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Head of UX Job Description

We have crafted a series of job description examples for a variety of digital roles.

Very often, in-house recruiters and HR departments ask us to help them write their job descriptions, and since this aspect of our recruitment service is very useful to them, we’ve realised that this could be useful to others too, so we have provided a list of job descriptions here.

With more than 20 years of experience in digital and technology recruitment and having placed thousands of candidates in Ireland and across Europe, we understand the value of a compelling job description, so we hope that these examples will help you in your search for a digital or technology professional; please feel free to use and edit to as per your specific needs and preferences.

If you are a candidate seeking a role, you can view a list of our current job offers on our job board.

Example of Head of UX Job Description


  • Company overview: Founding vision, current state of affairs, size, relevant stats. 
  • Role mission: Goals, team, and resources to make it happen. 


  •  Lead the UX strategy and vision across all digital products.
  •  Oversee the design and development of user experiences.
  • Conduct user research and usability testing to inform design decisions.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate UX best practices.
  •  Mentor and manage a team of UX designers and researchers.
  •  Ensure consistent application of UX principles across projects.
  •  Analyze user feedback and usage data to drive continuous improvement.
  • Advocate for user-centric design within the organization.
  •  Manage the UX budget and allocate resources effectively.
  •  Stay updated on industry trends and emerging technologies.
  •  Develop and maintain UX guidelines and standards.
  •  Present UX concepts and strategies to stakeholders and executives.


  • Extensive experience in UX design and research.
  •  Strong leadership and team management skills.
  • Proficiency in design tools (e.g., Sketch, Figma, Adobe XD).
  • Deep understanding of user-centered design principles.
  •  Experience with user research and usability testing.
  •  Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  •  Strong analytical skills for interpreting user data.
  • Ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams.
  • Knowledge of front-end development and design systems.
  • Strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities.
  •  Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Design, HCI, or related field.
  •  Up-to-date with industry trends and technologies.
  •  Experience with agile methodologies.

Nice to Have:

  • Experience with emerging technologies (e.g., AR/VR, AI).
  • Proficiency in advanced prototyping tools.
  • Background in cognitive psychology or human factors.
  • Familiarity with accessibility standards and guidelines.
  • Multilingual skills for global user research.
  • Certification in UX or related fields.
  • Experience with service design and design thinking.
  • Track record of published work or speaking at industry events.


  • Salary
  • Working arrangement: (Hybrid, Remote, Office)
  • Perks


We are accepting applications until the end of *MONTH*. We’ll be delighted to meet you for a first interview with *NAME*, our hiring manager.

If you are looking for roles that are more oriented towards account management, you can check the UX/UI Designer  Job Description

If you would like to view 2024 salaries for other digital positions, check our UX/UI Salaries. Or you can download our acclaimed Prosperity Digital Salary Survey to be on top of current salaries for the digital sector.

Writing a job spec is the first phase of the hiring process at any given company, we love to help companies do this in an effective way so we've put together a post where we explain our secrets for a well structured hiring process and how to make it more efficient.