17 Nov 2023

Fixed-term UX/UI Design Lead | Flexible

Ministry for the Environment – Posted by Ministry for the EnvironmentAnywhere

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Job Description

Fixed term/Secondment to 31 December 2024

  • Influential opportunity to be involved in major climate data transformation
  • Calls for creative user experience designer to lead & deliver digital data product designs which make climate data easy to understand
  • Newly created role

The Ministry for the Environment (MfE) was recently funded to lead an ‘All of Government’ Climate Data Initiative which aims to transform the way climate data, evidence, and insights are used across the motu. The initiative will deliver a wide range of integrated data evidence and tools which will transform how climate data is used in every-day personal decision making for iwi/Māori, property owners & local businesses, and to develop government policy.

The Climate Data Initiative team needs a curious and creative user experience designer to lead the designs of digital climate data products and make complex data insights accessible for all New Zealanders. We need a strong user advocate who leads our user design work programme and makes climate data easy to understand through product designs, research, and testing.

Mō te tūranga mahi | About the role

The mission of the UX/UI Design Lead is to create the most accessible and comprehensive design for each climate data & digital product for every New Zealander. You will work across the team to ensure all digital products have a consistent and seamless ‘look and feel’ and make climate data easy to understand.

Working in a multi-disciplinary team of data, digital and policy professionals, you will be accountable for user experience design of all our digital climate data products, ensuring they meet the user needs identified through stakeholder engagement and communications. You will be highly adept at identifying and advocating user design needs while balancing a strategic overview with working in the detail.

You will need to bring a user-centric approach and Te Ao Māori lens as you work in partnerships with hapū/iwi/Māori, businesses, central & local government, and the Ministry’s climate data teams. These partnerships will establish priorities and pathways to transform how New Zealand uses climate data to drive local climate action and achieve the government’s climate goals.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience

Inspired by this kaupapa and keen to make a difference? Let us know if you have:

  • Extensive experience as a UX/UI designer for a suite of consumer facing Software as a Service (SaaS) products, related online software products or digital products.
  • Significant experience in advocating for the user with research and data analysis, ideally through A/B or UAT testing.
  • Demonstrable experience in using data to make design decisions, including analytics, user research, survey feedback or user testing.
  • A portfolio of visually pleasing (as well as functional) user journeys/ digital interfaces which translates concepts into user flows, wireframes, prototypes, UI and UX designs that lead to intuitive user experiences.
  • Cultural capability in te ao Māori, with experience of engaging with and working alongside iwi/Māori in developing digital products.
  • Credible stakeholder engagement and influencing skills and an ability to connect at the highest levels – you advise with impact.
  • Ability to work collaboratively across a range of different partners, clients, customers, and personalities.
  • A system thinker – ability to take an all of system view to ensure the products you design fit into a wider ecosystem (across government and the private sector).
  • A commitment to developing your cultural capability and capacity in te ao Māori.

Whānuitanga Utu ā-Tau | Salary range

Salary range for this role is $118,318 to $143,695 pa effective from 1 December 2023.  Appointment within this range will be based on skills and experience.

Ngā hua ka puta i te mahi ki MfE | Benefits of working at MfE

  • a flexible by default approach to create a healthy work-life blend
  • agile ways of working, allowing you variety and challenges across the organisation as we work as ‘One MfE’
  • active employee networks including Māori Rōpū, Asian Network, Neurodivergent and Disability Networks, Women’s Network, Tagata Moana (Pacific Peoples’ Network), and Rainbow Network
  • opportunities for development and education.

Check out other benefits of joining us and hear what our people say about Working at MfE | Ministry for the Environment.

Mō mātou | About us 

The Ministry’s purpose is He taiao tōnui mō ngā reanga katoa – a flourishing environment for every generation.  We are the New Zealand government’s primary advisor on the natural and built environment, and climate change.

A key priority for the Ministry is building Te Ao Māori capability.  This means we work with our Treaty partners to advance Māori priorities for the environment and for environmental success.  We will be confident and coordinated in our ongoing engagement with Māori and lead the natural resources system in engaging for success with tangata whenua.  We will grow our capability and capacity to accurately reflect Māori views in our work.  We accurately reflect Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Te Ao Māori into our everyday work, by delivering on Te Ao Hurihuri, our Māori capability strategy.

Tono ināianei | Apply now

Apply directly by completing the online application form and submit your CV and cover letter.  Note: your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key skills required for this role.  

If you require further information about this position please contact megan.hurnard@mfe.govt.nz.  To access the position description, please go to www.mfe.govt.nz/jobs and click through to view the advertisement and position description.

The location for this role is flexible which means you can work anywhere in New Zealand and there is an option to work from home.  However, a Wellington based candidate is preferred for this particular role.  As a flexible friendly employer, we are happy to discuss solutions that may work for you and the business.  We value and care about enabling our people to work in a way that means they can work at their best.

We are committed to providing equal opportunities and actively strive to be a diverse organisation with an inclusive culture.  We actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply.  We are proud to be a Rainbow Tick and Gender Tick certified organisation and are committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment for everyone. 

We want to ensure any accessibility needs you may have are well supported, so the recruitment process is fair and equitable for all.  Therefore, please let us know if there are any adjustments or support we can offer to make the recruitment process more accessible to you.  Please contact us at vacancy@mfe.govt.nz if you would like to discuss any accessibility needs you may have.

You must have the right to live and work in New Zealand to apply for this role.

Rā Katinga | Applications close: Sunday, 3 December 2023

Job Categories: Government and Defence. Job Types: Fixed-term. Salary: 100,000 and above.

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