Principal Product Designer

Oak National Academy

Location Fully Remote (United Kingdom)
Salary £76,350
Team Product
  • Closing: 7:00pm, 5th Dec 2022 GMT

Perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Work from home option
Retirement benefits
Life Insurance
Employee Assistance Programme
Additional parental leave
Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
Paid emergency leave
Extra holiday
Professional development
Payroll giving
Team social events
Equipment allowance

Candidate happiness

8.66 (4483)

Job Description

Lead the growth of our design team to help us support teachers to change children’s lives.


  • Responsible for the continuous improvement across all product squads for the quality of product and feature design.

  • Maintain specialist expertise in high quality product design systems and methodologies and be the authority across Oak and more widely across the sector.

  • Develop and manage a high-performing team of product designers.

  • Ownership of key elements of the product design lifecycle including user journeys, user flows, creating prototypes, testing, developing high fidelity prototypes, and seeing designs through to production.

  • Lead on feature design and development, working closely with others to set design requirements based on user & business needs. .

  • Use data and user research to design industry leading and highly accessible UX and UI in Oak’s education technology products

  • As a member of the Oak Team, contribute to the success and culture of the organisation

  • Work in cross-functional and product oriented squads with colleagues from across the organisation, as required

  • Deputise for Head of Product Strategy and take on other general responsibilities as required

Knowledge, skills and experience

  • 5+ years holding responsibility for the continuous improvement of product and feature design in digital products and services

  • Develop and manage a high performing team

  • Product Design expert with extensive knowledge of and expertise in best practices for user experience design and user interface technology for mobile and desktop devices

  • Demonstrated success in building and maintaining a highly accessible design system with a large user base

  • Experience working in product teams to understand and solve user needs, and implement new features

  • Highly capable using the latest product design tools (Figma & Adobe)

The successful candidate will have a desire to contribute in all areas to ensure Oak is successful. You will be comfortable working at pace and you will continuously look at ways that the team can work more smartly. You will be excellent at working as part of a remote team, building relationships and managing your time effectively.

Next steps

All you need to do is start the process by clicking on the button on the top right.

You’ll answer some questions that are related to your day-to-day job. After the job closes, your answers will go through our sift process: all answers will be anonymised, randomised and then reviewed by a panel of reviewers.

If you are shortlisted, we’ll invite you to the next step includes an interview carried out remotely over zoom. Also, we love giving feedback, so at the end of the application process we'll share how well you performed.

We are aiming to hold interviews in the week commencing 12 December and this is likely to take 1 hour. 

We are experiencing really good responses to our job adverts. This may lead us to closing the role early and so if you are considering applying then please get your application in early to avoid missing out.

We are an equal opportunities employer

We are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.

Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Mon 5th Dec 2022


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You won't need a CV to apply to this job

Applications closed Mon 5th Dec 2022