Graphic Designer

Orbit Group
England, West Midlands, Coventry
Up to £27000.00 per annum
04 Jun 2018
25 Jun 2018
Tom Bullock
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP
Graphic Designer
Location: Coventry
Salary: £27,000 per annum

The Role

We have an excellent opening for a middleweight Graphic Designer to join our Marketing and Communications Department in an exciting period for us as we look to expand our Design team.

This is a great opportunity for someone looking to join a passionate organisation at the forefront of change. You will play an active role in supporting both colleagues and internal customers and act as a brand guardian contributing towards our in-house design service provision.
This key post will see you lead in the creation and innovation of new product promotions and marketing tools for Orbit across a variety of media for a diverse audience group.

Reporting into the Design Manager, you will be a key member of the team, working from initial concepts through to design. You will produce effective design and brand solutions and promote excellence at all times. You will be responsible for design requirements and will have the autonomy to lead and ensure that requests are fulfilled on time and to the brief.

About you

We want somebody with strong creative vision and the ability to apply innovation at every opportunity. You will have an agency or in-house design studio background with significant experience in a similar role. You will have strong knowledge of design and brand principles and be confident working with brand guidelines.

You will be an excellent communicator who can excite internal customers with design and technical excellence. You will be able to multi-task and consistently hit deadlines in a fast-paced environment whilst challenging colleagues and internal customers to push the boundaries of the brief and ensure the creative work meets the right purpose. You will have the ability to design and layout projects for print and digital assets and be highly organised with the ability to manage multiple tasks.

In order to meet the criteria for this role you will be:

*Qualified in Graphic Design (Degree level), or equivalent
*Highly conceptual and a problem solver with excellent attention to detail
*Highly proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator etc. with a minimum of 3 years software experience)
*Experienced in print design with strong layout and typographical skills
*Experienced in creating wireframes, prototypes and visual mock-ups
(would be an advantage)
*Experienced in digital media and UX/UI design (would be an advantage)

This should be backed up with a standout and diverse portfolio. Please refer to the Role Profile for full details about this position.

Why apply?

We believe that an organisation's best asset is its people, and as such we want everyone to feel that they can make a difference. We want to unlock the potential in all Orbit employees and maximise their satisfaction in the job. We have a corporate training programme, opportunities for professional development and volunteering. Our staff tell us we are a great organisation to work for and we offer excellent benefits including private medical insurance, discounted dental insurance, gym membership, up to 29 days holiday and a competitive pension scheme.

About us

As one of the country's largest housing providers, Orbit owns and manages 40,000 homes and also develops properties for outright and shared ownership. Servicing the marketing needs of the "for sale" division will form a key part of the Middleweight Designers role. Orbit is committed to its purpose of Building Communities and is an ambitious, dynamic organisation with national reach and influence. We are passionate about making a real difference to our communities, we place our customers at the heart of everything we do and we commit to delivering homes and communities that our customers are proud to live within. Orbit is a long-term sustainable business that generates profit for a purpose to re-invest in our services and build much needed new homes.

How to apply

To apply for this role please submit your CV, along with three samples of work and a supporting statement that demonstrates how you meet the key criteria we need. If you wish to discuss the role further, please contact Tom Bullock at Retinue Solutions, on 0203 837 7905.

Advert closing date -22 June 2018

Retinue Solutions is committed to equality in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.
Retinue Solutions is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.