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Principal Technology Advisor - UX Designer

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Recruiter: ICO
Listed on: 26th May
Location: Wilmslow, Edinburgh, Belfast, Cardiff, London
Salary/Rate: £49,549 - £63,200
Type: Contract
Start Date: ASAP

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Location: Flexible, the role will be contracted to one of our five offices. Our priority is to enable all our people to work productively and effectively from any location. Through hybrid working we offer great home and office-based working opportunities and more general flexibility over where you work to be productive. There will be times when you will be expected to attend the office to collaborate with colleagues or travel due to business need. 

The salary range for this role is £49,549(CB0) - £63,200(CB4) pa, with potential for further progression.

Fixed term - for a period of 12 months (until at least 30 June 2023)

About us

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is the UK's independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals. It is our goal to increase the public's trust and confidence in how their data is used and made available. By staying up to date with evolving technology, we're able to enforce the laws that we've helped shape whilst also providing an excellent public service.

About the role

We are looking for UX designers, service designers and product specialists, with a background in designing digital experiences, to join our growing designer community at the ICO and work on innovative and creatively challenging projects that have a positive social impact. You will be working within the Technology Department, the ICO's centre of technical and tech policy expertise. Its work is high-impact, complex, and at the frontier of emerging technology such as Artificial Intelligence or immersive environments.

Part time applicants are welcome to apply and will be considered. Please state the working pattern you require when submitting your application.

About you

If you have experience of creating intuitive, user-friendly digital experiences and interfaces, collaborating with designers and developers, or you have expertise in the research or design and the behavioural or psychological impact of service design, and you are passionate about helping to design online services that protect people's privacy, then we would like to hear from you.

Our ideal candidate will have: 

  • 2 years' post higher degree experience in areas relating to the job role
  • Up to date expert knowledge of current trends and practices
  • Excellent standards of literacy and written communication skills
  • Extensive knowledge of UX, HCI product design, principles and practices

Why work for the Information Commissioner's Office? 

  • Pay progression scheme
  • Hybrid working, with the option of flexible working or compressed working hours
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Flexi leave scheme 
  • The Civil Service Pension Scheme - we contribute around 26.6% of your salary every month
  • Through our Health Cash Plan, you can claim money back on everyday healthcare

The ICO is committed to promoting and enhancing equality, diversity and inclusion. We are focused on developing a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve and together we are building an inclusive workplace where all of our colleagues have the opportunity to make a real difference.

Closing Date

Please submit your anonymised CV, anonymised covering letter and examples of project work showing your relevant skills and experience.

Your covering letter should explain how you meet the criteria detailed in the ‘About you' section of the advert, and also outlining other relevant skills and experience which address the below criteria:

  • 2 years' post higher degree experience in areas relating to the job role
  • Up to date expert knowledge of current trends and practices
  • Excellent standards of literacy and written communication skills
  • Extensive knowledge of UX, HCI product design, principles and practices

Please submit this by 23:59 on Tuesday 14 June 2022.

Please note the CV, covering letter and examples of project work need to be saved and uploaded as one document (up to a maximum of 5 pages), as our applicant tracking system will not accept multiple files. Please complete the Equal Opportunities part only of our application form.

As part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion, the ICO operates blind sifting, and we ask all applicants to remove any identifying information from their CV, covering letter and their examples of project work before submitting their application.