Graphic Design and Website Officer

Employer Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (RSCDS)
Job Type Digital
Location Edinburgh and the East
Specific Location Edinburgh (Hybrid)
Salary £29,000
Closing Date Midday, Thursday 1st September

Description

Growing a vibrant worldwide community of Scottish Dance and Music.

The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (RSCDS) exists to promote Scottish dancing globally as a fun, friendly, inclusive and healthy activity which can be enjoyed by anyone, anywhere. RSCDS deliver their mission to today’s generation by running activities and events throughout the UK and further afield, all with a focus on Scottish Country Dance.

With an extensive network of RSCDS branches and affiliated groups already working at local level to organise and deliver Scottish Country Dance courses, ceilidhs and workshops in their communities, this fantastic charity is able to reach huge numbers of dancers around the world. RSCDS work on everything from implementing the overall strategy of the charity to the successful delivery of the intensive four-week Summer School in St Andrews. They work in partnership with a board of trustees and three committees who come from a variety of backgrounds, all working voluntarily.

The opportunity has now arisen for a new Graphic Design and Website Officer (GDWO) to join the passionate team at RSCDS. The GDWO will provide professional in-house graphic design services across a wide variety of channels including printed and digital leaflets, booklets, banners, promotional marketing, exhibition graphics, fundraising appeals, digital media and social assets. You will manage the design process from briefing to execution whilst liaising closely with internal and external stakeholders to meet deadlines. You will create imaginative concepts designed to deliver key messages which appeal to a broad range of audiences. Working collaboratively with the Marketing Officer, you will create marketing collateral, assets and campaigns across the website and social media. You will provide creative design solutions for website developments, taking the lead in liaising with web developers and server hosts to ensure the maintenance and ongoing development of the RSCDS website.

In order to be considered for the GDWO position, you must either posses a degree or equivalent qualification in graphic design, or have prior relevant experience in a similar role. You will be a creative thinker with first class interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to develop strong working relationships within the RSCDS team. You must be a team player who is able to take initiative, leading in maintaining, evolving and enforcing the RSCDS brand identity to a high standard and consistency. The new GDWO must have a full understanding on how to use Adobe Creative Cloud including Illustrator, InDesign, Premier Pro, After Effects and other associated design tools. You will have a good working knowledge of Drupal and HTML, as well as an understanding of copyright and data protection issues.

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Please email us at [email protected] or call us on 01786 542 224 to request an information pack. You are advised to get in touch well in advance of the closing date to give us time to consider your application and pre-interview the strongest applicants.

Closing Date: Midday, Thursday 1st September

Interview Date: Friday 9th September

This search is being conducted exclusively for Royal Scottish Country Dance Society by BTA (Bruce Tait Associates). Our leadership team has all worked extensively in and with the voluntary sector and academia and we use this experience to match organisations and individuals to create great appointments.

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