Home Office

DAC- 037 - C8530 User Researcher

Incomplete applications

5
Incomplete applications
5 SME, 0 large

Completed applications

10
Completed applications
8 SME, 2 large
Important dates
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Published Friday 29 September 2017
Deadline for asking questions Tuesday 3 October 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Friday 6 October 2017 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role User researcher
Summary of the work To work in the data analytics competency centre on a number of products providing services to the Home Office customers. The User Researcher will form part of a core product team.
Latest start date Monday 30 October 2017
Expected contract length 6 Months with the opportunity to extend for a further period up to a maximum of 6 months.
Location London
Organisation the work is for Home Office
Maximum day rate £650

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with A multi-disciplinary agile team including UX designer, front-end developer, back-end developer, content designer, dev ops, infrastructure, architecture, product manager and application manager.
What the specialist will work on • Development and analysis of User Surveys
• Review feedback
• Perform Discovery research with new user group(s)
• Perform regular evaluative testing
• Perform access needs research
• Gather requirements for a self service portal
• Develop requirements and analyse findings of Web Analytics
• Support operational assurance services
• Test integration solutions

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Based in Croydon with occasional travel to headquarters in central London and various stakeholder teams in the UK.
Working arrangements Travel to regional sites to be agreed, expenses incurred from travel outside of the M25/Greater London will be subject to Home Office Travel and Subsistence Policy.
Security clearance All staff must be SC cleared. We will ask bidders for details of key personnel, if successful the bidder will be asked for confirmation of security clearance or we will initiate clearance process.

Additional information

Additional information
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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.

Skills and experience
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Essential skills and experience
  • Demonstrable experience of planning, organising and conducting research with internal government employees, including within highly secure environments – 12%
  • Knowledge and experience of defining, measuring and leading on the use of analytics to inform user insight in conjunction with other methods – 12%
  • Demonstrable strong interpersonal skills and leadership experience in a complex agile environment, who knows how to make projects succeed – 10%
  • Have a degree in the relevant field combined with demonstrable experience. Degrees in HCI, psychology, anthropology, design research or similar are relevant – 10%
  • Knowledge of how complex applications can comply with W3C WAI standards, experience of evaluating compliance and research with users with access needs -10%
  • Full understanding and demonstrable experience of research methodologies. Capability to select best technique. E.g. Qualitative: in-depth interview, usability testing, and contextual enquiry. Quantitative: benchmarking survey, web analytics – 6%.
  • Comfortable with ad-hoc research request from other teams and providing support when can – 5%
Nice-to-have skills and experience Experience of the Government Digital Service’s Design Principles and Digital Service Standard and its application to internal products and services

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 3
Cultural fit criteria Experience advocating user-centred design and delivering research in a technology-lead culture – 5%
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

65%

Cultural fit

5%

Price

30%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. When you would communicate the final decision? The final decision should be communicated with 10 working days of this opportunity closing
2. Is this inside or outside of IR35? This role is considered outside IR35
3. What is the IR35 status on this role? This role is considered outside IR35
4. Please confirm if there is already resource in place or if this is a brand new position This role is a new position
5. Please could you advise re IR35 status of the role? This role is considered outside IR35