User Researcher


  • Bristol (Harbourside)  
  • Company
    Hargreaves Lansdown  
    Start date
  • Closing date
    23 January 2022  
    Posted on
    23 November 2021  

Our mission is to 'help people save and invest with confidence'. We are looking for great people to join us, so please come and invest in YOUR future at HL.

Our user-centred design team is growing. We’re looking for experienced user researchers who can help us foster a company-wide empathetic understanding of our clients.

As a user researcher you’ll work in digital product teams to learn how and why people save and invest, and to explore the opportunities this presents. You’ll work closely with product owners, UX designers, content designers, developers, and others to bring our clients into the design process. You’ll plan, design, and conduct a range of user experience research activities to help your team gain the confidence they need to make evidence-based decisions.

At Hargreaves Lansdown we’re committed to putting our clients at the heart of everything we do. User research is key in helping us achieve this goal.


  • help colleagues define and articulate research goals and user-centric measures of success

  • plan, design, and conduct research with users to provide robust evidence for making decisions

  • support product owners and other colleagues in turning research findings into actions

  • actively encourage a culture of team involvement in user research

  • champion users and their needs within the team and across the business

  • work with the lead user researcher and the rest of the user research team to promote and shape user research at HL


  • are confident and experienced using a range of qualitative user experience research methods to reveal actionable insight

  • have substantial experience working as part of a multi-disciplinary digital product team

  • have substantial experience owning the usability testing process, from participant recruitment and session facilitation to analysing, documenting, and communicating the resulting insight

  • adopt a rigorous approach to research, underpinned by a solid understanding of the relevant underlying psychological principles

  • are a principled but pragmatic practitioner - you know what ‘good’ looks like but you also know that ‘perfect’ can be the enemy of ‘done’

  • are an open, confident, and considered communicator and collaborator

  • employ excellent analytical, and critical thinking skills in your work 

  • have a natural curiosity about people and their behaviour

  • have a degree in psychology, human-computer interaction or a related field (desirable but not essential)

Why Hargreaves Lansdown:
Here at Hargreaves Lansdown, we’re the UK’s number 1 investment platform for private investors, based in Bristol. For more than 40 years we’ve helped investors save time, tax and money on their investments.

To achieve our mission, we believe we have a workplace like no other, with constant learning, dynamic teams and a great ethos. We're steered by core values that promote service, quality, innovation, and opportunity in everything we do.


  • Performance-related annual bonus scheme
  • 25* days holiday, plus 8 bank holidays, plus 1 day additional Christmas closure time
  • Option to purchase up to an additional 5 days holiday each year
  • Pension scheme - up to 19% contribution
  • Flexible working options available
  • Enhanced parental leave benefits
  • Variety of travel to work schemes, including season ticket loans and cycle to work
  • Bike storage and shower facilities
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Annual events, activities and sports groups
  • Smart casual dress policy and dress down Fridays

We know that sometimes the 'perfect candidate' doesn't exist, and that people can be put off applying for a job if they don't tick every box. If you're excited about working for us, and have most of the skills or experience we're looking for, please go ahead and apply. You could be just what we need!

Hargreaves Lansdown is an inclusive employer that values diversity in its workforce. We encourage applications from all individuals without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.

This role may also be available on a flexible working or part time basis – please ask the Talent Acquisition team for more information.

Please note, we are unable to provide employment sponsorship to candidates.