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UX Designer

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full Time, Limited Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
19/12/2018
Advert End Date:
24/02/2019 23:59
Salary:
£31,401 to £34,106
Allowances:
None
Hours per week:
37 hours
Job Category:
IT/Digital/Web
Vacancy ID:
103812
Employment Location:
Badminton Road, Yate, Bristol, BS37 5AF
Post Number:
SGC1208/850/SS

Job details 

Closing date:
24 Feb


Further information

UX Designer

***NO AGENCIES PLEASE***

We also reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive sufficient applications.

Summary of Post

The UX Designer is responsible for ensuring the highest standard of usability across all of South Gloucestershire Council’s web presence.

Reporting to the Digital Manager, they will be part of a multi-disciplinary Digital team supporting the work of the council.

This post is full time and a limited term contract for two years.

To apply, please send us your CV via our website - http://www.southglos.gov.uk/ux-designer-vacancy.html

South Gloucestershire Council is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

Main Duties

Facilitate a consistent, intuitive and engaging user experience across all digital channels.
Create wireframes or prototypes to demo and test designs prior to implementation.
Design, test and improve page components and layouts.
Test and improve website structure and key user journeys.
Ensuring a consistent style is used across the digital work of the organisation, utilising and updating the style guide as necessary.
Work with key stakeholders to define requirements and conduct user research (including developing personas and user stories).
Manage usability testing.
Continually review development work to ensure customer and business needs are satisfied.
Support user-focused content design on council websites.
Support the Digital Manager in the development of digital strategy.
Lead team projects and deputise for the Digital Manager as required.
Monitor developments and innovations in digital technologies and channels, in order to provide advice and recommendations within the team and to senior managers.

Selection Criteria

To enable us to shortlist in a fair and unbiased way it is absolutely vital that you provide us with sufficient information to demonstrate how you meet or exceed the criteria outlined in the vacancy description. Please include this information in the knowledge, skills and experience section of the application form.

Essential
• Holds a relevant degree, equivalent level professional qualification or equivalent relevant experience
• Fluent in current best practice UX design techniques, tools and methodologies and UI design patterns
• Experience of developing UX design artefacts, such as prototypes, personas, user journeys and wireframes
• Skilled in other areas of UX such as: Information architecture, sitemaps and navigation design; Usability audits and competitor analysis; Optimisation activities such as A/B testing.
• Ability to utilise Google Analytics to inform UX decisions
• Experience of usability testing of digital products and services
• Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills - able to proactively build effective working relationships at all levels
• Experience of providing specialist digital advice and consultancy at senior management level
• Excellent understanding of Agile / Scrum approaches
• Excellent understanding of web accessibility best practice
• Broad understanding of web technologies, including HTML and CSS; a track record of ongoing professional development in new digital technologies
• Exemplifying the Council's values and behaviours.

Desirable

• Experience of user-focused content design
• Experience of planning and delivering user research
• Prior experience of government / public sector

Additional Information

For an informal discussion, once you have read the job summary, please contact Dan Farmer, Digital Manager on 01454 865853 or email dan.farmer@southglos.gov.uk.

This post is full time and a limited term contract for two years.

Use of a vehicle

If the nature of the duties require you to travel on Council business on a regular basis, so you must either have a current driving licence and provide a car, or have access to appropriate means of travel.

If you use your vehicle on authorised Council business, you will receive a mileage payment based on the Inland Revenue Authorised Mileage Allowance Payment Scheme (AMAPS). The allowance is provided on the condition that your own insurance covers you for business use and indemnifies the Council against claim (including those concerning passengers) arising out of the use of the vehicle on official business. You will also be eligible for a car loan if you meet the criteria within the Council’s Car Loan Scheme.

Salary: £31,401 to £34,106

Hours: 37

Closing Date: 24 February 2018

Vacancy Ref: SGC1208/850/SS

Our Values

Our staff need to have a ‘can-do’ attitude and adapt to the fast pace of change. They must work well with others to reach a common goal and be willing to embrace a partnership and inclusive approach to delivering efficient and effective services. They must use their initiative to deliver and take responsibility for their performance to help the team, department and council to achieve its goals and must make the best use of available knowledge, expertise and capacity in order to continuously improve the quality of services. Our managers are also required to demonstrate effective leadership qualities, shape and manage team plans and motivate their staff to achieve.

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