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Graphic Design Assistant

Listed by Cambridge SU

Applying

We seek to appoint immediately and will therefore review applications as and when they are received. We may close the position early if the right candidate applies. Please review the job description and person specification and submit the following: - CV - Example of work or portfolio - A short supporting statement outlining what you’d bring to the role and what you are currently looking for (maximum one page A4). Please use the person specification as a guide when writing this. vacancies@cambridgesu.co.uk We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from those from Black, Asian and other ethnic minority backgrounds, as they are under-represented within Cambridge SU in some areas. We are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments individuals may require in the recruitment process, on commencement, or once in post.

Rate

£10.00

Hours

14.00 Part-time; Flexible working available Mon-to-Fri.

Details

Responsible to:

Senior Communications and Marketing Lead

Place of work:

Remote & Cambridge SU Building, 17 Mill Lane, CB2 1RX

Functional Relationships:

SU Staff and Student Officers, in  particular the Senior Communications and Marketing Lead and colleagues in the Membership Team.

Hours of work: 

Part-time; Flexible working available Mon-to-Fri (14 hours per week).

Salary: 

£10 per hour

 

We welcome applications from current students; hours can be flexible around study.

 

Purpose of the Role

We are looking for an individual to join the Cambridge SU Communications & Marketing Team as our brand new Graphic Design Assistant. The role’s purpose is to support the graphic design outputs of Cambridge SU. Following the students' union's existing design principles, styles, and protocols, the role will produce graphic design assets for print and digital use.

We’re looking for a positive and enthusiastic individual who wants to be a part of a busy team. The ideal candidate will have skills and experience of graphic design.

An understanding and knowledge of the student experience and Students’ Unions is desirable. 

 

Overview of work schedule:

  • Develop high quality and relevant design concepts into fully worked artwork across all media platforms.

  • Create designs independently or within a team, according to the brief given by the project lead under the ultimate guidance of the Senior Communications and Marketing Lead.

  • Contribute your skills and ideas as part of a team producing engaging and creative promotional campaigns.

  • Assist in designing our website’s visual imagery where necessary and ensure it is in line with Cambridge SU’s branding

  • Collaborating with volunteers and members of staff across the organisation, attending meetings as necessary.

  • Additional work may be required as necessary.

 

This role would suit a current student or someone looking for flexible work to fit around other work commitments. We are happy to hire someone who is looking to find an experience to grow their confidence and further develop their skills. 

 

To Apply:

We seek to appoint immediately and will therefore review applications as and when they are received. We may close the position early if the right candidate applies.

Please review the job description and submit the following:

  1. CV

  2. Example of work or portfolio (e.g. a submission or link to online content)

  3. A short supporting statement outlining what you’d bring to the role and what you are currently looking for (maximum one page A4).

    • Please use the person specification as a guide when writing this.

Vacancies@cambridgesu.co.uk

We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from those from Black, Asian and other ethnic minority backgrounds, as they are under-represented within Cambridge SU in some areas. We are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments individuals may require in the recruitment process, on commencement, or once in post.

 

Benefits:

  • Flexible working hours

  • Job Type: Part-time, 14 hours a week 

(this can be completed as two 7 hours days or a couple of hours each day across the week; you are expected to complete the majority of your work during the SU core hours, 8:00-18:00). If you would like to discuss this further please don’t hesitate to get in contact.

  • Salary: £10.00 per hour

 

Graphic Design Assistant: Person Specification

Experience

Essential

Desirable

Experience of generation of graphic design as required according to a predefined brief and/or in-line with a set style or brand

X

 

Experience of developing consistent design assets for use in multiple platforms or methods (e.g. digital & print)

X

 

 

Skills and knowledge or abilities

Essential

Desirable

Confident working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, lnDesign and Illustrator.

X

 

Confident Photographer

 

X

Good organisational skills

X

 

Familiarity with using basic computer software packages, such as Microsoft Office, Google Calendar.

X

 

High level of attention to detail

X

 

Ability to manage own time efficiently and meet deadlines

X

 

 

 

Values & Attitudes

Essential

Desirable

Conscientious with a positive work ethic.

X

 

Able to work independently, without supervision and/or as part of a team.

X

 

Trustworthy and honest.

X

 

Commitment to equality and diversity and to equality of opportunity.

X