Inclusive Design Lead

  • UK, Haywards Heath

Sightsavers is looking for an Inclusive Design Lead – a new role within our expanding design-led team.

Salary:              £38,000 – £42,000

Contract:        Two Year Fixed Term Contract

Hours:           This is a full-time role with some flexibility around hours worked and some home working

About the role

We’re looking for our first inclusive design lead to co-create and prototype design solutions for a variety of global health and inclusion challenges. This is a varied role, encompassing behaviour change and product development projects across neglected tropical diseases, disability inclusion and eye health programmes, and also influencing partner approaches to design and accessibility.

We’re looking for someone with proven knowledge of inclusive design tools and methodologies, but are open to the professional background candidates may have. The role could equally suit a service designer, product designer, or a visual communications or digital all rounder. Aptitude and attitude are more important than niche experience.

Whatever your background, you’ll have the winning combination of empathy, clarity and creativity that make for excellent design. You’ll get as much satisfaction from running a co-creation workshop as you do from making the creative leap from a scrappy design brief and a blank sheet of paper or an empty room to a life-changing design solution. In return you’ll be supported by a committed, inclusive and talented inhouse team with a broad range of skills to help your solutions become realities.

The job can be based predominantly remotely, but it’s expected international travel to Sightsavers programmes will be required.

If this description piques your interest and you feel you have the right skills and aptitude to thrive in a role like this, we’d love to hear from you. You can read more about the role in the job description.

As an equal opportunity employer, we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Sightsavers is a Disability Confident Leader and qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply.

Next steps

To apply for this exciting new opportunity, please complete an application via our recruitment portal. We are particularly interested in learning of your motivations for applying. Please note that for a UK-based role there would be an expectation that you can occasionally visit our modern and collaborative offices in Haywards Heath, West Sussex (RH16 3BW) as well as programme countries. For a role based in Nigeria or Senegal, the successful candidate would be expected to visit the respective country office as well as other programme countries.

We anticipate that remote video interviews will take place w/c 30 May 2022 and the evaluation process will include a task to be completed by shortlisted candidates in advance of this.

Closing Date: 22 May, 2022

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