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UX Designer (AD968)

Informatics | Permanent, full-time, Specialist Officer

Circa £35,000 per annum

Closing date: 2017-08-10

We are currently seeking a creative UX Designer to join our in-house developer team and help build engaging web and mobile applications that are used around the globe to help protect the World’s biodiversity.

Our focus is making sure people can find the easiest route to collecting, visualising and sharing environmental information.  Your designs will help canoeing scientists to map corals, governments across the world to unlock vast amounts of their environmental information and the United Nations to keep our planet under review. 

Liaising with Scientists and Policy experts, and working closely with the development team, you will be responsible for understanding users and their needs, wireframing web and mobile applications, designing user interfaces that are both attractive and innovative and rapid prototyping using CSS and HTML.

You will be an expert in original visual design with a good relevant degree or equivalent work experience in a computer science and/or environmental discipline and possess an analytical brain with the ability to find simplicity in complex data, science and politics. Proven experience of working with a team of software engineers in a deadline driven environment is also essential.

If you are looking for a rewarding and challenging post where you can impress us with your technical expertise and teamwork, we want to hear from you. Please complete a WCMC application form and submit it with a CV and short covering letter using the link below by 13th July 2017. We recommend you register your interest quickly, as a decision may be taken to appoint somebody ahead of the closing date.

A relocation allowance is available with this position. For more details contact

Please note that this is not a UN post and we can only accept applications from those eligible to work in the UK. 

WCMC is a UK charity, based in Cambridge, which works in collaboration with UN Environment, under the banner of UNEP-WCMC. Our mission is to evaluate and highlight the many values of biodiversity and put authoritative biodiversity knowledge at the centre of decision-making. Since our establishment in the 1970s, the Centre has been at the forefront of the compilation, management, analysis and dissemination of global biodiversity information, and has an outstanding record of achievement.