User Researchers

Contract Type
Expiry Date
24/08/2022 09:58:00
DWP. Digital with Purpose. User Researchers: up to £40,666 per annum, 27+% pension and flexible working

Job Description

  • Do you want conduct research that improves government digital services used by the most vulnerable citizens?
  • Can you independently plan and carry out research projects from preparation through to sharing of research outcomes?
  • Would you love the opportunity to grow your skills and career in a well-developed community of practice?
  • Do you believe User Research can shape how a large, complex organisation works?
  • Do you want a pension with employer contributions worth over 27%? Is work life balance and home working (60%) important to you?

Does that sound like you? YES! Click apply today, we'd love to hear from you 

DWP. Digital with Purpose. 

DWP is the UK's biggest government department. Over 22 million people access our services every day, and around 100,000 people work to provide the support, benefits and advice they need.

Our DWP Digital teams are delivering a generational digital transformation that is changing how we deliver for our users. 

We have exciting opportunities for skilled Researchers to design and carry out research activities with DWP users.

You will help our expert digital teams get a deep understanding of the people that use government services

You will work as part of agile, multidisciplinary team. You will plan and design user research programmes, testing both high level concepts and specific aspects of a service as it is designed and developed.

Your research will inform policy, proposition, service, content and interaction design so that we design services really work for our users, whether they are looking for work, seeking advice and support, or accessing payments.

Your Essential Skills.

  • You understand basic user research methods, and how to use them in collaboration with your team.
  • You have experience in applying Agile principles in practice.
  • You are a good communicator and can bring visibility to problems and outcomes.
  • You analyse and use qualitative and quantative data to turn user focus into outcomes and recommendations.
  • You identify and engage with users and stakeholders to collate user needs evidence and understand and define research which fits user needs.

Details. Wages. Perks.

You'll join our team based at our digital hub in Sheffield.

In return for your skills, we offer salary up to £40,666 per annum.

You'll also get a brilliant civil service pension with employer contributions up to 27%, plus a generous leave package starting at 26 days, rising over time to 30 days (based on your working pattern), plus family friendly flexible working arrangements, such as hybrid working, job sharing, term-time working, flexitime and compressed hours.

We also have a broad benefits package built around your work-life balance which includes:

  • Time off volunteering and charitable giving 
  • Learning and development tailored to your role, including industry recognised qualifications, coaching and mentoring 
  • Discounts and savings on shopping, fun days out and more 
  • Interest-free loans to buy a bike or a season ticket 
  • Sports and social activities 
  • An inclusive and diverse environment with opportunities to join staff networks including Women's Network, National Race Network, National Disability Network (THRIVE) and many more

CLICK APPLY for further information and to start an application on Civil Service Jobs.