Head of UX

Recruiter
Betting Appointments
Location
London
Salary
£120k pa
Posted
09 Feb 2017
Closes
09 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Head of UX

Location: London

Salary: Around the £120k mark (bonus on top)

About the role

My client are recruiting for a Head of User Experience who can lead their UX efforts through a massive transition from being brand specific to being partially centralised - creating a flexible, local yet efficient UX process across the group. They believe the UX discipline is central for creating the best gambling experience - and that the customer is part of the team.

What will you be doing?

* Leading a team of talented UX researchers, designers and architects; inspiring them and growing their capabilities to bring leading edge user centric design thinking to the Group.
* Adapting and coaching the team through a time of change, ensuring the team's role in the organisation and the responsibilities towards other teams are clarified and optimised.
* Direct line management of central UX team - potentially also indirect supervision of decentralised resources.
* Developing our UX proposition to make our consumer brands excel in the gambling industry and beyond.
* Champion our customers; understand their drivers and motivations and always defend the user's perspective.
* Responsible for the team's work, ensuring consistency and high quality output.
* Working closely with the Heads of departments across Commercial, Tech and Project Management to collaborate and manage the delivery of work.
* Contributing to leading the Group towards delivering strategic targets, and partaking in realising the transformations outlined in the strategy.

How will you be measured?

* The role is measured on throughput, quality and precision related to the functional area. But as this is a senior management role, it is also measured on the contribution to group-wide transformations, as well as reduction in customer pain points and the improvements in feature time to market.
* Any successful candidate will be willing and able to carry responsibilities beyond his or her immediate control, and contribute to leading the group.

What have you done?

* A proven track record in delivering well thought out, insight driven, multi-channel UX strategies and solutions - either client or agency-side.
* Experience across all areas of UX: research, insights, strategy, experience architecture, IA, interface design, multiple device formats, optimisation and testing.
* The ability to work at a strategic conceptual level but equally comfortable in the detailed definition of a well thought out experience.
* Passionate about 'the user' and delivering excellent digital experiences.
* Change management.
* Ideally experience creating one broad UX vision that is applied and adjusted to suit multiple consumer brands.
* Strong leadership and communication skills.
* Ability to lead a team with very differing skill sets and experience levels across 3+ locations.
* Collaborative approach - ideally with experience from large, complex organisations.
* Proven ability to lead and structure processes and methodologies to best suit an organisation in constant development.
* Ability to build strategic relationships with senior stakeholders across the business and partner stakeholders across the Group.
* University education (ideally to bachelor level in a relevant discipline).

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