UX & UI Designer - The Student Room Group

Brighton and Hove

Closing date: 08/03/2018

The Student Room Group Ltd. (TSR) is home to more than 3.5 million members and over 6 million unique visitors a month for our websites thestudentroom.co.uk, GetRevising.co.uk and MarkedbyTeachers.com. We are where students connect and are by far the largest student community in the UK!

Our thriving community of students support each other with everything from GCSEs through to jobs. Whether it’s getting help with their studies, choosing a university, their A-level subjects, a new laptop, what career to pursue or questions regarding health and relationships – learning from the experiences of other students on TSR is invaluable. We also offer fantastic social e-learning tools.

Job Description:

The Student Room (TSR), are looking for a designer that can bring something special to our production team. The purpose of the role is to enhance student satisfaction and engagement by improving the usability, ease of use and enjoyment of the TSR website.

TSR sites have high-traffic, with over a million page views a day, so it’s a chance to really make a difference.

Working with the rest of our fantastic production team you will:

• Ensure that all future developments of the TSR website are built around the needs of the user, design consistency and the best UX and UI principles

• Deliver the full UX and UI design process including
o Understanding business and user needs
o Wireframing, prototyping and user testing
o Project planning
o Production and iteration of front end designs
o Post launch analysis and improvement
o Liaising with all key stakeholders throughout the process

• Champion effective UX and UI design across the whole of TSR

• Help to support and develop our junior designer

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive and will evolve with the ongoing needs of the company. You will be expected to perform other related duties as reasonably instructed.

 
Skills Range:

We are looking for a designer who has the knowledge and skills below:

• A strong track record of designing and implementing high quality UX and UI designs across a range of high traffic consumer websites (ideally social or forum-based)
• Fluency with visual and interaction design tools
• Ability to develop a strong understanding of user needs
• Expert understanding of HTML, CSS, and responsive design. Basic understanding of JavaScript or a similar web programming language
• Excellent communication skills and able to champion their creative vision to both business stakeholders and the production team
• Experience of usability testing, A/B testing, and other testing methodologies
• Experience of working within agile/scrum production processes
• Ability to work to tight deadlines in an exciting and fast paced environment with minimal oversight
• Ability to code HTML/CSS would be highly advantageous, but is not essential

 
Person Specification:

We will support you to develop your skills and knowledge, but to begin with we are looking for –

• Good communication skills, with a positive, professional and positive friendly manner
• Ability to embrace and adapt to change with a proactive attitude to solving problems
• Ability to work under pressure, to tight deadlines and deliver
• Confidence to work independently under your own initiative with the proven ability to own a project or task
• Degree (or equivalent) educated is desirable, but not essential

 
Key Area: Design/Creative 27-1024.00Design/Creative
Attendance: Full-Time
 
Additional Information:

TSR really cares about employee development, happiness, wellness and work life balance. We offer a welcoming, friendly and supportive working environment in the heart of Brighton, plus we enjoy lots of great benefits including-


• A competitive salary
• Generous commission structure based on both personal and team targets
• 25 days holiday per year, plus bank holidays
• Your birthday day off
• Opportunities for ongoing learning and development
• Flexible working hours and arrangements
• Group Life insurance
• Generous pension scheme
• Private healthcare
• Healthcare cash plan
• Childcare vouchers
• Cycle to work Scheme
• Fresh fruit
• Friday afternoon drinks
• Regular social, team and charity fundraising events

 
 

No agencies please

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