Designer (9 Month - FTC)
We’re looking for a creative and passionate designer to join our busy team, and use their exceptional design skills to make a difference to the lives of seriously ill children.
As one of our in-house designers, you will initiate and deliver strong concepts and design work to satisfy creative briefs for both digital and print. You’ll lead on a variety of creative projects to support fundraising, engagement and brand activation activity across the charity and hospital.
About the Team
The Design team plays a vital role in communicating the urgent need to fund the work of Great Ormond Street Hospital. The team is part of Brand Marketing & Creative which in turn sits under the Marketing & Communications directorate. We work to elevate the profile of the charity and hospital brands, and build support for the cause.
The Designer is line-managed by the Senior Designer. The Design team has three Designers, two Senior Designers, and reports to the Design Manager. Everyone in the team has the opportunity to work on varied and interesting projects.
You are passionate about design and motivated to use your skills as a force for good. Resourceful and organised, you’re comfortable managing multiple projects and working both independently and collaboratively.
You’re happy taking a brief from initial concepts through to final delivery of artwork, and you’re able to generate design solutions that are inspiring and on-brand. You are a creative thinker but have a practical, delivery-focused approach.
You’ll also have great people skills, building strong relationships with your colleagues in the Design team and across the charity.
The ideal candidate will have:
experience of designing for print and digital
experience of working within an in-house design team, ideally in the charity sector
experience of working with brand guidelines and embedding them across your work
the ability to champion the brand, acting as a guardian and ensuring the integrity of our brand identity
strong stakeholder management and influencing skills
a passion for making a difference to the lives of seriously ill children across the UK.
Please include your CV as well as a PDF showing three examples of your work with your application.
This is a 9-month FTC role. It’s based in our central London office with the option to work from home up to three days a week.
About the Charity
Every day brings new challenges at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Every day, over 600 seriously ill children from across the UK arrive for life-changing treatments. Every day, young lives hang in the balance as patients, families and staff battle the most complex illnesses. And every day, the brightest minds come together to achieve pioneering medical breakthroughs that change the lives of thousands of children – and change the world. This extraordinary hospital has always depended on charitable support to give seriously ill children the best chance to fulfil their potential. Without donations, Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity can’t help fund ground-breaking research, advanced equipment, child and family support services, and the rebuilding and refurbishment of wards and medical facilities. Our staff help to raise these vital funds for the hospital. A better future for seriously ill children starts with you.
Recently awarded with a ‘Best Companies 2-star accreditation' and placed number 17 on the 2019 Sunday Times Best 100 Not-for-Profit Companies list - we offer a range of attractive benefits including; a flexible approach to working, 30 days holiday, life assurance, enhanced employer pension contributions, and a discounted season ticket loan.
Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
We recognise that people from some backgrounds are under-represented in our workforce and across the wider Charity sector. In April 2021 we launched our ambitious three-year EDI strategy committing to becoming a more inclusive workforce, reflecting the diverse communities that we work with and for and demonstrating this through all our areas of work.
A more diverse workforce will enable us to deliver even more impact and we particularly encourage applications from communities which are under-represented in the charity. This includes people from Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority backgrounds, people with a disability, people who are LGBT+ or who are from less advantaged socioeconomic groups.
Further information on our EDI strategy can be found on our website.
Our approach to hybrid working
This role is based in our Central London office (WC1N, opposite Russell Square underground) with the option to work remotely up to three days a week.
Please refer to the full job description below for more information.
How to Apply
Please click on the apply button in the top right-hand corner where you will be taken to a short application form to complete. You are encouraged to include a cover letter with your application, and should refer to the 'GOSH Charity Information Pack' on the Careers page of our website before you apply.
You must address the criteria in the job description and person specification in your application.
Please include your CV as well as a PDF showing three examples of your work.
You may also include a link to your online portfolio if you wish.
Closing date: 17th May
Applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis and we reserve the right to close the role prior to the closing date, should a suitable applicant be found. Therefore, you are encouraged to apply right away, to avoid disappointment.
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