Graphic Designer Reference No: VA225 Location: National Office Duration: Permanent Full-Time Hours: 37.5 hours per week Published: Thursday 12th October 2023 Closing Date: Midnight Wednesday 25th October 2023 An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Graphic Designer to join our National Office. The main purpose of the role is to support the Head of Digital Marketing and Communications and wider Digital Marketing team in shaping the visual identity of our brand(s), and services. Combine artistic creativity with technical skills to produce designs that captivate audiences and effectively convey the Society’s messages, to assist in visual designs for national campaigns and other design areas to deliver exceptional results in support of the Society of St Vincent de Paul’s work and strategy. Reporting directly to the Content Creator Manager the role will be responsible for designing visual content that communicates messages, ideas, and information effectively using a combination of typography, images, colours, and other design elements. Collaborate with the wider digital marketing team, volunteers, colleagues, and stakeholders to create compelling and visually appealing designs across various mediums, such as print, digital, and multimedia platforms.This is a great opportunity to join one of Ireland’s largest voluntary organisations and make a difference in your community. Why work with SVP? SVP Benefits All SVP Benefits are subject to the prevailing policy and associated length of service requirements
23 days annual leave for all staff; Additional day’s leave at 5, 10, 15 & 20 years, with a cap of 27 annual leave days
Pension: 5% employer and employee contribution with an option to increase to 7% on a matching basis
2 discretionary days (Good Friday & Christmas Eve)
Group discount for Hospital Saturday Fund (HSF)
Paid Sick Leave: Sick Pay following 13 weeks, with entitlement increasing with length of service (Subject to terms of policy)
Education Support for job relevant courses
(Subject to terms of policy)
Paid Maternity & Paternity Leave (18 weeks full maternity leave pay for staff with more than 12 months service & 2 weeks full paternity leave pay for staff with more than 12 months service)
Employee Assistance Programme
Life Assurance – four times annual salary
Life Appreciation Recognition: Additional one-off 5 days annual leave allocated in year that 25-, 30-, 35- & 40-years’ service achieved, plus €250 voucher
Christmas Voucher: €250 voucher for all staff (Subject to terms of policy)
Retirement: Staff with 10+ years’ service will receive a €250 voucher on retirement
Hybrid/Flexible Working Available: SVP support and embrace Flexible Working, including working from home, in line with the SVP Flexible Working Policy (Where appropriate and subject to role requirements and policy)
SVP Experience Day: Up to one discretionary day per year to experience a different aspect of the work of SVP (Subject to conditions)
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
A degree or diploma in Graphic Design, Visual Communication, or a related field is essential.
2+ years of relevant work experience in content creation and strategy is essential.
Experience of web design, animation and multimedia design is desirable.
Experience of print production processes and digital design best practices.
Knowledge of the Society and of its mission and values
Knowledge of needs and issues of those living in poverty and disadvantaged.
Knowledge of design principles.
Knowledge of typography, colour theory, layout, and composition.
Proficiency in graphic design software, particularly Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) is essential.
Ability to adapt to changing design requirements.
Attention to detail and a commitment to producing high-quality visual content.
Exceptional presentation skills to diverse stakeholders.
Excellent communication skills to collaborate effectively with volunteers, colleagues, and stakeholders.
Ability to plan and manage competing deadlines and priorities and work well as part of a small team.
ABOUT SVP: SVP is a large, national, voluntary organisation with extensive experience of working with a diverse range of people who experience poverty and exclusion. Through its network of over 12,000 volunteers and 700 staff, it is strongly committed to working for social justice and advocates the creation of a more just and caring society. SVP employs people to support volunteers in a variety of settings including housing, community care, shops, administration and other specialist areas How to Apply: If you meet these requirements and have the desire to join one of Ireland’s best known, trusted and respected not-for-profit organisations, please complete the online application - www.svp.ie/jobs. Appointment is subject to satisfactory references and Garda Vetting. Canvassing will not be accepted and may lead to disqualification. Due to the large volume of applications, we are not in the position to provide individual feedback to candidates who are not shortlisted. SVP is an Equal Opportunities Employer
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Date Entered/Updated: 12th Oct, 2023 Expiry Date: 25th Oct, 2023 Region: Dublin 1