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Web Designer

Group:UK Website Team
Location:From home role with XR UK (UK Wide)
Hours per week:2-4
No. spaces available:2
Meeting Time:Meetings with the website team as required
Meeting Format:Conference call
Meeting Schedule: Ad-hoc
Essential Skills: UX design
Desired Skills: UI design
Accessibility considerations:

About the Website Team

The website team is the creative force behind, our primary public interface with the world. Having evolved organically over the past five dynamic years, the website is now due for some more transformative work. We're assembling a new website team dedicated to reshaping it into both the bold, public face of XRUK and an efficient pathway for welcoming new activists into our movement.

About the Role

As the Lead Designer, you will be the driving force behind enhancing the overall user experience of our website. Working closely with the team Coordinator, who serves as the liaison with the movement, your mission will be to translate their priority requirements into high-quality designs, providing wireframes where necessary for content managers and developers.

The role will be particularly intensive for the first approximately three months as the team addresses a backlog of significant changes to the site. Subsequently, the intensity will ease as we transition into maintenance mode, where text-based updates become the norm.

In addition to crafting solutions for specific requests, the Lead Designer will play a crucial role in shaping the overall user experience of the site. This includes advising the Coordinator on the optimal way to accommodate movement requests. While there is a UI element to the position, the XR brand is not going to change any time soon and the priority issues with the website are UX-based. So the emphasis for this role is UX design. There will be occasional opportunities for collaboration with developers on detailed UI design work, for example when coding new components into the CMS.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Take ownership of the website's user experience.
  • Translate requirements into quality designs.
  • Advise on how best to accommodate requests.
  • Collaborate with developers on detailed design work.

This role is being advertised by the following working group:

UK Website Team

Location: XR UK (UK Wide)

We design, build and maintain the UK Website ( We also design, build and maintain a "WP-Rebel" WordPress theme for Local Groups to create their own websites and we manage the distribution of it.

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