Important

A general election has been called for 4 July 2024. You must follow the guidance for user research in DfE during pre-election periods.

Support and guidance

Information for new starters

Information for anybody joining DfE as a civil servant or contractor user researcher.

Research operations

Help with recruiting participants, as well as other support and advice.

Guidance library

Guidance and advice about how we plan and deliver user research in DfE.

Community of practice

Meetups and Slack channels for our active and friendly user research community of practice.

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DfE user research standards

Every user researcher working in DfE must always meet these standards. Also in development are standards for research planning, safety during research, inclusive research and user research recruitment.

Our community principles for delivering user research

Current user research job vacancies

We don't currently know about any user research vacancies at DfE.

You can also check Civil Service Jobs.