Camden Town, Greater London
£30,224 per year
Contract, Part-time, 0.4-0.6 FTE (2 to 3 days per week). Exact working hours negotiable.
Job description

This specialist graphic design role will primarily be supporting Possible’s Car Free Cities campaign team - with its mission to kickstart the process of making private cars obsolete in our cities - to present local and regional statistics on things like car ownership, congestion, air quality and access to green space in an engaging and accessible way, as well as producing bespoke maps for each of the local geographies we are working in. 

Your day to day will involve working closely with the Car Free Cities team and creative lead to produce online resources and printed design collateral, shareable infographics for social media and attractive presentations for both layperson and specialist stakeholder audiences. 

Possible have secured funding to campaign to reduce private car dominance in cities, showing how achieving the big reductions in motor traffic needed to meet climate change targets will also dramatically improve health outcomes and quality of life for people living in cities, particularly in the most polluted areas. 

We are putting together a crack team to help make change happen in major cities in the UK, Paris and New York. Your number one job will be to make sure the Car Free Cities campaigns team are armed with the visuals they need to make local and city-level traffic, health and demographic data jump off the spreadsheet and stick in the minds of local community leaders, residents, workers, business owners, students and politicians. 

From helping our campaigners to prepare presentations for community events, to setting up and maintaining a data dashboard tracking emergency transport measures, you will play a central role in helping the widest possible audience understand why the status quo on city streets is no longer an option.

You will also have the opportunity to pitch for ad hoc additional work on other Possible projects and campaigns where appropriate. 

The day to day 

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Work with Possible’s Car Free Cities campaigns team, creative lead and our academic partners to develop the most effective design approaches to visually representing our data analysis

  • Work with Possible’s communications team, academic partners and web developers to set up and maintain an online data dashboard displaying comparative metrics for different cities, e.g. annual early deaths attributable to air pollution, km of protected cycle lanes, local levels of car ownership etc

  • Learn and use data visualization software packages able to automate and dynamically update graphic representation of real time API data feeds

  • Design brand-aligned base layer master maps for each of the cities we are working in, and add new layers as needed

  • Regularly produce new design assets to briefs co-developed with the Car Free Cities team, including online resources, print collateral, shareable infographics and animated graphs for social media, and attractive presentations for both layperson and specialist stakeholder audiences. 

  • Attend regular online meetings with the Car Free Cities campaigns team, the communications team and the wider Possible team, as well as monthly line management meetings

  • Assist team to research statistics and other information sources on local travel patterns, pollution and accident hot spots, problem rat runs etc

  • Proactively contribute your own ideas for impactful creative design collateral for the Car Free Cities campaign

  • Participate actively in maintaining a positive, supportive organisational culture at Possible

Person specification

Competencies can be demonstrated by both paid and voluntary experience.

Must haves

  • Strong portfolio of data visualisation work, including examples of maps

  • Experience and confidence in handling datasets and spreadsheets, including GIS

  • Basic research skills

  • Track record of delivering creative briefs on time and budget

  • Ability to take initiative and work independently, as well as part of a team

  • Commitment to Possible’s positive approach to climate campaigning and passionate about achieving climate justice

Nice to haves

  • Working knowledge of climate and transport issues

  • Familiarity with a range of data visualisation software platforms

  • Experience integrating live API data feeds into dynamic online visualisation portals

  • Experience of working with UK and international transport datasets

  • Examples of graphic design work on environmental or social justice themes

About Possible

Here at Possible, we have a vision for a low carbon Britain that has been built by and belongs to everybody.

To get there, we dream up projects, build tools and spread success stories to make sure everyone has the help and inspiration they need to play a role in tackling climate change. Our work cuts carbon, but because we work on cultural as well as technical levels, we get people talking about climate change action too. We want our projects to be positvely infectious, so it is always about more than just a solar panel here, or an LED there - it’s about groups of people working together to change the world.

Our Values

Inclusivity, trust and respect, creativity, shared ambition, positivity, caring and kindness, integrity and openness. 

These aren’t just buzzwords to make us feel warm and fuzzy, they are what guide our actions and our organisational culture. Away-days help to keep these values alive and we work together to keep our team as supported, empowered and cared for as possible. We’re run by a team of directors rather than one single CEO, and we’re committed to reducing hierarchy wherever possible.

We are committed to supporting people with marginalised identities who are under-represented in our organisation. If you have any questions about the job or how we do things at Possible before you apply, email the contact in the application pack on our website.

Workplace benefits include:

  • 25 days paid holiday pro rata (+ bank holidays and three days at Christmas)

  • Flexible working

  • Paid volunteer leave

  • Bike to work scheme

  • Use of office e-cargo bike if London based

  • Paid journey days for low carbon holiday travel 

  • Childcare vouchers

  • Good maternity and paternity leave

  • Employer pension contribution

  • Access to complementary Headspace account (mindfulness and meditation app)

  • Access to our workplace employee assistance programme, including free counselling sessions and financial advice

Refreshed on: 10 November 2020
Closed date: 23 November 2020
Job ref: Graphic Designer - DV&M
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