Job title: Creative designer
Salary: Competitive
Location: Swindon, Wiltshire
Contract Type:  Permanent

 

We are looking for a Creative Designer to join our Creative Services team, in a permanent capacity, working full-time at our Swindon offices located in the town centre on key transport links.

About the role

This role acts as part of our in-house creative design team responsible for designing print and digital solutions in support of our brand, marketing activity and strategic objectives. The post-holder will work on multiple design projects and creative tasks working closely with stakeholders to ensure delivery to brief and high-quality output in accordance with our brand guidelines.

Key responsibilities:

  • Conceptualise and create visual solutions for our brand. Thinking creatively to produce new ideas and concepts;
  • Create design solutions across a wide range of media including digital marketing, campaigns, social and outdoor;
  • Create and manage templates / filters / artwork files for marketing literature, advertisements, reports and online creative assets (e.g. imagery for social media and our website);
  • Liaises closely with the marketing team (and wider business stakeholders where appropriate) to present proposed solutions, review feedback and make adjustments/amends as required. Supports the marketing group in making modifications and adjustments to our existing marketing collateral and creative assets;
  • Supports the briefing of external suppliers / agencies for outsourced services including design and printing. Liaises with external suppliers/agencies to ensure quality of work fits our standards, guidelines and expectations.
  • Sources cost-effective imagery and supporting creative assets to agreed budgets. Manages our library subscriptions, our inventory of externally sourced assets and develops processes for ensuring correct rights usage and licensing of externally sourced assets;
  • Responsible for ensuring outputs are compliant and within the set design system and brand guidelines;
  • Responsible for our design system and contributing to the evolution and development of our brand guidelines;
  • Works closely with our UX practice to create UI design in support of our websites, digital platforms and online customer experience. Includes ideation, concepting, motion/animation design and working end-to-end through the design process;
  • Flexibility is required of all job holders to adjust responsibilities as required from time to time by their Line Manager / Divisional Director;
  • The content and reporting lines detailed in this job description may be reviewed and changed from time to time to reflect organisational requirements;
  • All staff will live BCS’ values and support our purpose;
  • Continually looking at ways to make improvements to systems, processes and procedures

Who are we looking for?

Education and qualifications
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience
  • GCSE A-C in English or equivalent
Experience
  • Demonstrable graphic design experience (preferably in a graphic studio, advertising agency, or in-house creative department)
  • Demonstrable digital & print graphic design skills with a strong portfolio which illustrates a range of creative work from a variety of disciplines, digital and print
  • UI Design experience
  • Video editing / story boarding experience
Competencies and skills
  • Highly creative with an eye for great design
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (with a specific focus in InDesign and Photoshop)
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and problem solve in a fast-paced environment
  • Project management skills
  • Strong technical design skills – using appropriate tools and methods to produce great outputs
  • Ability to receive and translate a brief into creative design solutions
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • Resilient with confidence and handling feedback and ideas
  • Good at managing own workload Self-motivated with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Good under pressure and working to tight deadlines across multiple priorities
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and the ability to manage cross-functional relationships
  • Good presentation skills – able to present ideas confidently
  • Able to work under own supervision
  • Ability to identify areas for improvement within your department
Knowledge
  • Up to date with industry leading software and technologies (in particular Figma, Miro, Asana (or other PM / resourcing tools) the Adobe product stack of InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop etc)
  • Highly proficient in all design aspects, including layouts and template work
  • Knowledge of pre-press printing processes an advantage – e.g. PDF for print, pre-flighting etc
  • Strong skills in photographic retouching and image manipulation
  • Knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite
  • Good awareness of the marketing communication mix
  • Appreciation and familiarity of design best practices and what makes for good design across various media (web, social media, print etc)
  • Knowledge of print management and export settings and experience signing off proofs
Special conditions
  • Some travel in the UK to meet with external creative agencies may be required from time to time

BCS is dedicated to providing training and development to help all staff realise their potential, and also offer a generous benefit package.

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT are committed to promoting equality at every opportunity as an employer. This statement and our policies are designed to ensure our recruitment and employment practices and procedures actively promote equality of opportunity and value diversity.

All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK upon application.

PLEASE NOTE: This vacancy may be removed before any listed closing date once a sufficient amount of applications have been received.

In the event that we receive a high number of applications for this vacancy, we may be unable to provide an individual response to every candidate, therefore if you haven’t heard back from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful on this occasion.

What BCS offers in return

Remuneration

Competitive basic salary

Benefits and perks

From Day One (pre-probation)

  • 23 days holiday per year increasing to a maximum of 27 days with length of service.
  • A day off on or during the month of your birthday.
  • Up to 3 extra paid days off during shutdown between Christmas and New Year.
  • Free BCS membership giving you invaluable membership resources.
  • The Social Club – events and subsidised trips open to all employees.
  • Refer a Friend – If you ‘refer a friend’ for a role at BCS and they are successful, you would receive £750 after 6 months and further £750 after 12 months (conditions apply)
  • Life Insurance paid at four times base salary from day one.
  • Group Income Protection Insurance – an insurance which will pay a percentage of your salary for up to 3 years in the event of a long-term illness preventing you from working. This benefit is subject to a claim assessment and only payable if certain conditions are met.
  • BCS Stars – the internal recognition scheme based on the company values. Employees can be nominated across the business to earn points to spend on an online shopping platform.
  • EAP – Employee Assistance Programme (Counselling, financial and legal advice).

Post probation

  • Holiday buying scheme
  • Private medical insurance
  • Health cash plan
How to apply

Please send your CV with a covering letter to hr@bcs.uk