Senior Interaction Designer (inside IR35) Job at Public Sector Resourcing – in Newcastle upon Tyne

Job Description

Imagine having a talent that could benefit someone you’ve never met and solve problems you didn’t even know existed. Well, you do, and you can. And we’re here to help you do just that. At PSR we are the go-to place for talented contractors and temps for a rich variety of public sector roles.

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for welfare, pensions and child maintenance policy. As the UK’s biggest public service department, it administers the State Pension and a range of working age, disability and ill health benefits to around 20 million claimants and customers.

Working with DWP, you will help us to achieve our priorities to

Run an effective welfare system that enables people to achieve financial independence by providing assistance and guidance into employment,

Increase saving for, and security in, later life,

Create a fair and affordable welfare system which improves the life chances of children,

Deliver outstanding services to our customers and claimants,

Deliver efficiently: transform the way we deliver our services to reduce costs and increase efficiency.

As a Senior Interaction Designer, your main responsibilities would be to:

Share your specialist knowledge and experience with the team to deliver DWP services, products and tools which fulfil user needs

Manage other people’s work, support senior level discussions

Have an excellent understanding of best practice, prototyping and future developments

Contribute to building an open and collaborative culture within the department and the design community

Focus will be on fulfilling user needs and understanding user journeys, using prototypes to do so

Support and mentor team members

You’ll have relevant experience in:
Working within a multidisciplinary team in an agile environment to turn concepts into user-centred designs

Good working knowledge of interaction design in practice i.e. methods of prototyping, how to version and host a prototype

Creating and iterating prototypes to test and communicate ideas and help the wider team learn about user needs

Managing stakeholder needs across different areas with a focus on supporting discussions at senior departmental level

Previous experience of the GOV.UK prototype kit and JavaScript would be beneficial

You will also have these skills:
Prototyping: ability to select the right prototyping method to quickly answer the questions the team have about a design

Sketching and drawing wireframes and interaction flows

Competent using digital drawing software, Sketch is used in DWP but transferable skills from other software are acceptable (e.g. Adobe, Figma, Affinity)

The ability to interpret complex data and synthesize so it can be easily communicated

An understanding of, or comfortable to code HTML and CSS

In applying for this role you acknowledge the following; this role falls in scope of the Off Payroll Working in the Public Sector legislation. Any rates of payment quoted will reflect the gross rate per day for the assignment, and will be subject to appropriate taxes and statutory costs. As such the payment to the intermediary and your income resulting from this contract will be different.

About Company

Company: Public Sector Resourcing –

Company Location:  Newcastle upon Tyne

Job Category: Engineering Jobs, Mechnical Jobs, Electrical Jobs

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