Senior Graphic Designer

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With around 1250 passionate and committed staff, we deliver high quality services across a spectrum of age, need and ability.

Norwood is as devoted to our staff as we are to the people we look after. We offer a strong career progression, training and support to improve your skills. We have a range of care homes across London, and a major centre in Berkshire, plus our Head Office in North London.

Each and every role in Norwood is an essential part of the vital support services we offer.

Job Description

Provide the primary design function for the organisation including fundraising, services and workforce by leading on concepts, design and execute creative solutions that consistently and clearly communicate Norwood's brand identity, positioning and messaging through all brand touch points (including print, website, email, social media, retail, events, all marketing collateral, internal marketing etc.). Work to a brief agreed with the client and marketing manager and develop creative ideas and concepts.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Lead on the design and production of marketing materials (print and digital) for a wide variety of clients, and see all projects through from concept, design, production, completion and delivery.

2. Supervise, oversee, mentor and coach other graphic designer

3. Develop creative design ideas and concepts, choosing the appropriate medium and style to meet project briefs and objectives.

4. Lead on maintaining, strengthening and reinforcing the Norwood brand throughout all materials - addressing incorrect applications of the brand as required.

5. Assist the department with proofreading of marketing publications in print and electronic media.

6. Work closely with the Communications Manager to ensure effective collaboration between the designers and the copywriters and production of innovative creative concepts.

7. Maintain and update Norwood signage and display materials. Procure promotional materials and monitor stock and stationery.

8. Partner with internal clients as needed on the development of marketing materials.

9. Ensure all creative solutions can be translated across various media platforms, i.e, Website, email, social media, etc..

10. Work closely with the marketing manager to keep all projects on track and to create accurate price estimates while delivering solutions within budget.

Key accountabilities

o Ensure all materials are created with sensitivity to the people we support.

o Work with internal and external clients to ensure that all communications adhere to the brand guidelines.

o Oversee production of all print materials from conception to completion.

o Be the main point of contact for the development of creative solutions.

o Maintain pre and post production quality checks on all marketing materials.

o Deliver marketing materials within the agreed upon budget and timeline.

o Liaise with external printers and suppliers on a regular basis, ensuring production deadlines are met and materials are always of the highest quality.

o Creatively seek out new products and maintain cutting edge industry knowledge.

o Present design work at various stages to stakeholders for review and final approval.

o With the marketing manager, provide accurate price quotes to meet budgets.

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The Details

Salary:
£30,000
Hours:
35 hours per week (office closes early on Fridays)
Job Type:
Permanent
Reporting To:
Communications Manager- Marketing
Location:
North London – Broadway House
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Who Norwood Supports
 

Experience

Essential

o Qualified Senior Graphic Designer or has had experience working within a design environment at a senior level.

Desirable

o Proven experience in a similar position or looking for a step up.

 

Qualifications

Essential

o Graphic Design degree or another relevant qualification.

Desirable

o Design or other relevant degree.

 

Knowledge & Skills

Essential

o Ability to lead confidently on creative design and production of materials .

o Experienced user of .

Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign.

o Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

o Excellent literacy and numeric skills.

o Excellent organisational skills.

o Excellent IT skills and knowledge (Word, Excel, Power Point) .

o Good proofreading skills.

o Excellent telephone skills/technique.

o Able to strategically plan multiple projects.

o Experience of mentoring staff.

o Collaboration and willingness to work as a member of a team.

o Excellent time management skills and able to work in a pressurised environment and meet tight deadlines.

o Able to work using own initiative.

o Able to prioritise workload and meet deadlines.

o High degree of personal integrity with a commitment to confidentiality .

Desirable

o Knowledge of Content Management Systems and experience of updating websites.

o Variable printing and data merge.

 

Personal

Essential

o Approachable and aware of self and others.

o Ability to undertake daily work efficiently and able to remain focused.

o Able and willing to work flexible hours to meet service needs.

o Knowledge of or willingness to learn about Jewish Culture.

o To be an integral team player.

Desirable

o Driver and willingness to use own car.

 

This job description is not an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities and is subject to change in accordance with the needs of the service.

This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure.

Norwood is a Two Ticks accredited employer, this means we are committed to employing people with disabilities.

 
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