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Future Opportunity - Interaction Designer

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Future Opportunity - Interaction Designer

Team: Interaction Design
Location: Hybrid - Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, London
Commitment: Permanent - Future Opportunity
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Are you looking for work that makes a difference? Do you want to work with people who learn and grow together?

If you’re looking to move roles in the next couple of months, we’re interested in hearing from talented people like you. Submit an application to be considered for future opportunities at Opencast. Our Talent Engagement team will review your application and will be in touch to let you know how we would like to proceed.

The role

As a Consultant Interaction Designer, you’ll design journeys and interactions which helps users complete their goals.

You’ll work closely with other user-centred design roles, such as User Researchers and Content Designers, to solve
complex and interesting problems for our clients.

You’ll create designs based on insights from user research and data, apply best practice design principles, and make complex processes easy to use.

Essential experience

To succeed in this role, you need experience of designing to meet user needs. You don’t need to have previously held the job title ‘interaction designer’.

In your CV and the interview, please show how you have:

·    created designs and prototypes based on insights from user research and data 
·    designed solutions to make complex processes easy to understand
·    ensure your work is inclusive and accessible
·    placed accessible design practices at the heart of your process   
·    clearly documented design decisions and articulated your rationale
·    taken a supportive role in user research to test your designs

In addition to interaction design skills, there are essential core skills you’ll need to work effectively as a consultant.

In the interview, please show how you have:

·    taken a methodical and considered approach to solving problems 
·    planned your own tasks, to achieve the aims of your project 
·    respectfully challenged decisions or solutions you didn’t agree with

In your interview we’ll ask you to present a piece of work which demonstrates these topics. We’ll also ask you questions based around these topics.

Desirable experience

There are some areas of experience which are not essential, but they are relevant to this role. If you don’t have this experience please do still apply, as we can coach you in these areas when you join us:

·    designing to UK government service standards 
·    the Government Digital Service (GDS) assessment process 
·    using prototyping tools
·    HTML and CSS experience
·    working in Agile delivery teams 
·    planning and facilitating workshops 

If you have any of this experience, please show them on your CV and talk about them in the interview.


Consultant salary range: £45,000 - £63,000
What our offer includes 

A competitive pension, health cash plan, share options and discretionary bonus. 
Flexible hours and 25 days' holiday. Generous training budget. 
People to support you every step of the way. 
Where you’ll work 

Your working time at Opencast will be split between multiple locations, including from our HQ and hub locations, client site or home. Travel is part of life at Opencast, and takes in account requirements of your work, our clients and your team.
We include you 

We welcome candidates from all identities, attributes, ways of thinking and backgrounds to thrive in a career at Opencast. Our aim is for the diversity of our people to be reflected in the solutions we deliver, to help create a fairer society for all.   

Job interviews are on Microsoft Teams. We’ll make any adjustments to help you.  
Want to know more?  

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We are not working with recruitment agencies on this vacancy. If you are interested in this position, please apply directly with Opencast.
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