Full-time New Directions in Cardiff

New Directions is a group of companies offering specialist recruitment and training services to key employment sectors. We are:

• A market leader

• Accredited Gold employer with the Investors in People

• IRP ‘Best Company to Work for 2016’

• Winner of 'Best Recruitment and Training Services - Wales’ - Business Excellence Awards 2016

The New Directions Communications and Marketing team is expanding and we are looking for a Graphic Designer to help redefine, reinvigorate and strengthen the delivery of our brand story to new and existing customers (clients, candidates and employees). This is a pivotal role within a lean and dynamic team and offers a wide and varied scope to make a huge impact in delivering our vision.

You will be joining a dynamic team of expert marketeers all bringing their A-Game with a mission to drive engagement, brand awareness and loyalty and to ultimately deliver against business objectives.

This is an exciting opportunity with plenty of scope within a business that is hungry to invest in, grow and polish their brand presence across customer touchpoints. If you are excited by responsibility and challenge within a supportive and creative environment then we would love to hear from you.

Key Accountabilities

• Re-define and develop visual brand identity and guidelines including producing a ‘brand bible’

• Deliver consistent, on-brand identity across all channels

• Brand guardianship and adhering to style guides

• Produce high quality design output across multiple platforms

• Web Design to include websites, microsites, user interface design and UX knowledge

• Creation of Social Media assets to include creative contribution to campaign ideas

• Design and delivery of print collateral including knowledge of print processes including large format and out of home

• Digital Marketing producing assets for display advertising

• Email design working within email best practice

• Digital content creation - including video, motion graphics, blog, features, hubs

• Design workflow - responsible for meeting deadlines, stakeholder management

• Efficiency planning – make recommendations for continuous improvement to efficiency

Person Specification:

• BA Hons in Graphic Design, Graphic Communications or Design

• Experience using Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign as standard)

• Experience of brand guardianship; brand-savvy with proven experience and a portfolio

• Creativity with a flair and passion to innovate in design

• Confident communicator especially with regards to stakeholder management and response to brief

• Ability to work at pace to brief and make sound brand judgements and decisions

• Knowledge of digital design best practice to include websites, microsites, user interface design and UX knowledge

• Social Media experience with creative campaign ideas

• Knowledge of print processes including large format and out of home

• Experience of Digital Marketing including working knowledge and experience of designing for Digital Marketing platforms

• Experience of email design including working knowledge and experience of email best practice

• Experience of image management and manipulation

• Experience of CSS and HTML experience (eg.Dreamweaver) desirable

• Experience of Video production including Premier Pro, After Effects is desirable

• Wordpress experience desirable

• Portfolio to be provided on application


• City centre location

• Health cash-back scheme, where you can obtain money back for things such as dental and optical costs.

• 25 days holiday, increasing to 27 after 2 years’ service, plus the opportunity to buy up to five more.

• The opportunity to pay into our Christmas savings scheme with 3% interest.

• Refer a friend scheme, where we offer between £250 and £500 for each successful referral into the business.

The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the UK.

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Published at 11-02-2019
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