Organisation NERC
Organisation Detail British Geological Survey
Reference Number IRC243773
Location Nottingham See on Map
Salary £22224 - £24112
Date Posted 08 January 2018
Grade NERC-7 New
Contract Type Open Ended
Hours Full Time
Closing Date 04 February 2018
Interview Date

Salary: £22,224 to £24,112 per annum
Grade: NERC-7 
Contract Type: Open-Ended
Hours: Full Time
Closing Date: 4th February 2018

Primary Tasks:

  • produce BGS corporate materials such as brochures, reports, leaflets, posters, exhibition banners, advertising material, maps and book covers
  • manage customer proposals from initial concept through to print or digital delivery
  • produce original designs to communicate BGS science and activities into a range of formats suitable for a variety of media
  • produce infographics and data visualisations to meet customer requirements
  • plan, produce and edit video for internal stakeholders to enable the sharing of key messages and content across the organisation
  • assist with cartographic diagram production when required
  • support scientific staff in improving their outputs to illustrate geoscience.

Other Tasks:

  • infrequent travel during and out of hours cover at other BGS, NERC or client premises to record video
  • provide support in covering the print on demand service for maps and publications ordered by external customers
  • infrequent travel to exhibitions and print/exhibition graphics suppliers
  • attendance on relevant training courses for continuous professional development.

Shortlisting and Interview Criteria


  • 5 GCSEs A-C level and either HNC, HND or Degree, or equivalent, in Graphic Design, Typrographic Design or Graphic Communications
  • be able provide a comprehensive portfolio of graphic and/or typographic designs for viewing including published work
  • some post education experience in a commercial role
  • knowledgeable about printing processes and preparing design solutions for print and digital delivery
  • understanding of colour, colour separations, raster and vector graphic
  • working knowledge of exhibition graphics
  • skilled with Adobe Creative Cloud, in particular, InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
  • ability to self-manage multiple jobs and prioritise accordingly
  • demonstrate best practice for graphic and typographic design layout for multiple-use publishing
  • ability to think creatively and provide a range of ideas to present to customers
  • have the ability to work to tight deadlines under pressure
  • be flexible and demonstrate readiness to switch between projects at short notice
  • be a team player and demonstrate a desire to help people, customers and colleagues
  • be approachable and communicate clearly and concisely
  • logical and methodical in their approach
  • displays an enthusiasm for their subject and role in supporting BGS science information delivery 
  • demonstrates an interest in their own continuing development.


  • videography qualification/experience
  • ability to create bespoke motion graphics videos
  • possess video production skills including the use of lighting and operation of cameras, as well as video editing and post production skills
  • ability to produce eBook’s from InDesign
  • ability to create clear and dynamic infographics.

As this job does not fulfil the Home Office Code of Practice criterion for obtaining sponsored migrant worker status we will be unable to apply for sponsorship for anyone not eligible to work in the UK.   At interview, all shortlisted candidates are required to bring with them identification documents and original documents that prove they hold or can obtain the right to work in the UK. You can check your eligibility here:

Working hours will be 37 per week excluding lunch breaks. A generous benefits package is also offered, including a company pension scheme, childcare voucher scheme, 30 days annual leave plus 10.5 days public and privilege holidays. NERC has an equal opportunities policy and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. People with disabilities and those from ethnic minorities are currently under represented and their applications are particularly welcomed. Guaranteed interview scheme for applicants with disabilities. The British Geological Survey is an Investors in People organisation.

To enable us to hire the very best people we will conduct a full and comprehensive background and pre-employment check as an essential part of the recruitment process.

From April 2018, UK Research and Innovation will bring together the seven Research Councils, Innovate UK and a new organisation, Research England. The vision for the new organisation is to be the best research and innovation organisation in the world. From 1 April 2018 your employer will be UK Research and Innovation. More information can be found online

Only online applications will be accepted and should be submitted in the form of an up-to-date c.v. and covering letter (ensuring that the IRC reference is included in the file name description of each document uploaded), which clearly outlines why you are applying for this post and how you meet the criteria described in this advertisement. Please note that applications submitted without a covering letter, or which fail to address these points, may not be considered further.

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