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Interim Interaction Designer

Interaction Designer: Interim/Contractor 

Location: Bristol and Manchester 

IR35 Status: Inside IR35 

Day Rate: £475 per day

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Who we are:

At the Government Digital Service (GDS), our mission is to build a simple, joined-up and personalised experience of government for everyone. Using our unique position at the centre of government, we develop services that work for the user, however complex the underlying systems may be. We believe that ensuring things work for end users is the only way to realise the efficiencies that come with digital transformation.

Our focus is on delivering five missions in the following areas:

GOV.UK as the single and trusted online destination for government information and services

Joined-up services that solve whole problems and span multiple departments

A simple digital identity solution that works for everyone

Common tools and expert services

Joined-up data across departments

You can read more about these missions and our vision for the transformation of government in our 2021-2024 strategy


  • use research and analytics to understand users needs, identify service failures and test different designs

  • use evidence to challenge assumptions, negotiate with product owners and rationalise your design decisions

  • design collaboratively and in the open, engaging your whole team with the design process and adapting it if necessary

  • set the design direction and good practice within your teams

  • champion accessibility and inclusion, consider the impact of new technologies and make sure that designs meet accessibility, legal and security requirements

  • encourage knowledge sharing within and between teams, making sure that your designs are reusable and consistent with the GOV.UK Design System

  • contribute to the government design community and assess and review the design of other government services


  • have relevant experience in designing services or a design related degree

  • are skilled at sketching and prototyping in different fidelities

  • are able to work quickly in an agile environment

  • are experienced in explaining their designs in a way that other people understand

  • know how to interpret user research

  • are skilled at designing simple, accessible, responsive user interfaces

  • are able to mentor and review the work of more junior designers

  • have experience in engaging the whole multidisciplinary team with the design process

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