Senior Interaction Designer Department for Work & Pensions

Reference 9063
Number of vacancies 5
Location Leeds, Sheffield or Manchester
Salary up to £57,275 per annum
Work hours 37 per week (flexible working)
Employment type Permanent
Job benefits

We have a broad benefits package built around your work-life balance which includes:
• Flexible working
• Family friendly policies
• Volunteering and charitable giving
• Discounts and savings on shopping, fun days out and more
• Interest-free loans to buy a bike or a season ticket
• Sports and social activities
• Learning and development, including coaching, mentoring and qualifications
• Career progression opportunities and lots more.

Closing date 30 September 2019

Job description

If you’re creative and curious to learn, want to be empowered to make decisions and challenge the norm, and want to bring BIG ideas to a MASSIVE digital challenge then you’ll love it here. And we’d love to hear from you.

We’re looking for talented Senior Interaction Designers to join our growing community of experts and become a key part of one of the biggest and highest-profile digital transformation programmes in the world.

Using fresh ideas and leading edge technologies – and putting the user at the centre of everything we do – we create innovative digital solutions that make a difference to the lives of our 22 million users.

You and your role
As a Senior Interaction Designer you will share your specialist knowledge and experience with your team to deliver DWP services, products and tools which fulfil user needs. You will manage other designers’ work, support senior level discussions and assist with recruitment.

You will be required to create and iterate prototypes to test and communicate ideas to the wider team learn about user needs. This means that working in an agile environment is essential to turning concepts into user-centred designs.

Ensuring that the design of services is consistent across multiple work streams, you will also support recruitment for the DWP Digital Product design community as well as managing stakeholder needs across different areas with a focus on supporting discussions at senior departmental level.

Read this great blog from Mikey Cattell (a current Senior Interaction Designer here at DWP Digital) about why he feels that working here and designing ‘for the people’ and delivering things that are needed is making a positive difference.

What are we looking for?
We are seeking those who have:
• Experience of sketching, prototyping and iterative design.
• Experience of working in a multidisciplinary team.
• Experience of using a user-centred design approach.
• Experience of working at pace in an agile environment.
• Experience of putting forward the case for design to senior stakeholders and product owners.
• Experience in leading workshops.

Where You’ll Work
You’ll join us in one of our easy-to-reach digital hubs in your choice of Leeds, Sheffield or Manchester.

Each of our hubs is a modern, vibrant workplace that was designed for and by members of our digital community. Get in touch to learn more about what we offer in your preferred location.

We provide the latest tech and tooling and foster a collaborative culture to help our agile, multidisciplinary teams think big and try new things. You will work alongside people who care passionately about public service, making a difference and delivering for our customers.

We’re the UK’s biggest government department with over 80,000 diverse and brilliant people on our team. We are an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications regardless of age, gender, race or sexuality.

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