We are looking for a talented Graphic Designer to join our award-winning communications 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 platforms you will work with the Design Team Leader to create both print and online designs with exceptional visual impact generally 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 Person
The ideal candidate will have creative design flare, great attention to detail, and be highly skilled in using InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. The role is primarily a graphic design one, working within the house style – but often out! – preparing, for example, magazines, brochures, flyers, posters, infographics, and also large signage 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 and Interview Date: Week of Monday 23 September 2019

Additional Information
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 who 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 apply online at: https://lbbrent.referrals.selectminds.com/jobs/graphic-designer-1342

Please note, direct applications to the comms team with CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position. Please only use the online application portal above.