User Experience (UX) Researcher

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Job Description

Come and be part of an innovative and influential University department delivering excellent IT and business services to a leading Russell Group institution. With a reputation for engaging staff and students in partnership to deliver services, for three years running UK students have voted us best for IT support. We are committed to delivering and supporting excellent customer focussed services and to do this we need to recruit the best staff, invested in higher education and dedicated to supporting sector leading learning, teaching and research – and that’s why we need you…

We have an exciting opportunity in our department for someone with a passion for User Experience to make an impact across our services used throughout the University including staff, current and prospective students.

User Experience (UX) is a new function within IT Services and this role will demonstrate how much impact high quality user research can make. The job gives a chance to work across a wide range of systems with the aim of making them as easy to use as possible.
If you enjoy carrying out user research using a variety of research methods along with crafting audience personas and journey maps this could be the role for you.

You will have experience of using a range of user research methods and techniques and of planning and running user research sessions, as well as the ability to influence and collaborate with others to ensure research results feed through into actions and excellent communication skills to build internal and external networks.

We want our services to be as enjoyable and efficient for everyone to use. Understanding accessibility legislation and usability practices are important to ensure we are meeting the needs of all our audiences.
This will give you the chance to make a real difference to the experiences of all users of our systems.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles whose talent and contributions complement each other to
greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student
experience.

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