Senior User Experience Designer - 12 Months FTC


  • Reading  
    Berkshire, United Kingdom
    perm, freelance, temp to perm, part time  
  • Company
    Virgin Media  
    Start date
    12 Months FTC  
  • Closing date
    2 May 2023  
    Posted on
    2 March 2023  

The Senior User Experience Designer is responsible for delivering brilliant end-to-end user experiences that makes Virgin Media O2 famous for being easy to do business with.

In this role you will work alongside web designers, developers, product owners, and content-editorial teams to resolve user experience across multiple platforms and devices. You will be responsible for the delivery of user experiences across the Virgin Media O2 website and governance of it.

As part of the Online, Stores, and Supply Chain team, reporting to the Head of Multichannel Creative and User Experience, the User Experience team is accountable for delivering user insight, information architecture, wireframe, prototypes, and user testing required for the Virgin Media O2 websites, e-commerce shop. The team is also responsible for managing external agencies and overseeing any externally built sites for governance and consistency to ensure digital and brand standards are driven across the Virgin Media O2 digital channels.

Key responsibilities:

  • Conduct user testing, from paper-based prototyping to full lab-based studies, sometimes using 3rd party vendors, in order to iterate and optimise the user experience
  • Assist in defining the information architecture for the website, across all platforms
  • Work with the marketing & new business teams to integrate new and existing products and services into easy-to-use and joined-up user experiences
  • Work with data and insight teams to utilise both qualitative and quantitative data to generate practical insight, delivering prototypes and lightweight user testing as appropriate
  • Contribute to delivering a step change in customer satisfaction ratings through simple & innovative customer experience design & support the delivery of sales & service critical metrics
  • Translating business requirements into the "art of the possible" through wireframes, process flows, and prototypes
  • Work closely with the technology & delivery teams to support the delivery process, resolving UX challenges as necessary

The must-haves:

  • Experience in optimising and improving the digital experience by demonstrating customer insights across all touchpoints, embedding a culture of testing, learning, and improving
  • Experience in working with change teams to support the extraction of business requirements into user stories, writing supporting process flows and wireframes in collaboration with the Creative Design team
  •  Solve interaction design problems using analytical, usability testing, and internal and external research
  • A background in working with key stakeholders and editorial teams
  • Have a track record of working in Agile and Waterfall environments, working to deadlines, and prioritising multiple tasks effectively

What's in it for you?

We know that benefits mean so much more than the 'stuff' we can give you, so we offer a wide range of support, rewards, and tools - all focused on helping you to prioritise what really matters.

All work and no play just isn't our style! We're already planning our future ways of working, for when life becomes a little more normal again. We're constantly evolving our approach to enable you to find a great work-life balance

If you go on to be successful in your application, some of the many benefits include:

  • 25 days' annual leave, plus UK bank holidays
  • A defined contribution pension scheme, run by Fidelity, matched up to 10%.
  • Access to well-being benefits such as the Unmind App, personal medical cover (which you can opt to upgrade to cover loved ones), and critical illness cover.
  • Your birthday off every year, to treat yourself.
  • The option to buy and sell up to 5 days' leave, to suit your personal needs.

Next Steps:

When you apply, you'll be asked about any adjustments you might need to support the recruitment process. Let us know, and we'll be sure to discuss it with you.

Thanks for your patience in the meantime and for showing an interest in joining the Virgin Media family.

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