Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
We are looking for a talented Graphic Designer to join our award-winning comms team. As well as producing the majority of the council’s communications materials, the design team enforce the council’s agreed design standards across multiple communications platforms, including guidance on the use of the corporate identity. Working across multiple communications platforms you will work with the Design Team Leader to create both offline and online designs with exceptional visual impact in keeping with our brand guidelines. Working largely to agreed briefs, you will be required to actively propose routes, suggest creative ideas and bring work to fruition from concept to implementation. You must have good organisational skills, a keen eye for detail and the ability to think on your feet.
The ideal candidate will have creative design flare, great attention to detail, and be highly skilled in using InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. Also, it would be useful if you have motion graphics/animation experience, preferably in either Apple Motion or After Effects. Training can be given for this part of the job. The role is primarily a graphic design one, working in the house style, preparing anything for print from magazines, brochures, flyers, posters, infographics, to large banners. The work is varied and interesting and requires a designer who can multi-task and handle tight deadlines. There is also a small amount of web work, so knowledge of web graphic principles is a bonus. The candidate would also need to know their way around Microsoft Word and Excel. If that sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.
Closing Date: Monday 9 September 2019
Assessment & Interview Date: Monday 23 September 2019
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.
Applications are particularly welcome from people with disabilities and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) applicants as they are under-represented across the council.
All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.