UI Designer (12-Month Fixed Term Contract) - 39 hours

Ref: 21138

Hours: Full-time

Contracted Hours: 39

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Location: Chester House, Epsom Ave, Handforth, Cheadle, Greater Manchester, SK9 3DF


At Pets at Home, we want our digital teams to evolve the way we do business and shape the future of pet care.  


Joining our team means you’ll play a crucial role in advancing our digital capabilities and building a brand-new customer experience. We want to excel in digital, and, as we’re working at scale, we’re backing our teams with considerable investment. 


We’re also putting pets and their owners at the heart of our digital transformation. As we bring our stores, vets and groom rooms together into a holistic ecosystem of pet care, we’ll give customers a seamless, multi-channel experience that meets their individual needs at every stage.  


About your role 


An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our rapidly expanding UX team in the role of a UI Designer. As the UI Designer, you will form part of a decentralised UI team, working closely within an agile Product Squad to represent UI Design best practice and principles. You will play a pivotal role in creating visually engaging and intuitive designs for our digital products. We make sure to put our consumers and their pets first, so you will always have accessibility and equitability at the forefront of your mind, producing seamless friction free journeys that drive impactful commercial and customer experience results.


Working closely alongside a Product Owner, you will champion and take accountability for ensuring that all proposed journeys/products within your Product Squad are designed to a high standard of quality that aligns with our brand principles and our PawPrint design system.

Your role will form part of a wider network of like-minded colleagues in various disciplines, using a set of common processes and joined up agile ways of working, following a test-and-learn evidence driven ethos to create easy to use intuitive user experiences that drive growth for our digital teams. Communicating with stakeholders, developers and other interested parties, explaining design decisions with clarity will also play a central part in your role.


About your experience


The ideal candidate will possess a strong working background in UI Design, with a proven track record of delivering results in this space. You will also have a deep understanding of UI best practice and principles, and be able to demonstrate this in your work. You will have interest and enthusiasm for the wider design industry, keeping yourself updated on the latest trends and technologies.


Wireframing, Mid-fi, Hi-fi designs and Prototyping across multiple viewports should be familiar territory, with a clear understanding and appreciation of design standards across various screen formats. Prior experience of working within and helping to evolve a UI Design System is key.


A high level of practical knowledge in the following software/skills:


  • Figma
  • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator primarily)
  • Miro
  • Microsoft 365 Suite



Additional experience in the following would also be beneficial:


  • ProtoPie
  • ADO
  • HTML
  • CSS


About our purpose 


There are all kinds of personal and professional benefits to being part of our digital team, but it’s also worth remembering that everything we do has a sense of purpose. We’re not just here to sell food or treats, we want to help pets and their owners live happier, healthier lives together. When you make a project a success, there’s a pet and their owner at the other end who are benefitting from your efforts.


Our diversity and inclusion vision is that everyone is welcome and feels part of our group. If you think you’re a good match to what we are looking for, and you share our belief that together ‘we’re better with pets’, we’d like to hear from you, whatever your background or circumstances



If you're passionate about UI Design, excited about shaping the future of pet care, and want to be part of a dynamic team dedicated to making a meaningful impact, we'd love to hear from you. Please submit your resume and a portfolio showcasing your UI design work.


Note: This is a 12-month fixed-term contract position

Organisation: Pets at Home

Date Posted: 13-09-2023

Expiry Date: 25-10-2023