Campaigns Designer




South East

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Job title: Campaigns Designer (Print and Digital)
Location: Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Reports to: Senior producer
Responsible for: No direct line reports
Department: Individual Giving and Marketing
Hours required: 4 days per week/flexible

Sightsavers policy and advocacy works to ensure that people can access the health and education services they are entitled to, and that people with disabilities are not excluded or discriminated against, are but empowered to claim their rights.

Our policy campaign, Put Us in the Picture, calls on the international community (other development agencies, UN bodies, donor governments etc) to make global development inclusive of people with disabilities. We do this by raising awareness of disability rights, lobbying politicians and governments, and supporting people with disabilities in developing countries to share their stories.

Job purpose

Sightsavers are looking for an experienced, multi-disciplined designer to work in partnership with the campaigns and communications teams to develop innovative and creative campaign concepts and create a broad range of multi-channel content that is visually engaging, inspires and connects with audiences, and delivers change as part of Sightsavers’ policy campaign Put Us in the Picture.

Prospective candidates should be confident developing design concepts aligned to the campaign and have the experience to translate these into a wide range of compelling communication products. This could be anything from exhibition brochures, web pages and social media assets, to campaign identities.

Responsibilities will include digital design, print design, artworking and print ordering. This role will sit with within the online and design team, providing creative and design support for Sightsavers’ policy campaign Put Us in the Picture and its broader influencing work.

As well as the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of some of the world’s most disadvantaged people, we offer a pleasant working environment in a nice area, good general benefits and an atmosphere that is respectful of the impact and influence great communications design can have on changing attitudes and lives.

Principal accountabilities

1. Project support
-Work collaboratively with the campaign and communications teams to understand the role and
purpose of Sightsavers campaign and how creative communications can enable us to achieve
our aims.
-Play a key role as an integral member of the campaign working group (which includes colleagues from campaigns, policy, advocacy, communications, media and social media) to innovate and drive the campaign forward.
-Develop design concepts for clients, explaining propositions, giving constructive assessment and developing concepts in partnership with them.
-Manage your own workload and scheduling of campaign-related design work, and set realistic
expectations for what can be achieved within given time frames.
-Work as an integral part of the online and design team to ensure that all content is created with
accessibility in mind (for users of assistive technology such as screen readers, people with colour blindness etc), and follows the organisational brand guidelines.

2. Digital design and production
-Development and design of new and existing campaigns-related website pages.
-Campaigns email design.
-Social media assets for Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and Instagram. Will include flat
visuals and animated gifs, working closely with the Social Media Manager to develop creative concepts.
-Basic video editing

3. Print production
-Develop concepts, create layouts, graphics and images for print publications, such as reports, newsletters, leaflets, booklets, banners and exhibitions etc.
-Create preflighted press-ready artwork.
-Ensure all documents and materials created comply with our accessibility guidelines.

4. Printer administration
-Order all required printed materials
-Liaise with printers as required
-Manage printer invoices

5. Key contacts/relationships
This role will sit with within the online and design team as one of a team of four designers, but will be focused on supporting design requirements for the campaigns team and Sightsavers’ influencing work. Alongside members of the online and design team key internal contacts for day to-day work will be members of the policy and campaigns team, communications team and the social media team.

The principle accountabilities are not meant to be an exhaustive list of tasks. The need for flexibility is required and the job holder is expected to carry out any other related duties that are within the employee's skills and abilities whenever reasonably instructed.

Knowledge (Education and related experience)

-Relevant design degree or equivalent work experience.
-Significant experience working in digital and print design.
-Advanced skills in Adobe Creative Studio, especially Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator.
-Experience producing multi-platform assets.
-Sound understanding and experience of managing design projects.
-Thorough understanding of editorial, design production processes and workflows.
-Strong design, communications, layout and typography skills.
-You’ll keep abreast of emerging design and digital trends and have a passion for design in digital and offline communications.

-Understanding of and commitment to accessibility principles (visual and technical).
-Understanding of or experience of policy campaigning and the nature of audiences involved (eg development agencies, UN bodies and donor governments).
-Use of UX tools such as Invision.
-Video editing skills, After Effects and Premier Pro.
-Knowledge and experience of working with HTML and CSS.
-Knowledge and experience of working with a CMS.
-Previous experience of using Trello as a project management tool.

Personal aptitude

-Ability to work independently, prioritising work and working well with other team members to
meet client deadlines .
-Ability to work collaboratively with a range of internal stakeholders and the confidence to
innovate and develop creative concepts from scratch.
-Ability to inspire confidence in stakeholders and articulate your ideas to a wider audience.
-Excellent attention to detail.
-Effective time management skills.
-An understanding of and commitment to equality of opportunity for disabled people

Anticipated first round of interviews will take place w/c 26 November 2018 and will include a short presentation of a pre-prepared task. Second round interviews are anticipated to take place within a week of this date.

Sightsavers is a Disability Confident Level 2 employer committed to the employment and career development of people with disabilities. We guarantee to interview any candidate with a disability whose application meets the minimum essential criteria for the post.

To apply for this role please visit the Sightsavers website to download the application and equal opportunities forms. Please also include your portfolio or a link to it in your application form.

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