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Senior Graphic Designer

Central Services Liverpool


Job description

Senior Designer (Co-Living)

Homes for Students is seeking a talented Senior Designer to join our Liverpool-based team to assist with the creation and delivery of inspiring and engaging creatives across multiple online and offline channels.

As Senior Designer (Co-Living), you will work closely with the Marketing Manager (Co-Living) to support delivery of multiple campaigns, brand collateral and digital assets for our flagship co-living properties in London, supporting the Senior Team at Verv Life, our Build to Rent (BTR) and co-living sister company.

Embedded in an experienced design team and working under direction from the Marketing Manager (Co-Living), you will be accountable for delivering knock-out creative work with consistent branding across web, social, print and marketing touchpoints. You’ll be a fountain of ideas and creative thinking, with a firm grasp of effective design practices and a keen eye for detail and consistency.

The Design Team at Homes for Students / Verv Life prides itself on being super collaborative, working in close partnership with individuals and teams from across the wider student, build-to-rent and co-living business. This requires a proactive and positive approach to all aspects of work and communication, so excellent communication with colleagues and stakeholders will be the cornerstone of this role. You will need to articulate concepts, ideas and rationales for design choices in a way that is straightforward for colleagues to grasp. You’ll also need to actively pursue and welcome feedback from others, whilst being able to form decisions and respectfully advocate for your chosen approach.

This is an exciting time of rapid growth for Verv Life. This role will play a real and tangible part in the success of that growth. It is an ideal challenge for someone looking to build on a career in design, representing a class-leading co-living product by contributing to successful campaigns.

Occasional travel to London to visit our flagship properties will be required.


• Lead on the delivery of artwork for reactive and marketing campaigns.

• Managing the pipeline of design projects and tasks for Verv Life.

• Own the entire design process, from creative development to delivery of artwork.

• Ensure all design work is executed with creative flair, at pace and to the required brand standards and guidelines.

• Demonstrate a keen understanding of the brand, the customer, and the commercial objectives when responding to creative briefs.

• Constantly maintain awareness of new trends in design, on and off-line, and how these can be appropriately applied to the brand.

• Manage multiple briefs and communicate progress accurately to wider teams.

• Support and mentor the design team with projects and personal development.

• Co-ordinate and manage production and distribution of print collateral, marketing materials and digital assets

• Assist in the creation of clear campaign communication packs as required

• Make recommendations for campaign optimisation as appropriate

• Keep abreast of current trends in the student accommodation market and relevant competitors and suggest upgrades and enhancements accordingly.

• You may sometimes be required to liaise with suppliers and freelance staff with regards to creation of artwork and collateral, production, scheduling and distribution.

• Maintain collateral and materials within brand guidelines across each of our brands, and encourage and support the wider business in the same

• Some national travel may be required infrequently to attend meetings etc

• Undertake other tasks and duties as assigned from time to time by the Brand & Design Manager.


• Must have very strong design skills with a keen eye for detail and a creative flair

• Must have strong written English skills

• Proven track record within design and creative

• Experience with social media and email marketing campaigns

• Intermediate to advanced use of Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook

• Ability to work with minimum supervision and to tight deadlines

• Ability to work as part of a team

• Excellent organisational skills

• Good communication skills

• Ability to deal effectively with people at all levels

Personal Qualities

• Self-motivated and able to work independently with minimum guidance; confidence in taking the initiative

• Have a real sense of ownership of the task or campaign

• Set high standards for your work

• Committed to equal opportunities

• Willingness to be flexible and respond to changing circumstances

• Have a ‘can do’ attitude in all aspects of work

• To be flexible and work effectively with other colleagues.


• A detailed portfolio of previous work

• Proficient in the use of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign & After Effects

• Good understanding of social media marketing assets

• Strong attention to detail

• At least three years design experience with a proven commercial track record

What’s on offer:

· 25 days holiday + Bank holiday.

· Many Retail discounts.

· Day off for your Birthday

· 2 Charity days per year

· Cycle to work Scheme

If you feel like this is the role for you, we’d love to hear from you.

Homes for Students is an equal opportunity employer and a member of Inclusive Employers. We are able to grow and learn better together with a diverse team of employees, so we encourage applications from all backgrounds and communities, and we are more than happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may require.


Job type


  • Adobe-Illustrator
  • Adobe-Photoshop
  • Adobe-InDesign
  • Adobe-XD
  • After-Effects
  • Adobe-Premiere-Pro
  • Motion-Graphics
  • Social-Media-Graphics