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Senior Content Designer

We’re a digital service design consultancy who work closely with our clients to create digital products and services that work for everyone.

People are at the centre of everything we do. We support and grow the people we work with and come together as a community to solve problems.

We take a common sense approach to getting things done. We do not abide by dogma. We get things wrong and that’s ok. We learn from it and adapt. We stay curious and never stop learning.

About the role

Do you enjoy working collaboratively within multidisciplinary teams? Do you have great consultancy skills, caring about your client’s needs and motivations? Do you love creating high-quality, user-focused content?

We are looking for a Senior Content Designer to join the team on a permanent basis, so keep reading.

What you will do:

  • Create and iterate content for end-to-end services, taking complex language and processes and making them easy to understand and use
  • Advise and support content design colleagues and other members of Agile teams
  • Use insights from user research and metrics to shape content strategy, and explain your content design decisions clearly
  • Be an expert in Agile delivery, identifying the best Agile processes for projects and measuring the success of outcomes
  • Work with other designers to create and iterate prototypes
  • Build long-term, strategic relationships with stakeholders
  • Run workshops with your team and stakeholders
  • Advocate for user-centred design, and content design in particular
  • Work with the hippo design community to share best practice to ensure high standards, including attending content crits and writing blog posts

Skills and experience that you need

You will need:

  • Have exemplary content design skills
  • Have expertise in creating content based on evidenced user needs
  • Be experienced in championing user centred design principles and practices
  • Enjoy working collaboratively with your team and experts
  • Be comfortable working in rapid sprint cycles
  • Be a stronger presenter and happy to sell the benefits of content design to people who aren’t familiar with the discipline
  • Have a positive “can do” attitude
  • Have great consultancy skills, caring about your client’s needs and motivations
  • Enjoy sharing your skills and experience with your client to enable them to continue to iterate and improve content after you leave
  • Experience of working in an Agile workplace
  • Experience of creating and iterating prototypes

It would be great if you also:

  • Have experience of working in other Agile roles, for example user research or product ownership
  • Enjoy taking part in winning new business

* As a consultancy, we work with clients based all over the country, so all applicants should be comfortable travelling further than the advertised location.

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First Floor
Aireside House
24-26 Aire Street
Leeds
LS1 4HT

info@hippodigital.co.uk
0113 344 8660
https://hippodigital.co.uk/

Job Vitals

Type: Full Time

Reference Number: 92967

Requirements for this post: Strong IAM design and implementation experience, using the ForgeRock IAM platform (AM, IDM, DS, IG). : Strong development skills in Java/J2EE web development : Experience of working with Application Servers, Databases and Directories and underpinning protocols such as HTTP, SSL/TLS, IPv4, XML, LDAP : Solid understanding of SAML, OAuth, OpenID Connect : Experience with other IAM Vendors such as Okta, Sailpoint, Saviynt, Ping is a bonus : Ideally from a consulting or professional services background.

Type: Full Time
Categories: Design

Essential: Experience of delivering complex digital projects : Knowledge and experience of Agile project management and working practices (SCRUM/Lean/DSDM/APMG) : To be comfortable leading teams of various configurations and sizes, from a fully resourced Hippo team to running hybrid Hippo/client teams : Knowledge and experience of collaboration and project management tools : Understand user centred design principles and practices.

Type: Full Time
Categories: Design

REQUIRED: Experience leading the end-to-end design of new services or leading the improvement of current services that are under performing : Experience of working within the parameters of a broad direction but generally your work is self-initiated : Experience working with service/product owners and senior stakeholders and able to be pragmatic about the organisation’s needs : You are confident presenting your work to senior stakeholders and are able to demonstrate how evidence has been used to support the design decisions : You can manage relationships effectively, building long-term, strategic partnerships that involve regular and clear communication You have advanced experience with Agile, GDS standards and service principles.

Type: Full Time
Categories: Design

Essentials: Experience working with security technologies such as SIEM, IDS/IPS, and Endpoint protection, ideally within a network security, or a security operations environment : Broad knowledge of Security tools, programmes and methodologies : Experience deploying, integrating and supporting critical solutions in a complex environment : Ability to profile and interpret security event logs, network traffic, system logs, and application logs and to identify developing patterns and trends : An understanding of the correlation of events which are symptomatic of known types of attack such as DDoS, Insider Threat and Phishing.

Type: Full Time
Categories: Design

You will need to be comfortable with travelling. Other requirements: Experience of working with managers as required to devise appropriate research strategies to generate focused insights and to convert concepts into high quality stimulus material : Experience of using different methods to achieve insights (both qualitative and quantitative) for example sampling, questionnaire design and analysis, interviews, ethnographic observations, facilitating workshops, focus groups and other types of group discussion, and managing stakeholder engagement sessions : To understand user centred design principles and practices Be able to understand the strategic objectives of the organisation and how the insights will help them : To be comfortable having your findings challenged by stakeholders and the ability to clearly explain the insights.

Type: Full Time
Categories: Design

Some of the essential requirements: A growth mindset - you approach every as a school day, no matter how experienced you are. Strong ability to recognise and predict use-cases and user interaction, including happy path, edge and corner cases, and incorporate them into designs. The knowledge and desire to investigate, innovate and develop emerging design, UX and technology trends. Experience in rapid prototyping tools, for example Sketch / Figma / Adobe XD. Excellent understanding of user-experience design for mobile and the web, technology trends, demonstrable design skills, and ability to show relevant work.

Type: Full Time
Categories: Design