Design Assistant

Comic Relief

  • Team: Fundraising and Creative
  • Grade: Entry Level
  • Salary: £ 24,500 - £28,000
  • Location: London and Currently Remote
  • Closing: 11:59pm, 26th Oct 2021 BST

Perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Work from home option
Wellness programs
Employee Assistance Programme
Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
Paid emergency leave
Sabbatical Opportunities
Professional development
Paid volunteer days
Payroll giving
Team social events
Extracurricular clubs
Cycle to work scheme

Candidate happiness

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Job Description

This role will provide in-house design support for teams across Comic Relief, working on a range of on and offline design executions, application of CR’s visual brand, managing internal stakeholder relationships and providing studio administrative support.

Key responsibilities:

Design execution

  • Working with the Lead Designer, creating designs, artwork and assets for a variety of creative projects, including marketing projects and campaigns, advertising, branding, printed comms, email, web and merchandise.

  • Creating designs and artwork of the highest standard within the specified guidelines, and adapting based on feedback. 

  • Checking proofs and ensuring all files are saved and archived according to job numbers and campaign/project title 

  • Identifying and developing solutions to streamline workflow processes

  • Follow the creative sign off  process and ensure all work has been proof read and signed off by the Creative Director and key client stakeholder

Visual brand responsibility

  • Ensuring that all designs and artwork work are delivered according to brand and corporate identity guidelines. 

  • Formatting text and images to stylesheets and preparing print ready artwork files for printers. 

Stakeholder management

  • Provide an administrative support role; logging all incoming briefs, raising job/ PO numbers/print codes and saving briefs and projects to online work folders.

  • Work with internal project managers to set realistic timelines and budgets for design work.

  • Oversee project set up processes in accordance with the internal creative briefing process, including overseeing freelancer timesheets (in accordance with IR35).

  • Able to advise on procurement and hold supplier relationships – for example for printed materials.

Freelancer relationships

  • Acting as a guardian of Comic Relief’s creative server and creative applications, ensuring freelancers are saving work correctly and that our applications, logos, font library and systems are accessible and fit for purpose

Person specification

Essential criteria

  • Experience in a similar busy studio, creating, preparing, proofing and checking (print ready and multi-channel) artwork.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Great organisational skills.

  • Good time management

  • An ability to work on a number of projects at any time. 

  • Good Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign

Desirable criteria

  • Experience dealing with printers and suppliers

  • Experience working with freelance designers and creatives

  • Ability to proof read

Inclusivity at Comic Relief

We recognise diversity and inclusion are a source of strength in achieving our mission. We therefore welcome everyone, trusting what makes us different brings creativity, styles and experiences to help us collectively do our best work. That’s regardless of your gender, age, ethnicity, disability, religion, sexual orientation, and cultural identity. We especially welcome those from under-represented groups in modern grant-making and fundraising. We are on a journey, but if you join our team you will be part of a community that is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where we want you to:

  • Be valued for being yourself

  • Do your best work, and be supported to break down barriers so you can succeed

  • Be heard, respected, and treated as an equal, whatever your level, experience or background

  • Be part of a team that is committed to making this happen – with our colleagues, partners, and contributors.

Comic Relief is committed to preventing and protecting all people from harm in their interactions with us. We expect all those that act in our name to uphold our approach to doing no harm.

Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Tue 26th Oct 2021


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Start your de-biased application