Vacancy: Graphic Designer

Date 24 May 2024
Location Remote
Job Type Full-time

Company Profile

EduSpots is an innovative, dynamic, and locally driven UK and Ghanaian registered charity which connects, trains, and equips voluntary community educators to create transformative literacy and STEM opportunities through education spaces named ‘Spots’, with a focus on female empowerment and environmental action. Together, we are creating a movement of community-based changemakers.

Since 2016, through collaborating extensively with over 250 local volunteers, we have supported 50 communities in creating and running community-led and owned education spaces named ‘Spots’, with a strategy to support them in moving towards our ‘Dream Spot Model’. We are developing a model for a community-led education space with accompanying network engagement that could have applications across the world.

Our 16-strong but entirely part-time and remote working Ghanaian team creates collaborative learning opportunities through our Ignite and Community Leadership in Development (CLEd) Programmes which include training to lead our EduLit, EduSTEM, EduKidz and Ignite Girls clubs, alongside locally designed education projects, reaching over 15,000 students of all ages annually. Read our 2022 Impact Report here.

We are in an exciting period of our development. We won the Tes International Award in 2018 and the Big Give Supporters’ Choice Award in 2022, and we were recently selected as a finalist for the Their World Scale-Up Innovation Prize. In 2021, our Founder was a Finalist in The Varkey Foundation’s $1 million Global Teacher Prize, supported by UNESCO, partly for her role in developing EduSpots.

We are excited by our future. Do visit for further information.

Job Description

  • Reports to: Head of Communications 

About this role

The full-time Graphic Designerwill play a vital role in helping to communicate EduSpots’ mission and vision to a wide range of stakeholders (volunteers, donors, supporters etc) at this exciting point of our organisational development. The individual will be able to work independently to use their creativity and design skills to create visually appealing and informative materials, such as:

  • Marketing materials e.g. brochures, flyers, and posters

  • Educational materials

  • Reports and publications

  • Event and fundraising materials

  • Digital content and marketing 

  • Videos 

The coordinator will work to ensure that designs are consistent with EduSpots’ branding and messaging, and are adapted to a variety of audiences and platforms.


Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Day-to-day graphic design tasks

  • Create strong and compelling visual designs for various media, including print, digital, presentations, documents and email communications. 

  • Create visual concepts and graphic designs for public relations campaigns and marketing purposes such as brochures, handbooks, annual reports, pamphlets, flyers etc.

  • Work with the education team to create high quality educational resources.

  • Maintain project workflow processes to ensure on-time delivery of deadlines.

  • Consistently apply brand and style guidelines.

  • Work closely with all teams across the organisation (e.g. education, operations, fundraising) to understand their design/communications needs and create relevant resources in a timely way.

  • Depending on skill-set, attend key EduSpots events and workshops to capture and then edit event photos and videos, highlighting key activities and milestones.

  • Support with social media content creation, and video editing. 

  • Maintain flexibility to respond to time-sensitive design requests, including on-the-day requests in this full-time role.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Required Skills or Experience

Person Specification


Knowledge & Experience

  • Extremely proficient in graphic design, digital content creation, image editing, digital animation and illustration software such as Adobe Creative Suite, and Canva.

  • Strong portfolio showcasing a range of design and communication projects.

  • Proficiency in typography

  • Excellent visual storytelling skills with the ability to convey complex ideas simply and effectively.

  • Experience in producing high quality reports and handbooks.  

  • Ability to work within strict deadlines, willingness to provide regular updates, and ability to act on feedback

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Photography and video editing skills.

  • Two (2) years of related experience. 

Personal Qualities & Skills

  • Outstanding design skills

  • An ability to communicate educational ideas in a visually appealing and inclusive way. 

  • An ability to produce work quickly, to meet a high value of organisational needs. 

  • Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and deadlines.

  • Creative and innovative thinker.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Excellent organizational, time management and planning skills, communicating challenges effectively. 

  • Excellent attention to detail (including strong proofreading skills).

  • Proactive and able to work to maintain a high standard of performance with minimum supervision in an impact-driven environment.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, with an ability to build strong working relationships with people from diverse backgrounds, with an openness to new ways of working.

  • A genuine commitment to educational equity and community-driven change.

  • A strong personal affinity with EduSpots’ mission, vision and values.


  • Experience of working with an education NGO

  • Experience of working in a multicultural team

  • Volunteer experience and commitment.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Communications or related field.

How To Apply

Please send a tailored covering letter and CV, and a sample of previous relevant design work, addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Miss Cat Davison, at [email protected] by 7th June 2024 with a hope to meet shortlisted candidates for a first-round interview shortly thereafter. 


For further information please see or contact us at [email protected]g

Also follow us on social media - @eduspots on Twitter and Facebook

This job description will be reviewed annually and may be subject to amendment or modification at any  time in consultation with the post holder. It is not a comprehensive statement of procedures and tasks but sets out the main expectations of the role.

EduSpots is committed to the safeguarding of children. Appointment will be subject to child protection screening appropriate to the post.


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