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Senior Product Designer

Full time | 4-day workweek | Central London-Hybrid | £75,000 - £85,000 DOE

Who we are

Climate Policy Radar is a startup on a mission to organise, analyse, and democratise the world’s climate law and policy data. We build open databases and research tools so people can discover, understand and generate data-driven insights on public laws and policies. Our work helps governments, researchers, international organisations, civil society, and the private sector to understand and advance effective climate policies and deploy climate finance.

Harnessing data science and AI, and pioneering the application of natural language processing to this domain, our work unlocks previously inaccessible, unstructured data. This serves to enhance accountability, and promote data democratisation, transforming our search engine into a virtual research assistant for the climate world, powered by a unique open knowledge graph. We are deeply embedded in the global climate and AI communities, and count some of the most important organisations and global climate leaders amongst our users, advocates, friends and advisors.

We’re a Community Interest Company (CIC), championing an open science approach that aims to promote collaboration, transparency and justice — including open code and data. Our team is characterised by its high level of expertise, shared mission-driven ethos, and a strong collaborative spirit that welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences.

We are seeking a Product Designer who will be instrumental in this journey, supporting high-scale, high-impact engineering teams building tools to help move the needle on climate change.

Role Overview

The role of the product designer is to ensure that we build products that are simple, intuitive, accessible and useful. You will be our first full-time product design hire and will operate end to end in the product design process (discovery, interaction, etc). As part of this, you will:

  • Lead design work from conceptual ideas to live products
  • Work in a highly collaborative environment with product management, data, engineering and policy
  • Use your user experience, interaction design, visual design and information architecture skills to help us create great products
  • Conduct discovery research and usability testing
  • Help create a best-in-class product & brand
  • Occasionally deliver other ad hoc design tasks when required (e.g. designing a flyer for us to use at UN climate conferences)

Who you are

We’re looking for someone who:

  • Wants to join a startup, take responsibility for the fate of the company, and move fast

  • Is comfortable with wearing many hats and juggling competing priorities

  • Has created excellent products that users love, particularly products that tame complexity with the right balance of simplicity and power

  • Is user-obsessed and excited to spend time with users

  • Is skilled in designing for the web. Hands-on engineering experience is great but not necessary

  • Detail oriented, a strong eye for visual polish

  • Experience with either data dense products or creating compelling visualisations based on product data

  • At least one of: 

    • Is excited to go deep on climate law and policy and become an expert in that space. Prior experience in this space is not necessary. OR
    • Is fascinated by innovative and AI technologies, and excited by the challenge of integrating them into the user experience
  • A passion for contributing to the global climate response

  • The ability to thrive in a dynamic and growth-focused environment

Strong alignment with our values - we care about them deeply

What we offer

  • Salary ranging from £75,000 - £85,000 DOE depending on experience
  • A strong commitment to employee wellbeing, including policies such as 4 day workweek, generous leave, and a wellbeing allowance
  • A vibrant, collaborative, and empathetic work culture that thrives on innovation and the impact of our work
  • A hybrid work environment in our fantastic workspace, offering views of the river in London’s County Hall Building. We have a two-day office presence each week
  • Learn more about our values here. We care about them deeply

Interview process

We know that applying for a new job can be full of uncertainties - and we aim to reduce those by communicating clearly. Our process is made of several stages (see below). After each stage, we’ll contact you as soon as we can and no longer than 2 working days, to let you know if you will be progressing to the next stage.

If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation during the process of application and selection, please let us know.

Process:

  • You share with your CV, cover letter and portfolio
  • 30-minute screening call
  • 1 hour interview with hiring manager and one other member of the team
  • 90-minute pairing task and interview with two other members of the team
  • Opportunity to chat to other team members (this is not an interview, but gives you the opportunity to get to know the team and learn more about us in an informal setting)
  • Offer subject to references

Right to Work in the UK

Unfortunately, we are currently unable to sponsor work visas. Only applicants legally authorised to work in the UK will be considered.

Equal opportunities

Climate Policy Radar is proud to be an equal-opportunity workplace. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of heritage, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disabilities, relationship choices and status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

We actively encourage applicants from diverse and historically under-represented backgrounds. Not sure if you tick all the boxes but feel like you align with our values, are excited about working in Climate Change and AI, and have the potential to do well in the role? Click apply! We’d love to hear from you.

To apply, please send a CV and a cover letter telling us why you’d be excellent for this role to jobs@climatepolicyradar.org.

To apply for this role, please send us your CV and tell us why you would like to work with us.

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