Job Vacancy

Graphic designer

We are recruiting for a Graphic Designer (13 Month Student Placement)

Wednesday 28 February, 2024

Post Title: Graphic Designer (Placement)

SBU/Department:  University of Hertfordshire Sports Village

FTE: 1.0 FTE Full-Time (40 hours per week)

Duration of Contract: Fixed Term (13 Months)

Salary: HSV3 (£23,869) incremental rise upon completion of 6 month probation period

Location: University of Hertfordshire, de-Havilland Campus, Hatfield

Qualifications required:
The successful applicant must be currently studying Graphic Design at undergraduate level and looking for a placement year between their studies.

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Join our dynamic team for your placement year as a student Graphic Designer and unleash your creativity with the Marketing team!  We are seeking a talented individual with a passion for visual storytelling and a keen eye for design. If you're ready to bring innovative ideas to life and leave your artistic mark, apply now to be part of our exciting projects.

The post holder will have full responsibility and accountability for the creation and production of design work to assist with the marketing of sport and physical activity to students, staff and the wider community.


This will be achieved by creating a range of high quality design materials to be used across the complete marketing mix, which will ensure income and participation targets are met for all areas of the Sports Village, HertSquad and Performance Herts.

The post holder will need excellent communication skills and be confident enough to contribute to the entire creative process, as well as working closely with all staff as a brand guardian to ensure that the brand guidelines are adhered to across the business. They will also be required to keep a finger on the pulse of current trends and recommend improvements in design methods or formats as appropriate.

What we need from you:

  • Ability to manage your own time and juggle multiple priorities to ensure all graphic design is delivered accurately within agreed deadlines.
  • Great communication skills to work with all departments with a friendly can-do attitude.
  • The confidence to input in creative meetings to share ideas.
  • The ability to adapt to different situations and able to thrive in a fast-paced, busy and vibrant environment.
  • Highly organised and methodical in your approach with good attention to detail whilst possessing the right attributes to connect to different audiences.

In return, we'll give you:

  • A competitive salary with opportunities to progress
  • Annual bonus
  • Free gym membership
  • Specific induction and ongoing support, training, development and progression opportunities
  • Generous annual leave per year + 8 Bank Holidays, sick pay & pension scheme
  • Access to University and Associated College courses
  • UNiDays, NUS and Galleria discount cards
  • Discounted travel on UNO buses
  • Regular staff social events
  • Exercise ‘Healthy Hour’
  • And much more . . . . .

Qualifications required:
The successful applicant must be currently studying Graphic Design at undergraduate level and looking for a placement year between their studies.

Interested in this position?
For an informal discussion about this exciting opportunity, please email Jaiminee Pancholi (Senior Marketing Manager)

Apply today:
To apply for this exciting opportunity, please email your CV, a link to your portfolio and covering letter to Jaiminee Pancholi  


Closing Date: Tuesday 16 April 2024

Interview Date: Friday 26 April 2024 (please indicate preferred time of day when applying)

Placement starts: Monday 05 August 2024

Date advert placed: Wednesday 28 February 2024


Our vision is to transform lives and UH is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and building a diverse community. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of their protected characteristics, and recognise there are different ways applicants may achieve the criteria in this document. We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave, flexible location opportunities within the UK, discounted Sports Village memberships, personal and professional development and family-friendly policies. #GoHerts

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