Emerald Group • Remote, UK

UX Designer

Employment type:  Full time
Salary:  £35,000 - £42,000 / month

Remote-first – With Office for Co-Working

Fully flexible hours

Job Description

Who Are Emerald:

Emerald is a group of brands, compromising of Emerald Publishing, Emerald Works and Emerald Group solutions, all passionate about learning and empowering real change.

The group has evolved over the years into a dynamic, digital-first business employing over 400 people worldwide. All are driven by a common purpose to unlock talent and equip decision-makers with the evidence and tools to make smart choices and tackle real-world challenges.

Emerald Publishing - Emerald Publishing is a global publisher linking research and practice. Founded in 1967 to champion new ideas that advance research and practice. Today, we continue to nurture fresh thinking in applied fields where we feel we can make a real difference. We publish over 300 journals, more than 2,500 books and over 1,500 case studies, via our dedicated research platform.

In a nutshell

We have a new vacancy at Emerald Publishing! A fantastic opportunity for a UX/UI Designer to join us and play a key role in our Digital Engagement & Experience Team.

As a UX/UI Designer you will be responsible for understanding Emerald’s end users and leading solution development that meet their needs and expectations. You will be key in fostering a culture of collaboration between development and the wider business to ensure the solutions which are created are technically feasible and deliver real world value to both Emerald and our customers.

Day to day we’ll trust you to:   

Take Emerald’s Digital Standards into consideration from ideation through to delivery.

· Work with the wider team in the execution of the product visions by researching, sketching, prototyping, and user-testing, ensuring our platforms are accessible to all users. ·

· Ensure appropriate research methods are used to obtain the required outcomes including stakeholder interviews, remote usability tests, ethnographic studies, and other appropriate methodologies.

· Champion an experimental approach to development working closely & collaboratively with the wider team to continuously look for opportunities to maximise the experience using Google Optimize and Hotjar.

· Work on nondigital related UX activities, to ensure all aspects of the users’ eco-system are taken into consideration.

You’ll need to have:   

Expertise in UX software (e.g. Adobe XD, Figma, Hotjar, Google Optimize).

· Experience of creating strong interaction design, with a good understanding of web accessibility standards WCAG and inclusive design.

· Strong visual design skills, with a good track record of user interface design.

· Strong experience of working with developers in the implementation of visual assets.

· Strong experience of working with and developing visual style guides and design systems, optimising the re-use of visual assets where appropriate to ensure visual consistency.

· The ability to lead in the design of end-to-end product design initiatives, including both remote and on-site user research.

· The ability to extract detailed UX requirements from both internal and external stakeholders, and translate these into elegant, customer-focused product designs.

It’s more than just skills and experience, this is what we’d like to see:

· A passion for keeping up to date with the latest in UX and visual design trends with a clear understanding of current and emerging trends in digital product development.

· The drive to take ownership for delivering projects to a high-standard, proactively engaging with end users to ensure the solutions are meeting genuine market need.

What’s in it for you?

You will be working alongside a team of passionate UX and digital professionals, we pride ourselves on placing the user at the centre of everything that we do. We adopt a collaborative and supportive approach to work, working together to reach the appropriate outcomes for our users. We don’t take ourselves too seriously and want coming to work to be an enjoyable experience where you feel you are adding real value with your contribution.

At Emerald, we value our people. Becoming a part of our team means you’ll join a trusting and flexible environment with numerous opportunities to progress your career, as well as access to professional development and the opportunity to learn new skills.

You’ll receive a wide range of benefits, such as flexible working, up to 20% performance bonus, 6% pension contribution, a generous holiday allowance, life assurance and various benefits aimed at supporting your wellbeing and work-life balance.

We all know perfection is a myth, and life would be boring if we were all the same- that’s why individuality is one of our core values. So don’t scroll on by if you’re thinking you’re not an exact match. We value passion, engagement and a new approach as much as skills and experience, so if you’re excited about working for Emerald, and have most of the key requirements, we’d love you to apply. We could be the perfect match!

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Shared parental leave
Work from anywhere scheme – In-country
Summer hours
30 days annual leave + bank holidays
Pregnancy loss leave
Moments that Matter days
2 annual volunteering days
Emerald Extras - discounts /cashback schemes
Regional variances apply to our regional offices

The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility

First we assess the flexibility options Emerald Group provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure Emerald Group is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

We ask the hard questions so you don’t have to.

Working at Emerald Group

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

Bingley, Edinburgh & Horsham + various non UK
What employees are saying

I like the confidence and autonomy I have to deliver my work regardless of the hour I work. This makes it much easier for people who work with time zones and assist clients in several countries.

Emerald Group Employee

Awards & Achievements
Most flexible Media companies – 2nd

Most flexible Media companies – 2nd

Industry awards 2022