Emerald Group • Remote, UK

UX Designer (Maternity Cover - 12 months)

Employment type:  Contract
Salary:  £42,000 - £46,000 / year

Remote-first – with office for co-working

Fully flexible hours

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Job Description

This role sits in the Product and Services team and 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.
  • 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?

At Emerald, we value our people. Becoming a part of our team means you’ll join a trusting and flexible environment and we've been flexified so you can trust that we're a truly flexible workplace. You'll also have 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 30 days annual leave, remote flexible working, up to 20% performance bonus, 6% pension contribution and various benefits aimed at supporting your wellbeing and work-life balance.

Emerald Group is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all of our applicants. If you would like to request any accommodations/adjustments from application through to interview stages, please complete the relevant section within the application or contact us at peopleteam@emerald.com and let us know.

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

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
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