Product Designer

About us

At Arbor, we’re on a mission to transform the way schools work for the better.

Our products are transforming the way schools use data to bring about positive change by empowering schools and teachers.  Arbor reduces the amount of time spent on administrative tasks, and increases their time where it matters, with the students!

Role Overview

As the sole Product Designer at Arbor you will be responsible for designing simple, easy to navigate user flows and interfaces for Arbor’s industry leading Management Information System (MIS).  You will achieve this through coordinated and well structured user research, analysis of feedback, and iterative prototyping to arrive at the best possible solutions. 

As Product Designer you will establish and maintain our design system and UX framework to ensure we deliver a consistent, high-quality user experience across the product.  You will also be responsible for UI design, using wireframing and prototyping to deliver designs to Arbor’s engineering teams for implementation.

You will be the advocate for UX best practices across the business and also work closely with Product Marketing and our Marketing Designer to ensure consistency of brand and tone across the product and marketing materials. 

Note: This position requires travel to customer sites, and Arbor’s engineering team locations

A day in the life of a Product Designer at Arbor

  • Working with Product Managers to derive the Product Vision, ensuring a focus on improving UX and maintaining a market leading user experience
  • Owning the Arbor Design System, encapsulating a set of UX best practices alongside the Arbor brand. 
  • Working with the engineers to implement the Design System, ensuring guidelines followed and component libraries used.
  • Providing support to Product Managers to map user journeys and ensure consistency and delightful journeys
  • Working with Product Marketing and our Marketing Designer to ensure consistency across our product and marketing collateral
  • Work with the Engineers to help implement UX features according to the rules set in the Design System, and coach into a design-first mentality 
  • Create appropriate documentation and facilitating knowledge sharing of UX principles and best practices
  • Be an evangelist for UX across all teams, advocating for customer-centric design and delightful experiences

Role Progression 

In 1 month, you’ll be onboarding, getting to know your team and beginning to develop a sound understanding of Arbor’s MIS, by working closely with Product, Engineering and Marketing teams.

Within 3 months, you’ll be contributing to the development and on-time delivery of the FE roadmap, and proactively identifying opportunities to make improvements to UX/UI

Within 6-12 months, you’ll be overseeing the quality and consistency of the User Experience across the entire Arbor Product portfolio and developing and embedding a best-in-class Design System throughout the business

About you

  • You have 3+ years of experience as a UX designer with at least 1 year working on a SaaS product (Ideally an enterprise B2B software)
  • You're a dab hand at creating wireframes and clickable prototypes using softwares likes Figma, inVision, Axure or Origami
  • You understand cross-browser compatibility issues and solutions
  • You have experience in User Research and Usability Testing, including creating Wireframes, Storyboards, User flows & process flows
  • Experience of creating and owning a complete Design System

Bonus points if you have:

  • Experience with Component Libraries using React
  • Experience with mobile design and UX
  • Experience working with distributed/remote teams
  • Experience with continuous agile delivery

What we offer

Aside from the chance to work alongside a team of hard-working, passionate people in a role where you’ll see the impact of your work everyday. 

  • We believe in supporting your professional growth and provide team managers with a training budget to spend on courses for you and your team
  • We promote positive well being and as part of this you’ll have access to our Employee Assistance Program as well as being able to speak to trained mental health first aiders 
  • Frequent internal lunch and learns, opportunities to learn from colleagues, and dedicated time off to attend conferences or training 
  • We are all currently WFH due to covid and will continue to provide flexible work arrangements post covid
  • We offer additional discretionary holidays, including half day Fridays during the school summer holidays 

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Arbor Education is an equal opportunities organisation

Our goal is for Arbor to be a workplace which represents, celebrates and supports people from all backgrounds, and which gives them the tools they need to thrive - whatever their ambitions may be.

We want to make sure we build the best products for our schools, and we passionately believe that starts with building a workforce as diverse as the communities we serve. We’re actively working on this, and we’re always open to feedback. Let us know your thoughts!

If you need any adjustments to be made to support you through the recruitment process, let us know at careers@arbor-education.com 

Refer a friend: Know someone else who would be good for this role? You can refer a friend, family member or colleague, if they are offered a role with Arbor, we will say thank you with a voucher valued up to £200! Simply email: careers@arbor-education.com

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

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Perks and Benefits

You'll have the chance to work alongside a team of hard-working, passionate people in a role where you’ll see the impact of your work everyday. We also offer:

  • Professional development budget 🎓

    At Arbor we're passionate about learning, and to support this we have a dedicated training budget for all teams.

  • Mental health and wellness 🧠

    Dedicated Mental Health First Aiders and Wellbeing Champions with ongoing support and learning around mental health.

  • Volunteering day 🤝

    We're all about making an impact! So everyone who joins us gets 1 day a year to volunteer for a charity or cause of their choice.

  • Regular team socials 🥳

    We have regular team socials where we spend dedicated time together. This year we've had BBQs, been to theatre shows, gone white water rafting, and more!

  • Half-day summer Fridays 😎

    Plus, we shut the office for a day at Easter and over Christmas so you get some extra time off then too!

  • Employee Assistance Programme 🧘‍♀️

    Choice of comprehensive 24/7 support services with UK and Ireland's most trusted health and wellbeing network.

  • Flexible working 🤸‍♀️

    Depending on your role we can also offer you flexible working - just mention it in your interview and we'll let you know what your options are

  • Dog-friendly offices 🐕

    Our offices are dog friendly, so if you'd like to bring your canine companion in for the day, that's no problem!

  • GRC Accredited ✔︎

    The Good Recruitment Charter defines good recruitment practice through key principles that we aspire to.

Workplace and Culture

We’re a diverse and experienced team of ex-teachers, edtech engineers and education specialists passionate about making a difference to the sector.  
Ultimately, we’re here to help make our schools and trusts stress a little less, and focus on what matters most - improving the lives of teachers and outcomes of students everywhere!

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