Creative Assistant

Creative Assistant

Job Title: Creative Assistant
Location: Manchester
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: CEMCR
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Job Published: March 23, 2018 16:24

Job Description

Oliver James Associates is a global recruitment partner, finding and placing market-leading talent from 12 locations worldwide. The company was initially established in 2002 as a niche insurance industry specialist and has grown organically and consistently over the past 16 years to become a certified leader in supplying skilled professionals to the Financial Services, Professional Services, and Commerce & Industry sectors. We offer search and selection, exclusive and contingency recruitment solutions across a number of verticals on both a permanent and contract/interim basis.

This position is for a Creative Assistant working in our Manchester office, responsible for the creation of strong, design-led collateral and content that supports the brand values of the Oliver James group.

Key responsibilities

  • Day-to-day management of creative requests from across the group.
  • Development, project management and organisation of assets for digital, print and SaaS.
  • Maintaining correct branding and format across all assets.
  • Supporting the Creative Lead on major projects.
  • Development of design-led, high quality sales collateral.
  • Presenting work and ideas to key stakeholders.

About you

  • 2-3 years’ experience employed in a creative role.
  • Background of working with senior stakeholders in a B2B environment.
  • Ability to follow, interpret and build on brand guidelines.
  • Confident meeting deadlines in a high-performance environment.
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign).
  • Experience in video editing, with animation a bonus.
  • Track record of high achievement in previous roles.
  • Attention to detail and strong organisational skills.
  • The ability to see projects through from inception to production.


  • 20 days’ annual leave
  • Company-matched pension scheme up to 4.5%
  • Private healthcare/dental
  • Extended lunch break for gym-goers
  • Close down over Christmas
  • Regular social events, including free weekly drinks
  • Award-winning Learning & Development

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