Who are we?
CDP is a global non-profit that runs the world’s environmental disclosure system for investors, companies, cities and governments to assess their impact and take urgent action to build a truly sustainable economy.
Why we’re hiring for this role
CDP is going through a large digital transformation right now to become a product-based and human centred company. You’ll be one of the first designers to join the company and work with our newly appointed Head of Design to establish the function.
We’ve been working with a consultancy up until this point to establish the first version of our product. We’re now building a permanent in-house team to run the platform long term.
- We default to transparency
- We learn and improve
- We place accountability at our heart
- We succeed together
Diversity, equity and inclusion
We value having people with many different identities and backgrounds on our team. We recognise that underrepresented groups may feel less confident applying for roles where they don’t meet all the criteria.
We’d encourage you to apply anyway, as having the right mindset, attitude and a unique perspective is much more important to us. We’re happy to help train you in some skill gaps if needed.
- You’ll own design for a part of the platform and be responsible for creating and evolving it alongside your squad of engineers and product owner. To do this successfully, you’ll need to be comfortable explaining and justifying your design decisions.
- You’ll see through projects right through from ideation to release independently. This means you will need to be comfortable conducting and synthesising research, running workshops, creating and testing prototypes as well as preparing high fidelity design handovers for engineers.
- You will co-own the design system and need to align across the team on your design decisions and rationale. You should have experience creating, contributing to and improving one or more design systems already. The current design system is based on Material UI, and we will begin to evolve it once we have the first version of the platform up and running.
This role is perfect for you if
- You’re looking for autonomy over your design decisions and work. We’re looking for people who are proactive and independent and will support the Head of Design to create a strong design culture in the organisation.
- You are comfortable working in ‘good enough’ design. We work in design sprints and move at pace. This means you’ll never be able to ship something that’s perfect or that you’re 100% happy with. We continually measure success and will come back and iterate regularly.
- You are passionate about sustainability. Everyone who works here cares about the planet and our impact on it, it’s important that you do too.
Working location and hours
- You’re contracted to work 37.5 hours a week (7.5 per day). These are flexible and can happen on a schedule that suits you between 7am–7pm.
- You’ll mostly work from home, but you will need to be available to come into our London office for workshops and team days at least a few times a month.
You’ll report into the Head of Design who has recently joined the team. They are well versed in building design teams from scratch, having done so at multiple start-ups/scale-ups in the past.
Their goal is to empower you to learn and grow as a designer during your time at CDP, and to support you to produce work that you feel proud to have been a part of.
Figma for all design work.
Miro for our workshops and journey mapping.
Notion for our documentation.
Maze for all unmoderated testing.
Microsoft Teams for communication and running research sessions.
Azure DevOps for our sprint tickets.
This position belongs to a level internally that has a band of £45-67K
- 31 days holiday (can buy up to 5 more days)
- 8% pension with no contribution needed
- Half a day per month for learning and development
- Discounted gym membership and PerksAtWork retail discounts
- 4 weeks sick pay in your first year, 12 weeks afterwards
- Cycle to work scheme
- You’ll have use of a new MacBook Pro, Apple Studio Display, Apple keyboard and Apple mouse or trackpad to make sure you’re set up for success at home.
The interview process
We aim to take candidates through this process end to end within two to three weeks from our first conversation with you.
Stage 1: Recruiter call
If we like your CV and portfolio, you’ll chat with one of our recruiters who will ask some questions about your experience and answer any questions you have about the company or role.
Stage 2: Competency based interview
You’ll meet with our Head of Design and someone else from the team and tell us about some of your projects so we can understand your skills and how you like to work in more detail ie the ‘Tell me about a time when…’ sort of thing.
You can ask more questions around the design team and day-to-day.
Stage 3: Culture interview
You’ll meet a couple of the CDP team who will be making sure that your values are aligned with how CDP likes to operate. Your answers don’t need to be work-related, so minimal prep is needed here.
Final stage: Whiteboarding exercise
You’ll be given a product/design problem to work through with a couple of the CDP team. This helps us to understand how you think through problems and collaborate with others.
You’ll have a chance to ask any final questions that you have that might prevent you from accepting an offer from us.
If we believe you’re a great fit for the role, we will discuss an offer with you and can answer any final questions to help you make the right decision for your career.
If you’re unsuccessful at any stage, we will do our best to provide constructive feedback that will help you on your job search.
To make sure we can get a good sense of who you are as a designer please include:
- Your CV.
- Two or three links or documents for case studies you believe are most relevant to this role.
- (Optional) A cover letter which outlines why you believe this is the right role for you.