Interaction Designer BPDTS Ltd

Reference BPDTS 136.18
Number of vacancies 10
Location Blackpool, Newcastle and Manchester
Salary Up to £42,291 per annum
Work hours 37 per week (flexible working)
Employment type Permanent
Job benefits

• You will be eligible for a pension with employer contributions of up to 10%
• We can offer you a performance related annual bonus of up to 10%
• We’ll help you balance your life and work
• We’ll give you a generous leave allowance, with the option to buy and sell extra days

We also offer much more as part of a flexible benefits package – including a cycle to work scheme and lots of family friendly perks – which can be tailored to your lifestyle.

Closing date 18 January 2019

Job description

Do you want to be part of something really big? We have a great opportunity awaiting you if:-

• You are an IxD with recent experience of working from a digital perspective as well as sketching, prototyping and iterative design.

You are an IxD with proven ability to handle constructive criticism of your work whilst constructively reviewing others.

• You are an IxD who relishes the thought of working in a multi-disciplinary team and using a user-centred design approach.

We are looking for Interaction Designers to work with us on one of the largest transformation programmes in Europe, providing services that have far-reaching and pivotal roles in citizens’ lives.

We know that better digital services in government will mean better public services, with the power to make a difference to lives of 22 million UK citizens. Join our fast growing digital community and help drive that change.

About you
As an Interaction Designer you will be able to demonstrate an understanding of user needs and design services (including interfaces and transaction flows) that meet them.

You will have a credible track record of defining elements – layout, design patterns, controls, actions and visual priorities (what needs to be obvious, what needs to be easy, and what needs to be made possible).

You’ll thrive creating and rapidly iterating prototypes to help the wider team learn about user needs for different scenarios or tasks.

You will be willing to roll up your sleeves to play an active part in the department’s Product Design community.

You will be comfortable working in a cross-functional team to turn concepts into user-centred services.

You will ideally have a design-related degree and experience of working on designs with a software engineer

Where will you work?
BPDTS Ltd provides dedicated services to the Department for Work and Pensions. Our digital, data and technology specialists work closely with experts in DWP Digital’s community to make digital services quicker, simpler and more efficient for the millions of people that use them.

We have easy-to-reach digital hubs in Newcastle, Blackpool and Manchester. Each hub is designed for and by members of our digital community. We provide the latest tech and tooling and foster a collaborative culture to help our agile, multidisciplinary teams think big and try new things.

Building our future
We believe the work we do really matters, so we’re serious about investing in you.

You’ll have access to a huge suite of training and learning opportunities to complement the new skills you’ll acquire on the job. You’ll get the chance to share knowledge and with colleagues from across our digital communities, and to grow your skills through our coaching and mentoring programmes.

For further information complete the enquiry form below or contact danny.winch@dwp.gsi.gov.uk

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