Marketing, Recruitment & Admissions
Location: Aston University Main Campus
£27,116 to £32,344 per annum
Grade 7
Ref: R220303

Aston University is a diverse, welcoming, and international university. We are proud to be named the University of the Year by the Guardian 2020 and Outstanding Entrepreneurial University by Times Higher Education (THE Awards 2020). We’re ranked 2nd in the UK for improving social mobility and as pioneers of the placement year, we add significant value to the employability of our graduates.

The Marketing and Communications Team has been shaped to stay ahead of the competitive marketplace and to ensure that Aston’s distinctive brand positioning is communicated clearly to all stakeholders.

We employ a talented pool of ambitious and motivated academic and professional staff and are looking for an equally skilled Graphic Designer to join our team.

You will provide graphic design services to the Marketing team and wider university, developing high-quality and engaging creative for use across marketing campaigns and collateral, digital channels, and publicity materials, targeting a range of audiences.

You should be educated to degree level in graphic design or equivalent standard, with experience of working in a similar creative role. You will have experience of delivering high-quality, cut-through innovative and artistic solutions in order to communicate the University’s brand positioning across multiple channels.

A highly talented, conceptual designer, you should have a high degree of creativity and agility to ensure communications are fresh, on brand and fitting to the target audience. You should be able to work effectively and flexibly on a range of projects and, to tight and sometimes conflicting deadlines.

Anonymous shortlisting will be carried out for this role as part of Aston University’s commitment to equality and diversity and ensuring a fair and consistent approach to recruitment. Personal details that are included on application forms, including the candidate’s name and address will not be disclosed to the shortlisting panel. We kindly ask that candidates do not send CVs or cover letters as these will not be considered.

Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. It promotes equality and diversity in all aspects of its work. We are committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter http://www.ecu.ac.uk/equality-charter-marks/athena-swan/, recognised by a silver award, and we are a Disability Confident Employer Level 2. We strive to have robust inclusivity strategies in place, including race and sexual orientation, to encourage colleagues to have the confidence and freedom to be themselves in the workplace. For more information, visit: https://www2.aston.ac.uk/about/inclusive-aston

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

If you require the job details document or an application form in an alternative format, please contact the recruitment team at recruitment@aston.ac.uk

Closing date: 23.59 hours BST on Monday 30 May 2022.

Interview date: Wednesday 8 June 2022.