Accessibility Links

Technical Writer

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Telford, Shropshire
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 03/09/2018
  • Job reference: 1201

We're really sorry, but it looks like this job has already been filled.

Register your CV with us, see our latest jobs or use the search below.

Technical Writer


6 Months


Task Description:

As a technical writer, you will develop technical content to help us improve the way we share technical knowledge and expertise. You will work alongside content designers, interaction designers, user researchers, product managers and business analysts to create documentation and technical information. You will be comfortable working across multiple teams, while writing on a range of different subjects, from the highly technical to the more general. You'll be part of our active and supportive design community.


  • Create new content for technologists inside and outside government, such as: Documentation for developers on how a product works? Technical guidance on how to approach common problems.
  • Become familiar with existing technical content and make recommendations on how it can be improved
  • Understand the GOV.U style and align content appropriately
  • Work with technical and process experts to get an in-depth understanding of relevant programmes, projects and topics
  • Collaborate with user researchers to develop a detailed knowledge of user needs
  • Run workshops and collaborate with technical and design colleagues
  • Work with content designers to ensure there's a consistent approach to content in user journey
  • Contribute to the technical writer community across government
  • Write and maintain documentation including information about APIS and security? Ensure that documentation meets user needs for all user profiles? Help to plan, and attend user research and feedback relevant information to the development team?


  • Extensive experience of technical writing for the web, with proven ability to create content that is accessible and usable for the target audience, an understanding of usability and interaction design and experience of needs analysis.

Mandatory Business Skill:

  • Detailed understanding of Systems Life Cycles, in particular the requirements and analysis phases, strong communications, ability to build and maintain good Client relationships, a flexible approach, ability to work under own initiative, resilient in nature, able to deal with conflict management, strong decision making and judgment, influencing skills, presentation skills to development areas and to client base, strong evidence of skill competency around flexibility, attention to details, communicating, conflict management, decisions making and judgment influencing.

Suitable candidates should submit their CV in the first instance.

Similar jobs
View more similar jobs