Starting salary: £60,913
Job Level: Level 6, Zone 1
Work Location: Hybrid - from home and up to three days per week at 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG
Hours per week: 36
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: Wednesday 5^th October 2022 at 23:59
Interviews to be held: Week Commencing 26^th October
Alternative flexible working options available / open to discussion
Anonymised Application – in keeping with Camden’s commitment to inclusion the recruitment to this role is anonymised and supports the objective of reducing the impact of unconscious bias.
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Camden is building somewhere everyone can thrive, by making our borough the best place to live, work, study and visit. Because we’re not just home to the UK’s fast-growing economy. We’re home to the most important conversations happening today. And we’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind. This is an exciting time to be joining Digital and Data Services at Camden, and this is the most senior design role within our newly formed Digital Products and Services team.
The Digital Design Lead will set the standard for product and content design at Camden alongside the user research that informs all our work. With a team of nine reporting into this role, this role will be hands-on and play a leading role in introducing design thinking to our work at Camden, leading the development and roll out of our design system, and addressing the diverse needs of the citizens of Camden.
You will undertake all duties with due regard to the provisions of health and safety regulations and legislation, Data Protection/GDPR, the Council’s Equal Opportunities and Customer Care policies.
You are a passionate digital design lead, with broad experience and great judgment on inclusive, accessible design processes and standards.
You will have extensive experience of managing designers and working with design systems alongside developers and thoroughly understanding the user needs that inform ongoing development of standards and templates.
You will be highly skilled at creating high fidelity prototypes and interactions to help service areas understand the possibilities of transformation using different prototyping methods for different needs to help services understand how to make prototypes turn into services.
You will have proven expertise in use of software packages and platforms including but not limited to Azure, Figma and Photoshop with demonstratable experience of building A/AA compliant products.
Alongside your leadership and mentoring skills, you will have great judgment and insight from your own practical design work which will have included products developed across platforms for diverse audiences.
Your work has been informed by thorough understanding of user needs, you have either led or worked closely with user researchers in past roles and you value their expertise in helping you understand the potential outcomes and impact of your team’s work. You will be able to communicate at all levels within an organisation as well as publicly to diverse audiences to explain design thinking and decisions, championing the team’s work and approaches.
This role is also subject to a DBS Enhanced Check.
For more information regarding this role please refer to the job profile.
To find out more about what it is like to work at Camden, meet some of our People by visiting 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/our-stories'.
Working for Camden
We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine our corporate services, and we’ll redefine what a career can be.
If that sounds good to you, we’d love to talk.
At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Visit 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/staff-benefits' to see full details of our benefits.
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Inclusion and Diversity
We want Camden Council to be a great place to work and to ensure that our citizens are represented in leadership roles and positions of power. A vital part of this is ensuring we are a truly inclusive organisation that encourages diversity in all respects, including diversity of thinking. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and those