Design Consultant

Available in:
Belfast, Birmingham, and London

Apply by: 28 December 2019

Role Description:

The successful candidate will:

  • Work as part of a multi-disciplined agile team to design user focussed and

    successful services

  • Define the User Interface (UI) such as layout, design patterns, and controls

  • Prioritise UI elements such as what needs to be obvious, what needs to be

    easy, what needs to be made possible

  • Deliver designs that meet web standards and follow GDS design principles and


  • Provide rapid, light weight prototyping, flat and interactive

  • Sometimes work directly with the front-end code, either owning or updating

    prototypes or making changes to the production code. So, while not essential,

    having skills in HTML, CSS, javascript and jQuery will be a distinct benefit

  • Work with user researchers to ensure the interface meets key user needs

  • Work with user researchers to design content by taking complex language and

    processes and making them simple to understand

  • Work with other designers to facilitate a consistent user experience

  • Contribute to the development and continual enhancement of products

  • Communicate credibly with a wide range of digital delivery disciplines and

    talent both internally and externally

  • Complies with all confidentiality and non-disclosure policies and/or

    agreements and ensures security of information at all times

Required Experience:

  • We’re broadminded about experience, but you’ll almost certainly have lead software development teams through multiple projects, and have solid client facing experience

  • Considerable experience in a relevant commercial or technical environment.

  • Broad, relevant work experience in a consulting firm or other client-facing role.

  • Demonstrable experience of delivering as part of an agile team.


Excellent communication skills are vital. You’ll need to be a persuasive and effective communicator with strong negotiating skills. It’s not only about talking, you’ll need to be able to listen, understand, and build on other’s viewpoints.

Essential Skills:

You will need an eye for detail, particularly to interpret supplied information and understand sources and challenge where necessary.

  • A solid understanding of agile methods including Scrum.

  • The ability to facilitate team meetings and group conversations

  • Relevant commercial experience

  • A good understanding of technology, digital services and trends.

  • Good commercial awareness.

  • The ability to communicate effectively with the team and external



Desirable Skills:

  • Certified Scrum Master or Product Owner.

  • Experience of working in a digital start up.

  • Experience of working in a full service digital agency environment.

Other Information:

Kainos is a professional services organisation with clients spread across the globe and we deliver projects both from client site, and from our offices. While we will attempt to base you on projects near or at your contracted office location, you need to be willing to travel to client sites and spend time away during the week if it is required.

Given the range and nature of work that we carry out for our clients, all Kainos employees are required to possesses up to date security clearance (Basic Disclosure, Access NI etc.), if you do not already possess this, you will be asked to apply for it prior to joining Kainos.

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We’re an inclusive bunch at Kainos and we believe in equal opportunity. We welcome applications from all walks of life, including those with criminal records. Everyone who is offered a position here undergoes a background check, however no one is treated differently due to their background where it isn’t relevant to the role. It’s important to note – failure to reveal information which is relevant to the position sought, could result in us having to withdraw the conditional offer of employment.

In short: Having a criminal record will not exclude you from a career with Kainos. This depends entirely on the nature and requirements of the position, together with the circumstances and background of offences.