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Graphic Designer (Maternity Cover)

Listed by Students' Union


Full Time, 35 hours per week

Fixed Term Contract for 12 months

Who are we and what do we do?

The University of Nottingham Students’ Union exists to enable every student at the University of Nottingham to fulfil their potential, meet their aspirations and to have the most incredible time at University.

Formally, we are a registered charity that acts as the recognised representative body of all students at the University, and every student is automatically a member free of charge.  We support students to share and air their views on academic life and the wider University experience.  The Union provides a huge range of social, cultural, sporting and recreational activities, including forums for discussions and debates, and opportunities for their personal development. 

We support opportunities for students to represent their opinions about University life, creating improvements wherever possible; we provide a comprehensive Advice Service to help students with academic, legal, financial and personal problems.  We work with and support events and activities through the Committees of over 300 Societies, 70 Sports Clubs, a range of media groups, student Halls and residents associations and other student communities.  We facilitate over 4000 volunteers to take part in community projects. 

Through our trading company, UNU Services Limited, we run two shops, a bar and a print shop. Our annual financial turnover, for the charity and trading company combined is in excess of £9m annually. 

The Students' Union employs over two hundred staff in its Commercial Services and Membership Services.  Around half of our staff are students who balance work with their studies and social lives.  Other staff work full-time, some are part-time and some are required only during term-time and thus work for just part of the year. 

If you like working in a vibrant and fast changing environment with students excited about their experience and increasingly high expectations, you will enjoy working for the University of Nottingham Students' Union.

The Role

Are you a creative and versatile graphic designer who is looking for a varied role in a fast paced environment? University of Nottingham Students’ Union is looking to recruit a highly skilled in-house graphic designer with a strong knowledge of print processes for a 12 month maternity cover. You will be able to deliver engaging designs for use in multi-channel campaigns and have an eye for detail focused on brand, typography, layout and imagery. The ideal candidate will also be able to hit the ground running and not be fazed by working on multiple projects and campaigns at any one time.

Our People Offer

When you come to work @UoNSU you bring your skills, experience, talent, commitment and a desire to do a great job and we want you to be the very best you can be.  In return we want to be an employer where every member of the staff team feels valued, trusted, inspired, and able to grow and to have fun.

We offer a range of employee benefits which support employee wellbeing such as flexi-time, flexible working, generous holiday allowance, generous staff pension, paid Union closure days, learning and development opportunities and much more.

If you are an individual with a passion for design, expertise in print and exceptional art working skills, who is highly organised and motivated to deliver extremely engaging design work then this role is for you!

You’ll need a Degree level qualification in Graphic Design and proven experience working on brand with a strong focus on printed and digital media. Your portfolio must be awesome and demonstrate page after page of creativity, an exceptional knowledge of adobe creative suite and a meticulous attention to detail.

Salary: £21,000-£23,000 p/a dependent on experience

We offer a range of employee benefits which support employee wellbeing such as: flexible working, generous holiday allowance, paid union closure days, on site gym, learning and development opportunities, an employee recognition scheme and much more.

To apply and read a full job description and person specification please click here

Closing date: 1200 on Thursday 28 February 2019 

Interviews: Thursday 14 March 2019

Please note, applications from agencies will not be accepted at this stage.