Arbor Education is a socially-driven EdTech company on a mission to transform the way schools work, using smarter, hassle-free tools. Arbor’s Management Information System (MIS) is currently used by over 1,000 schools, helping staff save time whilst improving student outcomes. The company, whose Customer and Sales Office made its home in Leeds 4 years ago, recently decided to establish a new development and engineering function in the City, a decision which was an easy one considering the City's strategic location, its fast-paced environment and the large body of potential employees.
We’re looking for someone who wants to help the public sector and charities build and maintain user-centred websites, products, and services. You create and edit content with confidence, and use user research and/or evidence to create content that meets user needs. You are able to help organisations prioritise, maintain, and improve their content. You have worked in a multidisciplinary team or a content/communications team, and are able to balance your workload across several projects. You are confident creating and managing content in a content management system such as WordPress.
We're looking for someone with: a strong portfolio with relevant education, 3+ years industry experience working with varied ‘clients’, a solid working knowledge of the latest versions of interactive design software, e.g. Creative Suite, Sketch and Invision, knowledge of how to translate data / findings into design decisions, an eye for amazing UI and design, comfortable leading / playing an active role within project discovery sessions or Design Sprints and the ability to articulate and present creative ideas.
Requirements for this post: Exemplary content design skills : Expertise in creating content based on evidenced user needs : Experience 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.
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.
These are the qualities we are looking for: 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-initiate : 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
Some of the qualities we are looking for: You are an expert practitioner with broad industry experience. : You are an expert at designing services from end-to-end and leading the improvement of current services that are under performing : You have advanced knowledge of a wide range of disciplines and are able to promote their combined offer as multidisciplinary service design teams : You understand the main industries currently generating demands for service design and how that fits with developing Hippo's business strategy
Some of the skills and experience 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 : 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 : Experience of working in an Agile workplace : Experience of creating and iterating prototypes
You will have the following qualities: 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 and more.....
Experience and skills required: Strong online portfolio demonstrating experience in product design and versatility in your style and techniques A love for the craft of design and and obsession to deliver high quality output Demonstrate experience of working on live digital products (websites, applications) An appreciation and understanding of UX design methods Experience working within an agency environment preferably 3+ Strong conceptual design skills and an understanding of developing a visual language and design system. A base level understanding of HTML and CSS Ability to present work and clearly articulate decisions and rationale. Collaborative nature happy to work with others to produce leading creative work. Understanding of the principles of responsive design Proficient in Sketch, Adobe Suite, Invision, Keynote etc.
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