|Specialist role||Content designer|
|Summary of the work||Creating/designing GDS compliant content that communicates information to users with differing needs, ensuring the product adheres to accessibility standards. The CD will work closely with the Service Owner, and Product team, to ensure users can find, understand and navigate the information they need and create help, guidance and training.|
|Latest start date||Sunday 31 January 2021|
|Expected contract length||6 weeks|
|Location||No specific location, for example they can work remotely|
|Organisation the work is for||The National Archives|
|Maximum day rate||£320 a day (not including VAT)|
|About the work|
|Early market engagement||The specialist will work with the 'Transfer Digital Records' product team. The team are building a product which will enable the secure transfer of selected born digital public records to The National Archives. The service offers tools for content upload, validation and transfer of ownership to the Archive. The primary users of TDR will be transferring public record bodies.
The TDR team have completed in-house Discovery and Alpha prototyping phases to determine the scope of the proposed service and are currently over midway in the Beta build of the product. The product is due to go live in private Beta by the end of March 2021.
We require a content designer to work on the end-to-end journey of this web based service designing, creating and reviewing content that will help users complete their goal, making sure appropriate content and notifications are shown to a user in the right place and in the best format.
|Who the specialist will work with||The specialist will work with the Digital Selection and Transfer Service Owner and the 'Transfer Digital Records' product team at The National Archives, in particular the user researchers, designers and developers to challenge assumptions and test ideas, writing content which meets user needs as clearly, simply and quickly as possible.. The specialist in addition will need to engage with stakeholders and users to present work, demonstrate designs, and seek feedback as the work progresses.|
|What the specialist will work on||• Web editing, copywriting and content design for accessibility
• Content strategy
• Take user needs and present them in the most effective format
• Avoid duplication and ensure content can be found easily
• Create training guidance, help and manuals
• Work within GDS compliant style guides
• UX content writing
• Tone and voice
|Address where the work will take place||Remote working is possible for this position.|
|Working arrangements||Embedded into a multi-disciplinary agile product team. Normal office hours are 9am to 5pm, but flexible working is available including part applications for part time workers.
We expect to interview on 13 January 2021.
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|Skills and experience|
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|How suppliers will be evaluated|
|How many specialists to evaluate||3|
|Cultural fit criteria||
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|Questions asked by suppliers|
|1. Is there a current incumbent?||We have user researchers and UI designers in the TDR product team but no dedicated content designer so no, there is no incumbent in this role.|