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Senior Interaction Designer

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Recruiter: Department for International Trade
Listed on: 10th June
Location: London (may require occasional travel to other DIT Offices)
Salary/Rate: £34,425 - £44,050
Salary Notes: Plus up to £3K allowance depending on location and experience
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

We create digital services, data tools and technology for businesses to prosper around the world. Have a look at our video!

Our Digital, Data and Technology team develops and operates tools, services, and platforms such as that enable the UK government to provide world'leading support to businesses in the UK and overseas.

You'll get to constantly push boundaries in an environment free of heavy legacy, driven by curiosity, social purpose, diversity of thought, entrepreneurship and the aspiration to offer an incredible experience to all our users. Find out more on our blog, Digital Trade.

Job Description

Let us tell you a little bit about the role...

Senior Interaction Designers are key figures in our digital product teams. DIT's success in international trade depends on our understanding of exporters and investors and building services that meet their needs. 

We are looking for Senior Interaction Designers to join our growing profession, so that we are able to deepen our user insight and become stronger advocates for people who need and use DIT's services. 


What we're looking for from you...

  • You are a confident and competent designer who,is able todevelop designs based on evidence of user needs and organisational outcomes.
  • You can be trusted to make good decisions. You can recognise when to ask for further guidance and support.
  • You know how to contribute to the development of design concepts
  • Successful candidates will have experience of interpret evidence-based research and incorporate this into your work.

 You will be an experienced Senior Interaction Designer who can:


  • Create user-centred design patterns.
  • Understand user needs and how to design services that meet them.
  • Create and iterate prototypes to test and communicate ideas.  
  • Work with senior designers, user researchers and front-end developers to turn concepts into user-centred design and explain design decisions and how they were impacted by user research.
  • Welcome the constructive criticism of your work and be able to constructively review the work of others. 
  • Ensure that design work is consistent, both internally and with the rest of GOV.UK. 
  • Contribute to the wider community of designers in the department and government. 
  • Support and mentor less experienced colleagues in your profession.

Essential Skills and Experience:

You'll have demonstrable skills and experience of:

  • Championing user research and making decisions that meet user needs. 
  • Using?variety?methods of prototyping. 
  • Interpreting the needs of technical and business stakeholders and managing their expectations. 
  • Generating multiple solutions to a problem and testing them.

 Desirable Skills and Experience:

This isn't necessary but would be ideal if you:

  • You have experience of working in agile, including an awareness of agile tools and how to use them.
  • You can contribute to the work of others and have the ability to motivate teams. 

How to Apply

Click APPLY NOW for detailed information and guidance on how we sift and interview applications at Department for International Trade, to help you ace your Civil Service interview.

The Department for International Trade embraces and values diversity in all forms. We welcome and pride ourselves on the positive impact diversity has on the work we do, and we promote equality of opportunity throughout the organisation. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria. Click through to apply and find out more.

Technical Skills

. We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • Agile working
  • Communication skills
  • Community collaboration
  • DDaT standards outside your discipline
  • Digital perspective
  • Evidence and context-based design
  • Experience of working within constraints
  • Facilitating decisions and risks
  • Leadership and guidance
  • Prototyping
  • Strategic thinking
  • User focus

Further Information

Find out about our benefits, application process and practical details like our office locations on the things you need to know page. Remember to check out our blog, Digital Trade.

Closing Date for Apps: 01/07/2022 at 12pm

Contact Name: Department for International Trade
Reference: TJ/9705/odAZjfwP
Job ID: 3101542

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