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UX Design & Research Jobs

We have been supporting UX Architects, Interaction Designers, User and Design Researchers & Service Designers to find the right next step in their career since our inception in 2009.

We’re proud to name iconic tech companies, innovative product studios and some of London’s hottest start-ups among our diverse client base. 

Latest UX jobs

UX Designer

Heritage Retail Brand

£45,000

We are working with a heritage retail brand who have a track record of driving innovative digital experiences. They are in the process of growing UX within their successful web team. The company have a very mature attitude towards UX. Having successfully introduced a leading digital experience, as...

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Lead UX Architect

Socially Responsible Printing Client

£60,000–£65,000

We’re working with a socially responsible printing client who are delivering a great service to their clients while lowering the carbon footprint of their industry. As they pivot their digital products to do so, they need to hire a Lead UX Architect to work across their website, app and CMS....

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User experience

Head of UX & Design

Fashion Retailer

£90,000–£100,000

We’re working with a well-known fashion retailer who are looking to hire a Head of UX and Design to define design strategy for the business and lead their multi-disciplinary design team of 8-10 people (roughly half UX and half visual design). This is a highly strategic role, but our client is...

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3 x Middleweight UX/UI Designers

Business Information & Insight

£40,000–£60,000

We are working with a leading Business Information and Insight company who are looking to hire 3 Middleweight UX/UI Designers to join their already established Product Design team. Working across a stream of 6-8 products, you will work alongside Front-End Developers, BA’s and Product...

Digital Product Designer

Luxury Fashion Brand

£40,000–£50,000

We are partnering with a leading luxury fashion brand with a key focus on digital innovation on a key hire within their Design Team; a talented Product Designer with a clean design style and experience in the end-to-end Product lifecycle. The company, well known for their forward thinking digital...

Lead UX Architect

Digital Agency/Utilities Client

£450–£500/day (3 months)

We’re working with a digital customer experience agency who are working on-site with a well-known utilities client in improving the customer experience within their installation and completion journeys. As a Lead UX Architect, you’ll be the most senior UX person on the project, so must...

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Interaction Designer

Government Department (outside IR35)

£450–£500/day (6 months rolling contract)

A new opportunity has arisen for a UX designer to join a new government project. The project will be via an agency who specialise in placing teams onsite with government departments. In the past, they’ve worked with the likes of Ministry of Justice, Department of Health and Education,...

Lead Service Designer

Social Impact

£70,000–£90,000

We are looking for a Senior Service Designer interested in transitioning into a Lead position withn an Orgnaisation who have been growing their Service Design practice and growing as a whole between 20-30% year on year since 2011 due to a shfit in their approace as a Consultancy.  Lots of...

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User experience

UX Copywriter

Global Social Media Platform

£250–£300/day (Contract - 2 Months Initial )

We are looking for a UX Copywriter to join a leading Social Media organisation on a short term piece of work.  Key Resposibilities Include:  • Plan, produce and review content • Help apply and maintain consistency with content standards  • Collaborate with...

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User experience

Lead UX Copywriter

Retail & eCommerce

£70,000–£80,000

We are working with a highly-renowned Fashion retailer who are currently looking for a Lead UX Copywriter who can work alongside the product designer team and user researchers to build out a new practice for UX Writing and Content Strategy. By working within a collaborative team, and in...

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User experience

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Frequently asked questions

What is a UX Designer?

A user experience (UX) designer is the bridge between the business and the needs of users. They look at user behaviour and needs when designing digital products; from websites and mobile apps to software and interactive installations. 

How can you get started as a UX Designer?

There are lots of courses that can help you learn UX design skills, including General Assembly and Career Foundry. There are also good university degrees, such as the HCI study programmes at University College London, and City University.

Events like UXPA and IXDA can help you grow a network. One of the most important things is to build up a portfolio. We recommend undertaking personal projects, or internships if you can, to build your experience.

Do I need a qualification to be a UX Designer?

UX designers can come from a range of backgrounds. Many come from visual design, front-end development or business analyst backgrounds.

Their transition is usually made within the business that they’re already working for; rather than a company employing them as a UX designer before they have qualifications or experience.

What are employers looking for on a UX Designer's CV?

UX designers need hard and soft skills. These hard skills include experience in methods such as wireframing, journey flows and prototyping, and often with UX software such as Sketch, Axure, Omnigraffle and Invision. Experience across multiple platforms is also a real plus.

Communication is a key part of a UX designer’s role, so it’s important to show how you’ve built relationships with customers and internal teams. Demonstrate your commercial understanding, your UX process, deliverables of your projects, and the impact they’ve had on the business.

What is the typical permanent salary of a UX Designer?

Associate Consultant | £30,000 - £35,000

Consultant | £35,000 - £45,000

Senior Consultant |  £45,000 - £60,000

Lead Consultant | £60,000 - £80,000

Head of | £80,000 - £140,000

What is the typical contract day rate for a UX Designer?

Associate Consultant |  £300 - £400

Consultant | £400 - £450

Senior Consultant |  £450 - £500

Lead Consultant | £550 - £600

Head of |  £600 - £1200

What is a User Researcher?

A user researcher works to understand user behaviour, needs, and motivations. They do this using observation techniques, including surveys, interviews, ethnography and usability testing. They analyse - and share insights to help improve the design of digital products and services.

How can you get started as a User Researcher?

Studying for a degree in areas such as HCI, psychology or digital anthropology can be useful for user researchers. You can also find self-study courses, and extensive material online to help you get started.   

One of the most important things is to build up a portfolio. We recommend undertaking personal projects, or internships if you can, to build your experience and research skills.

Do I need a qualification to be a User Researcher?

UX Researchers can come from a range of backgrounds. Many come from quantitative research, market research or design roles.

If you are looking to make the move in a new company then getting a recognised qualification is recommended. 

What are employers looking for on a User Researcher's CV?

Show that as a user researcher, you can successfully plan and execute relevant research projects. This might include usability studies, surveys, card sorts, and ethnographic research methodologies.

Demonstrate that you can analyse these studies to provide meaningful insight and can communicate this to the wider business – and show the commercial value of your work. A strong user researcher will be pragmatic – show how you can adapt your process to changing circumstances and produce results. 

What is the typical permanent salary of a User Researcher?

Associate Consultant | £30,000 - £35,000

Consultant | £35,000 - £45,000

Senior Consultant |  £45,000 - £60,000

Lead Consultant | £60,000 - £80,000

Head of | £80,000 - £140,000

What is the typical contract day rate for a User Researcher?

Associate Consultant |  £300 - £400

Consultant | £400 - £450

Senior Consultant |  £450 - £500

Lead Consultant | £550 - £600

Head of |  £600 - £1200