Junior Creative Designer
Salary: £15,000 p.a. with an annual salary review linked to successful completion of previous years training, qualification and performance.

Qualification: Sponsored degree (part time over 4-6 years at York St John University) Travel expenses to university available.

Closing date: Monday 14 May 2018
Start date: As soon as possible
Pre requisites: GCSE Grade C or higher in Maths and English. Post 16 Level 3 Qualifications (BTEC, A Levels). Enhanced DBS check

Sponsored degree: The successful applicant will be employed by The White Rose Academies Trust central team and will undertake a sponsored degree over 4-6 years with York St John University.

The application for the degree will go through UCAS and will be subject to the applicant meeting course requirements and a providing a suitable portfolio, which will be decided by the university. Therefore, employment with The White Rose Academies Trust will depend on the UCAS application being successful.

Areas of responsibility
A hands on role for a talented Digital Designer with an eye for brand, layout and typography, looking to build a career within an established team.

Working with/supporting the Creative Lead, you will be responsible for the delivery of impactful communications to inspire and captivate our communities and stakeholders. A varied role which will include:


  • Social media/graphics/illustrators

  • Document layout and formatting, preparing print files and media

  • Physical and digital distribution

  • Promotional videos/multimedia

  • Ensuring brand accuracy

  • Media and advertising collateral

  • Web content


Person specification


  • Creative vision and a passion for design and UX

  • Knowledge and proven use of InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop

  • Good organisational and planning skills, with the ability to work under pressure and to deliver multiple projects to tight deadlines

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills. Liaise where necessary with other internal departments to ensure that work meets requirements

  • Understanding of HTML and CSS (advantageous but not essential)


Benefits and progression

  • A good starting salary, plus annual increases

  • Excellent staff benefits including a generous pension scheme, a range of staff benefits including staff discounts, and 25 days’ holiday per year

  • Sponsored part time degree at York St John University

  • Enhance your employability in a professional office environment.

  • Develop key skills and experience for your CV, including teamwork, interpersonal and communication skills, initiative, organisation, high quality administration and project development.

  • Good possibility of a permanent position, for the right applicant.

  • Opportunities to apply for promotional roles within the wider College Group.


Information about WRAT and Leeds City College

The White Rose Academies Trust is part of the Leeds City College Group. This group employs over 2,000 staff, educates over 26,000 students and has a group turnover of over £100m. The White Rose Academies Trust is the fastest improving secondary phase Trust in the North of England. Currently there are three Academies in the Trust: Leeds City Academy, Leeds East Academy and Leeds West Academy.
The White Rose Academies Trust is a local Trust dedicated to raising and fulfilling the ambitions of young people. Our academies throughout Leeds are at the heart of the communities they serve, which is why we are committed to delivering an outstanding education to every one of our students.

Equal Opportunities:


  • To promote equal opportunities in education so that all children and families will gain optimum benefit from the service provided.

  • To promote and ensure that all students and young people are happy, healthy, safe, successful and achieve economic wellbeing.

  • Generic Staff Requirements:

  • Uphold the professional standards expected of every member of academy staff in all dealings with colleagues, students, parents and the wider community.

  • Adhere to the principles expressed in the aims of the academy and its mission statement.

  • Actively contribute to the continued development of the academy by attending training, participating in relevant meetings, and putting forward ideas for improvement.

  • Be a positive, collaborative team member.

  • Apply academy policies in all aspects of the role.

  • Keep up-to-date with all aspects of the safeguarding children policy as it applies to the post.

  • Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities for the post, each individual task undertaken may not be identified. This job description is current at the date shown but may be changed by the Principal to reflect or anticipate changes in the job commensurate with the grade and job title.

  • All postholders are accountable through the White Rose Academies Trust Performance Management Policy. The Governors and Principals of The White Rose Academies Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and ensuring that safer recruiting procedures are in place.

  • The White Rose Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students and expects all staff and volunteers to share the commitment. Appointments will be subject to Safer Recruitment Procedures and a DBS check.

  • We promote diversity and want a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds. Applications are welcome from all, irrespective of sex, sexuality, race, religion, marital status, age or disability.

  • This job description will be reviewed annually. The post-holder may be required to take on additional responsibilities when necessary to ensure the effective running of the Academy.

How to apply
To apply for this role, please submit a two sided letter of application, including details of your education and experience to date and your portfolio, by 14 May 2018 to
If you would like any further information about the role, please email

Junior Creative Designer- Application Pack

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