Design Support Officer

Bristol Design

Job Description

Full Time, Permanent

Are you highly organised and professional with an eye for design? Would you like a career in the creative industry? This is a rare opportunity to join Bristol City Council’s in-house visual design team in a junior role.

What you will achieve in a typical week

This is a unique role in the team with your time split between operational tasks and routine design work. Typical tasks include:

What the team does

Bristol Design support a range of council teams, by providing appropriate printed and digital materials to make sure they can communicate clearly with people. The services we support include sustainable travel, regeneration, museums, culture and public health.

How do I apply?

If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please select the apply button below.

To be shortlisted for interview you’ll need to demonstrate how you meet each of the essential criteria in the Person Specification within the Further Information section of your application. On occasion we will receive high numbers of applications, we may then shortlist against the desirable criteria along with the essential criteria, so if you can, please demonstrate how you meet this in your application.

Additional information

Please see Job Description for further information. Your response must include a written statement outlining how you meet the Person Specification, including an understanding of working in design teams (visuals may be supplied).

For further information, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification or alternatively, please contact Jack Smith [email protected]

At Bristol City Council, we value having a workforce as diverse as the city we serve. We therefore welcome, develop and promote people from all sections of the community. Appointments will be made on merit.

Required skills

We are looking for someone to join the creative team at the heart of the council, who has the following skills and experience:


We offer excellent professional support including:

Opportunities for career progression including our Stepping Up leadership development programme, which aims to unlock potential and develop talented future leaders from under-represented groups and support them to contribute to a more diverse leadership landscape.

Why Bristol City Council?

At Bristol City Council, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high-profile organisation. For the majority of our roles hybrid working arrangements are available, giving teams the opportunity to work in a way that suits them, balancing service need and individual choice – mixing both home and office working.

Join us and you’ll receive an excellent rewards package including flexible working and flexitime, membership of the Local Government Pension scheme, and a generous annual leave allowance. In addition, you’ll be working in a supportive environment where you’ll have the chance to make Bristol a better place and contribute to its future.