My Governmental Body, based in Birmingham and Glasgow, is seeking to recruit an Interaction Designer on an initial 6-month contract. Day rate 484.
An interaction designer is required to continue the work to replace the current two legacy case management systems with a single system and to provide the OPG with a suite of digital tools for its customers. This will break the link between increasing workloads and increasing headcount and support our ongoing digital transformation.
We aim to develop user-centric digital services which:
- Improve the OPG user experience, both internal and external
- For external users, become the preferred channel over time
- Improve the OPG and Public Guardian's abilities to meet their statutory demands and functions
- Make the OPG more efficient, or enable future efficiencies
- Reduce the cost to the OPG of offering their core services
- Allow us to meet our commitment to open digital services, by sharing code and ways of working with others
- As a senior interaction designer, your job will be to design and lead on accessible public and internal services that are simple enough for everyone to use.
- You'll be excited by the challenge of creating digital services that work across multiple channels, devices, browsers and platforms and helping to lead on the direction of new patterns and standards.
- You'll be able to see the bigger picture as well as the fine detail and have a range of experience sketching and prototyping in code as well as the ability to communicate your idea clearly and succinctly on paper.
- You'll understand how the internet works and how to design in an agile environment.
- You'll want to help the government transform the way it delivers services, so that they're more efficient, simpler, faster and easier to use.
- You will also be expected to participate and lead an active role in the design community both internally and across the government.
- You will also be expected to represent design in internal and cross government assessments.
Skills and Experience:
- Know how the internet works and what digital transformation means
- Demonstrate an active interest in and be up to speed with current design trends in both the public and private sector
- Extensive experience of prototyping in HTML and solving problems on paper
- Experience of building and maintaining interaction pattern libraries
- Extensive experience with a wide range of design software (eg Sketch, Creative Suite)
- Extensive experience of working quickly in an agile environment
- Be able to explain ideas in a way that other people understand
- Know how to use data and research to influence design thinking
- Understand how form and function work together
- Know how to remove complexity from services
- Be able to write for user interfaces
- Explain design decisions and be able to represent a service at a service assessment
- Assess a service and give constructive feedback
- Put forward the case for design with a product manager
- Collaborate on designs with a developer
- Engage the whole multidisciplinary team with the design process
- Lead a workshop
- Ability to mentor other designers
If this is of interest and you would like to hear more about it, please get in contact!