Dartington Service Design Lab Service Design Specialist

Dartington Social Research Unit

Location: Remotely (anywhere in UK) or in the Dartington area, Devon.

Hours of work: 35 hours per week; FTC (part time may be considered)

Accountable to: Deputy Lab Director

The Dartington Service Design Lab (www.dartington.org.uk) – an internationally respected research charity dedicated to improving child outcomes – is seeking to hire two Service Design Specialists to join our team.

One of these roles will be a split role part working closely with Generation Change (www.generationchange.org.uk) on an exciting 3-year project to advance learning and best practice in youth social action.

The Lab is pioneering ways to reform and improve crucial services by blending user-centred and science-based design approaches. You will be taking a lead on some of our most high-profile and exciting projects, and working with great partners. As well as being a motivated and experienced project manager, you will also be well-qualified to Masters or PhD level in a relevant social science. Key responsibilities include:

  • Leading, innovating and refining methods of Rapid Cycle Adaptation and Testing projects;
  • Forging and maintaining positive relationships with clients;
  • Taking a lead role in creatively disseminating outputs and learning from the work.

You will be working flexibly and remotely from either your home, co-working spaces or from our base in Devon, with plenty of face to face, as well as digitally connected support from the Lab’s expert team. We are looking for an energetic self-starter with outstanding communication skills, and a passion for improving outcomes, who is capable of quickly learning new competencies and adapting to different ways of working.

A full job description, person specification and an application form is available on request to recruiting@dartington.org.uk.  

Applications close at 5pm, Monday 15th Jan 18; Shortlisting will take place in the week commencing 15th Jan 18; Interviews 29th, 30th and 31st Jan 18 tbc

We are committed to safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed.  The post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service disclosure.

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