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Content Designer (GDS/government/

Posted on Sep 18, 2021 by Methods Business and Digital Technology Limited

Not Specified, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
Daily Salary

Methods are currently looking for a content designer on a contract basis.

Remote working
Day rate: £400 OUTSIDE IR35


  • Substantial experience of content design for the web, with proven ability to create usable and accessible content which is accurate, timely, high quality and conforms to style.
  • Substantial experience of working in a multidisciplinary team in an agile development environment, and therefore at ease with rapidly changing deadlines, workloads and goals.
  • Able to produce digital content that is accurate, timely, relevant, easy to understand, search engine optimised and written to style.
  • Demonstrable knowledge and passion for user centered design practices for public facing and internal services and applications.
  • Able to understand user needs by analysing user research findings and analytics data. Confident in writing actionable content for transactional services to meet those needs.
  • Able to use analytical and problem-solving skills to help the team solve design problems and challenge assumptions.
  • Understand how a digital service should address the needs of all possible users so that no one is excluded, with particular reference to accessibility and assisted digital.
  • Exceptional skills in convincing people that user needs should guide how information is presented.
  • Confident in explaining decisions to stakeholders who don't understand web usability or user centered design.
  • Experience of working on GOV.UK and other government services


  • Strong understanding of the Government Digital Service's Design Principles and Digital Service Standard.
  • Proficient in editing with Markdown, editing in HTML and using GitHub.
  • Experience of using prototyping tools to develop and test content in context.
  • Know how and when to use different prototyping techniques to make and test design hypotheses in rapid iteration.
  • Able to contribute to areas beyond the usual boundaries of the discipline, for example helping the team understand the service's legal and regulatory environment.

Reference: 1326203606

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