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Access Lead (BB-56BF3)

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City of London, London Up to GBP44500 per annum Fixed term & Part time R-000157_1612774517 Where in Wellcome will I be working? Wellcome Collection is a free museum and library that aims to challenge how we all think and feel about health. Through exhibitions, collections, live programming, digital, broadcast and publishing, we create opportunities for people to think deeply about the connections between science, medicine, life and art. We are part of the Wellcome Trust, which was established under Sir Henry Wellcome's will in 1936. Wellcome supports research into life, health and wellbeing, and is taking on three worldwide challenges: mental health, global heating and infectious diseases. What will I be doing? As an Access Lead you will be working closely with colleagues across Wellcome Collection to ensure diverse audiences engage with and have a sense of belonging to Wellcome Collection by helping to embed critical and inclusive practice in our processes and culture. You will take the lead for helping ensure Deaf, disabled and neurodivergent people can access, benefit and enjoy our content and services by shaping how we work and the decisions we make by: Building upon existing work, develop a programme that helps teams understand the importance of researching and consulting with minoritised people in testing assumptions and exploring ideas with experts in their lived experience. Develop a set of principles, toolkits, guidance and best practice to help teams ensure conditions are created where individuals and groups are able to fully contribute their expertise and experience. Work with teams to help them modify their processes and practice to embed: audience research, consultation and testing into their work. In this way, you will work with existing teams to help embed ways of working and help them in delivering access improvements to the visitor journey across all touch points; helping to stimulate and build a culture of designing with disabled, Deaf and neurodivergent visitors to improve access to our museum and library services. Is this job for me? We are looking for someone who is highly motivated and passionate about the importance of designing accessible and inclusive services. It's essential you have the following: Experience of engaging with Deaf, disabled and/or neurodivergent people. Experience of guiding an organisation to be user focused and embedding practices that ensure users can shape the organisation. A strong awareness and understanding of access and inclusion. A strong awareness of design principles and practice. Please note that this is a part time position (3 days a week) This is a 12-month fixed term contract. Closing date: 21/03/2021 - Late applications will not be accepted. Diversity and Inclusion is at the heart of everything we do Diversity and Inclusion is a priority at Wellcome . We are committed to cultivating a fair and healthy environment, where everyone can be themselves and thrive. We are happy to discuss flexible working options for all roles. We work to ensure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible to everyone. This includes making adjustments for people who have a disability or long-term condition. If you would like us to make adjustments during the application process, please contact us. Address 402 Metro Central Heights, 119 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6DX

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