Content Designer
Methods
Birmingham, England, GB
2d ago

Description

Methods is recruiting for a Content Designer to join our team on permanent basis.

Salary range will be £35,000 - £45,000.

Methods :

Since our establishment in 1990, Methods has partnered with a range of central government departments and agencies to transform the way the public sector operates in the UK.

Our mission is to improve and safeguard public-facing services. We apply digital thinking to ensure the future of our public services is centred around our citizens.

Our human touch sets us apart from other consultancies, system integrators and software houses - we have a customer-centric value system whereby we focus on delivering what is right for our clients.

We passionately support our clients in the success of their projects while working collaboratively to share skill sets and solve problems.

At Methods we have fun while working hard; we are not afraid of making mistakes and learning from them.

Requirements

The Content Designer will :

Essential

  • Experience of content design for the web, with proven ability to create usable and accessible content, which is accurate, timely, high quality and conforms to style.
  • Substantial experience of working in a multidisciplinary team in an agile development environment, and therefore at ease with rapidly changing deadlines, workloads and goals.
  • Able to produce digital content that is accurate, timely, relevant, easy to understand, search engine optimised and written to style.
  • Demonstrable knowledge and passion for user centered design practices for public facing and internal services and applications.
  • Able to understand user needs by analysing user research findings and analytics data. Confident in writing actionable content for transactional services to meet those needs.
  • Able to use analytical and problem-solving skills to help the team solve design problems and challenge assumptions.
  • Understand how a digital service should address the needs of all possible users so that no one is excluded, with particular reference to accessibility and assisted digital.
  • Exceptional skills in convincing people that user needs should guide how information is presented.
  • Confident in explaining decisions to stakeholders who don’t understand web usability or user centered design.
  • Experience of working on GOV.UK and other government services
  • Am I the right fit? We're looking for :

  • Resilience
  • Strong collaboration and team working
  • Good Communication skills
  • Genuine passion / commitment to improving public services
  • A determined and tenacious approach to work
  • A creative approach to problem solving
  • Good listening and comprehension
  • Great stakeholder management
  • Benefits

    Methods is passionate about its people; we want our colleagues to develop the things they are good at and enjoy.

    By joining us you can expect

  • Autonomy to develop and grow your skills and experience
  • Be part of exciting project work that is making a difference in society
  • Strong, inspiring and thought-provoking leadership
  • A supportive and collaborative environment
  • As well as this, we offer :

    Development access to LinkedIn Learning, a management development programme and training

    Wellness 24 / 7 Confidential employee assistance programme

    Social - office parties, pizza Friday and commitment to charitable causes

    Time off 25 days a year

    Pension Salary Exchange Scheme with 4% employer contribution and 5% employee contribution

    Discretionary Company Bonus based on company and individual performance

    Life Assurance of 4 times base salary

    Private Medical Insurance which is non-contributory (spouse and dependants included)

    Worldwide Travel Insurance which is non-contributory (spouse and dependants included)

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