Information Architect Intern with Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT)

Location: Glasgow
c15k per annum depending on experience. Free Subway pass for the duration of the contract.
35 hours per week, Mon-Fri, for 6-9 months
Immediate start


As part of a project team this post will focus on identifying and documenting SPT’s corporate information architecture in order to create a complete information inventory. 

Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) is the largest of Scotland’s seven regional transport partnerships. SPT is funded by 12 Local Authorities across the West of Scotland to provide integrated transport solutions across the entire Strathclyde area. As well as running the Glasgow Subway, SPT delivers an extensive range of public transport services including bus stations and subsidised bus services, manages large transport infrastructure projects and is responsible for delivery of a long-term multi-modal transport strategy for the area.
This is an excellent opportunity to gain practical experience of identifying user requirements through research and analysis; planning information architecture and organising information by translating user behaviour into media structure and elements.
Reporting to the project leader, the key responsibilities of this post are:
• To identify user requirements by researching and analysing user needs, preferences, objectives and working methods under the direction of the project leader and/or Business Improvement Officer/Business Analyst.
• To identify user requirements by studying how users consume content, including data categorisation and labelling; meeting with working groups.
• To plan information architecture by studying the site concept, strategy, and target audience; envisioning architectural scheme, information structure and features, functionality, and user-interface design; creating user scenarios; preparing data models; designing information structure, work-and dataflow, and navigation; evaluating information representation; conducting creative meetings. 
• To organise information by translating user behaviour into media structure and elements; producing workflow diagrams, user scenarios, flowcharts, and storyboards; preparing interaction specifications, navigation rules, organisation of information, and site maps; coordinating with business, technology and communications team leaders.
• Work as directed with users to define information requirements.
• Contribute to the monitoring of project progress including tracking activity, resolving problems, drafting progress reports and recommending actions. 

The ideal graduate will have excellent analytical and communication skills and will be able to work with staff across the organisation, both technical and non-technical, to create appropriate information architecture for SPT.  Your degree may have been either business or IT related, and will have given you a solid grounding in information architecture.

Closing date for applications is 19 November 2015, 12 noon.

Please submit a CV and brief covering letter through the Adopt an Intern online application form on our website. All applications must be submitted by 5pm on the closing date. State a. your availability and b. relevant information on your skills/experience pertaining to the job spec. We do NOT accept e-mail applications unless otherwise stated.