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Twycross Zoo is a registered charity (number 501841) which exists to support conservation, education and research.

In-house Graphic Designer (3044)



£25,000 - £25,000/annum + fantastic additional benefits

Job Location
- United Kingdom -- England -- West Midlands -- Warwickshire -- Atherstone

Job Type

11 February 2019

In-house Graphic Designer – Marketing

Based in the heart of England, Twycross Zoo (TZ) is an award-winning conservation charity and rapidly growing visitor attraction. We’re committed to supporting global welfare and conservation efforts in the captive breeding of endangered species whilst supporting projects from many different countries around the world, including Ape Action Africa, Lola Ya Bonobo and the FFI Cao Vit Gibbon Project.

In 2014, we launched our 20-year, £55million Masterplan. Since this time, new habitats which have opened to the public include Giraffe Savannah and Gibbon Forest. Recently, we’ve opened a new £3.5 million world-class chimpanzee habitat, Chimpanzee Eden, and are looking forward to building on this continued growth and success. As part of our Masterplan development programme, other investments have also included new habitats and renovations such as Lorikeet Landing, a Lemur walk-through and Butterfly Forest, all of which offer our visitors an immersive and inspiring experience with the animals.

At TZ you’ll be part of an evolving and progressive organisation, with staff engagement at its very core. We offer a diverse range of roles and are committed to the fundamental approach of equal opportunities in employment. Our team strives to educate and inspire everyone to care about, and therefore contribute to saving, the other species with which we share our planet.

With our dedicated and enthusiastic team of colleagues at the heart of everything we do, we aim to become a recognised “Centre of Excellence” that continues to make a significant contribution to the welfare and conservation of animals, especially primates, and remain at the heart of conservation.

What will this role of In-house Graphic Designer entail?

Reporting to the Marketing Manager, as an In-house Graphic Designer you’ll develop, manage and coordinate all types of creative work for both the Marketing Department and the wider Zoo to ensure high quality outputs with maximum impact. Your duties will include, although not be limited to:

  • Working with the Marketing Team and external agencies to develop and deliver design concepts and creative ideas
  • Creating fresh and engaging campaign theme ideas and bringing your ideas to life visually for major visitor events and product launches
  • Suggesting new forms of multi-media visual content that can be used to help engage particular audiences and bring campaigns to life
  • Creating, developing and managing all signage in accordance with requests from all teams, from brief through to installation
  • Supporting the Marketing Team in managing the look and feel of the Twycross Zoo website, producing all graphics required, helping develop new pages, updating images etc
  • Proof reading and preparing all designs to ensure they are print ready, whilst also ensuring any damaged signage is detected and corrected if possible
  • Developing and expanding brand guidelines to ensure more consistent communications across all channels
  • To ensure external suppliers are sourced at the most cost effective rate for the Zoo without compromising on quality and are reviewed regularly

IMPORTANT: When applying for this vacancy you will need to apply with your CV using the ‘Apply Now’ button below. In addition, you’ll need to send us a recent portfolio of your work, which can be done by sending a link to an online portfolio (using a file transfer service such as WeTransfer) or via PDF – to Your portfolio should include a mixture of your web, print and campaign work.

What will I need to be considered for this In-house Graphic Designer vacancy?

  • Proven professional graphic design experience either in-house or within an agency, with a mixture of both print and digital design
  • A degree or similar qualification in design and / or a related creative subject
  • Proven knowledge and experience of using Mac and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Solid understanding of social media channels and effective design for the different channels
  • Knowledge of print production processes

Although not essential, a basic but applicable level of HTML and CSS would be highly advantageous for this role, as would experience of developing designs with a CMS.

What will I receive in return?

As an In-house Graphic Designer, you’ll receive a salary of £25,000, along with fantastic additional benefits including 31 days holiday per annum (inclusive of bank holidays), a staff membership card, giving you free entry to the Zoo on your days off and discounts in our retail and food outlets, and free onsite parking.

Contract: Permanent, working 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5:30pm.

Location: Atherstone, Warwickshire (on the A444, which is easily accessed via the A5 and the M42 Junction 11).

How to apply: When applying for this vacancy, you will need to attach a recent portfolio of your work, which can be done either through a link to an online portfolio or via PDF. Your portfolio should include a mixture of your web, print and campaign work.

All applications for this In-house Graphic Designer vacancy are to be submitted online, and strictly no agency calls or agency CV submissions.

Contact information

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