Design and Communications Assistant

To support the Design & Communications department in producing marketing, display and student materials and maintaining the corporate image of the company.

  • Salary: £10.25 per hour
  • Location: Torbay
  • Division: LALLC
  • Contract length: Permanent


LAL Torbay, Conway Road, Paignton


Line Manager:                    

Design & Communications Manager


Hours of work/contract type:     

Part-time, 15 hours per week, fixed term contract until November 2017.

Main Responsibilities and Tasks:

    • Assist with development and delivery of LAL Language Centres brochure & pricelist, with provisions for any versions offering differing languages and currencies
    • Assist with development and delivery of branded student-facing materials
    • Assist with advertisements for the Language Travel Magazine and other publications
    • Delivering content for a regular monthly Students’ Magazine in co-ordination with appointed editors in each LAL Language Centre
    • Providing advice on behalf of the group to ensure delivery and consistency of the company’s corporate image as it affects merchandise, signage, stationery, e-stationery, business cards, publications & livery
    • Sourcing of centrally-purchased marketing materials.
    • Researching and sourcing images for publicity materials.
    • Catalogue and maintain the photo library
    • As directed by the Design & Communications Manager, assist with the development and maintenance of the Group’s websites
    • Developing and maintaining LAL’s presence on social networking sites
    • Any additional duties as required by the business


Education, Training and Knowledge


a)    A Level Standard or equivalent 


a)    Degree qualification or equivalent

Relevant Work experience


a)    Experience in Publishing

b)   Experience in web manipulation  

c)    Experience of usage of Microsoft Office Suite

d)   Use of professional publishing software, including Adobe Indesign

e)    Use of graphic manipulation and illustration software, e.g. Illustrator and Photoshop or similar.


a)    Experience of graphic design

b)   Experience of working in a similar position.


Skills and abilities


a)    Excellent level of spoken and written English

b)   Accuracy and attention to detail, particularly when working to tight deadlines

c)    Ability to work on own initiative as well as part of a team

d)   Ability to lay out information clearly, accurately and attractively


a)    Ability to speak and write in languages other than English

b)   Understanding of print processes

c)    CSS

d)   WordPress


Other Attributes


a)    Willingness to work non-standard hours when necessary

b)   Willing and responsive to internal customer requests

c)    Approachable

d)   Excellent organisational skills



a)    Occasional travel between sites in the UK and abroad may be required





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