Graphic Designer (Maternity Cover)

37 hours per week | Fixed Term for 1 Year • Salary: £21,000 - £26,000 (depending on experience)

Application Deadline: 01/01/2018
Interview Date: 01/01/2018
Location: Main Campus

We are looking for an experienced Graphic Designer/Senior Artworker to join our busy Marketing Team for an initial 12 month maternity cover.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join our small Marketing Team in delivering an outstanding service to meet the demands of a vibrant educational and commercial environment. The role will support the provision of a professional marketing service to the College through creating, designing and managing the visual elements of the College’s marketing activity including online, outdoor marketing, printed collateral, and other external communications.

You will be responsible for managing and owning the graphic design work schedule, designing engaging and targeted marketing materials for offline and online integrated marketing campaigns to promote the college and the courses it offers.

You will have experience of producing engaging and targeted creative for print and digital with excellent attention to detail, experience of designing animated graphics, a track record of using DTP packages including InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat and Flash with the qualifications and strong portfolio to support your experience. It is essential that you have experience of using an Apple Mac computer.

In addition to this you will be able to understand key markets and how to target them effectively, have excellent copy-editing skills and successful project management experience including meeting deadlines. You will create designs for print, online (including animated adverts) and other media using our in-house Desk Top Publishing packages and be a brand guardian for City College, developing and maintaining adherence to the brand guidelines.

You will be required to balance a busy workload dealing with multiple stakeholders so excellent communication and organisational skills are a must. You will also be able to meet challenging deadlines and work within a collaborative team environment. You must be confident to present ideas intelligently to colleagues and receptive to developing ideas as part of a team.

As part of the application process as well as completing the online application form we require you to submit a portfolio of both your online and offline work to 

This is your opportunity to use and develop your Graphic Design skills and experience and to make your mark in a rewarding further education environment. In return, you'll get an excellent salary, Local Government Pension and benefits package, 30 days holiday plus bank holidays pro rata, and great career progression and development opportunities.

The application closing date is Monday 4th February 2019 with interviews being held on Wednesday 13th February 2019.  If applying, please ensure you can make yourself available on this date – thank you.

We are only able to contact you if you are shortlisted for interview, and we will do this via e-mail so please ensure we have your accurate contact details when registering.

All shortlisted applicants are required to complete a self-declaration and disclosure form prior to interview. Satisfactory references, enhanced DBS check and medical clearance will be required for successful job candidates.

City College is committed to providing an environment where students, staff and all members of the College community can feel safe and secure.

Thank you for your interest in City College Southampton.

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