***THIS JOB VACANCY HAS NOW CLOSED***
Salary: £30,000 per annum
Location: London, with flexibility to work remotely
Closing date: 3 January 2021
About the role
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a full time permanent Graphic Designer (mid-weight) to join the Marketing Communications team at SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity. This role will support the Senior Creative Lead & Design Manager and Head of Marketing & Brand to create and produce a wide variety of creative marketing materials, printed collateral and digital assets.
You will work across all areas of SSAFA, so your creative talents will help raise awareness of crucial services, recruit volunteers, support fundraising initiatives and promote understanding of SSAFA’s work, this will allow you the ability to flex your design skills to different audience types and a wide range of outputs. You will work from creative concept to asset completion and be able to lead on creative in certain areas of SSAFA, such as our Personal Support and Social Work Service RAF.
SSAFA’s new business strategy will be released in 2022 and will result in the refresh of our brand guidelines, a project that the new Graphic Designer will be involved in to help shape the visual identity of SSAFA.
You will have access to the full Adobe Creative Cloud suite of software, and actively encouraged to develop your skills and proficiency in areas you may not have experienced, such as motion graphics.
We are looking for someone with an exceptional eye for detail, bags of initiative, creativity and innovation. This role will offer plenty of variety – no two days will be the same – but you will need to juggle different creative jobs, be able to prioritise and communicate effectively.
About the team
You will be joining a well-established team of marcomms professionals, ranging from fellow designers to Case Study Managers. You will have plenty of opportunity to interact with photography freelancers as well as other internal departments, such as Fundraising or members of the volunteer network.
To hit the ground running and carry out this role successfully you will have:
· A portfolio of artistic and imaginative projects demonstrating; creative concept development, collaboration with copywriters and internal colleagues to produce creative assets.
· Demonstrable experience with traditional print items, show excellent typography skills and confidence of art working files ready for print.
· Experience working with a digital communications team to support the creation and delivery of digital assets for active Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter social media accounts; including knowledge of different digital and social media advertising formats.
· Excellent skills in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. Expertise in video editing would be advantageous.
· Effective time management skills with the ability to prioritise and work to tight deadlines as needed.
· Experience of working in a commercial, public or not for profit organisation would be beneficial.
SSAFA is an employer that values the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. No agencies please. Any unsolicited submissions from agencies will be accepted as a direct application from the candidate and no fees will be payable.
SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, has been providing practical, emotional, and financial support to our Forces and their families since 1885. Last year our teams of volunteers and employees helped more than 79,000 people in need, from Second World War veterans to those who have served in more recent conflicts or are still currently serving, and their families.
SSAFA understands that behind every uniform is a person. We are here for that person – any time they need us, in any way they need us, for as long as they need us.
Diversity and Inclusion at SSAFA
SSAFA exists to support a diverse range of beneficiaries within the armed forces community, and we believe diversity within our teams is key to ensuring we can deliver our services effectively. We thrive on differences and believe it is critical to our success as a worldwide charity. SSAFA is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace that seeks to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We therefore encourage applications from all genders, races, religions, ages and sexual orientations, as well as parents, veterans, people living with disabilities, and any other groups that could bring diverse perspectives to our business.
SSAFA is committed to using the Disclosure & Barring Service to ensure we, as an employer, safeguard those we serve.
Further information about the role
If you have any queries or would like to speak to someone about this role, please contact Nick Newbury on Nick.Newbury@ssafa.org.uk for an informal discussion.
No agencies please. Any unsolicited submissions from agencies will be accepted as a direct application from the candidate and no fees will be payable.
How to apply
Follow the instructions on the application website here.
Closing date: Midnight on 03 January 2022
Interviews: WC 10 January 2022