We are looking for a graphic designer to generate and create content to help young people to engage in politics and get their voices heard. This will include online and offline content across the full range of The Politics Project’s work.
We specialise in digital democracy, supporting teachers, students and politicians to use digital tools to learn, teach and engage in politics. Our goal is to ensure young people receive an outstanding political education and have their voices heard on the issues that matter to them.
Our flagship programme, Digital Surgeries, connects young people with politicians and peers through digital platforms, giving young people a chance to ask questions and engage with their political representatives. The programme builds strong relationships and a shared understanding of issues. We have delivered over 170 Digital Surgeries, working with a network of over 150 schools and 200 politicians and peers. Previous participants include Sir Keir Starmer MP, Ben Bradley MP and Wera Hobhouse MP.
Over the last 18 months we have extended our work with various thematic versions of Digital Surgeries, supported by a range of partners including the Parliamentary Education Service, the Welsh Government, the University of Exeter, the People’s History Museum, the University of Cambridge and UCL.
With its proven effectiveness and potential for scale, The Politics Project wants Digital Surgeries to fundamentally change the way that young people and politicians interact across the UK. In a time of deep division and change in British politics, we are looking for a graphic designer to help us to rebuild trust in politics and give young people a voice.
Working with the rest of the team, the post holder will create a variety of online and offline content for projects across the organisation. This is a fast-paced role in a small but growing, friendly team.
· Visual design of teaching and learning materials for schools
· Generating ideas for engaging digital and video content.
· Creating still and video content for a variety of social media platforms
· Designing and updating website content
The job is based on a 12-month contract (including a 3-month probation period) and will be remote, although there will be an option to be based in our office in central London, when the Covid-19 crisis allows. The hours of work are 22.5 hrs (3 days) per week.
· 15 days’ holiday plus Bank Holidays.
· Friendly and inclusive environment.
· Professional development opportunities.
· The opportunity to make a real difference to young people’s lives, helping them to develop the skills and knowledge they need to give them a voice in their society and shape their communities.
You are a self-starter, comfortable setting your own pace of work and managing deadlines. You can form good relationships with a range of people from different backgrounds and perspectives. You can problem-solve and be flexible to meet stakeholder needs.
You are comfortable working with video conferencing technology and other forms of digital communication.
You have good organisational skills, with the ability to work under pressure and identify priorities.
You have a passion for democratic engagement and will use that passion to support the delivery and growth of the Digital Surgeries programme and The Politics Project.
In accordance with our Child Protection and Safeguarding procedures, this position requires an enhanced DBS check that we will provide.
· An excellent working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop.
· Experience of designing and producing multimedia content including print, web and video.
· A strong, varied portfolio of well-executed design work, including designs for campaigns running across multiple platforms.
· Excellent time management.
· Self-motivated and resilient – able to solve problems and perform under pressure.
· Able to build relationships and communicate effectively.
· Proficient in using video conference software and Microsoft and Google office software.
· Experience of designing websites using Squarespace.
· Previous experience of designing content for children and young people or teachers.
· A passion for youth democratic engagement, education and politics.
To apply please submit a covering letter and a CV with three examples of relevant work.
The closing date is 12pm on Monday 25th January 2020.
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