Salary Range: £30,000 - £35,000 FTE (£24,000 - £28,000 based on skills and experience)
Contract: 6 months Fixed Term, Part-time
The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) is the world’s oldest and the UK’s leading defence and security think tank. Its mission is to inform, influence and enhance public debate on a safer and more stable world. RUSI is a research-led institute, producing independent, practical and innovative analysis to address today’s complex challenges.
About the role
RUSI’s Publications Team is responsible for ensuring that the Institute produces timely, accurate and relevant content. The team’s work spans shorter, blog-style, commentaries to longer research reports.
RUSI’s Publications Team is looking to recruit a part-time (0.8 FTE) Graphic Designer (Maternity Cover) for an initial 6-month contract. The ideal candidate will have superb knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, be proficient in Adobe InDesign and Adobe Acrobat (Pro Version) and be comfortable designing for print and digital (mostly PDF) outputs. They will have experience with tools to create common visualisations (for example, graphs, tables and other infographics) that effectively communicate data and ideas and be able to engage with a diverse range of content generators.
The successful candidate will be working closely with the team’s editorial staff.
The above list of duties is not exhaustive; the postholder will be required to undertake such duties that may reasonably be expected within the scope and grade of the role.
Essential skills and experience
We expect all staff to abide by and promote our RUSI’s Vision and Values https://rusi.org/content/values and Equal Opportunities Statement.
*Depending on length of service
-A colleague has produced an infographic for you to evaluate. In your view, what are the three most important criteria you would use to determine if it is a success? Why did you choose these criteria?
-What is the greatest professional challenge that you have encountered as a graphic designer? What did you learn from this experience and what would you do differently if you encountered a similar situation today?
Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a skills-based test and those proceeding to the final stage will be invited to interview. Please DO NOT submit multiple applications for this vacancy. We no longer accept applications to our recruitment mailbox, applications received in our mailbox will not be processed.