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Creative Designer

Canada Life Limited
Potters Bar, United Kingdom
Closing date
Jun 13, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Canada Life UK looks after the retirement, investment and protection needs of individuals, families and companies. We help to build better futures for our customers, our intermediaries and our employees by operating as a modern, agile and welcoming organisation.

Part of our parent company Great-West Lifeco, Canada Life UK has operated in the United Kingdom since 1903. We have hundreds of respected and supported employees committed to doing the right thing for our customers and colleagues.

Canada Life UK is transforming to create a more customer-focused business by providing our customers with expertise on financial and tax planning, offering home finance and annuities propositions, and providing collective fund solutions to third party customers.

Job Purpose
This position is for a Creative Designer to play a key part in evolving the Canada Life's creative brand.

Working in the Creative Hub, this role is responsible for the creation of marketing and sales collateral to facilitate the delivery of business strategies and plans, understanding and enhancing the content where appropriate and ensuring consistent adherence to brand guidelines.

We are looking for an experienced and talented individual with a strong design portfolio that demonstrates their visual creative experience. This person must be a self-starter and we expect the successful applicant to be able to hit the ground running.

  • Take and interpret design briefs, understanding customer requirements for online/offline collateral ensuring that onbrand marketing material that meets the brief is delivered (outcome expected)
  • Delivery within brand guidelines across all disciplines whilst ensuring that regulatory and corporate requirements are met.
  • Assist with the management of internal and external resources (agencies, printers, digital marketing etc.) to produce all collateral on time/within budget
  • Briefing and managing all participants in the production process, including liaison with outside agencies and all relevant internal parties, to ensure all material (printed and digital) is delivered is of a high standard and is delivered on time and within budget.
  • Assist with maintenance of the creative library for all collateral to ensure up to date material is available for internal distribution.
  • Drive creative initiatives/projects, ensuring we employ fresh thinking and utilise
  • up-to-date innovations.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Excellent Mac-based knowledge of design packages, including Adobe Creative Suite (Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat etc.)
  • Highly skilled in presentation packages: Powerpoint, Prezi, Keynote, and knowledge of creating/building interactive PDFs and digital brochures
  • Creative thinker
  • Proven experience working either in house or agency (financial experience would be advantageous) with knowledge of print and digital media production, communication and distribution techniques and methods.
  • Proven track record of originating considered and reasoned creative concept work and subsequent successful roll out
  • Attention to detail, ability to proof design work with a high level of accuracy and excellent typographical skills.
  • Ability to deal with people internally and externally at all levels
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks at any one time, be extremely organised, and work well under pressure either independently or as part of a team.
  • Excellent communication
  • Focused and deadline driven
Benefits of working at Canada Life

We believe in recognising and rewarding our people, so we offer a competitive salary and benefits package that's regularly reviewed. As a Canada Life UK colleague, you'll receive a competitive salary and comprehensive reward package including a generous pension and bonus scheme, along with, income protection, private medical insurance and life assurance. We have a fantastic number of other benefits and support services as well as regular personal and professional development.

How we work at Canada Life

Our culture is unique and incredibly important to us. We care about doing the right thing for our people, customers and community and helping others to build better futures. Our blueprint behaviours shape and influence how we work, and are central to the relationships we have with others. Every day we are encouraged to be more curious, own the outcome, face into things together and find a way forward.

We want colleagues to have rewarding careers with us so we invest in the development of our people, technology and workplaces. That's why we offer a range of training, flexible working and opportunities to grow and develop.

Diversity and inclusion

Building an inclusive workplace with a diverse workforce where everyone can feel they belong and achieve their potential regardless of gender, ethnicity or any other characteristic is a key commitment for us. We are proud of the progress we're making in DEI, and we continue for it to be a significant focus.

"At Canada Life we believe in the power of great people from different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives coming together to build better futures. Emerging talent is crucial to our growth and creating an environment that continues to inspire us all." Nick Harding, Chief People Officer, Canada Life UK

We appreciate that everyone has different work and life responsibilities. We're happy to discuss flexible working arrangements, including part time, for any of our roles should this be a requirement for.

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