It’s an exciting time to join Ladybird and our books are much admired for their positioning, aesthetic and clever creativity.
We are looking for a passionate, proactive and imaginative Senior Designer who
understands what engages the very young.
We publish novelty, picture books, gift titles and a growing list of highly designed, expert led non-fiction titles. You will work closely with the Art Director to commission illustrators, develop ideas and strategy alongside managing book schedules and budgets. Above all we are looking for a great designer who is bursting with commercial ideas and has the skills to make them happen.
Please apply with a PDF showcasing three examples of your work that you are most proud of and which demonstrate that you have the skills for this position, a C.V. and a short letter which tells us why this role caught your eye.
The closing date for this opportunity is midnight on Monday 22nd August 2022.
What you can expect from us:
Salary upwards of £34,761 dependent on how your skills and experience align to the role, plus bonus and benefits.
This role will be based between our Vauxhall Bridge Road and Embassy Gardens offices. We’re currently experimenting with hybrid working and involving colleagues across the business to shape our future ways of working. The needs of our teams and individuals are different, so we’re not taking a one-size-fits-all approach. While our offices are places to connect, collaborate and celebrate with colleagues, we recognise that flexibility about where you work is just as important for doing your best work and for your wellbeing.
The exact balance of office to remote working will depend on the nature of your role and team needs, and we are open to discussing this through the recruitment process.
Our employees are the heart of our business. We have a range of benefits to reflect our commitment to our employees, some of which are:
• 27 days paid holiday entitlement in year one (plus bank holidays), increasing a day each year up to 30 days
• Medical cover
• Life assurance
• Cycle to Work scheme
• Discounted gym membership
• Generous pension scheme
• Summer working hours (role dependent)
• Volunteering policy and charity matching
• Employee Assistance programme
• Mentoring programme
• Extended gender neutral parental leave
• Access to books and eBooks across Penguin Random House UK
• Each site has trained mental health first aiders
• We plant a tree for every new employee to our business
Our creativity is inspired by different perspectives, so we want our culture to be one of belonging, where everyone feels welcome and where differences are celebrated.
As a Disability Confident Committed organisation, we’re part of the offer an interview scheme. This is where disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role can opt in to get to the next recruitment stage. There may be some situations where volume of applicants means we can’t take all eligible candidates to interview.
We want to make sure disabled applicants can be their best at each step of the recruitment journey. If you need adjustments during the application process, we encourage you to get in touch with us at http://PRHCareersUK@penguinrandomhouse.co.uk.
Remember, you only need to share what you are comfortable to for us to support your adjustment request. Find out more about our approach here: www.penguinrandomhousecareers.co.uk/applying-for-roles-with-a-disability
We partner with The Book Trade Charity, who provide financial assistance for people looking to get into the publishing industry; you can find more information and talk directly here: http://booktradeentrysupport.org/
Please note, we are not able to accept agency CVs for this role. Any CVs sent speculatively will not be eligible for a fee.