Junior Graphic Designer

Junior Graphic Designer


Band 3 up to FTE £22,500 p.a.

Date Ending

August 25, 2023

Are you a creative individual with a passion for graphic design and a desire to learn from experienced professionals?

HFL Education’s Design team are currently looking for a Junior Graphic Designer, with skills in Adobe Creative Suite to support us in creating, developing and implementing a wide range of design for print and digital purposes.

In this role you will be an integral part of our multiskilled team who provide a comprehensive, creative services offering across the whole organisation, producing and promoting products, services and resources.

The successful candidate must have experience of working with InDesign and is a proficient user of other Adobe programmes. In addition to this you must have an exceptional eye for detail, excellent organisation skills with an enthusiastic and flexible approach to work.

This is an ideal opportunity if you would like to develop your career within the Graphic Design industry as we have a wealth of experience to support you in your journey.

Our ‘working from anywhere’ approach provides colleagues the opportunity to work flexibly in line with their role requirements. This consists remote working and, if desired, up to 2 days per week in our Head Office in Stevenage, Hertfordshire. As there is a permanent home working element to this role, you will need to ensure you are equipped for home working.

Benefits: a generous employer pension contribution, 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays (rising to 31 days after five-years) family-friendly policies, hybrid working, paid mileage, a cycle to work scheme, onsite charging points for electric vehicles, access to mental health and wellbeing support, company performance bonus, professional development opportunities, benefit schemes for discounts and cashback offers, and more.

How to apply

If you’d like more information, contact Clare Kirkham who would be happy to discuss this opportunity with you by email clare.kirkham@hfleducation.org

To apply, email hfl.recruitment@hfleducation.org with a detailed CV along with a cover letter to include responses to the following questions:

  1. What work experience do you have (paid or voluntary) which you think will have prepared you for this role and why?
  2. What strengths will you bring to the role?
  3. What do you hope to achieve from working with a team of more experienced designers?
  4. Please supply one example of a piece of work you are proud of and explain why.

As part of our move towards eradicating unconscious bias within the recruitment process, we will be anonymising your forms.

For recruitment queries, our Central Recruitment Team can also be contacted on the hfl.recruitment email address above. We would love to hear from you.

This job advert may close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. To make sure you don’t miss out on this great opportunity, please submit your application as soon as you can. Interviews will be taking place via Teams.

Please note: Should you be successfully shortlisted, then you will be required to share your full portfolio of visual design work during the interview for the panel to review and discuss.

We are committed towards becoming an anti-racist organisation, and our recruitment statement is set out below in support of this.

HFL is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We insist on the equal treatment of all current and prospective colleagues and will never condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

HFL is also equally committed to becoming an anti-racist organisation and we encourage you to view our Anti-racist position statement which gives clarity on our anti-racist stance. In our relentless efforts to be an anti-racist organisation, we recognise the negative impacts of under representation and lack of diversity in our organisation, our education system and in all aspects of our society. Therefore, for recruitment into any HFL post, where we have 2 or more candidates of equal merit, candidates with protected characteristics will be given advantage over candidates without such characteristics. This is sometimes referred to as a ‘tie-breaker’ and is referred to as ‘positive action’ in the Equality Act 2010.

To help us meet our high standards and aspirations of a fully diverse and inclusive workplace, we strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply and to join us.

Please note that if you are invited to interview, we will expect you to be prepared to discuss unconscious bias with us; we find these conversations more than any others give us all a good idea of what working together will be like.