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UI Designer

University of Bristol - Strategic Communications & Marketing

Location: Bristol
Salary: £41,732 to £46,974 Grade J, per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 10th June 2024
Closes: 23rd June 2024
Job Ref: SUPP111296

The role

We’re looking for a brilliant an enthusiastic UI Designer to join our Digital Experience team here at the University of Bristol. You’ll take the lead on user interface design across our website and associated applications, managing and maintaining our UI component library and digital design system.

Are you passionate about creating seamless digital experiences? Join us at the University of Bristol, where you can play a pivotal role in enhancing our digital landscape.

As our UI Designer, you will lead the development of our digital capabilities, strategically shaping and refining the user experience for the University’s website and related applications. Your mission: to design intuitive, effective user interfaces that ensure an effortless digital journey for our users.

What will you be doing?

  • Utilise a user-centred approach to design, leveraging evidence to challenge assumptions, negotiate with product owners, and rationalise design decisions.
  • Foster a collaborative and transparent design process, sharing expertise and insights with the digital team to instil a user-centred design mentality across the University.
  • Take the lead in delivering outstanding digital solutions across a diverse range of exciting projects, such as enhancing the course discovery experience for prospective students and improving staff interactions with our intranet.
  • Drive continuous improvement and innovation in digital experiences, contributing to projects that directly impact the University community's daily interactions and overall satisfaction.

You should apply if

  • Strong understanding of user-centred design principles and methodologies, driving impactful digital experiences.
  • Proven track record in designing interfaces and experiences for diverse user journeys and user groups.
  • Expertise in facilitating workshops with senior stakeholders to prioritize user needs and navigate complex project requirements.
  • Proficient in analysing quantitative and qualitative data to create persuasive designs that meet user needs.
  • Collaborative approach, working closely with developers to ensure design feasibility and alignment with code constraints.
  • Demonstrated advocacy for user-centred design, effectively communicating its importance to diverse audiences.

For further information about the role and our requirements, please refer to the attached job description.

Additional information

Applicants are encouraged to include a link to their portfolio in their supporting statement.

Contract type: Open ended

Work pattern: Full time

School/Unit: Strategic Communications and Marketing 

This advert will close at 23:59 UK time on 23rd June 2024

For informal queries please contact John Bourne, john.bourne@bristol.ac.uk

Interviews are anticipated to take place on the week commencing the 1st July or 8th July 2024

Our strategy and mission

We recently launched our strategy to 2030 tying together our mission, vision and values.

The University of Bristol aims to be a place where everyone feels able to be themselves and do their best in an inclusive working environment where all colleagues can thrive and reach their full potential. We want to attract, develop, and retain individuals with different experiences, backgrounds and perspectives – particularly people of colour, LGBT+ and disabled people - because diversity of people and ideas remains integral to our excellence as a global civic institution.
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