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Senior Interaction Designer

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Job summary

£37,418 - £45,241

This post attracts a £4,000 DDaT pay supplement after a 9 month DDaT Competency qualifying period. Pay supplements are temporary payments designed to

Glasgow and Edinburgh
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
10 September 2019 at midnight
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for 5 Senior Interaction Designers within the SSD: Programme Management and Delivery based in Glasgow or Edinburgh. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.

DDaT Pay Supplement
This post attracts a £4,000 DDaT pay supplement after a 9 month DDaT Competency qualifying period. Pay supplements are temporary payments designed to address recruitment and retention issues caused by market pressures and are subject to regular review.

The Smith Commission proposed the devolution of significant welfare powers to the Scottish Parliament. Many of these powers are set out in the new Scotland Act. Once fully enacted, social security benefits in excess of £2.7bn will be transferred from the UK Parliament, including powers to create Scottish benefits for those of working age. This will allow the Scottish Government to establish many elements of a Scottish social security system.

This vacancy sits within the Programme Management & Delivery Division Interaction Design team who work with our delivery teams to ensure the end users can interact with our services designed to make processes more accessible for them.

Qualifications Required
For jobs in Band B & C you must hold a minimum of 3 Highers or equivalent.

Other qualifications equivalent to these may also be acceptable, if you are in any doubt please contact to discuss.

Please note: If you fail to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications as stated above, your application will be automatically sifted out.

Essential Criteria
1. Experience of selecting and using appropriate design tools and methods to collaboratively explore service opportunities and problems, and reduce unnecessary complexity.
2. Experience of translating user needs into inclusive design concepts and prototypes.
3. Ability to communicate design solutions effectively and influence key stakeholders of different design directions.
4. Knowledge of other user centred design practices and experience of collaborating with them for service delivery.

Further Information
For further information on this vacancy please download and review the “Person Specification and Further Information for Job Applicants” which you will find below. To apply, please submit a CV outlining your relevant skills and experience for the role (no more than 2 sides of A4) and a personal statement (of no more than 750 words). When considering how your experience relates to the role, please tailor your CV and personal statement to reflect the role and the essential skills/criteria as described in the job description/person specification. Your CV and personal statement must be one document. To learn more about this opportunity, please email socialsecurityprogramme_resourcing@gov.scot

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact the Recruitment Team on 0131 244 7397 or email recruitment@gov.scot 


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