The Work4MSPs website is run by The Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body (SPCB). We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website.
We aim to make the website text as simple as possible to understand.
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
How accessible this website is
We are currently developing new websites for MSP staff recruitment (to replace the MSP jobs site) and staff development (to replace this site and the ‘Your Learning’ section of the work4msps.scot website). These websites will be closed by January 2021.
In the meantime, we are aware that some parts of this website are not fully accessible.
www.work4msps.scot, is a separate website and has its own accessibility statement.
What to do if you cannot access parts of this website
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, accessible Word document, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:
call the Human Resources offices on 0131 34 86500
We will respond to your request within 1 working day.
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
If you find any problems or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact the Human Resources Office by phone on 0131 348 6500 (calls via NGT welcome) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).
Contacting us by phone
We are happy to be contacted via the Next Generation Text (NGT) service for people who are D/deaf, have hearing loss or have a speech impediment.
If you would like to contact us using British Sign Language (BSL), contactSCOTLAND-BSL gives you access to an online video relay interpreting service.
We can also arrange for a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter to be available for in person meetings. Due to interpreter availability it is helpful if you contact us 2 weeks before a visit.
Our phone number is 0131 34 86500
Our email address is email@example.com
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations PDFs and other documents
PDFs and other documents
Many of our older PDFs and Word documents do not meet accessibility standards – for example, they may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role value).
Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services, and forms published as Word documents.
The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2019 if they’re not essential to providing our services.
Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
Live Video streams do not have captions. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.2.4 (captions – live).
We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.
This statement was prepared on 20th September 2019. It was last updated on 1 October 2020.