Start date: Tuesday 9 November 2021
Value: £150
Company size: SME
The Careers and Enterprise Company

Junior Freelance Designer

3 Incomplete applications

3 SME, 0 large

4 Completed applications

4 SME, 0 large

Important dates

Thursday 23 September 2021
Deadline for asking questions
Monday 27 September 2021 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Thursday 30 September 2021 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Off-payroll (IR35) determination
Supply of resource: the off-payroll rules will apply to any workers engaged through a qualifying intermediary, such as their own limited company
Summary of the work
To support the in-house Middle Weight Designer in the creation and production of marketing collateral including print, digital, social, events and newsletters. They are responsible for helping to drive the creative direction of campaigns. Adhering to brand guidelines, typography, layout, animation and art direction will be needed to fulfil requirements.
Latest start date
Friday 1 October 2021
Expected contract length
12 months with an option to extend.
Organisation the work is for
The Careers and Enterprise Company
Maximum day rate
£150 - £200 day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The specialist will work with the Marketing and Communication teams.
What the specialist will work on
Collaborate with the Middle Weight Designer and marketing team to produce the final product(s)/campaign(s).
Participate in and accurately interpret briefs, from concept to completion.
Help deliver on design requirements for CEC teams and take on specific tasks to support projects underway.
Format and create publications in line with the CEC brand guidelines.
Contribute unique and creative ideas for new projects.
Use the appropriate and relevant design methods, applications, software and techniques to work on projects.
Create design according to specifications and brand guidelines.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
2 7 Clerkenwell Green, London, EC1R 0DE
Working arrangements
initially 3 days a week (days to be confirmed).
Security clearance

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
We expect to see good quality CV's.

Skills and experience

Buyers will use the essential and nice-to-have skills and experience to help them evaluate suppliers’ technical competence.

Essential skills and experience
  • Prior experience working in a design or marketing team or agency
  • Highly organised, with a flexible approach to balance priorities and deliver results in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to effectively engage and communicate with wider teams across the organisation
  • Strong skills in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere & After Effects)
  • Strong layout and typography skills, with a meticulous eye for detail and ability to easily liaise between print and digital artwork
  • Excellent retouching skills & colour correction
  • Proof-reading skills
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Edit videos (desirable)
  • Skilled at designing/animating for social media (desirable)

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work as a team
  • Transparent and collaborative when making decisions
  • Share knowledge and experience with other team members
Additional assessment methods
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Can this work be done offsite?
Yes, the work can be done remotely, but require some flexibility to come to the office on an ad-hoc basis (probably once a month).
2. Is the buyer only interested in a direct hire or would a service provision be entertained?
The buyer will also consider this as a service, as far as the supplier meets the evaluation criteria (i.e., providing skilled resource, competitive day rate, CV etc.). Also, please do list all the benefits having this as a service.
3. How is it possible to submit a CV for consideration when the portal only allows 100 word responses?
Please send all responses/CVs to CEC procurement mailbox at -
4. Is there an incumbent?
5. What would be the latest start date?
We need someone to start asap but it may take some time to review CVs/proposals and invite shortlisted candidates/suppliers for interviews. We will confirm the dates shortly.
6. Is it the case that a resource unable to visit the office in London would not be eligible for this role?
It is not necessary for the resource to visit the office.
7. If recruitment agencies are providing this as a service, would they be submitting their proposals or CVs?
Agencies are requested to submit their proposals including Junior Freelance Designer CVs and usual onboarding process.
8. What is the selection timeline?
Shortlisting will take place on 08th Oct, interviews between 13th - 19th Oct and the possible start date of 25th Oct.
9. Will the buyer be providing computing equipment and software licenses?
The buyer will provide the Adobe Cloud license, but no hardware/equipment.
10. Closing date for applications
This is a quick reminder to inform you that today, Thursday 30th September 2021 is the application deadline for the Junior Freelance Designer. Please do send CVs to the procurement mailbox at no later than 11:59pm.