Senior Designer

Diabetes UK
32,629 - £36,254(London) or £29,424 - £33,049 (home-based or another regional or national office)
18 Jan 2022
03 Feb 2022
Contract Types
Full Time
Design Disciplines
Branding, Digital / Web, Print

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Diabetes is the most devastating and fastest growing health crisis of our time.  There are currently more than 3.9 million people in the UK diagnosed with diabetes, and just under 1 million more with undiagnosed type 2.

We are working to make sure that those affected by diabetes get the best care and support they need to live well with their condition and avoid life-changing complications.  We're leading the way by funding critical research, improving healthcare and treatment so we can reach our vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm.

Diabetes UK staff are motivated and experienced and extremely passionate about helping people affected by diabetes.  We have been fighting for people with diabetes for more than 80 years and changed millions of lives thanks to the new treatments, technology and policy changes we've been behind.

But there's more to do.  And you can be part of it.

We're a diverse bunch and as a charity we recognise and respect the value of everyone.

We've recently been awarded a One Star Accreditation status by Best Companies.  And this year we were named 65th in the top 100 not-for-profit organisations in the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For list. 

We're committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expect all staff and volunteers to actively support this commitment.

We have a vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm.  If you’d like to be part of that, why not join us? 

To learn more about the work we do - Click here

Job introduction

As a Senior Designer you will connect and relay the strategic leadership and thinking of the Senior Creative Manager with our design resources.

You will be responsible for bringing our brand to life and driving creative excellence in design, across print and digital platforms.

You will influence and inspire our in-house designers, freelancers and agencies to ensure all projects are delivered on time and to a consistently high standard, are on brand and within budget.

Role description

You’ll support the Senior Creative Manager in managing the overall designers’ capacity and in providing creative leadership while ensuring all designs delivered by the team are effective, of excellent quality, and adhere to our brand guidelines and house style.

You’ll be working with colleagues across the charity to take a range of projects through from concept to completion and support the ongoing improvement of the way our design function works.

You’ll act as a guardian and a champion for the Brand.

The ideal candidate

We are looking for a mature creative with strong direction and leadership skills and a highly inspired and well thought through portfolio.

You will have solid experience in designing within brand guidelines for both print materials and digital platforms.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience of overseeing the work of other creatives ensuring it delivers high standard, in-brand and effective solutions to a variety of briefs.

You will be proficient in Adobe Creative Cloud and acquainted to work with little supervision and as part of a team, to deliver innovative and impactful print and digital projects from concept to final execution.

You will be a clear and proactive communicator, supporting your managers in providing creative direction and promoting the team’s reputation. You’ll help optimising service efficiency, preventing blockages and tackling issues before they escalate.

You will be expert in managing a busy print and digital workload and production schedule to deadlines and within budget.

You will be confident in effectively managing internal and external stakeholders at all levels and possess experience in working closely with freelancers, agencies and external suppliers and contractors.

What we can offer you:

  • Generous annual leave starting at 25 days plus bank holidays
  • A Cash Healthcare Plan (giving you up to £1,600 towards a range of out of pocket health expenses like new glasses, dentist, chiropractor or osteopath appointments)
  • *Early finish Friday and flexible working/ *2 Days TOIL in recognition of fixed shift patterns
  • Discounts on gym membership and days out
  • Employee assistance programme to give you support on any issues that come up in life
  • Annual Season ticket loan
  • Very active social scene including sport teams, gardening and other activities
  • Generous pension provision, life assurance and permanent health insurance

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Diabetes UK recognises and respects the value and diversity of all.

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