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Job listing closed on 14 Feb 2024
2 Feb 2024

Commercial Designer

🇬🇧 Brentford, UK
Full Time
2+ years exp.

Job Title: Commercial Designer

Department: Marketing Services

Reporting: Head of Creative Services

Location: 27GWR

Salary: £30,000 per annum

Closing date: 13 February 2024

Brentford FC is a bit different to other Premier League football clubs. We put our fans first, we are a true community club and while we are financially sustainable, we are not afraid to take calculated risks. We take huge pride in our environment and culture within the Club which focuses on development, inclusion and not being afraid to think differently.

Being progressive, humble and respectful while sticking together as one team across the Club guides how we work and the decisions we make each day.

We also firmly believe that a diverse workforce is a better workforce which will help us develop ideas, solve problems and ultimately grow Brentford FC.

We play in a brand-new stadium, 15 minutes from Heathrow in vibrant west London.

We will never forget where we have come from, but we are excited about the future that lies ahead.

Come join us.

Inclusion Statement

Brentford FC is an organisation which values and is passionate about diversity and inclusivity. Whilst our recruitment decisions are always based on merit and suitability, we welcome and encourage applications from qualified candidates, including those from underrepresented groups – such as those from ethnically diverse backgrounds, women, those from the LGBTQ+ community and those with disabilities.

Safeguarding Statement

Brentford FC is committed to equality, the safeguarding and welfare of all children and adults at risk. This responsibility is shared by all staff and volunteers at the club, safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Staff will be required to undertake regular safeguarding training to enable and reinforce a proactive approach to safeguarding. This role requires the post holder to apply all relevant policies and uphold the club’s commitment to safeguarding vulnerable people to ensure a safe environment for all. This includes the timely reporting of any safeguarding concern to the safeguarding team.

At Brentford FC we want everyone to feel valued and included. Therefore, we will do what we can to support applicants with disabilities and long-term health conditions as part of our application process. If you require any adjustments or support, please contact us on [email protected] and we will do our best to accommodate your requirements in line with the Equality Act 2010.

The Role of Commercial Designer

Brentford FC is offering an exciting opportunity to be part of a newly enlarged Creative Services team at an ambitious Premier League club. The Club is seeking a Commercial Designer to complement the skills within the business and increase the quality of our output of matchdays.

The successful candidate will be part of a 4-person Creative Services team and will have a vital role in setting the brand identity for Brentford FC as we continue to grow on and off the field.

The role will suit someone with experience of creating imagery for print, digital and social media, setting a brand identity and working to very short deadlines. The candidate will have technical knowledge of the Adobe Creative Cloud, particularly Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.

A candidate with experience of working within sport, particularly football, will be at an advantage.

Main Accountabilities

  • Lead in production of all Partnership assets, including mock-ups, sales presentation layouts, evolution of presentations, and any other forms of partnerships creative
  • To design commercial assets across a broad range of channel applications keeping true to the brand and the campaign and promotions concepts including online banners, leaflets, screen adverts, and animated GIFs
  • Become an expert and Single-point-of-contact in usage of Partnership presentation creation tool, Bylder, and ensure templates required as created and kept up-to-date.
  • To produce editorial and commercial assets for both online and off-line materials
  • To ensure all executions are consistent & conform to brand guidelines

General Club Accountabilities

  • To ensure compliance with all relevant Club policies, including health and safety policies
  • To ensure compliance with all relevant legal, regulatory, ethical and social requirements
  • To build and maintain good working relationships both internally and externally, maintaining a professional image at all times when representing Brentford Football Club
  • To keep confidential any information gained regarding the Club and its personnel
  • To maintain a flexible approach to work at all times
  • To ensure compliance with the Club’s Code of Conduct.
  • To ensure compliance with the Clubs Safeguarding Policy and processes.

Key Internal Relationships

  • Partnership Sales
  • Partnerships Services
  • Commercial
  • Club Marketing

Person Specification - Essential Personal Characteristics:

  • Excellence in Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign)
  • Experience in supporting a sales team/commercial department
  • The ability to work as part of a large and small team but also alone on projects when needed
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Competent in IT with knowledge in Word, Excel and Outlook as a minimum
  • Full knowledge and use of a wide range of social media and how graphics can be used to engage and grow an audience
  • Understanding of brands and the partnership sales process
  • Understanding of themes and the news agenda in sport, particularly football

Person Specification - Desirable Characteristics:

  • Full driving licence with own car
  • Apple Mac User
  • Demonstrable skills in after-effects
  • Knowledge and experience of working with motion graphics
  • Preparedness for working long and unsociable hours, particularly weekends, Christmas and other Bank Holidays

Please ensure you send your Portfolio to Harvey Parsons at [email protected]

If we do not receive your Portfolio, you will not be considered for this role.

Please note that where appropriate for the role, you will be required to complete additional background checks such as Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks and police checks for any time you have lived or worked outside of the UK in the last 10 years. You can find out more about this at