Leather chairs arranged around a board room meeting table

Jane and I got back from London last night, to discover amongst the mail on the doormat a letter from the University of St Andrews inviting me to an interview. On Wednesday. That’s right: this Wednesday; the day after tomorrow!

The interview is for the post of Assistant Information Architect/Web Manager, which would be such an ideal job for me, combining my love of Web design, usability, accessibility, content management and organisation.

Information Architecture (IA) is the discipline of combining the aesthetics and mechanics of Web technologies to create usable, accessible and attractive websites. IA is about helping create websites that can easily be used — how frustrated do you get when you can’t find something that you know is on that site? — updated and expanded.

The interview on Wednesday will begin with “a task”, probably something like bringing the three-headed watchdog of the underworld, Cerberus, to the surface without the use of any weapons, followed by an interview that includes a 10 minutes presentation about a website that I’ve developed.

If it is your discipline, please pray for me as I prepare for the interview, travel to St Andrews on Wednesday morning and for the interview itself. I’m really excited about what the post could offer me, and what I could offer it. Please pray that between the interviewers and I we discern whether this is what God wants for me next.

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 52 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master at Safeguard Global; latterly at Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

8 thoughts on “Interview”

  1. I’ll be praying for you Gareth…if it’s the right job for you, you’ll get it…and if it isn’t, there’s something better!!

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