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Communications Specialist (Graphics)

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Date: 01-Aug-2022

Location: Gatwick, GB

Company: Civil Aviation Authority

Salary: £31,260 up to £41,680 depending on experience


Contract Type: Permanent  


We are the UK's aviation and aerospace regulator and recognised as a world leader in its field. Our activities are diverse, enabling the aviation industry to meet the highest safety standards, and we pride ourselves on our ability to adapt to the constantly evolving aviation environment.


The Role


We are looking for a Graphic Designer to join our communications department. They will be responsible for designing and generating content for all our channels including publications, website and social media to ensure an integrated and coherent approach that meets our brand guidelines and presents the organisation as a modern and expert authority. 


Key responsibilities:


  • Design high quality content for our key channels based on briefings from colleagues
  • Identify opportunities for the Communications Department to enhance the professional service it provides and be the guardian of our brand and style guidelines.
  • Ensure the presentation of information is appropriate for its audience, consistent with our brand and meets accessibility requirements.
  • Provide the business with a dedicated publishing resource and expert advice when commissioning design work from external agencies.
  • Develop ‘best practice’ ways to present designed content in line with latest industry developments.
  • Work as part of the communications team to ensure all content remains fit for purpose.



About You


We are keen to hear from designers with experience of creating corporate materials including publications, promotional materials, factsheets, infographics, reports and social media content.

You will be skilled in using Adobe Creative Cloud products and services, especially to high levels in In Design and Illustrator, with the ability to produce high quality content for multiple channels.

It is key that you have the ability to communicate complex, technical information to a non-expert audience, to present information clearly and influence others – including senior management.

You’ll have excellent planning skills to manage multiple incoming design request based on our priorities.




What Can We Offer You?


You will be working as a specialist in the content, channels and campaigns team – part of a busy in-house communications department which is responsible for media relations, internal communications, external relations, stakeholder engagement and content production.

Our work is high profile and regularly attracts mainstream national media attention. There is significant public, political and industry interest in our work so no day is the same!

There will be great exposure to communications work across the department. You will also work directly with external suppliers and subject matter experts across the whole organisation to produce work that helps explain key policy and regulatory decisions to our external stakeholders.



Additional Information

For many appointments within the CAA, these roles require access to operationally sensitive infrastructure and/or Nationally Protected information. For these roles the post holders must undergo National Security Vetting and achieve the appropriate level of clearance.


To be vetted we will usually expect a reasonable period of residency in the UK so that meaningful checks can be undertaken. This can either be 3 years or 5 years depending on the level required (CTC or SC). If you do not meet these requirements, we may not be able to accept your application. For more information please visit - Vetting explained - GOV.UK (


Given the impact of Covid-19, it’s likely that you will work remotely to begin with as we plan for a return to work within the government guidelines.


Working With Us

We offer a range of excellent benefits such as flexible working arrangements, free onsite gym at Gatwick, discounted gym membership for London, 28 days annual leave, additional 5 days leave purchase scheme, a generous pension scheme and much more!

We are on a journey towards being increasingly adaptable, where our colleagues collaborate as part of cross-functional teams. This approach ensures we never stop learning together. It also means that you may become involved in activities that take you out of your day to day role, providing you with opportunities to develop and grow your career with us.

We have embraced hybrid working and offer flexible working patterns, being open to having a conversation about what works for you. We know where and when we work is important in achieving a work-life balance.

We are passionate about diversity and ensuring all are included at the CAA. We are an equal opportunity employer and actively encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds. We use fair and inclusive selection approaches to hire the best person for the job based on merit alone.

As a member of the Disability Confident scheme, applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a role with us will be guaranteed an interview. If you require an adjustment for any reason, please let us know.

Our Values

Do The Right Thing, Never Stop Learning, Build Collaborative Relationships, Respect Everyone – For more information please Click Here

Closing Date: 15th August 2022

Interview Date: w/c 22nd August 2022


We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Please note that due to the current Covid-19 situation, all interviews will be conducted online by video conference using Microsoft Teams.


No recruitment agencies please.

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