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Placement description for Graphic Designer position

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About us

Merseyside Expanding Horizons Ltd was registered in June 1999 as a Society for the benefit of the community under the Industrial and Provident Societies Acts 1965-1978. The Society has developed from Expanding Horizons, a partnership which since 1998 has been successfully running and delivering projects which support social inclusion and develop innovation and best practice within social inclusion

Merseyside Expanding Horizons brings together Merseyside based voluntary, private and public sector agencies to promote and generate multi agency and cross sector working around key issues relevant to social inclusion through formal, non-formal and informal activities. This is on a local, regional, national and European level.

MEH is recognised by many public and voluntary sector bodies as a key influence in promoting social inclusion on Merseyside and has gathered a reputation as a competent, effective voluntary sector organisation, a ´safe pair of hands´ which without bias has used the funding available to it to support a wide range of innovative projects which promote social inclusion. 

  • Degree, diploma or experience related to graphic design, communication, marketing and social media, or equivalent
  • To work on development of logos, flyers, newsletters and handbooks.  
  • To update MEH social media and newsletters
  • To suggest improvements strategies as a means of increasing engagement and traffic of our website.

Personal and professional attributes


  • Ability to work on Illustrator, Photoshop, In-Design
  • A results-driven mind-set as well as a strong sense of curiosity and the desire to learn and get better every day.
  • Self-motivated, flexible, effective, result-oriented, attentive to details.
  • Ability to communicate in English, especially in text production (French will be an asset)
Previous experience
  • Experience with content creation and editorial development: logos, flyers, newsletters and handbooks. (video-making and editing will be an asset)
  • From Monday to Thursday 9.30am – 5pm
  • Friday 9.30am – 4pm
  • Exceptionally working during the weekend or evenings if required
We offer
  • Opportunity to work in an international organisation and in an intercultural environment. 
  • Transport: one bike (including helmet and lock) and a monthly bus pass
  • Meals: Lunches
  • Occasional project meetings abroad: accommodation, travel and food are provided by MEH
  • Commitment: Minimum 6 months

MEH strives to be an equal opportunities employer. MEH is committed to equality of opportunity and to non-discrimination for all job applicants and employees, and we seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce regardless of gender, race, religious beliefs, nationality, ethnic/national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.


CV and Cover Letter to be sent to Anna Bellan, Transnational Program Manager:                       Email: annabellan@expandinghorizons.co.uk   

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POST: Community Employment Specialist (St Helens or Birkenhead) 

SALARY: £21,176 - £27,534 p.a.    HOURS: 37.5 per week    

CONTRACT: Fixed term until 31/08/11 funded by Journey to Employment 

CLOSING DATE: 27st April 2017 - INTERVIEW DATE: 03rd May 2017  

REF NO: J2E2017 

Merseyside Expanding Horizons is a Third Sector support organisations which delivers and manages social inclusion projects in partnership with organisations across Merseyside and Europe

Journey to Employment is an innovative project which supports people with disabilities with job search and accessing employment opportunities through peer led Job Clubs and one to one support.

An exciting vacancy has arisen for 2 Community Employment Specialists (1 in St Helens and 1 in Birkenhead) to work with unemployed people with disabilities, local employers and also members of the community who volunteer as mentors.

The Community Employment Specialist will be responsible for coordinating activity on the programme in their respective area, including Job Clubs, Employment Hub sessions, Employer Engagement, and in work support.

The role demands that successful applicants will have experience in supporting people into employment, delivering training and working with employers. Personal experience of disability or an in depth knowledge of disability is desirable too. The post holder will be working in one of the 2 areas, and will need to be self-motivated and able to meet targets.

MEH is committed to employing a workforce which reflects the diversity of our local community. Individuals with disabilities and those from minority ethnic communities are particularly encouraged to apply.

To apply and/or for more information and/or an informal discussion about the post please contact Joe Hemington Assistant Chief Executive, Merseyside Expanding Horizons.

Email: joehemington@expandinghorizons.co.uk

Tel. 0151 330 0552


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