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Visual Meaning

Why choose Visual Meaning?

Visual Meaning is a creative, dynamic place to work, dedicated to creating shared meaning – most often to enable business change and whole-system transformation. We are an enthusiastic and friendly team of visually trained business consultants, illustrators and software developers working together to represent systems in a way that everyone can understand.

We’re passionate about making a great workplace for our employees to thrive and grow, offering interesting work, fantastic colleagues and competitive remuneration and benefits. We’re committed to an open, inclusive culture and truly believe in making a difference to our people, our clients and the world around us. 

Please do have a look through the opportunities to join us on this journey and get in touch.

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Consultant

Oxford based
Full time, salary dependent on experience

A creatively minded Business Consultant, who has a willingness to learn and a desire to leave the world a better place is needed to join our specialist consultancy that leverages the power of visual aids to help people understand anything that’s big, complex, ambiguous or difficult. Working alongside a talented team of Illustrators, Software Developers, and other Consultants you will have a key hand in producing easy to understand, bite sized visuals that help clients see their systematic problems and how they can change them.
One on our current consultants has put together this awesome video of what we do, why we think it could change the world, and the kind of people we’re looking for to come join us on the journey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P83wpcddZiQ
 
It is not expected that you will have experience in all areas of the role, what is KEY is your raw intelligence, excellent analytical skills, an ability to hold and make sense of a high volume of complex or ambiguous concepts. You will also be curious, open, and have outstanding collaborative skills and a willingness to learn and progress.
 
We’re an innovative consultancy combining visual and systems thinking techniques to represent change across all stages of the transformation lifecycle. Working with organisational leaders, programme directors and cross-industry groups, we make conceptual maps that give everyone a shared image of what’s going on, and where the potential problems lie. We’re growing fast and are looking for a Business Analyst / Business Consultant to join our tight-knit team in this client facing role.
 

Working with our diverse and dynamic team you will be a creatively minded Business Consultant, keen to learn new skills and ready to be challenged. You’ll be working with complex real-world business processes, creating visual representations to identify and map systemic patterns to bring shared meaning to clients. Whether you are gathering data, analysing internal systems / hierarchies, organising client data-gathering workshops, producing visual interactive system maps, presenting solutions to clients, or spotting new opportunities, it will be your self-starter mentality and passion to make a difference in the world that delivers outstanding results.

 
Please include a cover message outlining why you are interested in this role and how your experience demonstrates you’re a good fit for the role.
 
To qualify… You could be a creative Business Consultant / Business Analyst / Client Advisor / Customer Consultant / Systems Advisor / Business Systems Consultant or similar, we don’t mind, as long as your CV and Cover Letter demonstrates:  
  • Experience in consultancy or a similarly client facing role ideally within the professional services or tech industries.
  • A passion for systems and visual thinking.
  • Raw intelligence, excellent analytical skills and an ability to hold and make sense of a high volume of complex or ambiguous concepts.
  • Curiosity, openness and outstanding collaborative skills: you will be self-aware, ready to challenge and be challenged, with a strong desire to develop.
  • Proven ability to self-organise and a proactive attitude, looking for problems to solve
  • An aptitude for consulting, to see the bigger picture; to be able to represent it back to clients in a way that is meaningful and powerfully simple.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – you can build rapport quickly.
  • The ability to adapt and be flexible and to see challenges as opportunities.
  • Strong planning and organisational skills with the ability to structure work activities into a coherent project plan.
This is a rare opportunity for a Business Consultant to join our fantastic team who really believe in making a difference and providing a great workplace for everyone to thrive and grow. 

UI/UX Designer

Oxford based
Full time, salary dependent on experience

An empathic and curious UX/UI Designer is needed to join our innovative Oxford-based consultancy working to effect whole-system change in businesses and wider society. This is a rare opportunity to help shape a product specifically designed to facilitate positive change in the world. We make conceptual maps to help people understand anything that’s big, complex, ambiguous or difficult, giving everyone a shared mental model of what’s going on.

In this highly collaborative role, you will work in our office alongside a talented team of Illustrators, Software Developers and Consultants to advocate for the needs of our end users as they access our maps through an online interactive experience via our Shared Meaning Platform. Your work to improve the quality of our users’ experience will help make these change-catalysing maps more engaging, impactful and accessible and increase their reach to a much broader audience.

Working with our diverse and dynamic team, you will be keen to learn about our product, understand how it relates to our consulting process and how it is instrumental in achieving our goal of creating shared meaning.

Whether you’re working with our CEO to problem-solve around the product, mocking up wire frames, talking to users or handing-off designs to our development team, you’ll be curious about other perspectives, ready to bring your own UX/UI experience to the table and ready to take on feedback.

To qualify, your CV and covering letter should demonstrate:

  • Passion for UI/UX and several years of practical UX/UI design experience.
  • Proficiency in:
    • using design tools and creating high-fidelity mock-ups and prototypes for web and mobile
    • running user testing sessions 
    • typography and layout on the web (and use of CSS)
    • working with a development team (Agile, sprints etc) 
  • Proven ability to self-organise and a proactive attitude, looking for UI/UX problems to solve.
  • Curious and open; ready to immerse yourself in learning about VM, our methods, product and clients to develop a thorough understanding of what we are trying to achieve and how we are different.
  • Excellent attention to detail, be accustomed to thoroughly self-reviewing your work.
  • Willing to take on feedback with a strong desire to develop.
  • High levels of empathy for the user and self-awareness.

Your day to day work in this role will centre around:

  • Taking a platform and user-first point of view to solving problems around the product and outputs that we present to clients.
  • Designing interactive and immersive experiences from flat designs, future-proofed to accommodate increasing volumes of information and supporting editing and annotation.
  • Creating on-boarding experiences to ensure inexperienced users can access and use the interface with minimum intervention and support.
  • Building on existing core set of consistent CSS styles to meet application needs and adapt to new uses and client feedback. 
  • Providing feedback to art studio on model design based on ad hoc feedback and through running small scale UX studies.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a UX/UI Designer to join our friendly team who really believe in making a difference and providing a great workplace for everyone to thrive and grow. our

Office Manager

Oxford based
Full time, salary dependent on experience

An established, pro-active Office Manager with fantastic attention to detail and the ability to turn their hand to whatever is needed, is wanted to join our small, innovative Oxford-based consultancy.  This is a fantastic opportunity for a talented Office Manager to support our dynamic, growing team who have a desire to leave the world a better place by visually mapping things out to help people understand anything big, complex, ambiguous or difficult. 
As the Office Manager you will be a key part of the office team. You might find yourself supporting on client projects (scheduling meetings, inputting project plans or updating tracking information); tackling office administration (ordering supplies, booking travel and taking minutes); assisting the finance function (logging expense claims and receipts, or monitoring time sheets compliance); or even contributing to the sales pipeline (coordinating upcoming project tenders and suggesting marketing opportunities).  
 
Whether you are supporting the CEO with diary management, organising a staff away day or keeping track of recruitment activities, your ability to balance priorities and varying demands will be critical to this role. This is an exciting Office Management role where no two days are likely to be the same. 
 

We need someone reliable and stable to support us through our next phase of growth; accurately performing day to day responsibilities, whilst finding ways to improve and consolidate systems and processes.  There’ll be larger projects too, such as sourcing new office space and helping with ISO certifications.

 
To be successful in delivering all of this, establishing great relationships with our friendly team of consultants, software developers and illustrators will be crucial.  
 
To qualify…You should be an Office Manager / PA / EA / Personal Assistant / Executive Assistant / Office Coordinator or similar with a CV and cover letter that demonstrates:
  • Solid reliability, outstanding attention to detail and great communication skills 
  • Experience of administration work in a busy, professional services office environment, ideally within a small company 
  • Proactivity, flexibility and willingness to support colleagues in meeting ad hoc business demands 
  • You understand the importance of getting the detail right, whilst working to improve the wider system
  • Experience designing, implementing and maintaining internal systems and processes 
  • Great ability to support and build rapport with colleagues 
  • Excellent written English, numeracy skills and confident user of Microsoft Office programmes 
  • Established skills using project management software and comfortable learning new packages 
This is a rare opportunity for an Office Manager to join our fantastic team who really believe in making a difference and providing a great workplace for everyone to thrive and grow.

You can have a look around one of our recent interactive maps here: