Graphic Designer

Graphic Designer

Ongoing role
J97214
At a glance

Skills

  • Graphic design
  • Illustration

Where

Kingston upon Thames, KT2 6LX
Remote opportunity

Time

Mostly during office hours Estimate of time needed:
7-15 hours / week
12 hours per week, our working days are Monday, Wednesday and Friday

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Welcome to Reach Volunteering. We are a community and registered charity that connects people, skills and good causes.

To apply for this role, and any other on our platform, you need to be based in the UK, have at least three years of experience using the skills you wish to volunteer in a professional capacity or have lived experience (for trustee roles). Read more about our criteria.

The role provides you with flexibility and autonomy at work. Where necessary, specific training will also be provided to help you develop and grow your skill set.

What will you be doing?

We aim to attract knowledgeable individuals encouraging different cultures to unite which enables us to share and celebrate essential lessons.

Partnering with local organisations, we put on programmes of training, workshops and other events that promote unity and tolerance.  

We conduct research to support our cause to challenge preconceptions around race and stereotyping. As well as delivering workshops on unconscious bias in the workplace.

To learn more about our impactful work at Quilombo UK, we encourage you to explore our website and YouTube channel. https://quilombouk.com/the-quilombo-story

Join us in leading positive change!The Professional Development Programme with Quilombo UK runs over a period of 16 weeks, is UNPAID and requires a minimum of 12 hours of commitment per week across Monday, Wednesday and/or Friday.

 

Upon successful application, our HR team will contact you to arrange an interview. Following a successful interview, we'll initiate the onboarding process by sending you the necessary documents. Once your onboarding and identification documents are received and verified, you'll be invited to a 6-hour HR and System Induction. Subsequently, you'll meet with your Head of Department or Assistant Manager for your First Day.QUILOMBO UK is dedicated to fostering an inclusive workplace environment that values diversity and promotes equality for all employees. As part of our commitment to upholding these principles, we adhere to the guidelines outlined in the Equality Act 2010. We firmly believe in creating a workplace where all individuals are respected and treated fairly. Discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated.

What are we looking for?

Main Responsibilities

  • Study design briefs and determine requirements.
  • Schedule projects and define budget constraints.
  • Conceptualize visuals based on requirements.
  • Prepare rough drafts and present ideas.
  • Develop illustrations, logos and other designs using software or by hand.
  • Use the appropriate colours and layouts for each graphic.
  • Work with copywriters and the creative director to produce the final design.
  • Test graphics across various media.
  • Amend designs after feedback.
  • Ensure final graphics and layouts are visually appealing and on-brand.

 

General tasks

  • Contribute to staff meetings and other internal meetings with views and suggestions etc.

 

Essential:

  • Proven graphic designing experience.
  • A portfolio of illustrations or another graphics / CV
  • Familiarity with design software and technologies (such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Adobe Suite)
  • Flexibility and openness to work on a variety of tasks.
  • Focused, organised and able to prioritise and execute tasks independently.
  • To show professionalism at all levels and in all environments
  • Strong team player
  • A keen eye for aesthetics and details
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A degree in Design, Fine Arts or a related field is a plus.

 

Desirable

  • Committed to working with the community with a passion for helping others less fortunate.

What difference will you make?

Partnering with local organisations, we put on programmes of training, workshops and other events that promote unity and tolerance.  

We conduct research to support our cause to challenge preconceptions around race and stereotyping. As well as delivering workshops on unconscious bias in the workplace.

Before you apply

Do you have access to a personal laptop or PC?

 Are you sure you can commit to this job as being a non-paid job?

 Do you think you will be able to commit yourself to the PDP programme, implicitly 12 hours per week, for 16 weeks?

Causes
  • Black, asian and minority ethnic groups
  • Community safety / victim support / domestic violence
  • Faith and ethics
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Human rights
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender
  • Physical disabilities
  • Refugees / migrants
  • Training / employment support
  • Voluntary sector support
  • Organisation type: 
    Social enterprise

    We partner with with cultural, social and sports organisations, and put on programmes of training, workshops and other events that promote unity and tolerance. We conduct research to challenge...