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Designer x 2 (Full time and Part time)
(2020) Grade 6 (£34,636)
Vacancy Description
Job reference number: GLA1821
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: Sunday 01 August 2021 at 23:59 GMT
Interview date: Tuesday 10 or Wednesday 11 August 2021
Salary: £34,636 pro rata
Grade: 6

This is a fantastic opportunity for two talented, ideas-driven designers to join a highly creative, award-winning inhouse design team at the heart of London’s government. 


We’re looking to appoint a full-time designer and a part-time (2 days a week) designer, adept at generating and developing creative concepts that work across a variety of channels – primarily digital, social media, print and OOH. 


You’d get the chance to work on integrated campaigns that make a real difference to Londoners’ lives. Anything from helping to tackle homelessness to promoting a more inclusive school curriculum to supporting the city’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The briefs are as wide-ranging as the city itself. 


You are self-motivated and collaborative, comfortable juggling multiple projects and working under pressure during busy times. You have a hawk’s eye for detail and the ability to see the bigger picture. A confident communicator, happy to pitch and present work to a range of stakeholders. 


Reporting to the Senior Designer, you will be working across the Mayor of London and London Assembly brands. 


Are you passionate about great design? Do you have solid experience of working either inhouse or in an agency in a design role? Do you have a portfolio demonstrating a range of creative projects? If so, we’d love to hear from you. 


One post is full time (37 hours a week) and one post is part time (14.8hrs a week, Thursday and Friday) as part of a job share arrangement.

Please read the JOB DESCRIPTION and PERSON SPECIFICATION for more information above the role.



If you want to apply for this role, please ensure you complete both parts of the application process as stated below.


1.     APPLICATION FORM: Complete the online application and ensure your supporting statement addresses the application questions listed below using examples (up to 1500 words):


-        What different things do you consider when developing ideas?

-        Why do you think branding is important to an organisation?

-        What motivates you as a designer, and how does that come through in your work?



2.     PORTFOLIO: Submit a portfolio with examples of previous work, which must include a campaign covering different media, at least one social media project and any other work you’re proud of.


-        Your portfolio is emailed to andrew.baxter@london.gov.uk by the closing date.

-        The file title is clearly marked with your name.  

-        PDFs must not exceed 10MB size.

-        Failure to submit examples of your work will mean your application cannot be progressed beyond application stage.



The Mayor has announced that City Hall will be relocating from More London (London Bridge) to the Crystal Building in the Royal DocksThese roles will be based at The Crystal Building (from January 2022). Further information on the relocation announcement, can be found here.

London's diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to ensure our workforce reflects London's diversity at all levels. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.

In addition to a good salary package, we offer an attractive range of benefits including 30 days’ annual leave, interest free season ticket loan, interest free bicycle loan and a career average pension scheme.

If you have a question about the role or the recruitment process then please contact Arjun Mahadevan Arjun.Mahadevan@london.gov.uk  quoting reference GLA1821


Application closing date:  Sunday 01 August 2021 at 23:59 GMT

Interviews will take place at: Interviews will be arranged via Microsoft Teams.  Tuesday 10 or Wednesday 11 August 2021