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Graphic Designer

Job summary

£39312 - £47065
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
21 June 2021 at midnight
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for a Graphic Designer based in either Glasgow, Livingston, Dundee or Aberdeen. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.

Do you have a track record of working in a graphic design role?

Are you highly creative with experience in developing creative solutions to a brief?

Are you an enthusiastic and proactive individual with excellent interpersonal, communication, and stakeholder management skills who is able to deliver under tight deadlines?

If the answers to the above are yes, then this exciting opportunity to join the Scottish Government could be for you.

Education Scotland is Scotland's national improvement agency for education. Our role is to provide assurance and promote improvement, from the early years to adult learning. We are committed to embedding our values of excellence, creativity, integrity and respect in everything we do. This role will provide a comprehensive graphic design and illustration service to the scrutiny and inspection area of Education Scotland. The role holder will work with HM Inspector colleagues to develop a portfolio of creative designs, illustrations and approaches to communicate key messages from scrutiny and inspection activities; exemplify effective practice; and promote the work of scrutiny to stakeholders. Education Scotland undertakes scrutiny activity and inspections across every sector of education. We have a commitment to share our key findings and examples of where practice is working well. This role is central in developing new and creative approaches to help meet this commitment.

Qualifications Required
Educated to degree level in graphic design and illustration or educated to degree level with a qualification in graphic design and illustration.

Other qualifications equivalent to these may also be acceptable, if you are in any doubt, please contact Denise Brock to discuss further at the email address Denise.Brock@educationscotland.gov.scot.

Please note: If you fail to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications as stated above, your application will be automatically sifted out.

Essential Criteria
1. A proven track record of working in a graphic design role as a highly creative graphic designer and illustrator with experience developing creative solutions to a brief.
2. Enthusiastic and proactive individual with excellent interpersonal, communication and stakeholder management skills.
3. Sound organisational skills with the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines, with an excellent working knowledge of the Adobe suite of software products (particularly Photoshop and illustrator, InDesign and Flash).
4. Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and act as a trusted adviser on graphic design.

Nationality Requirements
This job is broadly open to the following groups:
• UK nationals
• nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UKs
• nationals of the Republic of Ireland
• nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with (or eligible for) status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
• relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
• relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
• certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals

Further Information
For further information on this vacancy please download and review the "Person Specification and Further Information for Job Applicants" which you will find below. To apply, you must fully complete and submit an online application via this website before the closing date. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Denise Brock at Denise.Brock@educationscotland.gov.scot.

Provisional Dates for Sift and Assessment
Sift - w/c 21st June.
Interviews - w/c 12th of July.

Important Information Regarding Interviews
In recognition of the Scottish Government's ongoing measures and guidance in its response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), we would like to advise applicants that a decision has been taken that all interviews must be conducted in a virtual/remote setting.

In order to facilitate this new way of working, we are asking all applicants to ensure that they have a suitable space to complete the virtual interview. In addition, a personal device of choice, which has the interview application downloaded. This could be MS Teams or Webex for example. This will allow candidates to undertake the interview/assessment if selected. We are also asking you to ensure that your personal Wi-Fi/Broadband capacity will be sufficient to carry both audio and video feeds.

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact the resourcing team via recruitment@gov.scot.

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