Studio Lead (Graphic Design)

Studio Lead (Graphic Design)


Band 4 - Up to £32,000 p.a. plus excellent benefits

Date Ending

February 25, 2022

Contract: Permanent, fulltime at 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year


Salary: Band 4 – Up to £32,000 p.a. plus excellent benefits


Location: Remote working with flexibility required to attend occasional meetings at the Head Office in Stevenage, Hertfordshire.


Are you an experienced Graphic Designer?

Do you have the proven ability to lead a team to deliver creative, compelling communications?


If you want to make a difference and are looking for the next step in your career development, or to utilise existing skills within a company with a not-for-profit ethos, we would love to hear from you.


We are currently looking for a Studio Lead (Graphic Design) to join our busy Marketing team and provide creative direction to our team of in house and freelance graphic designers.


In the role the Studio Lead (Graphic Design) will lead the graphics team and provide the business with graphic design support and creative advice, resulting in the development and delivery of professional, dynamic and inspiring marketing collateral, education resources, training materials and corporate literature.

Taking ownership of, and managing the day-to-day running of the graphics schedule, the Studio lead will work closely with Marketing Managers and Marketing Leads within the team to provide creative support and input into the development of marketing campaigns, ensuring that accurate design briefs are developed, and work is completed within the desired timeframes. 


The successful candidate will have demonstrable experience working in a graphic design role for a commercial organisation with a proven track record of running a graphics schedule and managing a team of designers. Be highly creative, with an exceptional eye for detail, and be capable of producing professional, impactful, visual designs, taking an idea from basic concept to finished artwork. Along with being an experienced and skilled user of desktop publishing and graphic design packages, such as InDesign, Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Acrobat Pro, as well as software packages such as Microsoft Office. Whilst being a confident communicator with an enthusiastic and flexible approach to work, with a genuine desire to learn.


The team are currently working remotely due to Covid-19, however following this you will have the opportunity to work in the office for a maximum of 2 days per week. As there is a permanent home working element to this role, you will need to ensure you are equipped for home working.


If you have the creative flair, meticulous eye for detail and experience of developing a team then we would love to hear from you. For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Jo Leigh, Head of Marketing, on jo.leigh@hertsforlearning.co.uk.


Studio Lead (Graphic Design)- Job Outline

Application Process

If you’re ready to apply, download and complete the HfL Application Forms along with the supporting statement, explaining how you meet the requirements of the job outline, and the equal opportunities form. Once completed, please submit the forms in a word format to hfl.recruitment@hertsforlearning.co.uk


As part of our move towards eradicating unconscious bias within the recruitment process, we ask that you follow the guidance stated in the application 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. Please note that the interviews will be taking place remotely.

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 Black Lives Matter 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.