Also known as: UX Designer; UI Designer; User Experience Architect; User Experience Consultant.

The role in brief:

We are looking for a dynamic UI/UX Designer who will be responsible for the user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) design of our various websites and applications. You will ensure that all elements of the online user experience are optimised for improved usability, usefulness, and exceptional visual design.

The successful candidate will evidence a passion for delivering adaptive and creative solutions to UI/UX design problems by staying up to date with best practices and emerging trends in user experience design and user interface technology.

Working with:

  • Internal: Digital Project Manager; Content teams; Developers; Designers
  • External: Client Marketing team; Members of the public, via research.
  • User Experience Designers will usually report into someone more senior within the technical team or to the Head of Digital/Design. Those in more senior roles themselves may also have management responsibility for more junior User Experience Designers.

Responsible for:

  • Advocating positive User Experience amongst the wider team.
  • Working with clients to define objectives for website and application designs.
  • Translating business requirements into positive user experiences and behaviours.
  • Analysing websites and applications for content structure and functionality.
  • Conducting research to understand users’ experience with websites or applications and developing insights that support improvements.
  • Producing wireframes, visual and graphic designs, prototypes, interactive designs, user flows and personas for testing and presenting to clients.
  • Refining designs, spotting new opportunities and suggesting changes before further development/implementation.
  • Supporting designers and developers in creating the final site or application in line with the desired user experience, ensuring the UX principles are adhered to throughout the project.
  • Adhering to style standards on typography and graphic design.
  • Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of technological developments and awareness of client competitors’ activity.

Those who succeed are:

  • Fascinated with how people interact with various forms of digital technology.
  • Logical and analytical thinkers that enjoy problems solving.
  • Inquisitive, with an experimental approach to using technology.
  • Personable, and able to work effectively with a variety of different people.
  • Highly competent with Adobe Creative Cloud applications and wireframe/design software such as Adobe XD or preferably Figma.
  • A working knowledge of programming languages for building websites, HTML, CSS would be helpful, but not necessary.
  • Good knowledge of user testing and agile working methods.
  • Able to conduct consumer research using a variety of methods, including direct observation of users interacting with websites and applications.
  • Strong communicators, able to present technical and design solutions to non-specialist audiences.
  • And a pleasure to work with.

The Union seeks to employ the best talent in the market; regardless of gender, orientation, class, culture or ethnicity. If you can do the job better than everyone else, you’re hired. Only by attracting the very best people can we continue to produce the very best work.

To apply, please send your CV and a covering statement on “What makes a great UX/UI Designer?” (250 words max) to jobs@union.co.uk with ‘UX/UI Designer’ in the subject line.