Senior UX Designer - Hybrid

Circa £50,000 p.a. + Bonus + Benefits

Hybrid / Huddersfield Office IT Full Time

Role:                     Senior UX Designer

Salary:                   c£50,000 p.a. + Bonus + Benefits

Hours:                   37.5hours per week, Monday to Friday

Location:               Hybrid – Homeworking / Huddersfield (HD2) Office

Contract:               Permanent

Are you a UX / Product Experience Designer looking for that next challenge?

Are you interested in an opportunity that will provide you with the autonomy and platform to develop further and make a real impact from day one?

Do you fancy joining a company on a clear growth path and be part of our journey that we believe will transform the UK static caravan rental industry?

…If yes, you’ve come to right place!

What’s the role?

UKCaravans4hire, part of Forge Holiday Group, have a brand new opportunity for an experienced UX Design expert to join our technical team as our Senior UX Designer.

Reporting to our Lead Developer, you will be responsible for designing and improving guest and owner user experiences on our digital platforms to support and drive conversion, guest bookings and property acquisition in line with our overall commercial objectives.

From day one, you will work closely and collaboratively with leaders and other subject matter experts within UKcaravans4hire.com and across the wider Forge Holiday Group companies to build effective partnerships and drive solutions that meet the needs of both the user and the business.

As our UX expert, you will be responsible for:

  • Solving problems through an insight led, lean UX process with a user-centric approach.
  • Using multiple methods and techniques to generate design solutions and presenting these solutions articulately and appropriately to relevant stakeholders.
  • Connecting with and understanding the needs of the user through relevant questioning and discovery.
  • Working with stakeholders to gather and understand design requirements, planning work across all phases of design using a structured approach and collaborating with researchers to deliver informed design solutions that are fit for purpose.
  • Collaborating with developers on solutions and design handovers.
  • Owning, championing, and driving improvements to UX tools and processes.
  • Influencing and shaping product roadmaps and key deliverables.

The role is hybrid working between home and the office with an expectation that you will work from our Huddersfield office a minimum of one day each week for group collaboration, in-person meetings and connecting meaningfully with your colleagues.

Who are we looking for?

First and foremost, we are looking for someone who can demonstrate that they share and live our brand & behavioural values of Be One Team; Own It; Communicate Honestly; Learn, Grow & Innovate.

Being self-motivated, articulate and personable is a must, as is possessing a positive, pragmatic and energetic approach to your work. You will welcome challenges and driven in finding new ways to approach problems.

You will be an exceptional communicator, influencer and team player who is highly skilled in collaborating effectively with colleagues across different skill sets and specialisms. An ability to articulate design decisions to stakeholders across the business in a clear, concise, and adaptable communication style is really important.

In addition to this, you will have:

  • Significant experience working in a similar role.
  • Knowledge of multiple design methods and principles and how to apply them.
  • Experience using design and prototyping tools e.g. Moqups, Sketch, Framer, or similar.
  • Experience using research and insight tools e.g. Superzoom, ContentSquare, or similar.
  • A good understanding of A/B testing and experimentation.
  • Comfortable working with both qualitative and quantitative data.
  • A good understanding of research methods and practical application.
  • Strong experience turning research insights into design solutions.
  • Understanding of human biases or behaviours and how they can influence people.
  • Workflow management experience using relevant tools and techniques.

It would be highly advantageous if you have a professional qualification in UX design, product design, human-computer interaction or similar. Experience facilitating workshops, shaping and influencing business strategies would also be beneficial. 

As this is a Hybrid role, it’s important that you live within a commutable distance to our office in Huddersfield (HD2).

What we offer you

We know that it’s our passionate people that are key to our continued success. We are supportive, collaborative, one team, and we place a huge emphasis on celebrating success and providing our talented people with opportunities to continuously learn, develop and thrive. Our people are also committed to having a positive impact on our planet, community and each other whilst creating amazing holiday moments for everyone.

In addition to a competitive starting salary, we’ll provide you with a comprehensive employee benefits package that will include:

  • Annual individual performance-related bonus scheme (worth up to an additional 5% of base salary)
  • 33 days annual leave per full year (inclusive of usual 8 Bank Holidays) + an extra paid day off for your birthday each year
  • Company pension scheme where we’ll match your contributions up to 5%
  • Flexible hybrid working to support and promote a healthy work/life balance, focussed work and meaningful collaboration with your colleagues
  • Annual paid employee volunteer days (2 per year) to support community initiatives
  • Free private individual medical insurance with the option to add partner and / or dependents
  • Free worldwide Travel insurance (includes cover for family members)
  • Free Life Assurance cover
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) offering free and confidential wellbeing support and counselling services.
  • Access to our employee discount scheme (retailers including discount holidays with Sykes Cottages for you, your family and friends)
  • Ongoing learning & training opportunities to support your continuous personal and career development.
  • Provided with Laptop, up to 2 monitors, Keyboard & Mouse as a minimum to support homeworking.

Interested? We’d love to hear from you…

If you think that we might be a good fit for each other, then we would be thrilled to hear from you and encourage you to submit your application. To apply, follow the apply link through to Indeed, complete your details, and upload an up-to-date CV that clearly demonstrates your suitability for this particular role.

Please note that we may decide to close the application window early to ensure we can provide a great experience to suitable candidates that have applied. Therefore, if you’re interested in this opportunity, we’d love to receive your application as early as possible.

If you have any questions relating to this opportunity, you can get in contact with us by emailing hr@ukcaravans4hire.com

Who we are

UKcaravans4hire was established more than 13 years ago to help a handful of friends and family to advertise their holiday homes. Since then, we have become the leading private static caravan rental website in the UK and now have over 6,000 properties listed on our website. 

Our purpose is to simply create amazing holiday moments through innovation. Our technology enables everyone to enjoy great value holidays through our network of owners who rent out their holiday homes without fuss or hassle, creating amazing holiday moments that have a positive impact on people, communities, and the planet. We’re well on our way to reaching this goal and ecstatic to have received a bronze accreditation at the 2022 British Travel Awards in the large category of “Best Company for UK Holiday Home Rentals”!

Acquired by the Forge Holiday Group family in June 2022 (which includes Sykes Cottages, Forest Holidays & Bachcare), we're on a truly exciting and ambitious growth journey to become the very best caravan letting platform around! We are looking for exceptional talent to build a best-in-class team in the holiday letting sector.