Senior Interaction job from Scrumconnect in Newcastle upon
Scrumconnect Consulting

Senior Interaction Designer (UX)

Company: Scrumconnect Consulting
Category: Computer Software
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
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About Job

Scrumconnect Consulting is a UK national SME award-winning software development consultancy with over 300 consultants across the UK. We work with UK Public sector clients to build impactful, award-winning digital services that improve millions of lives.

We take as much pride in our people, culture and work-life balance as we do in making services that improve millions of lives. Collaborative, entrepreneurial and dedicated to problem-solving, we bring the step change our customers need to sustain innovation.

3 ways we are different
  • We’re not just a consultancy. We’re a community. Our knowledge-sharing, learning/unlearning, problem-solving culture benefits our consultants and our clients.
  • All our people are highly experienced. Our consultants typically have at least 10 years experience of solving difficult business problems
  • Handpicked high-performing teams with high empathy, trust and a mindset of continuous learning

We have 4 posts available and this role is offered on a 8-12 week contract.

A senior interaction designer is an experienced designer who works with minimal support and can influence and mentor others. At this level, you:
  • Will work with service managers and programme directors to develop design concepts
  • May have responsibility across complex services
  • Will help set direction and embed good practice within teams
  • Will make important decisions based on research and understand how this research impacts other

Requirements
  • This role requires you to work in the office for 2 days per week as the project is currently in the discovery stage
  • GDS experience essential
  • Agile working. You can identify and compare the best processes or delivery methods to use, including measuring and evaluating outcomes. You know how to help the team to decide the best approach. You can help teams to manage and visualise outcomes, prioritise work and work to agreed minimum viable product (MVP), print and scope. (Relevant skill level: practitioner)
  • Communication skills. You can listen to the needs of technical and business stakeholders, and interpret them in a way that is clear for both audiences. You know how to manage stakeholder expectations. You can be flexible and you are capable of proactive and reactive communication. You know how to facilitate difficult discussions within the team or with diverse senior stakeholders. (Relevant skill level: practitioner)
  • Community collaboration. You know how to work collaboratively within a group, actively networking with others and varying feedback for the appropriate time to ensure the discussion sticks. You can use your initiative to identify problems or issues in the team dynamic and rectify them. You can pull out issues through agile health-checks with the team to provoke the right responses. (Relevant skill level: practitioner)
  • Digital perspective. You have the ability to apply a digital understanding to your work. You can identify and implement solutions for assisted digital. (Relevant skill level: practitioner)
  • Evidence- and context-based design. You know how to design systems for use across multiple services and can identify the simplest approach out of a variety of approaches. (Relevant skill level: expert)
  • Experience of working within constraints. You can identify constraints and can communicate about these and work within them. You know how to challenge the validity of constraints. You can ensure standards are being met. (Relevant skill level: working)
  • Facilitating decisions and risks. You can work with higher impact or more complex risks. You know how to build consensus between services or independent stakeholders. You can lead others to make good design decisions. You know how to apply different risk methodologies in proportion to the risk in question. (Relevant skill level: practitioner)
  • Leadership and guidance. You can make decisions characterised by medium levels of risk and complexity and recommend decisions as risk and complexity increase. You can build consensus between services or independent stakeholders. You can identify problems or issues in the team dynamic and rectify them. You engage in varying types of feedback choosing the right type at the appropriate time and ensuring the discussion and decision sticks. You can bring people together to form a motivated team and help create the right environment for a team to work in. You know how to facilitate the best team make-up depending on the situation. (Relevant skill level: practitioner)
  • Prototyping in code. You can create static HTML and CSS prototypes. You know how to code for different screen sizes. You can version and host a prototype. (Relevant skill level: practitioner)
  • Prototyping. You are experienced in using a variety of methods of prototyping. You know how to share best practice and can coach others. You can look at strategic service design end to end. (Relevant skill level: expert)
  • Strategic thinking. You can lead the design and implementation of strategy, directing the evaluation of strategies and policies to ensure business requirements are being met. (Relevant skill level: expert)
  • User focus. You know how to give direction on which tools or methods to use. You are experienced in meeting the needs of users across a variety of channels. You can bring insight and expertise in how user needs have changed over time to ensure these are met by the business. You know how to apply strategic thinking in how to provide the best service for the end user. (Relevant skill level: expert)

Benefits

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Daily rate: £475 - £500

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