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Future student online experiences

Future student online experiences

Sharing the work of the Prospective Student Web Content Team

Content Designer vacancy – join our team!

We’re looking for a user-centred content designer to join our team. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 23 March.

Our team has been up and running for a few months now, and our priorities and working practices are now taking shape.

This is a great time to join our supportive expert team, and play your part in enhancing prospective student online experiences.

The team collaborates at a whiteboard to organise upcoming tasks

We work collaboratively to solve student problems with our online content.

Why join us

  • You’ll be joining a team of content professionals – 5 people already work in this role, being coordinated by a senior content designer.
  • You’ll benefit from working collaboratively with a team that brings together expertise in related disciplines – user research, information architecture, experience design, marketing and software development.
  • You’ll be working on big challenges that have a significant impact on the operation of the University, liaising and supporting a student recruitment, marketing and web management community that numbers in the thousands.
  • The University is a varied and stimulating place to work, with 500 years of history behind us and world-leading thinkers, educators and researchers.
  • We’re committed to your professional development, with training and networking opportunities within and beyond the organisation.

Plus, we’re a nice sociable group 🙂

The prospective student web content team sit around a table sharing lunch

As a: Prospective Student Web Content Team
We want to: enjoy a team lunch of haggis, neeps and tatties
So that: we can celebrate Burns Night together

What we’re looking for

You’ll be a great fit for our team if:

  • You’re passionate about content, and sharing best editorial practice. You’ll have a few years under your belt and be able to tell us about a few of your achievements (and maybe some hard learned lessons too).
  • You care about solving problems – really, demonstrably solving problems for staff and students. This isn’t about clever or attractive content. It’s about effective and influencing content.
  • You’re interested in people; everything begins with understanding users and their needs. We practice human-centred design and you need to be committed to this.
People sit round a table watching a video on a screen

Colleagues review usability test videos of students attempting top tasks on the website.


Don’t worry if you’ve not had the opportunity to work in a role that enables you to practice human-centred design. We know that this is an emerging discipline in the field of content management. But we do expect you to be able to demonstrate:

  • an awareness of and appetite for designing with users
  • self development and ambition to become more user-centred
  • how you know that content you’ve worked on had an impact (or indeed, didn’t)

Key details

  • Salary range: £28331 to £32816
  • 40 days paid annual leave per year
  • Open-ended contract
  • Excellent pension and benefits
  • Closing date: Monday 23 March

Read full job details and apply via the University’s jobs website


If you’d like to learn more about our work, explore this blog (especially the team introduction blog post) and get in touch with me.

Neil Allison’s contact details


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