The Children’s Society

User Experience Designer

Apply by Sunday 1 October

35 hours per week
£38,390 per annum if based outside of London or £41,189 per annum if based in London
Flexible location

The Children’s Society has been helping children and young people in this country for over 140 years. We run local services that support children when they are at their most vulnerable and in desperate need of help. We’re there for children, every step of the way.

This role sits within our social impact domain which works to lead a relational movement-building approach – engaging audiences, partners and stakeholders to deliver on our ambitious 2030 goal. The role also works closely with our youth impact colleagues who support delivery of exciting, sector leading, well-designed policy and direct service impacts for young people. Your role will be to create and develop user-led, intuitive and seamless online experiences that have a positive impact on the lives of young people.

We are currently looking for a passionate digital advocate to join our dynamic team, to play a key role in delivering our ambitious digital projects and take responsibility for creating and delivering excellent online experiences.

An excellent UX designer or product designer, with a proven track record, you’ll have significant responsibility and plenty of opportunity to input your ideas. In this pivotal role you will determine the direction of a range of digital products by aligning user needs with business and technology requirements. We will look to you to take the lead for creating and delivering high quality digital experiences and interactions for a range of online products and services, and to work with internal and external stakeholders to research, co-create, test, deliver and improve them.

In order to be successful in this role, you must have:

a strong methodology for applying UX principles and design in practice, using appropriate tools and software, with significant focus on accessibility and inclusion
an understanding of external audiences and trends, with skills and knowledge to create intuitive user experience, based on research, testing and co-design approaches
an evidence and results-driven approach, with an ability to analyse data to ensure measurable impact of design solutions
assertiveness, creativity, collaborative working and self-motivation as key skills in your armoury to ensure our digital offering is of the highest quality, and to deliver the best results possible.

The Children’s Society runs over 100 local services that help thousands of young people who desperately need our support, and we campaign to get laws and policies changed to make children’s lives happier and safer.

Every day we’re changing the lives of children in this country for the better – and with your help, tomorrow we can be there for even more.

The Children’s Society is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practices across our services.

Therefore, candidates applying for work in our CYP Directorate will be required to complete an “Employment history_template” document prior to interview. The fully completed document should be loaded by the candidate at the point of uploading your CV.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 8th of October 2023.

Interviews will be held on the week commencing 16th of October.