British Council Jobs – Design Manager

Website British Council

Job Description:

Transformation has resulted in changes in skills requirements, roles, and numbers of roles required in the new operating model. The roles in the new operating model will be restricted to employees in the selection pool in the first instance. Selection for any jobs that remain unfilled following the agreed selection process will be conducted in line with the Global Recruitment policy.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manages creative discussions with agencies in regions, ensuring creative concepts are delivered and making sure they comply with our brand standards and guidelines.
  • Provides creative direction and guidance to the wider regional team to enable them deliver successful marketing materials and communications.
  • Commissions content and assets to meet regional requirements.
  • Provides advice and guidance to marketing colleagues on the best approach to their creative requirements.
  • Creates and manages regional agency rosters and frameworks, working with the Head of Design in the Brand Team
  • Ensures brand training is delivered in region, engaging with the wider brand network.
  • Reviews regional needs in terms of templating with the Head of Design.
  • Maintains brand standards/creative quality in region, supported by the Head of Design.
  • Continually looks for new ways to better use creative content, identifying new formats, technologies and channels for presentation of content.
  • Manages freelance resources e.g., designers, copywriters, photographers, ensuring everything coming from them is aligned with our brand and brand guidelines.
  • Manages regional permissions, copyright and asset storage as required.
  • Manages regional agencies on an ongoing basis, updating them about new materials and guidelines coming from the Brand Team.
  • Proactively builds and maintains collaborative relationships with internal peers and stakeholders to ensure integrated, joined up and future-proofed working.
  • Promotes and champions best practice digital design through the Marketing Community of Practice.
  • Ensures brand training is delivered in region, engaging with the wider brand network.
  • Reviews regional needs in terms of templating with the Head of Design.
  • Maintains brand standards/creative quality in region, supported by the Head of Design.
  • Continually looks for new ways to better use creative content, identifying new formats, technologies and channels for presentation of content.
  • Works closely with the creative team in the Brand Team sharing and discussing creative work, making recommendations around what is and isn’t working. Takes learnings back into the region to drive quality and consistency.

Job Requirements:

  • Experience in a large globally dispersed organization
  • Presentation skills
  • Microsoft Office suite including PowerPoint
  • Number of positions: 1
  • Pay Band: 6/G
  • Location: MENA/SSA (Flexible within MENA/SSA. Successful candidate will continue to work from his/her current location -no relocation offered)
  • Contract type: Indefinite contract unless local law requires differently
  • Closing date: 24 June 2023 (23:59 Gulf Standard Time)
  • Other: This role is open to candidates currently based in MENA and SSA only.
  • Creative skills e.g. video editing, motion graphics, illustration
  • Stakeholder management and influencing
  • Ability to assess creative projects and assets
  • Ability to upskill others on quick design tasks

Qualification & Experience:

  • Creative skills e.g. video editing, motion graphics, illustration
  • Stakeholder management and influencing
  • Ability to assess creative projects and assets
  • Experience in a large globally dispersed organization
  • Presentation skills
  • Microsoft Office suite including PowerPoint
  • Ability to upskill others on quick design tasks

Job Details:

Company: British Council

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: London, England

Application Deadline: N/A

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