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Human Resources

Graphic Designer – 44517
£30,845 - £38,373
London

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This is an exciting time for People Group as we transform how we use and disseminate data to aid people related decision making.

The Workforce Experience and People Insight Team within MoJ People Group, is a dynamic team which provides people-related evidence and insight from data across People Group and the business regarding long-term future workforce trends, medium and short-term workforce plans and the experience and dynamics of our workforce today. These outputs ensure our people plans, policies and processes are data driven and evidence based, employing horizon scanning, expert forecasting, workforce planning, and people analytics using qualitative and quantitative research techniques. 

The world of work is rapidly changing with external factors (economic, societal, environmental, technological) providing opportunities for organisations to mature their employment models and leadership practices and create individualised propositions and thus more meaning for employees. Our team provides research on this future, and supports business leaders to plan for the workforce they need in a different future, taking insight and feedback from our current workforce into account. Placing the employee experience at the heart of our work, we enable data driven and evidence based decisions to be made about our current and future workforce needs.

We are looking for an experienced and motivated Graphic Designer to work in a challenging and exciting environment within the team, working closely with and reporting to the Senior Digital Designer to produce a broad range of media to support internal and external stakeholders. You will take complex analysis and information and transform it visually to enhance reader comprehension of the key messages, ensuring data and evidence are at the forefront of any decision making. The work will be pivotal in helping us to influence people and business-related decision making, covering all aspects of an employees’ experience with us. 

Role Responsibilities

  • Design, create and develop a suite of professional online material that will be compatible across digital platforms and meets branding guidelines.
  • Create professional infographics for cross media use to support the analysis team. Ensure analytical findings are visualised in a manner that promotes ease of interpretation and leveraging of value by the end users.
  • Develop animated infographics to further enhance the data and analysis of the team and to support video production within the team. Automate the production of infographics for regular products.
  • Support the wider Workforce Experience and People Insight Team, the wider People Group team and other senior stakeholders through Digital Design services.
  • Contribute to the professionalism and reputation of the People Analytics team, by building clear branding aligned to MoJ standards ensuring People Analytics is easily recognised as an exemplary team across People Group, the wider MoJ and across other Government Departments.
  • Create social media assets including video and imagery content. Publishing content in line with the approved content matrix.
  • Support for all reports, dashboards, presentations and documentation the team produce, ensuring branding is aligned and the reports look professional and part of a standardised family of documents.
  • Stay up to date with the latest technology and provide recommendations around emerging technology, methods and trends.
  • Create dashboards and support the team in producing visually appealing dashboards .
  • Other ad-hoc design work as and when required. 

Person Specification 

Essential Skills and Knowledge

  • An experienced Graphic Designer, familiar with working within teams as well as being self-sufficient.
  • Excellent creative ability with proven experience of producing a wide variety of digital and interactive content across multiple media platforms, with a strong portfolio of work to support this.
  • Excellent attention to detail with experience of working with corporate brand guidelines.
  • Ability to develop strong relationships and networks within teams and across the wider organisation.
  • Ability to translate complex information into concise, engaging content which is accessible to non-technical audiences.
  • Excellent project management skills, with the ability to deliver at pace, managing competing priorities and changing deadlines.
  • Skilled in Adobe Creative Cloud, in particular Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat Professional, After Effects and Premier.
  • Understanding the importance of managing, storing and protecting information and personal data.

Desirable Skills

  • Knowledge and experience of using WordPress and Content Management Systems (CMS) created using WordPress.
  • An understanding of Accessibility Standards would be welcomed.

Civil Service Recruitment Process

You will be assessed against the Civil Service Success Profiles recruitment framework and be asked to provide the following information as part of the application process.

You will be asked during the application process to submit:

  • An anonymised CV (Please keep the CV to no more than 2 sides of A4, remove all personal information and do not save the file with your name); and
  • A Personal Statement (1000 words) demonstrating how you meet the Essential criteria as set out in the Person Specification.
  • A link to your online portfolio would also be required.

Applicants Invited for Interview

Applicants will be assessed against the following success profile elements: 

1. Behaviours

2. Strengths

3. Technical

You will be assessed against the following behaviours:

• Communicating and Influencing

• Making Effective Decisions

• Managing a Quality Service

Making Effective Decisions

  • Display the confidence to challenge and contest decisions or ideas, presenting suitable alternatives for discussion and consideration, even if they prove unpopular.
  • Consult with others throughout the design process, raising concerns about potential impacts and managing them when required.

Communicating and Influencing

  • Establish relationships with a range of stakeholders to support delivery of our services and manage stakeholder expectations with regular communications on progress or any issues for concern.
  • Ensure analytical visuals encourage the ease of use and interpretation and supports the key messaging our stakeholders are promoting.
  • Use specific technology or media types where possible to emphasise the key messages and analytical data.
  • Consider the audience for the final product or service and how this will be stored and displayed.

Managing a Quality Service

  • Successfully deliver high quality services to time that meet the customers’ needs and initial brief, ensuring value for money and the desired outcome.
  • Work with stakeholders to set priorities, objectives and timescales and provide regular updates on progress or potential issues that could affect timescales or the final output.
  • Implement ‘lessons learned’ follow up discussions with stakeholders to develop, implement, maintain and review services and products for continual development, establishing a process on responding to feedback from customers and ensuring delivery of professional excellence.

Strengths

Making Effective Decisions

  • You are a keen problem solver, taking a positive approach to tackling problems and finding ways to identify suitable solutions (Problem Solver).
  • You use your judgement and take a considered approach to situations and tasks when making decisions (Decisive).

Communicating and Influencing

  • You communicate thoughts and ideas, verbally or in writing. You simplify complexities and adapt communication so others can understand without being too technical (Explainer).
  • You actively encourage and provide opportunities for others to share ideas and contributions (Inclusive).
  • You influence others and you articulate the rationale to gain their agreement (Influencer).

Managing a Quality Service

  • You follow processes, operating firmly within set corporate identity standards, rules and guidelines (Disciplined).
  • You strive for quality outcomes and excellence in everything you do (Focussed).
  • You are detail-focussed and ensure everything is accurate and error free (Precise).
  • You look for ways to serve customers putting their needs at the heart of everything you do (Service Focussed).

Technical

Making Effective Decisions

  • Using your technical knowledge and experience to influence decisions and to help communicate your decisions with stakeholders and clients.
  • Using your experience and technical knowledge to make decisions on what software and hardware to use to produce the final products and whether sourcing additional material, such as video, imagery, sound files, etc. is required.

Communicating and Influencing

  • Producing detailed mock-ups of your ideas in line with client briefs in help visualise your proposed ideas for the client understand and either comment on or approve.
  • Using your communication skills to liaise with stakeholders and clients, to ensure their projects are on time and raising any concerns early so that contingency can be factored in.

Managing a Quality Service

  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, managing timescales and providing clients with regular updates on progress or possible concerns.
  • Managing your workspace, ensuring all working files are saved securely to our online drives and not stored on local hard drives, preventing data corruption and enabling easy access for other team members as and when required.

To support your experience, you will be asked to provide examples from your portfolio in the form of a ten-minute presentation during the interview (details of this will be sent to candidates before interview). This will include evidence that you can:

  • Use the Adobe Creative Cloud software in a professional manner, in particular Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat Professional, After Effects and Premier.
  • Produce a wide variety of digital and interactive content across multiple media platforms and output channels i.e. social media, intranets, video, etc.
  • Translate complex information into concise, engaging content which is accessible to non-technical audiences, such as infographics.

Additional Information

Working Arrangements & Further Information 

Some of MoJ’s terms and conditions of service are changing as part of Civil Service reform. The changes will apply to staff joining MoJ who are new to the Civil Service. Staff joining MoJ from other civil service employers will transfer onto the new MoJ terms if they are already on ‘modernised’ terms in their current post or onto ‘unmodernised’ MoJ terms if they are on ‘unmodernised’ terms at their current post. Details will be available if an offer is made.

Flexible working hours 

The Ministry of Justice offers a flexible working system in many offices.

Benefits 

The MoJ offers a range of benefits:

Annual Leave

Annual leave is 25 days on appointment and will increase to 30 days after five years’ service. 

There is also a scheme to allow qualifying staff to buy or sell up to three days leave each year. Additional paid time off for public holidays and 1 privilege day. Leave for part-time and job share posts will be calculated on a pro-rata basis.

Pension 

The Civil Service offers a choice of pension schemes, giving you the flexibility to choose the pension that suits you best.

Training 

The Ministry of Justice is committed to staff development and offers an extensive range of training and development opportunities.

Support

• A range of ‘Family Friendly’ policies such as opportunities to work reduced hours or job share. 

• Access to flexible benefits such as voluntary benefits,retail vouchers and discounts on a range of goods and services. 

• For any moves across the Civil Service may have implications on your ability to carry on claiming childcare vouchers

• Paid paternity, adoption and maternity leave. 

• Free annual sight tests for employees who use computer screens. 

Networks 

The opportunity to join employee-run networks that have been established to provide advice and support and to enable the views of employees from minority groups to be expressed direct to senior management. There are currently networks for employees of minority ethnic origin, employees with disabilities, employees with caring responsibilities, women employees, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s recruitment principles. Should you feel that the recruitment process has breached the recruitment principles you are able to raise a formal complaint in the following order

4- To Shared Service Connected Ltd (0845 241 5358 (Monday to Friday 8am – 6pm) or e mail Moj-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@gov.sscl.com);

5- To Ministry of Justice Resourcing (resourcing-services@justice.gov.uk);

6- To the Civil Service Commission (details available here)

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity.

There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Grading Structure Review

The Ministry of Justice is currently undergoing a review of posts which are currently graded at Band A to realign our grading structure with the majority of the wider Civil Service.

Posts advertised at Band A may be graded at either Grade 6 or Grade 7 once the review has taken place.