(MDXSU) Graphic Designer Football Beyond Borders


Middlesex University
1 Month
4 Hours per week
Smart Casual




This job is part of the Middlesex University Students’ Union’s Community Placement Scheme and is only available to current students of Middlesex University. The scheme has been established to ensure students are paid London Living Wage (£10.55) to put your studies or interests to use practically on placements whilst helping the local community. The scheme is designed to boost student employability and increase collaboration within Barnet and beyond.
We would recommend visiting www.mdxsu.com/community-placements before submitting any applications.

Organisation description

FBB is an education charity which uses football as an engagement tool to support young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. Our mission is to use football to create a more equal and inclusive society in which young people from low income backgrounds have the opportunity to develop the skills, attitude and character to succeed in education, work and public life.

Our vision is for all young people regardless of their background to feel valued, confident and empowered to become active citizens and achieve their goals and for society to provide the opportunities for them to do so.
Creative input will be required throughout the placement, focusing on deciphering Football Beyond Borders’ current brand guidelines and utilising it in a contemporary fashion that will engage with its audiences. You will create templates for social media content and help ideate the digital output on campaigns or events that FBB may have. You may be responsible for designing roller banners and leaflets for such events if they do come up.

The role is very skills dependent, and there is flexibility with the type of input that you will be expected to have. FBB as a young social enterprise will be seeking someone who is both open to suggestions, and open to providing suggestions. You will be part of a passionate team and immersed in a creative learning environment, with opportunities to learn from those around you.

• Ability to work effectively under pressure and to tight deadlines
• A current student of Middlesex University’
• Confidence in creative input to redesigning online content
• Strong organisational skills and the ability to prioritise and plan a workload effectively
• Experience and skills in graphic design and competence with the Adobe Suite, particularly Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign
• Creative and resourceful when creating promotional material
• Competence in using appropriate software
• Proactive and determined
• Flexible approach to engaging with a young social enterprise


• Experience in similar roles desired but not essential
• Basic marketing knowledge
• Experience in digital content production & utilising social media
Unit 4, Warwick House, Overton Rd, Brixton, London SW9 7JP
How to apply

Please note the deadline for this application is 3rd October. Please upload your CV to this application, and send your portfolio to communitypartnerships@mdxsu.com alongside a cover letter answering the following questions (300 words max per question):
1. Why are you the perfect candidate for this placement?
Demonstrate your skills by giving examples from your previous roles and describe how this experience has allowed you to develop each of the skills listed. Please refer to 'experience and skills' section.

2. Why is this experience important to you?
Tell us about how this role will support your personal development, develop your skills, complement your studies and/or benefit you in the future. Talk about your aspirations for the future and how you think this placement role could benefit the community, as a result why it is important for you to be involved.

3. Are you currently a student at Middlesex University? If so, what course and year of study are you undertaking?
Candidates will be shortlisted based on cover letter and portfolio.

Further Information
We will be completing the shortlisting process as soon as possible following the closing date, and aim to let you know as soon as possible. Please note however that due to the number of applications that the students’ union receives for placement opportunities, we are unable to offer personal feedback on applications. If you need any additional information or if you would like to speak to someone about your application please contact the Community Partnership Coordinator, Sally Bernard, at s.bernard@mdx.ac.uk or 020 84115009.