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UX Designer

AJ Bell - Manchester

Full-time (Permanent)
£40k plus benefit and bonus
Published on
19 April 2024

You will be tasked with analysing and interpreting requirements and using your skills in sketching, wireframing and prototyping to produce interface designs that align with the business goals of providing delightful experiences for our users.

Including: -

  • Leading Design Projects: Taking ownership of specific design projects, overseeing the entire process from initial research to final implementation.
  • Turning Ideas into Wireframes and Prototypes: Translating concepts into tangible design assets, creating both wireframes and interactive prototypes to visualize and test design solutions.
  • Coordinating with Developers: Collaborating closely with development teams to ensure design specifications are understood and implemented accurately, addressing technical constraints as needed.
  • Managing Design Iterations: Overseeing the iterative design process, making data-driven decisions and continuously refining designs based on user feedback and testing.
  • Contributing to Design Systems: Working within established design systems or contributing to the development and maintenance of new design guidelines and component libraries.
  • Conducting User Research and Usability Testing
  • Participating in Multi-Disciplinary Teams: Working within diverse teams that may include developers, marketers, content strategists, and other specialists, ensuring a unified approach to product development.
  • Engaging with Stakeholders
  • Be an advocate for UX in the wider business looking for opportunities to showcase UX, via blog posts, chances to talk and proactive workshops that are not on the product roadmap.
  • Provide help and assistance to junior members of the team.
  • Contribute to the weekly UX Collective.

About you:

  • Naturally creative
  • Confident communicator
  • Strong collaboration skills
  • Passionate
  • Troubleshooting and problem-solving skills

Knowledge & Skills

  • Minimum 2-3 years’ experience in a UX role
  • Solid prototyping software knowledge (Figma, XD etc)
  • Expertise in User-Centred Design
  • Understanding of Visual Design Principles
  • Accessibility Expertise
  • Knowledge of Current UX/UI Trends
  • Adaptable and keen to learn
  • Naturally inquisitive
  • Self-motivated and ambitious

About us:

AJ Bell is one of the fastest-growing investment platform businesses in the UK offering an award-winning range of solutions that caters for everyone, from professional financial advisers, to DIY investors with little to no experience. We have over 503,000 customers using our award-winning platform propositions to manage assets totalling more than £80.3 billion. Our customers trust us with their investments, and by continuously striving to make investing easier, we aim to help even more people take control of their financial futures.

Having listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange in December 2018, AJ Bell is now a FTSE 250 company.

Headquartered in Manchester with offices in central London and Bristol, we now have over 1300 employees and have been named one of the UK's 'Best 100 Companies to Work For’ for six consecutive years.

What we offer:

  • Generous holiday allowance increasing up to 31 days with service, plus bank holidays
  • Holiday buy/sell scheme
  • Hybrid working policy
  • Casual dress code
  • Discretionary bonus
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Healthcare Cash Plan
  • Dedicated time for proof-of-concepts and assessing new tech
  • Support to attend conferences, events, and meet-ups
  • Buy as you earn share scheme
  • Free annual share scheme
  • Paid study support for qualifications
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity scheme from day one
  • Bike loan
  • Season ticket loan portal
  • Discounted PMI and Dental
  • Free gym
  • Paid volunteering opportunities, free social events and more

AJ Bell is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and all employees are empowered to bring their whole self to work.

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, pregnancy, religion, physical and mental disability, marital status and any other characteristics protected by the Equality Act 2010. All decisions to hire are based on qualifications, merit and business need.

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