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Content Designers working to GDS

Central Scotland
Bonus, Holidays, Pension, etc

FPSG are proud to deliver Content Designers with all levels of experience into a number of the top Public Sector, Central and Local Government projects across the whole of the UK. We have a current need to increase the delivery Teams of Content Designers for current live projects in Scotland and England. These can continue to be fulfilled remotely for the foreseeable future, whilst we keep a pragmatic view towards the potential need to be on-site in due course for essential purposes (e.g. may not be needed; or only require on-site a few times per quarter).


As a Content Designer working to Government Digital Service standards / GDS, you will be responsible for working on the end-to-end journey of a service to help users complete their goal and government deliver a policy intent. Your work may involve the creation of, or change to, a transaction, product or single piece of content that stretches across digital and offline channels.

You will make sure appropriate content is shown to a user in the right place and in the best format.

Content designers are responsible for creating, updating and reviewing content around the end-to-end user journey and are comfortable using evidence, data and research.

You will build relationships to focus on the needs of the user and to influence stakeholders. You will contribute to and use style guides and design patterns.

Main duties include:

Work autonomously to create and iterate content for end-to-end services that makes complex language and processes easy to understand.

Understand and implement as needed appropriate content styles and standards.

Identify, analyse, manage and monitor relationships with and between stakeholders, using evidence to explain decisions made and balancing competing priorities.

Work with user researchers to understand users, identifying who they are and what their needs are based on evidence.

Translate user needs / requirements into proposed content design approaches or services.

Main duties in this role:

Develop content for required business areas

Participate in and/or support programme and project assurance activities

Contribute to DDaT community such as by participating in events and reviewing processes, tools and guidance

Other duties as required to support wider corporate activities

Skills we want to see:

· Knowledge and/or previous experience of working to Government Digital Service standards / GDS. *IMPORTANT*

· Experience of writing for the web, with proven ability of creating accessible user-centred content

· Proven experience in using data and user feedback to define and refine content

· Proven experience of managing relationships with stakeholders

· Experience in working with content publishing systems

Contract Awards:

Initial day-rate engagements are likely to be for several months, and are a mix of both inside and outside-scope of IR35 which vary from Project to Project. Fixed-Term Contracts are also available and as rates are flexible for different Projects and levels of expertise needed, they will be discussed with suitable applicants.

Next Steps:

We will move quickly to interview suitably skilled Content Designers, and proceed straight onto the on-boarding process, so please submit your CV immediately.

We are Disability Confident and neurodiverse aware. If you have a disability, please tell us if there are any reasonable adjustments we can make to assist you in your application or with your recruitment process

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