Junior Designer

Type: Trainee
Region: London

We’re seeking a Junior Designer to join our Creative Unit who has a passion for design and bringing a brand to life. Our Creative Unit works in partnership with others to create visual content and ensures our brand remains relevant, bold and innovative. They’re the guardians of our brand and our film and photography and design experts.

As a Junior Designer you’ll play a key role in our growth, creating impactful branded content – across digital and print – which inspires our audiences to act. This is an excellent opportunity for a graduate or newly qualified designer to work with a distinctive brand and develop their skills in a fast-paced, friendly in-house, multi-disciplined Creative Unit.

You’ll report directly to one of our Senior Designers and will assist on a wide variety of projects across digital, print and merchandise. You’ll provide artwork support to the team and there will be exciting opportunities to feed into the creative process as well.

With a bold brand, a growing team, and an ambition to accelerate our impact in a rapidly changing world, it’s an exciting time to join Prostate Cancer UK.

What we want from you

We’re looking for an enthusiastic and highly organised creative who is eager and excited to learn. You’ll have an intuitive understanding of design and a great passion for it and experience working on digital and print design projects.

You’ll be a great communicator, able to adapt to our tone of voice and be friendly and approachable and able to express your opinion. A problem-solver with quick reflexes, you effortlessly manage multiple projects, showcasing your agility and adaptability.

You’ll have experience using Adobe Creative Cloud – particularly Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator – and maybe some experience using Animate and After Effects too.

As part of your application please can you include a link to your PDF portfolio or website. In this we’re looking to see a great attention to detail, layout and typographic skills and an ability to follow brand guidelines.

Why work with us?

Every man needs to know about the most common cancer in men – prostate cancer. It’s a real and present danger that takes over 12,000 of our dads, grandads, brothers and friends each year.

Prostate Cancer UK is the largest men’s health charity in the UK. We have a simple ambition – to stop prostate cancer damaging lives. We invest millions in research to revolutionise testing, treatment and care. We’re blazing a trail to a screening programme that could save thousands of lives with regular, accurate tests for all men at risk. And we work tirelessly to spread the word about risk and offer specialist support to people living with the disease.

Work with us and you’ll see your efforts pay off as we give men and their families the power to navigate prostate cancer.

What we offer

Join our team and be part of an award-winning charity. We’ll support you to develop your skills and expertise. We offer a competitive benefits package, including:

  • Generous leave entitlements that increase with service
  • One ‘development day’ a month to use for training or personal development
  • Enhanced contributory pension scheme
  • Life insurance and group income protection
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Life and wellbeing advice and support via our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted gym membership and high street shopping discounts
  • Loans for season tickets or cycles

Our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion

At Prostate Cancer UK, we believe that equity, diversity and inclusion are essential to building a strong and innovative workplace, that represents, and can advocate for, the communities we support. It’s our ambition to become an anti-racist organisation, and our mission to advance racial equity in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer.

We’re incredibly proud of our new Black Men’s Racial Health Equity Campaign, and our inclusive learning journey. We know that reaching marginalised communities that need us most, particularly Black men who are at a higher risk of prostate cancer, starts with better representation in our organisation.

Therefore, we’re particularly interested in applications from those from marginalised and vulnerable communities. This will help us create an environment of inclusion where everyone can bring their authentic selves to work, where personal qualities are as important as professional experience, and our people feel seen and heard.

Our people networks

We’re learning more about the needs of our colleagues, and we’re excited to have recently launched three new people networks, sponsored by our Leadership team:

  • Pride – A safe space where LGBTQ+ colleagues ? and our allies ? can share their diverse lived experiences, celebrate LGBTQ+ culture and history, and create new ideas about how our organisation can be more inclusive and representative of LGBTQ+ people
  • Mind & Body – Here to increase awareness, promote wellbeing and support colleagues affected by neurodiversity, mental health problems, disability and long-term illness
  • Multicultural – Here to increase awareness and celebrate the different cultures and beliefs that we have in the organisation, so that we all have our cultures felt and feel welcomed

Wellbeing and hybrid working

Our hybrid working approach combines the best of flexible working – a positive work/life balance, inclusive and accessible platforms, and online information at our fingertips. We understand that everyone has different needs, and we strive to create opportunities for relationship building, collaboration and social time.

Each of our teams has a team agreement outlining when and how often we’re expected to be in our London Bridge office. We’re very welcome to work there more frequently. Office time is a commute, so we pay our own travel costs.

For this role, we would expect the successful candidate to be coming into the London office at least four times per month (this may be more frequent during your induction to the role).

Next steps

For more information on the role, please download our job description (job profile document) with our ‘How to apply’ section, sharing the key points to refer to in your application and click to apply.

The closing date is Sunday 25th February 2024. Applications must be submitted by 23:45 UK time. Interviews: By arrangement. Currently scheduled for Tuesday 5th and Thursday 7th March 2024.

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