Depop is the community-powered fashion marketplace to buy and sell unique fashion, with over 30 million registered users in more than 150 countries. Depop is a place for anyone to discover and celebrate their style on their own terms, and to feel good about their fashion choices by extending the lives of millions of garments. The company was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in London with offices in Manchester, New York, Los Angeles and Sydney. Depop has approximately 400 employees dedicated to its mission of building the world’s most diverse progressive home of fashion, that’s kinder on the planet and kinder to people. In 2021, Depop became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Etsy - the global marketplace for unique and creative goods - and continues to operate as a standalone company.

Our Mission

Our mission is to build the world’s most diverse progressive home of fashion. Our team is dedicated to enhancing and developing the Depop experience to serve the needs of our global community.

Depop exists to empower the next generation to transform fashion. We are a community-powered fashion ecosystem that's kinder to the planet and kinder to people. We give our audience something they can't get anywhere else - unique fashion, with amazing people and the chance to create a better future by showing up as their full selves, at full volume.

 

We operate on three values:

  1. Circularity - We’re taking the circular economy mainstream. Changing people’s relationship with clothes and making it easy to choose options that are kinder to the planet. 
  2. Self expression - We’re a space for self expression that encourages millions to explore, connect and find their identities through style. 
  3. Opportunity - We’re building a home of fashion where everyone feels welcome and anyone can succeed on their own terms. 

Role

We’re looking for an experienced User Researcher to join our UX research team to help us understand our users, their needs and create delightful user experiences across our product. You’ll be comfortable scoping out, designing and undertaking robust investigations, as well as disseminating actionable insights to help bring the voice of our customers to the core of our organisation and product.  

At Depop, research underpins our design process end-to-end. You'll be working side-by-side with fellow researchers, designers, product managers, copy writers and analysts to shape the future of fashion.

In addition to being adept at a wide range of methodologies (from ethnography, depth interviews and diary studies to surveys and usability testing) you’ll also understand how to synthesise data from multiple sources into compelling, actionable insights and advocate for user needs in a rapid-paced, high growth environment.

 

Responsibilities

  • Take ownership of end-to-end research delivery; from understanding where our knowledge gaps are, gathering the questions and hypotheses,  planning and executing the research all the way through to analysing and sharing your findings with the team
  • Work closely with product managers, designers, engineers and other user researchers to generate hypotheses and plans for high-impact research to help us better understand our users and help us create a better product
  • Lead the research for a product area, suggesting the best approach and methods to use so we’re capturing the right insights that help us grow and develop our product
  • Autonomously carry out research from tactical to strategic using a wide range of research methods, e.g. remote interviews, ad-hoc surveys, unmoderated research.
  • Evaluate and explore information architecture, using tree-tests, card-sorts and whatever other methods are appropriate
  • Collaborate closely with our analytics team to make sure our qualitative insights are also enhanced by robust quantitative analysis whenever possible, and run some basic quantitative analysis yourself using our internal behavioural tools or surveys.
  • Communicate research findings to inform business decisions through the best possible means ranging from presentations, workshops, reports or any other method that gets the insights into our decision-making
  • Educate and advocate for UX research across the organisation
  • Collaborate in the continuous improvement of the research team processes and best-practices
  • Contribute to the growth and skill development of more junior research team members

 

Requirements

  • Experienced UX researcher with a strong portfolio demonstrating a wide range of qual and quant methods e.g. in exploratory, generative and evaluative research 
  • Experienced in delivering autonomously and to the highest quality standards
  • 3 years + of experience in advocating for and delivering UX Research in different environments
  • Effective in seeking out, building and maintaining strong and trusting relationships with key stakeholders across the business
  • Effective and compelling communicator: Collate and disseminate various threads of insights into easy-to-digest and actionable recommendations
  • You are able to communicate research findings clearly, accurately and in a compelling way utilising a variety of written and visual formats
  • You thrive in an agile, ever-changing, and demanding environment that requires multi- tasking
  • Comfortable working with remote peers on a consistent basis

 

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Benefits:

  • Learn and Grow: We want to give our people the opportunity to learn. We offer a personal learning budget for every employee and also sponsor and run a myriad of programs, conferences and meet-ups to up-skill our employees and enhance their journey with us.
  • Wellbeing: We care about our employees' wellbeing. We offer healthcare, an EAP (Employee Assistance Programme), a cycle to work scheme, weekly yoga sessions, a discounted gym membership and eye-care vouchers. 
  • Mental Health: Our employees' mental health is a top priority. We offer Headspace access and subsidised coaching and counselling appointments. We also have trained mental health first aiders available. 
  • Work/Life Balance: We offer a hybrid working model to provide a healthy work/life balance for our employees. We have 25 days of holiday with the opportunity to buy or sell 5 more, a day off for activism to allow you the opportunity to make a difference and we offer sabbaticals for our long serving employees.
  • Family Life: We offer flexible working, generous maternity/paternity and parental leave policies, which include adoption and paid time off for fertility treatments. We also offer life insurance, a pension scheme and parent and carer support.
  • Office Life: We provide healthy snacks, tea and coffee in our offices. All of our offices are also dog-friendly! Do your best work with your best friend. 
  • Fun: We love to hang out with each other at Depop. On Friday we finish an hour early to socialise with free food, and have amazing Winter and Summer Parties to celebrate our successes. We also host internal employee socials, such as quiz night, games night, movie night and more...we’ve taken this virtual for now!

Equality and Diversity Monitoring

Depop is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Depop recognises the benefits of a diverse workforce which reflects the wider population and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Under the Equality Act (2010), Depop must demonstrate that their recruitment processes are fair and that we are not discriminating against or disadvantaging anyone because of their age, disability, gender reassignment status, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. We need to ask applicants some questions to make sure that no one is being unfairly discriminated against or disadvantaged.

We collect this information only for anonymised monitoring purposes to help the organisation look at the profile of individuals who apply, are shortlisted for and appointed to each vacancy. In this way, we can check that we are complying with the Equality Act (2010).

Under the Equality Act 2010 the definition of disability is if you have a physical or mental impairment that has a 'substantial' and 'long-term' adverse effect on your ability to carry out normal day to day activities. Further information regarding the definition of disability can be found at: www.gov.uk/definition-of-disability-under-equality-act-2010 

Reasonable adjustments will be made available should you be invited to interview.


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Diversity & Inclusion at Depop

Depop is driven to create a community where everyone feels included, represented and valued in the workplace.
We aim to do this by fostering our "Depop DNA" - putting our community first, being adaptable to the varying needs of our people while creating an inclusive, impactful and collaborative working environment.

In order to do this, we collect information on our job applications as an important part of tackling inequality and discrimination. By collecting this information, it can help us identify our areas for improvement and provides a starting point for highlighting issues.  
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