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Job Title Graphic Designer
Location Bristol
Description

Job Title: Graphic Designer

Location: Bristol

Join a team that makes real changes

Bevan Brittan is a UK-Top 100 commercial law firm providing a comprehensive range of legal services from offices in Bristol, Birmingham, Leeds and London.

The firm advises businesses across construction, energy & resource management, higher education and financial services, complementing the firm's market leadership within housing, local government and health and social care.

We currently employ over 500 people, including 80 Partners, and our award-winning teams provide construction, commercial, corporate, property, regulatory, employment and litigation (commercial and clinical negligence) legal advice.

We are driven by our 4 values: Relationships, Results, Reputation and Responsible. These give us a sense of purpose and ensure we always work collaboratively with clients and colleagues, continually improve, make the right choices and act with integrity.

Bevan Brittan is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds.

Learn from the best

Bevan Brittan has strong recognition in the independent legal directories - Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500. In both guides we are consistently ranked in the top tier for our practices across the UK, with multiple individuals recognised as leading lawyers.

"By far Bevan Brittan is the most flexible, pragmatic, skilled and reliable legal firm I have worked with."- Chambers UK, 2022

Rise to the Challenge

The successful candidate will provide design support to the firm. The role works closely with all members of the Business Development & Marketing Department to provide high quality artworking across print and digital marketing channels for internal and external communications. The base office of the successful candidate will be Bristol (with flexible/hybrid working), with travel where required to other offices.

Reporting to the Marketing Manager, the successful candidate will support, develop and maintain a professional visual identity for Bevan Brittan through:

  • The production (origination and updating) of digital and printed documents, graphics and other imagery for internal and external communications
  • Upholding the brand guidelines and providing design recommendations on best practice
  • Owning and maintaining the bank of design assets
  • Working to a high degree of accuracy including proof reading

Artworking and quality control

  • Creating high quality professional standard artworked documents in a suitable print and/or electronic format
  • Managing the artworking process from start to finish for materials including brochures, flyers, invitations, presentation materials, website, social media, e-comms, internal comms
  • Supporting development of the briefwhere relevant by providing creative input and ideas for the materials being developed, to make them as engaging as possible
  • Check and proof read completed documents before publication
  • Liaising with internal and external printers to achieve the right quality, cost and timings for each project as required, keeping budget holders up to date as needed

Project Organisation

  • Working closely and communicating effectively with BD&M colleagues and stakeholders, including legal teams and senior management
  • Managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Meeting deadlines in line with agreed priorities
  • Working closely with suppliers such as brand agency, video agency and web agency as required

Design Asset Management

  • Maintaining up to date libraries of brand assets and ensuring all InDesign users in the team can access and use these assets in their own design work. Includes ongoing maintenance of people profiles.
  • Provide occasional video editing support for simple clips
  • Own the firm's photo/image library

Brand Management

  • Be a brand champion, maintaining the consistency and integrity of the brand
  • Provide InDesign guidance and training to rest of BDM InDesign users and support the wider BD&M team in increasing their design knowledge

Wider BD&M support

  • Support the Marketing team with other tasks as required

Find out how far you can go

Experience

  • Significant proven experience with Adobe Creative Cloud design packages including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Experience in professional services environment
  • Experience and confidence to work efficiently and effectively with senior stakeholders and subject matter experts.
  • Experience in delivering to demanding deadlines

Skills

  • Creativity
  • Attention to detail
  • Organised with commercial focus and the ability to deliver to deadlines and prioritise projects according to business need
  • Team player with ability to work independently and manage own workload
  • Confident working with senior stakeholders
  • Ability to grasp complex topics quickly
  • Self-motivated and the confidence to be able to interrogate a brief to achieve the right outcome

Characteristics

  • Positive, enthusiastic and personable ("team player");
  • Organised and proactive with attention to detail
  • Resilient - able to work independently and with multiple stakeholders on short deadlines;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills working in a close team environment;
  • Willingness to learn and be adaptable to change;
  • Ability to project professionalism and maintain relationships at all times with internal stakeholders and external suppliers.
  • Flexible approach to work for specific projects.

Education and training

  • Educated to Degree level or with previous experience working in a Marketing or Design role.

Work-life Balance

We offer a substantial benefits package to all employees, which includes 25 days holiday (plus the option to buy up to an additional 5 days), a generous pension scheme and private medical insurance through Vitality (including "phone a GP service", discounted gym membership and 'Vitality' Partner discounts).

All of our people are entitled to a biennial private health assessment through Nuffield Health and are included in the group life assurance scheme. We also have an Employee Assistance Programme (free telephone support and counselling service) and a cycle scheme (Save Tax & NI on a bike for cycling to work).

Where possible, we want to offer all Bevan Brittan people flexibility to work their week in a way that suits them - we operate a hybrid working model based on the needs of our clients, teams and that of the individual. Our core business hours are 9am - 5:15pm Monday to Friday, however we are open to individuals working more flexibly around those times and would welcome a conversation with you if you have any questions.

Responsible Business

To us, being a responsible business is second nature; a core part of Bevan Brittan's identity, running through our culture and embodied by the clients we serve.

Bevan Brittan seeks to play an active role within its local office communities. Through regular fundraising events, support for local initiatives and annual charity donations at Christmas, we have established a culture of giving within the firm. In December 2021 we donated a total of £60,000 to our four regional office charities, with each charity receiving £15,000 to help fund their vital services.

We want to demonstrate our commitment to these causes through actions rather than words; colleagues from across the firm are already heavily involved, living and breathing the four pillars of our Responsible Business strategy:

  • Community Engagement
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Wellbeing

Collectively, these four pillars ensure we look after our colleagues' wellbeing; offer an environment in which all can progress on merit, regardless of personal circumstances or background; give something back to the communities in which we work; and protect the environment.

Bevan Brittan is proudly a carbon neutral firm. We have achieved the UN's Climate Neutral Now accreditation and our environmental sustainability plan is focussed on achieving our net zero carbon target.

Each lawyer has the opportunity to undertake pro bono legal work for local charities and not-for-profit organisations. This has seen colleagues support the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (Bristol), Moseley Road Swimming Baths (Birmingham), Yorkshire Cat Rescue (Leeds), Great Western Credit Union (London), and several others.