Midweight User Researcher


Every company has data; some shared, some private. But who really knows whether it's right to share this data?

The client

Data is a very contentious topic at the moment but this non-profit are embarking on a 3 year programme of Research and Development in their central London offices to help organisations like Airbnb, TfL, Government and others to ethically and responsibily handle data.

  • Example project: Airbnb – Beginning in Discovery, this project looked into how Air BnB is impacting the world around us. By collecting and analysing their data, the non-profit and Airbnb were able to understand the impact Airbnb has on communities, rental income, crime etc while ensuring the data was used with consent and proper authorisation.

The role

Joining the Research and Development team and reporting into the R&D Programme Manager, you’ll work closely with 2 UX Designers and 1 User Researcher.

You’ll also work with cross functional teams alongside the Policy and Technology teams to investigate a range of projects relevant to the data agenda. These include topics such as ethics in Artificial Intelligence, innovation with Geospatial data, de-identification of personal data and international data trade.

Day to day, you’ll define, plan and conduct user research. You’ll conduct early stage qualitative research using methods such as ethnographic studies, diary studies, qualitative interviews and experience mapping. You’ll also test early state prototypes through usability sessions.

The candidate

£40,000-£50,000 (negotiable)

3% contributory pension

30 days’ annual holiday

Life Assurance cover

Long-term disability cover

Critical illness cover

Flexible working

Coaching and mentoring for skills and personal development

£750 annual training budget toward your own professional development