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Senior Service Designer

Williams Lea
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23 Feb 2021

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Senior Service Designer

Competitive salary plus company benefits

3 to 6 month FTC with possible extension

Norwich or London with remote working with travel to London

Do you have expert level experience of working with Government Digital Standards? If so then this is the job for you!

The Job:

Service designers design the end-to-end journey of a service. This helps a user complete their goal and government deliver a policy intent. In this role, your work may involve the creation of, or change to, transactions, products and content across both digital and offline channels provided by different parts of government.

As a Senior Service Designer you will be an experienced designer who works with minimal support and can influence and mentor others. At this level, you:
  • will work with service managers and programme directors to develop design concepts
  • may have responsibility across complex services
  • will help set direction and embed good practice within teams
  • will make important decisions based on research and understand how this research impacts others

The Experience:

Agile working

You can identify and compare the best processes or delivery methods to use, including measuring and evaluating outcomes. You know how to help the team to decide the best approach. You can help teams to manage and visualise outcomes, prioritise work and work to agreed minimum viable product (MVP), print and scope. (Relevant skill level: practitioner)

Communication skills

You can listen to the needs of technical and business stakeholders, and interpret them in a way that is clear for both audiences. You know how to manage stakeholder expectations. You can be flexible and you are capable of proactive and reactive communication. You know how to facilitate difficult discussions within the team or with diverse senior stakeholders. (Relevant skill level: practitioner)

Community collaboration

You know how to work collaboratively within a group, actively networking with others and varying feedback for the appropriate time to ensure the discussion sticks. You can use your initiative to identify problems or issues in the team dynamic and rectify them. You can pull out issues through agile health-checks with the team to provoke the right responses. (Relevant skill level: practitioner)

Digital perspective

You have the ability to apply a digital understanding to your work. You can identify and implement solutions for assisted digital. (Relevant skill level: practitioner)

Evidence- and context-based design

You know how to design systems for use across multiple services and can identify the simplest approach out of a variety of approaches. (Relevant skill level: expert)

Experience of working within constraints

You can identify constraints and can communicate about these and work within them. You know how to challenge the validity of constraints. You can ensure standards are being met. (Relevant skill level: working)

Facilitating decisions and risks

You can work with higher impact or more complex risks. You know how to build consensus between services or independent stakeholders. You can lead others to make good design decisions. You know how to apply different risk methodologies in proportion to the risk in question. (Relevant skill level: practitioner)

Leadership and guidance

You can make decisions characterised by medium levels of risk and complexity and recommend decisions as risk and complexity increase. You can build consensus between services or independent stakeholders. You can identify problems or issues in the team dynamic and rectify them. You engage in varying types of feedback choosing the right type at the appropriate time and ensuring the discussion and decision sticks. You can bring people together to form a motivated team and help create the right environment for a team to work in. You know how to facilitate the best team make-up depending on the situation. (Relevant skill level: practitioner)

Prototyping in code

You can create static HTML and CSS prototypes. You know how to code for different screen sizes. You can version and host a prototype. (Relevant skill level: practitioner)


You are experienced in using a variety of methods of prototyping. You know how to share best practice and can coach others. You can look at strategic service design end to end. (Relevant skill level: expert)

Strategic thinking

You can lead the design and implementation of strategy, directing the evaluation of strategies and policies to ensure business requirements are being met. (Relevant skill level: expert)

User focus

You know how to give direction on which tools or methods to use. You are experienced in meeting the needs of users across a variety of channels. You can bring insight and expertise in how user needs have changed over time to ensure these are met by the business. You know how to apply strategic thinking in how to provide the best service for the end user. (Relevant skill level: expert)

The Package:

In return the Senior Service Designer will receive a competitive salary and benefits which includes Private Medical Insurance, Life Insurance/Life Assurance, Company Pension, Corporate Eye Care, Personal Accident and Company Sick Pay. Additional benefits such as Dental Insurance, Childcare Vouchers, Gym Membership, Charity Donations, Employee Offers, Retail Vouchers and Season Ticket Loan are offered at a discount on a salary sacrifice basis. You will also have the opportunity to work for a global employer who is dedicated to offering each and every employee an enjoyable, challenging and rewarding career with future career development prospects.

Williams Lea positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

Please note: Due to the high volume of responses received for this role we will not be able to contact all applicants directly. If you have not heard from us in four weeks please consider your application unsuccessful.
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