User Researcher Graduate

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    State/ProvinceGreater London
    AddressCroydon, Surrey

Job title: User Researcher Graduate

Company: The London borough of Croydon

Salary: £400 per week

Location/nearest tube: East Croydon

Duration of contract: Initially 3 months

Deadline: CoSector Recruitment team will begin shortlisting from 5th February and this role will be removed once the candidate has successfully been placed. Please note that CoSector are managing all recruitment requirements for this position so please contact our internships team if you have any further questions or enquiries.

Are you a Graduate with a degree in Psychology, Computer studies, Design or anything similar? Are you an excellent Qualitative Researcher? Are you looking for an opportunity to work within the council? If this sounds like you please see below. Croydon Council are looking for a graduate to work as User Researcher at Croydon. Before you apply, please check that you are willing to travel to the London Borough of Croydon.

The Council

Croydon is a distinctive and diverse place and is London's most populated borough. Croydon is about to undergo the biggest development and regeneration programme since the 1960s with £3bn of investment flowing into the borough over the next five years, building a positive future for residents and businesses alike.

They are passionate about the value of public services and their new headquarters has the customer at the heart of what they do. It brings together 75 services including council, Met Police, NHS, Jobcentre Plus, Croydon Credit Union and Citizens Advice Bureau under one roof, allowing them all to work together as one team. This makes now an exciting time to join their team delivering vital services to over 380,000 residents. This role focuses on improvements in services which support residents, working across homelessness, housing, immigration, public health, and children and adults social care.

The Role

This role has become necessary to support the focus on digital and more user-centric systems transformation as an essential part of developing the best ways to deliver their wide range of essential public services.

Create user journey map derived from qualitative research with users.
Supporting presentation and communication findings
Supporting research a suit of organisational and technical environment in users work.
Supporting research to inform user-centric service design and delivery practices
Supporting planning designing and conducting usability testing sessions to support design and development of digital services
Supporting the usability testing process from developing user recruitment briefs through to test moderation analysis and report writing.The Candidate

The candidate will need to be able to demonstrate analytical skills and qualitative research methods.

Key requirements:

Minimum 2.1 undergraduate degree in Psychology, Computer Studies, Design background
Ideally experienced with MS packages
Strong use of research methods and data and intelligence analysis skills
Strong people skills
Excellent written and spoken communication skills
An ability to communicate with impact, ensuring complex information is articulated in a meaningful way to wide and varied audiences
Ability to work and deliver within a project structure.
Time management and prioritisation skills are highly important along with a strong attention to detail.Application Process:

Applicants should apply with their most up to date CV only, no cover letter required at this stage.
All CVs will be filtered and screened by the CoSector, University of London's Internship Team on this website
Once the Internships team at the University have filtered and screened all the applications; they will call all the suitable applicants over the phone. Unfortunately due to the high number of applications that we receive, we can only call the most suitable candidates.
Successful candidates will be notified of the application process and the next stagesThe recruitment for this position is fully managed by CoSector University of London, Internships team therefore, if you have any problems with applying or questions regarding the placement, Croydon Council ask that you contact the University of London Internships team directly. Any candidates that contact Croydon directly will be missed in the application process