Senior Interaction Designer – 52086
£50,427 – £63,500
We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the wider society that we serve. We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and a sense of belonging. To find out more about how we do this visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice/about/equality-and-diversity.
As a Senior Designer, you’ll be a part of advancing our approach, helping to grow our design culture, coaching junior members of the team, and partnering with and inspiring our stakeholders.
As a Senior Interaction Designer, you will:
- Analyse & interpret user needs and business objectives in highly complex service areas
- Lead on design concepts that help reimagine how services can be delivered end-to-end
- Lead on design workshops and design sprints with the team, senior stakeholders and users
- Rapidly design and test digital prototypes with users
- Develop and maintain design standards and a pattern library, ensuring patterns and components are consistent, accessible, and easy to use across our digital products &
- Train, mentor and line manage other designers
- Take a lead in growing and advancing our Design Community of Practice
If this feels like an exciting challenge, something you are enthusiastic about, and want to join our team please read on and apply!
- 37 hours per week and flexible working options including working from home, working part-time, job sharing, or working compressed
- We are committed to nurturing our staff and provide lots of training and development opportunities with learning platforms such as: Linux Academy, O’Reilly, Pluralsight, Microsoft Learning, Civil Service Learning, GDS Academy,
- 10% dedicated time to learning and development with a budget of £1000 a year per person
- Generouscivil service pensionbased on defined benefit scheme, with employer contributions of 26-30% depending on
- 25 days leave (plus bank holidays) and 1 privilege day usually taken around the Queens’ birthday. 5 additional days of leave once you have reached 5 years of
- Compassionate maternity, adoption, and shared parental leave policies, with up to 26 weeks leave at full pay, 13 weeks with partial pay, and 13 weeks further leave. And maternity support/paternity leave at full pay for 2 weeks, too!
- Wellbeing support including access to the Calm
- Nurturing professional and interpersonal networks including those for Careers & Childcare, Gender Equality,PROUDandSPIRIT
- Bike loans up to £2500 and secure bike parking (subject to availability and location)
- Season ticket loans, childcare vouchers and eye-care
- 5 days volunteering paid
- Free membership to BCS, the Chartered Institute for
- Some offices may have a subsidised onsite
- You have a strong grounding and experience in user-centred design, from concept to final delivery. You know how to give direction on which tools, process or methods to use and how to bring an agile delivery team along with
- You have experience of developing design standards and pattern libraries and supporting others to use
- You know how to share best practice and can coach others to help them find the best way to achieve outcomes for their
- You are experienced in rapid paper and digital You can confidently work with developers and understand security, accessibility, version control and hosting.
- You can listen to the needs of technical and business stakeholders, and interpret them in a way that is clear for both You know how to manage stakeholder expectations, set direction and navigate difficult discussions.
- You are a strong team player who knows how to work with and get the best out of a multi-disciplinary agile delivery team
- You create high-quality, compelling design concepts and artefacts such as personas, service maps and
- You know what good end-to-end public services look like and how to design in an inclusive, accessible
- You can prototype in code to create dynamic prototypes using HTML, CSS and
- You have experience designing at scale, in complex and technical environments
- You have experience working for central government
We welcome the unique contribution diverse applicants bring and do not discriminate on the basis of culture, ethnicity, race, nationality or national origin, age, sex, gender identity or expression, religion or belief, disability status, sexual orientation, educational or social background or any other factor.
Our values are Purpose, Humanity, Openness and Together. Find out more hereabout how we celebrate diversity and an inclusive culture in our workplace.
How to Apply
Candidates must submit CV & Cover Letter & Portfolio which describes how you meet the requirements set out in the Person Specification above.
Please note – applications must contain both a CV & Cover Letter
In D&T, we recruit using a combination of the Digital, Data and Technology Capabilityand Success ProfilesFrameworks. We will assess your Experience, Technical Skills and the following Behaviours during the assessment process:
- Developing self and others
- Working together
- Delivering at pace
Your application will be reviewed against the Person Specification above by a diverse panel.
Successful candidates who meet the required standard will then be invited to a 1.5 hour panel interview held via video conference.
Terms & Conditions
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