MS Word & Powerpoint Designer

London (Central), London (Greater)
£30,088 - £37,432
25 May 2018
22 Jun 2018
Contract Types
Full Time
Design Disciplines
Job Functions

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a busy and ambitious team, working in a unique central government environment on projects that make a difference to people’s lives.
You will be responsible for creative and technical output and for providing services across central government. You’ll work with multiple clients on a broad range of projects, with a desire to always deliver the best results. Providing a focus on quality, you’ll enjoy collaborating with others from across the organisation.

Main responsibilities will include:
•    Design, create and edit complex yet robust and user-friendly document and presentation templates in Word and PowerPoint for use across multiple OS (Windows, Mac, Chrome)
•    Create and maintain documents/templates featuring paragraph styles, heading hierarchies, multilevel lists, automated contents tables, cross-references and hyperlinks as required
•    Produce and amend documents following corporate styles, ensuring that they are clear and accessible, considering typography and an appropriate use of colour, images and typefaces
•    Develop pre-existing designs and concepts across several file formats and in multiple sizes in addition to making text and occasional imagery amends
•    Ensure all documents are accurate and of a high quality 
•    Typeset substantial publications in Word
•    Create assets that meet the accessibility needs of people who use assistive software (such as screen-reader software), including: interactive PDFs; Word documents, templates and forms; and PowerPoint presentations and templates
•    Work with a wide range of assets including photography and digital in collaboration with the Design team to deliver high-quality projects 
•    Work fast and confidently to agreed schedules to provide skilled and technically precise input and support
•    Manage multiple projects at a time, some at short-notice and with a tight turnaround, while paying strict attention to detail and deadlines 
•    Design and maintain forms
•    Uphold high standards of technical skills and creative ability
•    Keep the Project Management System up to date, adding tasks and logging time spent on each project to support the collation of management information and the invoicing of clients
•    Project management, liaison with clients and customer service
•    Provide desk training and other guidance to novice or intermittent Word and PowerPoint users

Experience and Personal Skills:
•    Expert knowledge of industry standard MS Office applications, particularly MS Word and PowerPoint in current and previous software versions for use across multiple OS (Mac, Chrome and Windows)
•    Working knowledge of Google Docs and Google Slides
•    Use and edit styles, in particular the creation and use of paragraph styles (including multilevel lists) in Word
•    Create and manage interactive features, in particular tables of contents, references, footnotes and endnotes, internal and external hyperlinks 
•    Use track change facilities, in particular recording and accepting tracked changes, adding and deleting comments
•    Use section, column and page breaks, and understand how these impact layouts
•    Understand the basic principles of typesetting, including widows, orphans and broken hyphens, and the best ways to manage these
•    Excellent project management and organisational skills 
•    Exceptional attention to detail
•    Ability to adapt quickly to frequently changing schedules and deadlines 
•    Multi-tasking and the ability to work to tight deadlines with accuracy and speed 
•    Ability to grasp client needs and consider practical solutions 
•    Working knowledge of industry standard design applications – Adobe CS (desirable)
•    Familiar with accessibility principles and guidelines (desirable) 
•    Knowledge of VBA for Word (desirable) 
•    Knowledge of LiveCycle software or XML (desirable)  
•    Knowledge/understanding of forms design (desirable) 

Working with communication colleagues across government:
•    Work with communication colleagues and clients/stakeholders to discuss the business objectives and requirements of the job
•    Interpret the client's business needs, understanding the audience, considering practical solutions and developing ideas and creative concepts to deliver effectively
•    Work to a brief agreed with the client and develop briefs by gathering information and data through research where necessary
•    Manage multiple concurrent design briefs, estimating and allocating time effectively and providing a project plan for clients
•    Incorporate client feedback amending documents accordingly 
•    Work as part of a team with designers, printers, wider communication colleagues and digital specialists 
•    Work with line manager to develop new processes to improve the quality of service 
•    Provide advice and information advocating a digital by default approach when appropriate, encouraging value for money and placing customer service at the heart of everything we do

Candidates must provide a CV and examples of recent work. Please provide either a link to your portfolio or send to (note: applications cannot be made via this email address and will not be viewed)

If you require any assistance please call 0845 241 5359 (Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm)
For more details and to apply visit:, follow the link ‘Apply for a Job’ and search reference 18012.

Closing Date: 20 June 2018

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