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Title Creative Graphic Designer
Ref HE/3607
Directorate Communications
Preferred Location 1 x Guildford or 1x Birmingham/Manchester or Leeds
Salary £28,644-£31,078
Number of Positions 3
Working Pattern Full Time
Closing Date 28 Mar 2017

About Us

Highways England is the new government owned company responsible for driving forward our motorways and major A roads. This includes; modernising and maintaining the highways, running the network and keeping traffic moving. Over recent years, investment in our highways has increased. This has led to advances in technology, such as smart motorways; enabling traffic to flow better. However, even more is yet to be done.

Certainty of funding and greater flexibility will enable us to become a better business. In our first 5 years alone, we’ll invest £11 billion in motorways and A roads – boosting capacity, tackling congestion and improving safety. At the same time, we’ll improve how we work. That means we will be able to; plan roadworks better to minimise disruption; clear incidents more quickly; and save more than £1 billion by working more efficiently.

For further information on Highways England, please visit our website:

Job Description

Highways England is currently recruiting for a 2 Creative Graphic Designers 1 to be based in Guildford and 1 to be based either in Birmingham, Manchester or Leeds

Communications Directorate is responsible for supporting and managing the corporate communication for Highways England, providing support and guidance to the business on all aspects of its communications requirements.
Communications Services Group is responsible for generating communications products, and ensuring they deliver Highways England’s Communications Management Plan objectives. The group is based in six locations across the country and delivers marketing/campaigns, print, publishing and design as well as digital services, projects and channels.

To deliver Highways England’s corporate communications products. Ensure service provision, performance and quality for graphic design and cartographic services is consistent and correct. Manage customer feedback and implement user centred changes and continuous improvement to services and communication products. Advise customers and partners on best use and presentation of Highways England content compliance with transparency requirements. Generate content as required that is appropriate, accessible and delivers the company’s communications objectives effectively. Drive innovation and manage compliance across the business, supporting the communications strategy.

Key responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the delivery of high profile, public-facing communication projects.
  • Deliver communications materials that adheres to all relevant policies and that are fit for purpose and appropriate for the channel.
  • Drive continuous improvement and innovation to meet customer and organisational requirements.
  • Provide specialist advice and support to company, departmental and supply chain communications.
  • Disseminate expertise of how design decisions impact effectiveness of the communications message
  • Evaluate feedback to drive continuous improvement for all content


  • A proven background in a private or public sector graphic design environment supported by either a professional qualification or experience in a relevant creative specialism.
  • Evidence delivering high quality outputs to tight deadlines whilst achieving exemplary levels of customer service in a complex organisation.
  • Management of projects and external suppliers.
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite/Cloud (Illustrator, In-Design, Photoshop and Acrobat Professional) Final Cut Pro, Premier, Cinema 4D. A good knowledge of the Microsoft Office software suite would also be desirable.
  • A solid understanding of design for print, production processes, digital technologies and digital design.

All applications must be accompanied with a current CV which will be used to assess your suitability for the role. Please ensure all the skills, experience and qualifications requested are clearly demonstrated in your CV as explained in the body of the advert.

Please note that Highways England reserve the right to close the advert before the advertised closing date should a sufficient response have been received.  Therefore, please complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.


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