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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 10/03/2020.

Graphic Designer

Job Reference: 321-GEN-OMI-B5-A

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Oxford Medical Illustration
John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
£24,214, rising to £30,11

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

Many of our recruitment programmes use Value Based Interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.


Job Title: Graphic Designer (Band 5)

Employer: Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Department: Oxford Medical Illustration

Location: Oxford

Salary: Starting salary £24,214, rising to £30,112

Working pattern: 37.5 Hours/Week

Job Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 10 March 2020

Provisional Interview Date: 18 March 2020


Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country and a leading international Academic Health Science Centre. It provides an extensive range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.


We are seeking a talented, motivated and creative Graphic Designer to join our award-winning
in-house design team. Our ideal candidate will already have industry experience in translating brand and marketing objectives into effective and engaging visual communications and hold a degree in Graphic Design or equivalent.


Within this role, you’ll have the opportunity to work with a friendly, professional team of experienced designers, photographers and filmmakers, with a shared commitment to making a real difference to the public’s health. Designing promotional material, health campaigns, patient information and teaching resources on behalf of Oxford University Hospitals, charitable organisations, public sector and commercial clients, ensures that the design projects you work on are varied and inspiring. In addition, you will have the opportunity to further develop your skills through continued professional development and mentoring.


Working across digital and print media, you will be required to apply a high level of creative flair, strong communication skills and excellent team collaboration to support the Head of Design and Marketing in achieving the highest standards of creative production.


Your agency or studio experience will have enabled you to gain a professional working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (in addition to print and production processes) and you will already have a sound working knowledge of developing design for digital media and online channels.


In summary: we look forward to hearing from candidates with the following:


• a Degree in Graphic Design (or equivalent)

• commercial design experience

• sound working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite

• the agility to work accurately in a dynamic creative working environment

· a passion for graphic design and visual storytelling, with scrupulous attention to detail for typography, colour and user interactivity

· expertise in designing for print, web, mobile devices, digital signage and social media

· demonstrable illustration skills – logo design, infographics

• strong communication and presentation skills: verbal, written, visual

• gracious team player with excellent relationship-building skills


We are keen to see a portfolio of live work that provides firm evidence of your ability to create innovative designs, shows strong typographic skills and a passion for branding, logo design and visual storytelling.


As part of the application process, you are required to email pdfs of your best work (or a link to your online portfolio) to our Head of Design and Marketing:


For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Jackie Love on 01865 220900.


Candidates selected for interview will be contacted after the shortlisting process. If you have not been contacted within three weeks of the closing date, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.




For a full job description and to apply on line please go to:

For further details / informal visits contact:

Jackie Love, Head of Design and Marketing, Oxford Medical Illustration on 01865 220900.

No unsolicited recruitment agency telephone calls or emails.

Please note that this post is subject to a 6 month probationary period. If you currently hold a contract of employment with the Oxford University Hospitals, this will not apply. This statement does not apply to Medical staff or Executive Appointments.

Please make sure that you read the job description and person specification attached below, and that your statement in support reflects this as your application will be judged against these criteria.

When providing employment reference details please provide correct work related email addresses so references can be sought promptly when we are looking to progress your application. Your first referee will need to be your line manager, supervisor or clinical lead from your current or most recent post or place of study. This information is essential if your offer of employment is to be confirmed.

Candidates selected for interview will be contacted after the short listing process, usually within 2 weeks. (Please note that shortlisting times vary when applying for a Medical position within the Trust) The majority of correspondence will be via the e-recruitment system, therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders in web-based email products.

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