Design Manager

Premier IT
£35000 - £45000/annum Gym, Pension, Events, Childcare, Foo
17 Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
A bit about the role...

This is a fantastic opportunity to contribute to a leading eLearning company that produce

creative, varied and bespoke projects. If you're the kind of Designer who wants to make a real

difference and help shape the future of our team then this could be your dream job! Alongside

your brilliant grasp of digital design principles you will possess the curiosity and desire to push

the boundaries of design and technology to create innovative and engaging digital learning


What will I be doing?

Our Design team is the creative hub of the business. We're looking for someone who is

enthusiastic and passionate about all things design! You'll be up-to-date with current industry

trends and encourage our team to be innovative and forward thinking. We want you to share

your knowledge and expertise by leading internal training sessions to develop the team. A big

part of the role involves mentoring and developing a small team of UI designers, as well as

sharing best practice with the wider departments. You'll form part of the Design management

team and help to oversee the work and development of around 20 people.

As a senior designer, you will be involved in the entire project lifecycle. We want someone who

can generate engaging conceptual designs and get involved in pre-sales and bids. You'll be

taking the lead on projects, providing support to your colleagues and having a real input into

the creative direction of the team.

As you'll have tons of commercial design experience, we want you to attend client meetings and

be an advocate for our design department. We need you to confidently present designs and

ideas in an engaging way to really get the client on-board. You could also be facilitating

workshops by running interactive sessions with a client to reach a desired outcome.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a group of talented and imaginative people in an

energetic office environment. We want someone who will help us build an 'ideas culture'and

shape the next generation of designers.

What type of person are we looking for?

We're looking for someone who has a real passion for design and is looking to establish their role

as a creative leader in a thriving business. The successful candidate for this role will...

Have experience working at a management level in a commercial design role within a creative agency environment.

Have the exceptional communication skills needed to clearly share ideas and build positive relationships internally and with our clients.

Have experience of mentoring and supporting others including the delegation of tasks and reviewing of work

Be able to use the full Adobe creative suite

Have a range of design capabilities, with strong UI skills being of great importance

Have experience of working with global brands

Be someone with their finger on the pulse of current and future design trends, for example gamification,

augmented reality, mobile learning etc.

Have strong knowledge of core design principles

Enjoy the challenge of working on a variety of different projects

Be a proactive person with strong initiative - someone who get things done!

Have fantastic organisation skills

Have a good comprehension of front end technologies

Have mastered the art of delegation

Be a great team player, able to integrate and contribute to this large team.

What are the 'nice to haves'?

A degree level qualification in a relevant creative discipline An interest in or existing knowledge of learning experience Video or storytelling experience.


* Holiday: you'll get 31 days of paid holiday per year (inc. bank holidays) and the office is closed between Christmas and New Year.
* Development: our management team provide support to each individual in their professional and personal development. We have an in-house training programme and assign each new employee with a mentor to help them learn the ropes.
* Pension: all our staff are auto-enrolled into the Company pension scheme.
* Events: our awesome events committee lovingly organise monthly fundraising and social events to get everyone together and raise money for some fantastic causes. We also host an annual summer BBQ at the MD's house and put on a cracking Christmas party.
* Recognition: we hold 'employee of the quarter' awards which are voted for by your peers. The 3 people with the most votes get a lovely bonus.
* Location: with great transport links, we're just a 15 minute tram ride or 10 minute drive away from Nottingham city centre. The office is just across the road from the Nottingham University Park campus; a beautiful green space with a lake, art gallery and cafe.
* Food: we're pretty food-obsessed here and are lucky enough to have some very talented bakers in our midst. You need some good willpower to avoid that sugar temptation. Oh, and it's tradition to bring in cake on your birthday.
* Gym: if you fancy getting fit after all that food, then you're in luck! All our staff get a corporate discount at all of Nottingham City Council's gym and fitness facilities, the nearest of which is just a few minutes walk from the office.
* Childcare: if you're a parent and want to save money on your childcare costs you can sign up to our Childcare Voucher Scheme.

To apply please send your latest CV, Good luck.

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