Senior UX Designer

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A brilliant opportunity has arisen for a Senior UX/UI designer to join the RSPCA MArketing & Comms team to create and develop the digital visual identity of the company to provide a market-leading user experience that takes the RSPCA to the forefront of the charity sector.

Our new Together for Animal Welfare Strategy to 2030 focuses on the RSPCA’s role around a core set of activities and in some areas we’ll be working differently in response to the changing world in which we operate.  Our Digital Strategy is vital to our success. 

This role is fundamental to ensuring that digital design communicates the overall brand identity for the business and is consistent with digital creative produced by the in-house design team.

We are looking for someone to be the voice of the customer during the digital design process and who can use their experience, expertise and energy to bring the RSPCA brand to life.

What you’ll be doing: 

  • Designing of digital products and services with a focus on a user-centred UX/UI design

  • Delivering the design for digital experiences that support all RSPCA activities including rehoming, campaigns, advice and welfare, fundraising, education and brand awareness work.

  • Working collaboratively with internal clients and colleagues across the RSPCA to generate creative, highly usable digital solutions that are on-brand, current and support the digital strategy. 

  • Producing digital product and service concepts that can be used to pitch ideas to internal stakeholders.

  • Contributing to the future direction of digital design at the RSPCA, working closely with the in-house design team and sharing specialist user insights re digital interactions/interfaces etc.

  • Maintain, promote and develop digital design guidelines, best practices and standards Input into the RSPCA brand guidelines set by the Brand department.

  • Deliver interactive prototypes to test flows and functionality 

  • Presenting prototypes and designs to other teams, stakeholders, rationalizing decisions and gathering feedback 

  • Managing stakeholder relationships 

  • Working within existing brand guidelines within digital channels

  • Delivering well-structured design files and handover notes for development

You’ll have: 

  • An online portfolio demonstrating your experience that shows rationale behind your design decisions

  • 4+ years experience of digital design 

  • Solid understanding of UX processes,  UI design principles and accessibility standards  

  • HND/Degree level education or equivalent

  • Agency, or in-house industry experience in designing digital products and services

  • End to end experience from project inception through to launch of product or service

  • Sound working knowledge of GDPR

  • Experience of working within CRO programmes - A/B testing, hypothesis exploration & design iterations 

  • Expert knowledge of Adobe CC - we use Adobe XD for experience and design 

  • Excellent communications skills, written, verbal and graphical

What’s in it for you: 

You’ll have an opportunity to work for the largest animal welfare charity in England and Wales. 

We value and recognise our employees’ contribution and are proud to offer an extensive benefits package that includes:

35 hours standard working week, 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays increasing to 30 days with service; a generous pension scheme with associated life assurance and group income protection scheme; access to private healthcare scheme; support for professional development after qualifying period and access to our employee assistance programme.

Due to the pandemic, where possible all staff are working from home and will continue to do so until September. From September we will be trialling hybrid working for this role.  Hybrid workers will split their time between working from home and the Southwater location, with attendance in the office expected to be one or two days per week, as defined by the requirements of the role. This trial will be for a period of 6 months.  If successful, it is expected that this role will continue to operate across both locations.

How to apply: 

Please send your CV with a covering letter including a link to your online portfolio to quoting reference SUD4276 by the closing date.

Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to close this advert once sufficient applications have been received.

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic we will be holding interviews through Google Hangouts. For any part of the recruitment process requiring an onsite visit a full assessment will be carried out to ensure everyone’s safety. 

All online information and documents are available in alternative formats, including Braille and large font, upon request from the Resourcing team.

We strongly believe in being an innovative, diverse, and inclusive organisation and recognise that diversity in all of our people will help achieve that purpose and our mission more effectively. 

We actively encourage and seek applications from a wide diversity of candidates and in particular welcome applications from minority ethnic, black, and candidates with disabilities, who are currently under-represented at the RSPCA. 

Ending cruelty, promoting kindness and alleviating suffering to animals.

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