The Home Office

Interaction Designer for Police Intelligence - NLEDP 067

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Important dates
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Published Friday 1 December 2017
Deadline for asking questions Tuesday 5 December 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Friday 8 December 2017 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Designer
Summary of the work The interaction designer will be working to refine a prototype based on feedback from users who work as intelligence analysts in police forces.

The interaction designer will then work on scaling the product for live and may assist on other LEDS products
Latest start date Monday 8 January 2018
Expected contract length 18 Months
Location South East England
Organisation the work is for The Home Office
Maximum day rate Maximum day rate of £625 excl VAT

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with The specialist will be working as part of the Law Enforcement Digital Services (LEDS) programme which is developing a service to replace the current Police National Database (PND) and Police National Computer (PNC).

We are specifically exploring how to replace the service that intelligence staff in all UK Police Forces use to find intelligence at a national level with a new UI supported by modernised search capabilities.
What the specialist will work on The specialist will design the user interaction for a new tool for policing intelligence officers. They will work as part of an agile user-led team alongside other designers including content design.

Their work will be informed and iterated based on user needs gathered through user research and interaction testing

Please note - this is a new requirement and separate from the previously advertised NLEDP 065 Interaction Designer for Police Intelligence role

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Bernard Wetherill House, 8 Mint Walk, Croydon, CR0
Working arrangements The specialist must be onsite at least 3 days a week. Please note that this role is deemed to be outside of the HMRC IR35 Regulations.
Security clearance Security Cleared (SC) - an application to obtain SC Clearance can be made if SC is not already held but appointment is subject to accreditation

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
  • Agile Experience
  • User centred design experience
  • HTML/CSS knowledge
  • Experience of working within Government/public sector
  • Prototyping Experience
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience of Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Police Domain Knowledge
  • React experience
  • HCI Qualification
  • Accessibility experience

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 3
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work as part of a team with our organisation and other suppliers
  • Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions
  • Take responsibility for their work
  • Share knowledge and experience with other team members
  • Have a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
  • Presentation
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

60%

Cultural fit

20%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. What is the policy regarding the travel expenses? If the specialist needs to travel & accommodate themself to be on site as required, will the expenses be covered? All expenses for this role are covered by the Home Office Expenses policy. As the role is based in Croydon, the Home Office will not pay travel or accommodation expenses to this site. Nor are expenses paid for travel to, or accommodation at any other site within the M25, such as the 2 Marsham Street or Hendon sites.
2. Would you consider a candidate working 3 days per week from home (2 days on site) with proven experience of doing this successfully for a number of years at various Central Government clients please? We have specified a minimum 3 days on site as the team is relatively new to user led design processes and needs to work on fast and frequent iterations with lots of opportunities for idea generation and testing between an agile team. Unfortunately with a minimum of a day a week for agile ceremonies etc, 1 day a week of in person contact will not allow enough face-time for the team to share and iterate designs
3. Under essential skills there is HTML and CSS knowledge, this points towards hand coding, can you confirm this is purely knowledge and not coding experience as with most interaction designers they are not hands on coders? We will expect the designer to be able to create prototypes in HTML/CSS so they need some working knowledge. See here for more info about what they will need to be able to do: https://www.gov.uk/service-manual/design/making-prototypes#using-code-prototypes
4. Is the rate including agency fee? Yes, the rate is all inclusive and includes Agency fees.