Content Designer


University of Edinburgh
3 Months
9 hours per week, with some flexibility around the student’s timetable.
Not Applicable




The University of Edinburgh is seeking three postgraduate students to work as Content Designers for the Global Open Finance Centre of Excellence (GOFCoE), which is a collaboration between The University of Edinburgh, the Financial Data and Technology Association (FDATA) and Fintech Scotland. The GOFCoE is a data innovation organization serving the public, private and third sector in opening finance for good.
The successful students will help to deliver the innovative project of a ‘digital library of open banking Application Programming Interface (API) technical standards’ which is the first of its kind in the world, helping to drive global open finance goals. The successful candidates will gain experience of designing a digital information environment and synthesising complex information in this inspiring project, working alongside the Digital Lead within the ‘Technical Standards Working Group’ at GOFCoE. This is an exciting role, and one that will require the students to use their strong reasoning and writing skills while working under minimal supervision with a high degree of autonomy. 
The successful students will start work in February 2022 for 3 months. The pay for this role will be UE06 £15.76 per hour, plus £2.95 per hour holiday pay. The students can expect to work 9 hours per week, with some flexibility around the student’s timetable. This role will involve remote working from home, although all work must be carried out inside the UK.
  • To assist in the creation of a catalogue of open banking Application Programming Interface (API) technical standards.
  • To assist in the design of the structural foundation of a digital information environment to allow core users (regulators, academic researchers, standard bodies) to find the information they need quickly and effectively.
  • To assist in planning, designing and conducting user research sessions to support the design and development of the library.
  • To research and provide engaging and accurate summaries of standards for the website.
  • To identify options to obtain feedback from the key stakeholders (both internal and external).
  • To embrace opportunities to engage in other high-impact projects connected with the library, such as the automation and maturity ranking assessment of standards.
  • A current University of Edinburgh postgraduate student (this post is designated for the purposes of student employment; therefore, you must be a matriculated student for the duration of your employment). 
  • Based in the UK for the duration of the work (we cannot accommodate individuals working overseas due to tax and legal implications).
  • Substantial, demonstrable experience of organising, structuring and labelling digital information to support user navigation and information-seeking (Information Architecture).
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to clearly evidence experience in researching and writing a synthesis of complex information.
  • Exceptional written communication skills and a solid knowledge of editing web content.
  • Excellent organizational skills with a proven ability to work with a wide range of contacts and stakeholders, using a strong sense of initiative to work independently with minimal supervision.


  • Able to clearly demonstrate an Interest in economics, finance, technology or open data. 
Remote working from home.
Pay rate and holiday entitlement equivalent to that of UE06 permanent staff, access to NEST pension scheme if choosing to opt in.Access to apply for internal job vacancies at the University of Edinburgh.For regular users of display screen equipment, a VDU eye test is available at one of the university's chosen optometrists.Access to University of Edinburgh library, and access to subsidised gym membership.
Please use the link to apply for this opportunity, attaching a CV and covering letter explaining clearly how you meet the criteria for the role.
PLEASE NOTE: The closing date for this advert is the 31st January 2022.