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Junior Designer

Junior Designer

National Citizen Service (NCS) Trust

London

Posted on 7 September 2017

Junior Designer at National Citizen Service (NCS) Trust

National Citizen Service (NCS) is a once in a lifetime experience for 16 and 17 year olds – they take part in outdoor activities, meet new people and have the chance to give something back to their communities. Through NCS, their confidence grows as they learn new skills that they can put on CVs and university and college applications.
NCS runs across England in the summer and during academic breaks in autumn and spring. It is a flagship voluntary programme for 16 and 17 year olds, which aims to create:

- A more engaged society – by enabling young people to work together on social action projects in and with their communities
- A more cohesive society – by mixing young people of different genders, places, ethnicities, religions, abilities, and socio-economic and educational backgrounds with each other and older generations
- A more responsible society – by supporting young people’s transition to adulthood through personal social development, challenging activities and guided reflection.

NCS Trust is a non-profit community interest company that exists to shape, support, champion and lead a thriving National Citizen Service. We are working to make NCS available to every 16 and 17 year old in England, and more than 100,000 young people have taken part in NCS so far.

We are looking for an in-house Junior Designer to work within the Creative Team. The ideal candidate will be a creative and enthusiastic individual with a passion for design and youth culture. The role reports into our Creative Content Manager and is supervised by the Senior Designer and mentored by the Midweight Designer.

Role Description:
- Assist the Midweight and Senior Designers in the preparation and design of print and digital Marketing assets
- When required, interpret briefs for artwork and assets across a variety of channels and platforms from print and digital to merchandise and event collateral
- Offer general template and presentation support across the Marketing department
- Use the NCS Brand Guidelines to ensure the NCS brand is always correctly presented and positioned
- Assist with creative administration e.g. ensuring all files are saved in the correct structure
- Manage the photo library with occasional retouching as directed
- Research current youth design trends

Responsibilities:
- Assist the Midweight and Senior Designers in the preparation and design of print and digital Marketing assets
- When required, interpret briefs for artwork and assets across a variety of channels and platforms from print and digital to merchandise and event collateral
- Offer general template and presentation support across the Marketing department
- Use the NCS Brand Guidelines to ensure the NCS brand is always correctly presented and positioned
- Assist with creative administration e.g. ensuring all files are saved in the correct structure
- Manage the photo library with occasional retouching as directed
- Research current youth design trends

Essential experience:
- Professional experience within the creative industry, preferably in a similar role
- Strong working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite
- Diverse and creative portfolio with a specialty interest e.g. illustration or motion graphics
- Ability to work to tight deadlines, under pressure and to detailed direction
- Excellent organisational and communication skills with a strong attention to detail
- A collaborative and enthusiastic team player who is able to receive, interpret and act on feedback from various stakeholders
- A positive and conscientious self-starter who works well in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
- Creatively curious
- Passion for youthful design

Desirable experience:
- A degree in a related discipline would be highly desirable
- Experience working within a creative agency
- Youth brand experience

Offer type: This is a permanent, full-time role.

Remuneration: The salary for this role is competitive, dependent on skills, experience and organisational fit. Additional benefits are a 5% non-contributory pension and a discretionary 10% performance-related bonus.

Location: The role is based in West London

How to Apply

How to apply: Please send your CV to sophiemusgrave@ncstrust.co.uk.

Your covering email should:
- Include the job title in the subject line
- Make clear the role you are applying for
- Outline how you satisfy the specific Experience and Skills & Attributes elements we list above
- Say what attracts you to us and this role