Hello. We're looking for a User Experience Designer to join us!
You'd be joining the BBC User Experience & Design team , a group of around 200 people across the UK. We design the BBC's amazing digital experiences, from apps to websites, from BBC News to CBeebies. We also design the 'behind the scenes' tools, services and employee experience which help make these happen.
Working together with users and colleagues, you'll take a holistic, human-centred approach to help create a BBC that's truly fit for the Internet age.
Everyone's a different kind of specialist: we want as diverse a team as possible to reflect the diversity of our audience and their needs.
In a typical day, you can expect to:
Share design expertise and ideas with people from design, product, editorial and tech teams.
Collaborate with other members of UX&D to get to the heart of what our users need, creating sketches, concepts, user journeys, wireframes and prototypes.
Develop the visual and interaction elements of BBC user experiences across all screens, refining them towards a polished design, considering typography, iconography, layout, movement and brand identity along the way.
Conduct routine user research and work with specialist researchers on more complex research tasks.
Work with people across UX&D to make sure we're making the most of the BBC's Global Experience Language.
Prioritise your own workload.
Work with external agencies to learn new things, see new perspectives and create new ideas.
Do all this with a view to achieving a single, seamless experience on all screens across all BBC products.
Your first assignment will be in the Systems + Service Design team, the part of BBC UX&D who design the 'behind the scenes' tools, services and employee experience which help people across the BBC unleash their full creative potential. You'll work alongside a team of researchers, user experience architects, creative directors and wider stakeholders to give employees and partners the best possible experiences. This could mean working on enterprise-level finance and HR systems, production tools xthat let News journalists create and publish content online, or even exploring how all this comes together to make the BBC one of the very best places to work. Although this role has a specific first assignment, the whole team rotates regularly, so you'll have the opportunity to work in other areas and learn about a whole new part of the BBC.
Are you the right candidate?
We're looking for someone who can bring imagination and curiosity to help the BBC solve some of its biggest challenges to date. You will like collaborating with people from a variety of disciplines and using your creativity and design skills to generate great ideas and bring them to fruition. You're brilliant in front of stakeholders, building relationships, inspiring confidence and 'cutting through' to what really matters. You've worked alongside researchers and developers to create awesome experiences in complex environments, and are happy and capable running multiple projects at once.
Human-centred design approaches are a fundamental part of how we work. In this role you'll be applying them and supporting others to make sure the user's voice is clearly heard on projects and in decisions.
Your written, verbal communication, and presentation skills are excellent. You can 'sell in' a design and effectively communicate the reasoning behind your approach and solution, both verbally and in documentation
To apply, please download the full Job Description. The specifics of the role you're applying for are in the appendix. It's pretty dry, but it will tell you what competencies we'll assess you on during the application process.
Contract type: 12 Month FTC
We're happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application . There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.
Excellent career progression - the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
Unrivalled training and development opportunities - our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
Benefits - We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.
About the BBC
We don't focus simply on what we do - we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you've read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.
Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.
We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC - whether that's to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity.
We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.