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Service Designer (PO2)
  • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
  • Reference: C&D/19/109994
  • Published: Tue 24/09/2019, 10:35 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 15/10/2019, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week, 1 FTE
  • Salary: £33,948 - £36,711
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: The Magistrates Building, Town Hall Complex, Forest Road, E17 4JF, Waltham Forest

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Service Designer (PO2)

Waltham Forest is an ambitious Borough. Driven by culture and the innate creativity of our residents, we have developed innovative ways to build our communities and transform our Council. As London’s first Borough of Culture we are creating more opportunities to empower our residents and boost their life chances.

We are a Council bursting with energy and opportunity. Our strong grasp of our finances means that we can invest - in our residents, our place and our people.

Over the coming year we will work with our communities to set out what we want Waltham Forest to be by 2030; how that relates to the ever-changing world, and what that means for the services and infrastructure that we need to provide. We need to make sure that everything we are doing today supports that vision, and helps our residents succeed in an increasingly uncertain world.

We need trailblazing leaders who can deliver fast-paced, people-centred design approaches to change. We will design for delivery with work that is insight led, co-created and digitally enabled, pushing collaborative working and igniting creativity.

Our Corporate Development department has been fundamental to Waltham Forest’s successful transformation. We have all of the levers to deliver sustainable change - human resources, digital, ICT, communications, culture, policy, strategy and change services.

This is an exciting time to join Waltham Forest – London’s first Borough of Culture and the winner of the MJ “Council of the year” award.  We are busy creating a Council for the future and this is your chance to join an ambitious, customer focussed Corporate Development directorate during a time of change and transformation. 

About the role:

The Insight and Service Design team addresses key strategic challenges, radically transforms services and creates new and innovative ways of improving outcomes for residents and ensuring financial stability.

The team works to ensure Waltham Forest maximises the benefits of user research, data analysis, business analysis and service design. It works collaboratively within multi-disciplinary teams to deliver transformational change and innovation.

This key role within the team is responsible for leading service design projects that create  cost effective services that deliver positive outcomes for Waltham Forest residents and the Council.

About you:


• Confident and creative, experienced in deploying engaging techniques to gather user insight
• Passionate about co-design and its role in enhancing public services
• Experienced in leading user testing activities, delivering working prototypes
• An assured facilitator, skilled at taking groups of stakeholders through design processes
• A clear communicator, able to distil complex insight and processes into clear, compelling messages for a range of stakeholders.