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Lead Interaction Designer

Job summary

Salary
Salary from £47,504 to £59,229
DDAT Pay Supplement* £4,000 per annum pro rata
Location
Glasgow and Edinburgh
Hours
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
03 December 2019 at midnight
Reference
IRC78187Ea
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for a Lead Interaction Designer within the Social Security Programme Directorate 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 months 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 rewiew.
Overview
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. 

The Social Security Programme Directorate has been established to take forward the Scotland Act powers on devolved benefits.  This vacancy is in the Programme Management & Delivery Division and will be responsible for managing a team of Interaction Designers working alongside the Programme service delivery teams.

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 in a lead role in digital interaction or interface design and excellent understanding of the latest online trends, technology and developments.
2. Experience of translating user needs into inclusive design concepts and prototypes.
3. Ability to think, act and communicate strategically in such a way as to stimulate conversation and collaboration, influence and lead thinking as appropriate.
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 via this website before the closing date. CV and personal statement should be one document. 

In the event that one or more of the successful candidates are unable to take up the post or further posts are required, a reserve list of successful candidates will be kept for up to 9 months.

Additional Information
To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Social Security Resourcing who can be reached at 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 1579 or via recruitment@gov.scot.

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