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Interaction Designer

Zoek Pin Newcastle upon Tyne, England

£35310 - £40666/annum

Permanent (Full time)

Posted 9 days ago

Do you want to be a part of a once in a generation programme of welfare reform, one of the biggest and highest-profile digital transformation programmes in the world?

Do you have a strong understanding of all the elements of interaction design?

Are you looking for a role that really focuses on meeting user needs and understanding their journeys?

Do you have a solid technical understanding of prototypes? Can you deliver a prototype?

Can you lead a small, talented team, and contribute to our wider IxD, Product Design and DWP Digital Communities?

YES to all? Then click APPLY NOW, to start an application. We'd love to hear from you!

DWP. Digital with Purpose.

We have a opportunity to fast track a brilliant career as an Interaction Designer in DWP, in a uniquely challenging environment where your skills can be genuine difference to society.

DWP is the largest government department. We provide services and support to over 22 million people, and make payments worth over £195bn every year. There are over 110,000 colleagues and agents working with us.

We're driven by an extraordinary purpose. In DWP Digital we're transforming products and services to make them work better for the people who need them.

We have a great pension - with circa 27% contributions from your employer.

And we want to ensure our people have a really good work/life balance, with flexible working, including flexi time which so you can manage how and when you work and also take extra days off.

Few other organisations globally provide the same opportunity to apply next-generation digital technology on a massive scale to issues which touch the lives of so many.

Our designers make sure that anything we design is accessible to everyone.

Our Interaction Designers work in an environment which enables you to understand user journeys. You'll use rapid prototypes to deliver services, products and tools which meet the needs of users as a first priority.

You will work alongside other Designers, Front-end Developers, Researchers and Software Engineers to deliver services designed for the people who use them.

What skills, knowledge and experience are we looking for?

An understanding of user needs and design services, products and tools to meet them

Ability to create and iterate prototypes to test and communicate ideas that can aid a wider team learn about user needs

Experience of working in multidisciplinary teams, in an agile environment, that turned concepts into user-centred designs

Ability in ensuring that the design of services was consistent, both internally and outside of an organisation

An understanding of the bigger picture (high-level flows and processes) as well as the fine detail of individual parts

Contribution made to building an open and collaborative culture within an organisation as well as the wider design community

Details. Wages. Perks

You'll join our team at our digital hub in Newcastle.

However, we currently have all have the tech and tools we need to enable our people to work flexibly, and many of us are working remotely at the moment due to COVID-19.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications regardless of age, gender, race or sexuality.

In return for your skills we offer competitive salary up to £40,., a brilliant civil service pension with employer contributions circa 27%, and a generous leave package.

We have a broad benefits package built around your work-life balance which includes:

Flexible working and 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 & accreditation
Shortlisted for a Best Place to Work in Digital Award
Career progression opportunities and lots more

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