Senior Interaction Designer
Posted on Jul 12, 2019 by CV-Library
Contract Length: 6 months approx.
IR35: Outside IR35
Pay Rate to Candidate: Max. pay £500.00 per day Limited Company or PAYE Umbrella
Security Clearance: BPSS Basic Disclosure or equivalent/higher
CV Deadline: Monday 15th May, lunchtime
Interview process: see below
Based in Glasgow.
A senior interaction designer is required to support the key priority of the client’s business plan and parent company’s departmental plan to use digital technology to receive and process applications efficiently and provide an enhanced service to applicants by deploying a new streamlined application service, asking the right questions at the right time and extending into an online information exchange allowing applicants to upload evidence to support their claim and an online decision and acceptance.
A part of the role is to explore other ways to gather and automate information gathering from 3rd parties (police and medical authorities in particular) which will also lead to service improvements and further reduction in customer journey times.
As a Senior Interaction Designer, your job is to design and lead on accessible public and internal services that are simple enough for everyone to use. You will be excited by the challenge of creating digital services that work across multiple channels, devices, browsers and platforms. You will also want to lead on the direction of new patterns and standards. You will be able to see the bigger picture as well as the fine detail and have a range of experience prototyping in code as well as the ability to communicate ideas clearly and succinctly on paper.
You will work in a multidisciplinary team, alongside user researchers, service designers, business analysts, content designers, product owners, delivery managers and developers to deliver world-class, user-centred services that help the government transform the way it delivers services, so that they are more efficient, simpler, faster and easier to use.
As contractors, the parent company hires senior service designers, senior interaction designers and senior visual/graphic designers aligned to the Government Digital, Data and Technology Profession Capability Framework.
Contractors are hired based on their strengths and skillsets for a specific project.
Check out MoJ’s blog to gain more of an understanding of the kind of work they have been doing recently. For example, recent roles they have had have been with the Legal Aid Agency reforming and optimising existing systems and processes.
Check out the GDS Design Blog.
Also, if you haven't worked in government before these background reads will help:
Outcomes, not deliverables - how agile service delivery works at GDS. Building digital by default services - an overview of how and why we build digital services.
If selected for interview, candidates should be prepared to show a strong portfolio of design output that demonstrates user-centred design and be able to explain previous examples of the following:
* How you used data and research to influence design thinking
* The ability to communicate the vision and roadmap for a service you have worked on
* How you influenced stakeholders to make positive change
* Experience of working in agile teams
* Show how you have captured and synthesised output from workshops
* Be able to talk about how you encouraged collaboration in a previous team
* Assessed quality and driven continuous improvement
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