Senior Interaction Designer

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GDS DDAT Expert Recruitment Team

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10th April


London, Cardiff, Darlington, Edinburgh, Belfast, Birmingham, Salford (may require occasional travel to other DBT Offices)

Salary Notes

£38,052 to £49,150 - London: £41,553 to £49,150 / National: £38,052 to £43,900 (including allowance)



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Senior Interaction Designer

Location: London, Cardiff, Darlington, Edinburgh, Belfast, Birmingham, Salford (may require occasional travel to other DBT Offices)

Salary: £38,052 to £49,150 - London: £41,553 to £49,150 / National: £38,052 to £43,900 (including allowance)

Job type: Permanent

Closing Date for Applications: Wednesday 17th April 12 noon  

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.



Your key tasks as a Senior Interaction Designer will involve:

  • Work with service managers and programme directors to develop design concepts 
  • Potentially have responsibility across complex services 
  • Help set direction and embed good practice within teams 
  • Make important decisions based on research and understand how this research impacts others 
  • Take complex information and processes, and make them simple to understand and use 
  • Ensure that accessibility and usability are built into designs from the outset, and meet web standards and GDS/GOV.UK design principles 
  • Be an active member of the DBT user centred design community. 


Essential Skills and Experience

You will need to have demonstrable skills and experience of:

  • Evidence and context-based design: design systems for use across multiple services and can identify the simplest of a variety of approaches 
  • User focus: you can demonstrate experience in meeting the needs of users across a variety of channels 
  • Prototyping: you can use a variety of prototyping methods, help to share best practice and coach others and look at strategic service design end to end 
  • Understanding constraints: You can identify, communicate and work within constraints; challenge the validity of constraints and ensure standards are being met 
  • Strategic thinking: experience of working within a strategic context and communicating how activities meet strategic goals 
  • Digital perspective: you can apply a digital understanding to your work and identify and implement solutions for assisted digital


Desirable Skills and Experience     

These are not necessary but would be ideal if you:    

  • Agile working: experience of agile tools, how to use them and can adapt and reflect to see outside of the process. 
  • Leadership and guidance: bring people together to form a motivated team and help create the right environment for a team to work in.


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The Department for Business and 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.



There will be a technical element within the interview where you will be asked questions about your specific professional skills and knowledge relating directly to the job role.    

We will assess you against these Technical Skills during this process:    

  • Evidence and context-based design 
  • Prototyping 
  • Strategic thinking 
  • User focus 
  • Community collaboration
  • Agile working 

Detailed explanations of each Technical Skill can be found on the DDaT Framework.

We will assess you against the following Behaviours:

  • Seeing the Bigger Picture
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Changing and Improving


Further Information

Find out about life at DBT, our benefits and meet the team by watching our recruitment video, visiting our website or reading our blog!

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