Senior Designer

  • Chelsea FC
  • London, UK
  • 13 Jan, 2022
Full time Marketing Media Premier League

Job Description

JOB TITLE: Senior Designer
REPORTING TO: Creative Lead
JOB FUNCTION: As part of the CFC in-house creative studio, you will be responsible for creating high quality, beautiful and impactful design ranging from photography art direction, OOH, digital and social marketing and event collateral and much more. This includes work for the Chelsea Foundation, The Teams (Men’s, Women’s and Youth), various venues under the Chelsea brand and our premium offering of Club Chelsea. Ultimately, the Senior Designer role is to develop exceptional creative and design outputs that promote our globally recognised brand, products and services through delivering high quality executions.
DIRECT REPORTS: Junior Designer, Mid Weight Designer
LOCATION: Stamford Bridge
CONTRACT: 35 hours, Monday to Friday 
PLAY YOUR PART (Main Responsibilities): 
•       Implement marketing campaign ideas across a broad range of channel applications keeping true to the brand and the creative idea.
•       Develop design original ideas and solutions for non-campaign collateral including: stationary, signage & venue branding, event display, menus, tickets, magazines, programs, newsletters, literature, merchandise.
•       Ensure all executions are consistent & conform to brand guidelines.
•       Working with brand identity assets to refine and apply images, fonts, graphics and layouts using creative techniques and software
•       Manage multiple projects from conception to completion in accordance with deadlines.
•       Align all creative expressions to the brand strategy and ensure they are relevant for target audiences.
•       Review concepts and designs with Creative Lead before they are presented to stakeholders and go into artwork and production.
•       Line-manage, coach, mentor and develop more junior designers.
•       Work closely with the Studio Operations Lead to ensure all projects are delivered according to briefs and that the creative integrity is not lost at the production stage.
DO THE RIGHT THING (Our Expectations): 
•       To demonstrate and live by the club’s values; Here to Win, Be Brave, Do the Right Thing, Play Your Part, Many Teams, One Club and Proud to Be Chelsea
•       To adhere to the club’s policies and procedures, including Health & Safety, Financial Authorisation, Confidentiality and GDPR.  
•       To act as an ambassador for diversity, equality, and inclusion, and demonstrate a positive commitment by treating others fairly in line with our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Policy and reporting any acts of discrimination through appropriate channels 
•       To create a safe environment and act to protect all young people and vulnerable adults that are either in your care or attending club premises, and report any concerns to the Safeguarding Lead 
•       To report any misconduct or suspected misconduct to the HR Department 
HERE TO WIN (Measures of Performance):
•       Successful ideation, development and delivery of creative projects to meet business deadlines
•       Engagement with and understanding of CFC brand guidelines in order to be a brand guardian
•       Active engagement with CFC learning and development opportunities
•       Excellent relations with colleagues and senior stakeholders
•       Professional development and role modelling for junior team members 
PROUD TO BE CHELSEA (Person Specification):
•       Creative: BSc degree in Design, Visual Arts or relevant field.
•       Proficient in latest design software (Adobe Creative Suite)
•       Proven track record working as a Senior Designer with client-side or agency experience.
•       A strong design portfolio demonstrating strong aesthetic skills with the ability to combine distinctive and various concepts, layout and executions.
Skills and Behaviours: 
•       Creative: Strong creative and design thinker. Keen awareness of current trends in materials, print techniques, channels and branding.
•       Communication & presentation: Able to articulate ideas and confident explaining creative and design concepts to a non-creative audience.
•       Interpersonal: Good interpersonal skills. Passionate about design but not overly defensive / open to others’ ideas. Good listening skills.
•       Leadership: Elevates, motivates & inspires others with enthusiasm. Develops and oversees more junior designers.
•       Design & Software: Extensive knowledge of graphic design with advanced skills using Adobe Creative software.
•       Brand: Solid understanding of brand development and the expression of the brand across multiple channels.
•       Production: Extensive knowledge of print production techniques as well as solid foundation knowledge of digital and social.
•       Control: Ability to meet deadlines and manage delivery expectations.
Chelsea FC and the Foundation is fully committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all children, young people and adults at risk (vulnerable groups). We therefore require all successful applicants to complete a DBS Check prior to starting employment. Depending on the role, successful applicants may also be required to undergo other child protection screening where appropriate.  
This Job Description is not intended to be exhaustive; the duties and responsibilities may therefore vary over time according to the changing needs of the Club.