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The deadline was Tuesday 12 July 2016
College of Teaching

User Researcher

0 Incomplete applications

11 Completed applications

10 SME, 1 large

Important dates

Tuesday 28 June 2016
Deadline for asking questions
Tuesday 5 July 2016 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Tuesday 12 July 2016 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
User researcher
Summary of the work
We are new membership organisation for the teaching profession, funded by the government but independent. We are currently developing our value proposition from scratch, which includes digital and physical offers, and we're looking for a user researcher to test and iterate our offer.
Latest start date
Expected contract length
4 months in the first instance
Organisation the work is for
College of Teaching
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
We're done a few quantitative research pieces around what teachers are looking for. We're now looking to do qualitative research on a relatively large scale.
Who the specialist will work with
We're building our agile team. In the first instance you'll be working within a multi disciplinary team including a technical architect/developer and a content designer, as well as service manager.
What the specialist will work on
Run user research for the organisation (potentially inc. hiring further user researchers if needed) supporting the delivery of physical and digital products.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
9-11 Endsleigh Gardens
Working arrangements
Onsite 4 days a week. Potential travel to schools in London and outside.
Security clearance

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions

Skills and experience

Buyers will use the essential and nice-to-have skills and experience to help them evaluate suppliers’ technical competence.

Essential skills and experience
  • experience planning, designing and conducting in-house usability testing sessions to support the design and development of government services
  • experience leading the usability testing process from developing user recruitment briefs through to test moderation, analysis and report writing
  • experience conducting in-house research to test new product and concept developments
  • applying knowledge in human factors, ethnography, and the user-centered design process to product and service design in an iterative development environment
  • working closely with designers and developers to turn user data into actionable product/service requirements that feed into prototype development, and influence product direction
Nice-to-have skills and experience
Managing day-to-day operations with a range of usability and market research agencies with accountability for schedules, value for money and deliverables

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Collaboration and honesty in decision making
  • Putting users at the heart of everything we do
  • Fail fast, fail often. No blame culture.
Assessment methods
Work history
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




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