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Communications / Marketing

Graphic Designer – 44522
£30,845 - £38,373
London

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This is an exciting opportunity to join a central government design studio, working on broad range of projects that make a difference to people’s lives.

We are looking for a talented graphic designer to produce engaging and visually striking designs, working on briefs from branding to infographics. Someone who is confident, motivated, ambitious, positive, and works well independently and in a team.

At Design102 we have always believed our differences make us stronger. This means we are an inclusive employer that values difference of all kinds. We celebrate and champion this diversity as each experience strengthens our team, adding value to the work we do and, ultimately, the public we serve. We recognise that at this time, more than ever, it’s important that we restate our commitment to building a truly inclusive workplace.

If you’re passionate about design with a portfolio showing a range of creative projects, this is the job for you.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • delivering engaging design solutions including branding, publications, illustrations, campaigns, dynamic infographics, animations and animated GIFs
  • working with a range of clients – discussing each job, understanding the audience, considering practical solutions and developing your ideas and creative concepts
  • working to agreed deadlines and budgets, following brand guidelines, industry design standards and accessibility guidelines
  • delivering excellent customer service, demonstrating an understanding of clients’ priorities and constraints and providing clear and timely communications
  • managing multiple projects at once, allocating time effectively and keeping the client team updated on progress
  • keeping the project management system up to date, logging time spent on each project
  • presenting ideas and concepts to clients and colleagues, explaining clearly and confidently why the creative work will work for them
  • incorporating client feedback amending designs accordingly
  • working effectively as part of a team with other designers, client team, animators, videographers, photographers, strategists, copywriters and printers

Essential experience and personal skills:

  • 4-6 years industry experience
  • creative flair, originality and a strong visual sense
  • qualification in a design or motion graphics-related subject or equivalent experience
  • excellent knowledge of industry standard design applications – Adobe Creative Cloud with an emphasis on InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and ideally After Effects.
  • excellent typographic skills
  • familiarity with accessibility principles and guidelines
  • awareness of emerging design trends and technologies
  • the ability to grasp client needs and consider practical solutions
  • excellent communication and written skills, with the confidence to present and explain ideas to clients and colleagues
  • the ability to multi-task and work to tight deadlines with accuracy and speed
  • good teamworking skills

Your application should include your CV and statement of suitability (500 words).

Please provide a non-expirable link to a portfolio including examples of your work. If you submit an application without a link, it will be unsuccessful.

You can find out more about us at design102.co.uk

Additional Information

Your application should include your CV and statement of suitability (500 words).

Please provide a non-expirable link to a portfolio including examples of your work. If you submit an application without a link, it will be unsuccessful.

You can find out more about us at design102.co.uk

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

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

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

3-     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.