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Senior Designer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

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

Interview stage 1: 09/02/2022 

Interview stage 2: 11/02/2022 

Role Responsibility

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

As a Senior Designer you will have solid experience in designing within brand guidelines for both print materials and digital platforms.  You will need to be a clear and proactive communicator, supporting your managers in providing creative direction and promoting the team’s reputation.

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 help optimising service efficiency, preventing blockages and tackling issues before they escalate, while being an expert in managing an active print and digital workload and production schedule working towards deadlines and within budget.

Please note that all job offers are subject to you providing acceptable evidence of your eligibility to work in the UK. You might find the following resources useful:

  • To view a full list of accepted documents and the checks employers are required to make click here
  • To view guidance on proving your right to work to an employer click here

 If you have any questions, please contact HRAdvice@diabetes.org.uk  

Package Description

What we can offer you: 

  • Generous annual leave starting at 25 days plus bank holidays 
  • A Cash Healthcare Plan (giving you up to £1,500 towards a range of out of pocket health expenses like new glasses, dentist, chiropractor or osteopath appointments
  • Early finish Friday and flexible working as part of our approach to activity based working
  • Discounts on gym membership
  • Employee assistance programme to give you support on any issues that come up in life  
  • Annual season ticket loan* (on completion of your probation period and if contract is permanent or longer than 12 months)
  • Very active social scene including sport teams, gardening and other activities 
  • Generous pension provision, life assurance and income protection insurance
  • Cycle to work scheme* (eligible for scheme if contract is permanent or longer than 12 months)

*Some benefits aren't available until you've passed your probation period and are dependent on the length of contract.

About the Company

For nearly 5 million people with diabetes in the UK, there’s no day off. At Diabetes UK, we fight day in, day out for better care, treatment and support. We won’t stop until diabetes can do no harm.

With more people than ever living with diabetes and millions more at risk of developing type 2, our work has never been more needed. We make sure they get the care and support needed to live well with diabetes and avoid devastating complications.

We fund critical research, which has led to life-changing discoveries – like the first insulin pen and programmes to put type 2 diabetes into remission. Now, we want to do this for everyone and find a cure.

We can’t do any of this without you. Our staff are passionate and determined about helping everyone affected by diabetes. For over 85 years, they’ve been behind vital policy changes, as well as new treatments and technologies to make living with diabetes easier every day.

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

We’re a really diverse bunch and we recognise and respect your value as an individual. As well as helping people with diabetes, you’ll be part of one of the top 30 Best UK Charities to Work For, and one of the top 75 Best Large Companies in London.

We’re committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk, and we need our staff and volunteers to support this.

Our vision is a world where diabetes can do no harm. Join us today, and together, we can make that a reality.

To find out more about what we do, check out our website.


Diabetes UK

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