AFC Bournemouth

AFC Bournemouth

Graphic Designer - Editorial

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Posting Date

Apr 13, 2022

Role description

A vacancy has arisen for a graphic designer to join the team at AFC Bournemouth.

Title: Graphic Designer - Editorial
Reports to: Head of Brand and Creative
Location: Vitality Stadium
Hours: Full-time
About AFC Bournemouth
AFC Bournemouth is a family and community club. We strive to deliver a professional, friendly and welcoming approach in all areas of the club. With a small backroom operation, you will be joining a tight knit group who pride themselves on hard work, passion and togetherness.
Role overview 
Reporting to the Head of Brand and Creative, the main responsibility of the Editorial Graphic Designer is to design the AFC Bournemouth matchday programme using content provided by the in-house media team.
The secondary role is to support the design team and complete tasks and projects from the design and brand task-list.
The successful applicant will have passion for layout design be able to work independently in a very deadline driven role as well as being equally comfortable working within the design team and contributing to the evolution of the club’s visual identity.
On a day-to-day basis, this role will involve taking content created by the AFC Bournemouth media team and providing exciting layout solutions that fit within the programme style for that season and the club’s brand guidelines.
The Editorial Graphic Designer will also be comfortable providing a design solution from initial brief stage to finalised concept, executed to a high standard ready for print and digital circulation.
The Graphic Design team provide design solutions for all departments involved at the football club, including the Junior Cherries, Community Sports Trust, Hospitality Events, AFC Business and the club’s Commercial and Media teams; Whilst providing this support, they will work within the AFC Bournemouth brand guidelines and maintain the visual standards and style set by the design team.
Design matchday programme 
Work to deadline dictated by home fixtures to design the programme for matches played by the club’s Men’s First Team and throughout the a season, a handful of fixtures played at Vitality Stadium featuring AFC Bournemouth’s Under 21s and Women’s Team.
Support design team requirements Work daily from the design team task-list on jobs assigned by the Head of Design and Brand.
Maintain visual identity Design the matchday programme and other assets whilst adhering to the brand guidelines and using the bespoke club assets available.
Essential requirements 
Must be comfortable using Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.
A background and passion for editorial or layout design would benefit the applicant.
The successful applicant will have completed higher education qualification (either HND or degree) in a graphic design related course and ideally have at least one year’s industry experience.
The role is a full-time position based at Vitality Stadium. It would be advantageous to have some knowledge of AFC Bournemouth and the English football environment, but not essential.
As a member of staff ensure that you to adhere to the club’s safeguarding policies and procedures and are committed to our safeguarding values, creating a safe and positive environment for all those who interact with the club.
Obligation to adhere to the club’s health and safety policy and procedures.
As a member of staff to ensure in all matters you follow and actively promote the club’s equality policies and practices to ensure a welcoming, safe and inclusive environment for everyone engaged with the club
Person specification
The Club’s values are at the core of its staff behaviour and how they approach everything they do, therefore we are looking for someone is honest, inclusive, kind, hardworking, and loyal.
Staff Benefits
In return for your hard work and commitment to us, you will receive a competitive reward package which will include, but is not limited to:
Free onsite parking.
Season ticket allocation of complimentary/ purchased tickets.
Subsidised lunches.
Complimentary healthy snacks throughout the day.
Discounts at the club superstore. 
Contribution towards eye tests and glasses. 
Discounts and benefits from partners and local businesses. 
Club pension scheme. 
Life assurance scheme. 
Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) by Health Assured.
Paid parental leave (bank of five days per year).
Discounts and benefits from partners and local businesses.
Christmas Party, End of Season Awards and other social events throughout the year run by our Club Social Team.
Paid volunteer opportunities (two days per year).
Paid days leave on your birthday. 
How to Apply
Please send your CV, covering letter and a portfolio of your work to by 26th April 2022. 
AFC Bournemouth is an equal opportunities employer and ensures that staff and volunteers are able to achieve their full potential. AFC Bournemouth values the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community (Equality Act 2010).
We actively encourage applications from women, and individuals from ethnically diverse communities.
For further information on accessibility within the stadium please contact us.
AFC Bournemouth is committed to protecting all children, young persons, and adults at risk in its care or attending its premises and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment. 
For all positions where a DBS check is required, an offer of employment will be subject to receipt of satisfactory disclosure at the appropriate level.
Any and all potential agreements, relationships or commitments that could be considered a conflict of interest should be disclosed upon application to this vacancy by emailing You will also be asked whether you have any conflicts to disclose upon receipt of your application.
Satisfactory references will be required for all positions, your eligibility to work with the club will be subject to receiving appropriate referencing.
We strive to create a positive and safe environment and ensure all who interact with the club feel safe, protected, and heard.

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