Position: Senior Graphic Designer
Salary: Negotiable
Ref: 522486_1573472400
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 11/11/2019
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: Reading

Salary: £35,000 depending on skills and experience

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time 37 hours per week

About the Department

SSE Enterprise Telecoms operates a 13,700km private telecoms network, with 265 Points of Presence and connectivity to over 80 commercial data centres that span the UK. With its extensive telecoms engineering experience, the company provides commercial security with unrivalled in-house engineering resource to Service Providers, Large Enterprises and the Public Sector providing a competitive range of leading-edge Ethernet, Cloud Connect, Optical Networking and Co-location services.

What is the Role?

Reporting to the Head of Marketing for SSE Enterprise Telecoms, the role of Graphic Designer is to be the originator and brand guardian of all creative design and artwork for digital and print assets for SSE Enterprise Telecoms.

You will be our internal design agency for all digital and print delivered artwork. With a formal qualification in art/design, you will have developed your creative skills either agency or client side to a point now where you are confident in your ability to take an abstract brief and then, following brand guidelines, develop and deliver compelling digital and print artwork.

Your remit will include and will not be restricted to websites, blogsites, social media, Google media syndicated advertising channels, html emails, display advertising, leaflets, booklets, case studies, data sheets, forms, sales proposal templates, technical manuals and press releases.

Key to the role is delivery of innovative and creative imagery and artwork, that has a consistent look and feel, which supports the written words but also challenges enquiring minds in a positive, constructive, engaging way.

You must be a self-motivated individual with a positive attitude, be willing to present ideas, accept and acknowledge challenges, improve and adapt original work and be prepared to work to tight timescales, willingly, on multiple projects concurrently.

You will be an Adobe Creative Cloud expert and be fully conversant with WordPress (our CMS) themes (or similar) and CSS styling. Multi-device, mobile first, dynamic content design and delivery will be your instinct and you will be our expert and our guide in these areas. You will be as confident creating original vector-based artwork as you are with digital image retouching and reconstruction and you will have an enviable portfolio of your own original work to show us.

What do I need?

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience working either client side or agency side in a B2B focused creative design team. Agency experience is highly desirable combined with a Graphic Design qualification or equivalent.

Advanced knowledge and experience of the main image editing, image manipulation, vector graphics and image cataloguing tools in Adobe Creative Suite, along with a high level of proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite are all essential to be considered for the role.

From a design perspective, it is important that you have demonstrable multi-device, multi-client experience and skills. You will be comfortable designing and verifying content cross browser, cross platform, cross operating system.

Experience with Hubspot (inbound marketing), Microsoft Dynamics (CRM) and WordPress (CMS) platforms are all desirable and proficiency, from a graphic design perspective, with at least one mainstream CMS is essential.

It is advantageous if you have HTML 5 animated design skills and/or print design skills and experience.

You'll have a thorough attention to detail and great proof-reading skills. You will be familiar with peer review and continual improvement and will willingly accept the opinions of others, arguing constructively and engagingly when there are differences of opinion. Moreover, we need someone who is a natural team player and your track record will be one of consistent delivery for delighted clients!

Additionally, you'll have excellent communication and organisational skills with the ability to prioritise an often-conflicting workload where you will be working to challenging timescales with changing priorities, responding to changes in the market and internally.

Our Benefits

We're committed to ensuring we offer our people a great place to work, with competitive salary, contributory pension plan and benefits package.Why not watch our short employee benefits video to see what else is on offer?

Next Steps

For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch with sse.

About SSE

We all have different skills here at SSE and that's what makes us stand out. We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it.'

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.