Job Vacancy - Brand Designer

Organisation 

The National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) was formed in 1899 to provide services and support to amateur theatre. In 2022, there are over 1800 group members along with over 700 individual members.  

As we approach our 125th anniversary, a project has begun to overhaul our membership offer to ensure we are still relevant in years to come.  

Phase 1 carried out by Indigo Limited is approaching completion. A survey was created and distributed to all members to gauge what is important to them and how we as an organisation communicate with them. From the results, Indigo Limited will create new marketing KPIs and help us evolve our offer to members. 

Phase 2 will involve a brand review including our website, in the view to modernise our approach and the development of a robust 5-year marketing and communications strategy. This work will be carried out internally for launch of the 125th Anniversary project in September 2023. 

Finally, phase 3, this will be a targeting membership recruitment drive to increase membership over a 5 year period. 

Job Purpose 

The successful candidate will work alongside the Marketing and Publishing Executive to analyse the current brand with the view of modernisation and to create and implement the marketing and communications strategy that will take the Association through its 125th anniversary and beyond.  

The ideal candidate will 

  • Generate clear ideas and concepts in collaboration with Trustees, volunteers, members, and outside stakeholders 

  • Understand marketing initiatives, strategic positioning, and target audience. 

  • Facilitate iterative and inclusive design process end-to-end within deadlines. 

  • Effectively present ideas to above stakeholders. 

  • Be an advocate for design; educating and enabling others to create on-brand experiences. 

  • Develop visual concepts for digital campaigns, webpages, print, and events. 

  • Enable others, non-designers, to create on-brand assets. 

Skills Requirements 

  • Proven organisational skills 

  • Proven communication skills 

  • Good time management skills 

  • Works well as part of an effective team 

  • Has a keen eye for detail 

  • Understands a range of print and online processes 

  • Advanced competencies in core Adobe graphics packages and MS Office software 

  • Ability to express thinking in words and images 

  • Proven ability to deliver creative elements of projects on brief, on time and on budget  

  • Ability to understand, create and apply brand guidelines 

  • Demonstrates understanding of conceptual methodologies 

  • Troubleshoots and resolves complex design orientated problems 

Desirable Skills 

  • Project management experience 

  • Interest in amateur theatre 

Working arrangement 

We will consider either 4 or 5 days a week. NODA operates on a hybrid working policy (2 days a week in the office – Tuesdays and Thursdays), however during peak times, additional office days may be required. 

There may be a requirement to undertake additional tasks, to meet project-based objectives, as well as general office tasks as required. 

Renumeration 

Renumeration commensurate with experience. 

 

To apply please send a copy of your CV along with a covering letter (no more than 2 sides of A4) explaining why you would be suitable for the role given your skills and experiences.

The application should also include contact details for 2 references, one of which should be your current or most recent employer. These will only be contacted should you be successful in your application and an offer of employment made.

Should you wish a confidential informal chat about the role in advance of submitting an application please contact – Rob Williams rob@noda.org.uk

Applications should be submitted via email to rob@noda.org.uk marked ‘Private & Confidential – Brand Designer’. 

As an employer NODA is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and to fostering a culture of openness and support those values from a wide range of backgrounds. As such we welcome applications from any background with the requisite skills and experiences especially those under-represented in the arts.

By submitting an application you agree to all relevant data being stored by NODA for the purposes of the recruitment process and will only be retained should you be appointed.