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Graphic Designer

Head Office/Support Centre

Graphic Designer

The Works is a unique place to… well… work. We are a proactive and hardworking bunch. We’ve built an environment that’s busy, fast-moving and full of energy. Our atmosphere is welcoming, friendly and inclusive. If you are the kind of person who is as crafty, caring and can-do as we are, then this is the kind of culture for you.


The short bit "About the Role"

We are looking for an experienced Graphic Designer who is truly creative and hot on branding but isn't shy to roll up their sleeves with artworking. Reporting into the Marketing Manager you will be responsible for the creation of all retail and brand campaign design and artwork within the Marketing team. With a passion for new ideas and creating inspiring content,  you’ll be the type of person who loves to take a brief and see it all the way through to execution


Some of the key responsibilities you will need to undertake:


Brand Campaigns

  • Creative support on all elements of brand campaign design including but not exclusive:

o   Social Media posts

o   Video content - create short product and promotional videos (Reels and TikToks) to be used across social media

o   Email - full design process management for email marketing

o   Print – brochures, billboards, press

o   Website banners

  • Be a brand guardian, ensuring that all creative output complies with brand guidelines.

Retail PoS/Signage

  • Creative support on all elements of retail design within the Marketing department and other supporting functions across the business including, but not exclusive:

o   PoS/signage promotional design

o   Permanent & semi-permanent signage

o   Product display and FSDU signage

  • Manage PoS/signage artwork from proof of concept through to print ready proofs
  • Support web team where required to assist with web banners based on up and coming promotions

 

The bits we are looking for in you:


Behaviours

  • Inspiring - Passionate about our brand and inspiring customers through creative content and designs
  • Collaborative - An excellent team player with a collaborative approach to working
  • Highly Organised - Good time management skills, the ability to balance and prioritise multiple tasks in a fast paced environment
  • Confident – Communicates effectively and can present concepts in a confident and engaging manner, whilst being open and  responsive to feedback


Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Experienced working in a Graphic Designer role, either in-house or with an agency. A background in retail is essential
  • In depth understanding of InDesign and proficient in Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Experience of working across multiple channels, including print
  • A creative thinker and ideas generator
  • Confident in shooting, editing, resizing and creating great looking content. Premiere Pro knowledge desirable but not essential
  • Up to date knowledge of the latest design trends

 

What we will give to you…!

  • 25% discount off our products in store!
  • 33 days holiday (inclusive of Bank Holidays).
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme to increase your annual leave entitlement.
  • Company pension contribution.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Life Assurance.
  • Healthcare Cash Plan.
  • Free Car Parking.
  • Charity Giving - Pennies from Heaven and Give as you Earn.

 

Finally, the bit "About The Works"

We are people who do!

Here at The Works, we are building a working environment that’s fun, friendly, and supportive - all at the same time. It’s somewhere that’s designed for people who love getting busy, whether that’s helping customers, meeting new challenges, or building a rewarding career.

It’s a place for people who know how to roll their sleeves up, get creative, and put their passion and imagination to work…People who do!

We are the UK’s leading family friendly retailer of value gifts, arts, crafts, toys, books and stationery. With over  500 stores nationwide together with a brilliant online store, we’re here to offer our customers a unique and enjoyable shopping experience, built on our core principles of value, variety and quality. You will find our stores in a huge and diverse range of locations; on high streets, in shopping centres, on retail parks, and as concessions (usually in garden centres). We are also one of the few value retailers with a full featured online store that helps our customers to shop how they want, when they want, 7 days a week.

Oh....and we are super proud  to be a Best Companies, Best Big Company to work for in the UK in 2021

It all means that we have built the kind of working environment that is the perfect place for people who love our products to build a career. It is somewhere you can put your proud and passionate, inclusive and accessible, confident and honest, fun and creative, and nimble and driven approach to work.

And if you can roll up your sleeves, get on with any job, and meet any challenge, it’s also somewhere you can thrive.

Apply now
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