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Kickstart - Junior Web Designer

Job details
Posting date: 07 January 2022
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 22 February 2022
Location: Home Based, OX28PP
Company: DWP Kickstart Scheme
Job type: Temporary
Job reference: V0000366224

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EMPLOYER
Rural Senses Ltd

JOB SUMMARY
Background
Rural Senses is changing the way international development and humanitarian response projects are being planned, executed and evaluated. With AI-powered data analysis and local networks of data collectors, Rural Senses mission is to bring over a billion of people
that are today under the global social and economic radar to a meaningful place in the decision making process. Rural Senses collects and analyses data at scale and depth to provide meaningful insights into vulnerable communities’ needs, challenges and willingness to pay. Our insights help NGOs, governments and businesses to build projects that address what people really care about and to rigorously evaluate projects’ impact.

About the position
To support our growth, we seek a passionate Web Designer with a desire to contribute and develop skills in UI/UX and Brand building, while contributing to doing good.
The designer will join Rural Senses on a part-time basis, working up to 25 hours per under the direction of the Product Manager, the designer is expected to play a leading role in defining the UI and UX of the data platform Rural Senses is developing. This will be a great chance to pick up team working skills and alongside developers, building a cutting edge data based business. Working with data, the designer will also be involved in developing the visualisation of the unique data the Rural Senses web platform will seek to display.
The designer will also help establish company branding, and implement it across presentations, documents and reports; as well as customer facing online activities such as the Rural Senses website and various social media platforms.
We are seeking a professional at heart, with a creative mind that is highly organised, and will be able to maintain high standards of order and lay the foundations for our growing company. Someone who we’ll be excited to work with.

Responsibilities
Working under the direction of the Product Manager, fulfilling assignments as needed:
Creating web UI sets through sketching, prototyping and working with developers.
Creating organised tools and libraries to enable further work of the development team,
Supporting marketing initiatives and activity on social media,
Helping colleagues as needed in crafting presentations, documents and reports.

SKILLS NEEDED
Passion to make a positive impact,
Academic degree or working towards, in Web, Graphic or UX design or equivalent work experience,
Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite,
Experience in interactive design - an advantage,
Time management skills and the ability to cope with several projects at once,
Accuracy and attention to details.

WORKING HOURS
Flexible to be discussed with candidate

HOURLY RATE
National Minimum Wage

ADDITIONAL EMPLOYABILITY SUPPORT
As Kickstart Gateway, Bidright will provide the following training and support:
Zoom briefing and/or welcome call to employers and Kickstart placements
Support with placement onboarding and induction, online guidelines
Ongoing email and phone support 8am-8pm Monday -Friday and 8am-12pm Saturday
Monthly call to the Kickstart young person, zoom networking sessions for Kickstart employees and employers
Regular monthly feedback
Bidright has a network of 300 training and recruitment organisations, so we can source local training/recruitment support for each employer as well as promote progression e.g. to apprenticeships/further/higher learning. We have an arrangement in place with West Berkshire Training Consortium (Ofsted Grade 2) for the following:
Employer Organisational Needs Assessment to establish additional training/recruitment needs and explain other funding e.g. apprenticeship
Individual needs assessment including initial assessment of basic and employability skills and tailored individual action plan
Online employability training of 30 guided learning hours (glh) covering: attendance, timekeeping, teamwork, communication, CV preparation, Interview preparation (including mock interviews), jobsearch preparation
Optional L1 digital and customer service skills/L1 safeguarding and maths/English if required
Support with applying for jobs at the end of their placement if the placement is not continuing
Information, Advice and Guidance regarding career options
Ongoing networking opportunities, job alerts, recruitment fairs, signposting to additional local support
Minimum total 36 glh and average 50 glh spread throughout the programme, according to needs, with more intensive jobsearch support towards the end of the programme.

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