Interaction Designer - UX/UI

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  • London, Cardiff, Darlington, Edinburgh and Belfast  
    34,425 - 44,050 (London: 38,600 - 44,050 / National: £34,
  • Company
    Department for International Trade  
    Start date
  • Closing date
    21 January 2022  
    Posted on
    16 December 2021  

About DIT DDaT:

Join a team at the heart of the global economy!

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.

Let us tell you a little bit about the role…

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 Interaction Designer 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.

As an Interaction Designer, you will be …

We are looking for Interaction Designers to join our product teams and help us create high quality experiences for our users.

You are a confident and competent designer who is able to develop designs based on evidence of user needs and organizational 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.


What we’re looking for from you…

You will be an experienced 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:

  • 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.

Appointments may be made to candidates in merit order based on location preferences.

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 organization. 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.   

Candidates who pass the bar at interview but are not the highest scoring will be held on a 12-month reserve list for future appointments. Candidates who are judged to be a near miss at interview may be offered a post at the grade below the one advertised.