  • £15 per hour on a sessional contract.
  • Typically a 7 hour working day.
  • Lunch and refreshments provided.
  • Travel expenses refunded to a pre-agreed amount, with proof of purchase.
  • Flexible working on a sessional basis.
  • Supportive team environment.
  • Opportunity to learn more about digital accessibility from people with lived experience, including the use of assistive technology.
  • Experience of working with a Glasgow based design agency.

SUSE are a supportive and flexible organisation and we welcome applications from all eligible candidates. We are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments to make the application process, interview and role more accessible. We continually strive to be a diverse and inclusive workplace and are a Living Wage and Disability Confident employer.

Find out more about SUSE.

Sessional Work Explained

A sessional worker is defined as a person not employed under a contract of employment. They are paid for undertaking work or a service on the basis of an agreed range of hours to be worked. This has to be within a specified period, or on an ad hoc arrangement to meet varying need.

There is no obligation to accept the work offered.

Sessional workers are not subject to normal line management responsibilities. This includes performance management procedures; staff discipline arrangements or sick absence/attendance policy. However, it is still necessary to have an agreement around their standard terms and conditions of employment. For example, this will include things like standards of behaviour, and health and safety.

 

What’s Next

If this sounds interesting, we’d love to hear from you!

We are asking interested applicants to email your CV and a cover letter to Fiona Walker (Marketing and Communications Manager) at info@susescotland.scot and selected applicants will be contacted for an informal interview.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further before applying, please contact us on info@susescotland.scot and we can arrange a telephone call.