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IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed, fundamentally believes the UK is better off­ economically and socially because of what freelancers do. They strike out on their own, adding value and taking on risks for clients.
 

Our mission

Our mission is to revolutionise the self-employed sector. To enable those who work for themselves to grow their business how they choose.

To create an empowering environment where all independent professionals are recognised and celebrated for their passion and dedication.

To ensure happiness and health in their career and beyond.

 

IPSE benefits

As well as looking after the UK's self-employed, we strive to create the best working environment for everyone at IPSE, creating a culture of happiness, health and success.

Some of the great benefits IPSE employees receive are:

  • Eyecare vouchers with Eden red

  • Discount codes with Perkbox

  • 5% contribution toward pension with Aegon

  • Employee assistance programme - Support for any of life’s social, mental, physical and financial challenges

  • Season ticket loans

  • Death in service 3 x salary

  • Health insurance with Vitality

  • 25 days annual leave  

  • Lots of training opportunities

  • Quarterly staff events

  • 2 days for volunteering per annum


 

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Current job opportunities

Graphic Designer

The Role

As the Graphic Designer you will be essential to showcasing our visual identity across multiple brands.  Operating within a small and flexible team you will be responsible for executing creative briefs, maintaining brand consistency and idea generation.  Primary focus will be on editorial design, assisting with creation of brochures, event POS, social graphics and other brand assets across both print and digital applications.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Execute creative briefs assigned by various departments, primarily for editorial design
  • Work with brand guidelines to develop design assets, such as infographics, imagery, social graphics, brochures and event POS
  • Adding or editing website content using the appropriate Content Management Systems; ensuring consistency of design and layout of content across the sites
  • Managing the day-to-day running of creative projects assigned
  • Coming up with new and innovative ways to developed creative look of the brand
  • When relevant, liaise with partner organisations by creating and delivering graphics and content that adhere to both organisations’ brand guidelines
  • Create custom illustrations and infographics where relevant
  • Reporting to the Senior Creative

 

Skills

  • Expert user of Adobe Creative Cloud, especially InDesign
  • Proficient in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Experience in editorial design, including text layup and infographic creation
  • Knowledge of all elements of the marketing mix – on and off-line, with a strong history of results
  • Excellent communicator both written and verbal
  • Some experience of website design and UX understanding
  • Experience with creating illustrations, as opportunity to expand into this are available

 

Who You Are

  • You’re an original and you love to bring out originality in others. You pride yourself on your ability to turn ordinary copy into irresistible stories
  • You’re methodical and use project management methodologies, (e.g. schedules of work/ progress reports) to maximise efficiency of creative work
  • You’re curious about design, creativity, marketing and the world
  • You see every task as an opportunity to test and learn
  • You have excellent relationship building skills with an ability to prioritise, negotiate, and work with a variety of stakeholders
  • You can operate in an environment where the rules are often being defined just-in-time
  • You understand that the purpose of marketing is to drive results, and are passionate about driving external and internal stakeholders to success

 

Experience

  • 2-4 years’ experience
  • Experience working within brand guidelines
  • Self-motivated, with a strong work ethic, looking for the right company to support personal growth
  • University level education essential
  • On-going professional development demonstrated

 

To apply please email hradmin@ipse.co.uk with you portfolio, CV and cover letter.

Senior Press Officer

Main Purpose of Job

The Senior Press Officer reports directly to the Head of Press. The press team sits within the wider policy and external affairs team, which reports to the Director of Policy and External Affairs.

The Senior Press Officer will deliver excellent press and media coverage for IPSE, working closely with the policy, research and marketing teams, helping to boost the reputation of both IPSE.

 

The Candidate

The right candidate will have excellent written and verbal communications skills, a good grasp of the political landscape and a strong background in either PR and communications or journalism.

Experience working in PR/Press for a membership organisation or trade body is desirable but not essential.

 

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Developing lines, identifying positive story opportunities, and preparing proactive statements, press releases and comment
  • Liaising with the marketing team and Stories Officer to gather appropriate case studies for stories
  • Preparing, handling and delivering plans and briefings on high-profile and complex issues, often to short deadlines and under pressure
  • Handling incoming media enquiries, drafting response lines and reactive news releases
  • Where necessary, creating and pitching op-ed pieces, authored to IPSE spokespeople, to relevant journalists, editors, magazines and digital outlets including online blogs
  • Sub-editing, proof-reading and editing copy from across the business as required.
  • Acting as a point of contact between the organisation and other stakeholders’ press teams, including government departments, other business organisations and IPSE’s commercial partners
  • Curating the ‘Press Office’ section of the IPSE website, ensuring it is up to date with current press releases and blogs
  • Contributing to out of hours office cover on as required, and crisis management where there is a real or perceived threat to IPSE’s reputation
  • Taking responsibility for the relevant twitter handles
  • Preparing evaluation reports for the IPSE board highlighting recent media coverage

 

Person Specification and Experience

Degree or equivalent qualification

Essential

At least two years’ experience in either press and PR or journalism

Essential

Exceptional writing skills, able to quickly produce quality copy for a range of different audiences

Essential

Experience of networking, influencing and building effective relationships within a complex organisation

Desirable

Established contacts with national print, broadcast journalists and programme makers

Desirable

Experience working in press and PR for a membership organisation or trade body with political objectives

Desirable

Proven track record of securing high-profile national media coverage      

Desirable

Experience of working with a wide range of people from different cultures and countries

Desirable

 Department/Team: Policy and External Affairs

Responsible To: Head of Press and Director of Policy and External Affairs

Location: IPSE HQ

Salary: £30-35,000 depending on experience

Closing Date: 7th November 2019

Please email a CV and cover letter to tristan.grove@ipse.co.uk