Job Title: Motion Graphic Designer
Location: Flexible, Home or Office
Contract Terms: Full time / Part Time
Salary: £20 – £28k
Entitlement: 25 days holiday, plus Bank Holidays

ROLE 

This job advert is fairly boring. Not the job; the job is a great opportunity in a dynamic, fun and growing company. The advert is boring. It needs a bit of life. A bit of colour.  

That’s where you come in. 

We are searching for someone to help develop the visual aspects of our brand and make our bold, design-led mark in the energy and environmental sectors. 

It’s a hybrid role working for two brands: Inspired PLC who are the UK’s largest energy and sustainability consultancy, and the Impact Communications Network (ICON) who provide motivation and awareness training, help energy and environmental managers with compliance and knowledge share and run webinars, workshops and events to educate and support our subscribers.  

The work for Inspired will mainly comprise supporting the production of sustainability strategies, environmental management reports and social impact or sustainable procurement strategies, for both the public and private sectors. We are doing a lot with the NHS and with Social Housing at the moment. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for designing great visual content for the company, taking a lead role for most projects. This includes animated and filmed video, printed and digital media, email marketing and landing page design as well as routine weekly pdf’d reports. 

The role is ideally suited to someone brimming with ideas and looking to take their first Project Lead role in a supportive and inclusive company. 

 

Competencies:

Firstly, you must be competent with Adobe Indesign and Acrobat Pro as well as knowing your way round online animation packages to produce both video and graphic content. The ability to use html/CSS and other Adobe packages such as Dreamweaver would be advantageous. 

Secondly, you need to be a team player. 

It is important that you are able and willing to contribute ideas, to learn from team members who know things you don’t, and to teach junior members of the team where you have skills they lack. 

This position is best suited to a ‘roll-up your sleeves and get stuck in’ type of person. We do a lot of work to tight budget constraints, for example with the NHS, so the ability to use resources wisely and effectively is essential, as is thinking on your feet and being able to adapt to changing priorities. 

You will have the creative freedom to develop our brand and see your plans come to life, working directly with clients, colleagues and senior management. 

You must have: 

  • Excellent visual and verbal communication skills. 
  • Experience using Adobe InDesign and Acrobat software (experience in other design packages plus a demonstrable willingness to learn will be considered) 
  • Great organisational skills and the ability to maintain an organised filing system, e.g. for photo libraries 
  • Working literacy with Microsoft Office 365, especially Word and Excel. 
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team 

Desirable experience: 

  • Experience with website design and/or content management would be highly advantageous 
  • Personal interest in and support of global environmental and social impact initiatives such as the fight against climate change 

The successful candidate will be a proven visual communicator who can demonstrate the ability to successfully work as part of a team to deliver customer-facing projects.  

PRINCIPLE ACCOUNTABILITIES

The Motion Graphics expert will have the following day to day responsibilities: 

  • Design and create graphic content for educational, promotional and consultative purposes 
  • Design, create and manage video content for educational and promotional purposes 
  • Turn data into compelling design – for example through the use of infographics 
  • Laying out written information in an engaging and interesting way to boost readership of educational literature or support our clients to publish sustainability strategies in the public realm 
  • Take the lead role in constantly improving our digital, print and marketing presence by developing a strong, cohesive brand for ICON, maintaining a consistent visual tone across ICON’s online and offline media 
  • Help organise events and workshops, taking lead responsibility for audio-visual materials 
  • Maintain an organised filing system of paper and electronic documents 
  • Uphold a strict level of confidentiality 
  • Undertake other activities as required, including but not limited to dealing with customers and suppliers over phone and in person, marketing activities and administrative tasks 
  • Ensuring services are delivered in line with relevant legislation and Inspired policies including those relating to Social Value, Equality and Diversity, Customer Service and Health and Safety and that you uphold the values of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 
  • To undertake such other duties as may be required from time to time that reasonably fall within the scope and grade of the post. 
  • Read and comply with the company Health & Safety Policy; taking reasonable care for the Health & Safety of themselves and others; co-operate with managers and other employees in fulfilling our objectives and statutory duties. 

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential: 

  • Excellent visual communication skills using both graphic and motion graphic capabilities 
  • Proven portfolio of work across a range of creative projects 
  • Technical literacy with the Adobe Creative Cloud package, Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. Knowledge of Canva may also be helpful  
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team 
  • Good time management skills and the ability to cope with several projects at the same time 
  • Great organisational skills with a strong sense of responsibility and a proactive attitude 

Desirable: 

  • Experience of, and confidence in presenting directly to clients or senior management 
  • Experience in photography and videography content for design use 
  • A degree in graphic design or similar 
  • Experience organising online or face to face events 
  • Personal interest in and support of global environmental and social impact initiatives such as the fight against climate change 

This is a multi-faceted role working with colleagues across a range of disciplines including procurement, sustainability, education, marketing sales and account management.  

The post holder will be expected to do their job efficiently and contribute to the continuous improvement culture and values of Inspired PLC. 

Personal Qualities 

In Inspired’s Regulated Services division, we look for skills and experience but just as important to us are your values and behaviours. This role would be suitable to a person who: 

  • Is a team player 
  • Is able to influence and inspire 
  • Has a positive outlook and a growth mindset,  
  • Reflects on their experiences and constantly seeks to improve 
  • Is a proactive problem-solver 
  • Has excellent presentations skills both written and verbal 
  • Displays respect, helpfulness and co-operation to colleagues and customers 
  • Has the ability to communicate with people from a range of socio-economic backgrounds 
  • Will be a great ambassador for the Inspired and ICON brands. 

In return, the right candidate can look forward to a varied and dynamic role in rapidly evolving sector with plenty opportunity to develop your own skills. 

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