We do this for designers and non-designers because we believe good design should be at the heart of everything we do.
The courses we offer are open to designers from all government organisations and anyone else who wants to understand more about design, work with designers or become a designer in the future.
GDS design training has been running for 3 years. So far we've trained more than 430 people and we’re scaling the training to make it even bigger this year.
Up until now we’ve been able to run this training thanks to the hard work and commitment of GDS designers, who have given up their time to organise the curriculum, run sessions and help make the training better.
Now we want to build on this hard work and we’re looking for a design trainer to help us run, iterate and improve design training across government.
What the design trainer will do
We’re looking for someone to design, develop and deliver our training offer to designers and non-designers. This includes our introduction to the design community, design leadership courses and advanced training. The design trainer will also get the opportunity to run training across the UK.
As well as designing and running this training, the design trainer will help to develop our mentoring and shadowing programs - helping design teams develop their skills, gain confidence in their craft, share their work and learn from each other.
They’ll have the opportunity to develop new courses and improve existing ones. We’re also interested in opportunities around remote learning, workshops and online community engagement.
The design trainer will be part of a community of trainers from across government who meet regularly and work together to help make training better.
Why this is such an important role
GDS’s role is to support the rest of government to design and build user-centred services.
We’re working hard to give people across government the tools and resources they need to do this. We’re doing the hard work to make service design simple for all of government.
Training is a huge part of this work. There are now more than 800 designers in government and through design training we’re continuing to build capability across government. This training will help ensure all departments can build effective user-focused services as quickly and as easily as possible.
You can find out more and apply for the design trainer role on our Jobvite page.
We welcome applicants who want to do flexible working, such as part-time working and job-sharing.
The closing date for applications is 15 July.
To find out about the different user-centred design roles in government, read the Digital, Data and Technology jobs roles.