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Vacancy: Graphic Designer

Vacancy: Graphic Designer

20th September 2017

NHS Research Scotland (NRS) and Scottish Health Innovations Ltd (SHIL) are seeking to recruit a Graphic Designer to support the delivery of the communications strategy for both, through strong creative outputs which help position NRS and SHIL as leading contributors within health research and innovation in Scotland.

Job title: Graphic Designer
Location: Golden Jubilee National Hospital, Clydebank
Reporting to: Communications Manager
Date Reviewed: September 2017
Grade: 5 (£22,440 pro rata)
Working pattern: Part-time 17.5 hours per week
Contract type: 12 months fixed term contract
Closing date: Friday 6 October 2017

Main tasks

  1. To work flexibly across two brands – SHIL and NRS to build the brands of two key players within health research and innovation
  2. Design innovative marketing collateral including brochures, flyers, adverts, event stands, case studies, conference posters, infographics and presentations
  3. Improve creative outputs across digital platforms including website, social media and apps
  4. Work across multiple jobs simultaneously, balancing priorities and meeting deadlines
  5. Support the scheduling, timeline and approval process for creative outputs
  6. Enhance media library and resize, touch up or edit images as requested.

Key responsibilities/accountabilities

  1. Generate innovative ideas for visual content across our communication platforms
  2. Create visual content to support NRS and SHIL marketing campaigns/ events        
  3. Ensuring accuracy in all visual content used in NRS and SHIL marketing materials.

Key interactions/interfaces

  1. Work with colleagues to enhance marketing material, website and other digital platforms
  2. Offer creative input to the team      
  3. Liaise with external print suppliers.

Person Specification   

Education & Qualifications


  • HND in Graphic design or related creative discipline


  • Bachelors degree in graphic design or related creative discipline



  • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  • Published design work with examples available   


  • In-house design or agency experience

Competencies & skills


  • Creative mindset
  • Able to develop original ideas
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Work on own initiative
  • Strong communication skills
  • Collaborative team working skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Effective planning and time-management
  • Attention to detail


  • Comfortable working across and balancing multiple projects



  • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  • Microsoft Office software


  • Social media
  • Photography
  • Film/other interactive content

Apply for the role of Graphic Designer now.

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