We are looking for an exceptional Graphic Designer to join our team!

Title: Graphic Designer

Location: Remote (in-person during events)  

Reports to: Head of Communications 

Salary: Competitive, dependent on experience 

Hours: Full time  

Deadline: 7th June 2024


EduSpots is a UK and Ghanaian registered NGO which connects, trains, and equips local volunteers to drive sustainable community-led change through education centres named ‘Spots’. Together, we are creating a movement of community-based educators.

Since 2016, through working with over 300 local volunteers named ’Catalysts’, we have supported nearly 50 communities in creating community-led education spaces (libraries) named ‘Spots’, with an aim to move them towards our ‘Dream Spot Model’ which engages an estimated 10,000 learners annually. 

We create collaborative and innovative learning opportunities through our Ignite Programme, which leads to the creation and leadership of community-led EcoSTEM, EduLit, EduKidz, and Ignite Equity clubs led by our community-based Catalysts across multiple regions in Ghana, alongside wider leadership development programmes for Catalysts and staff. 

We are moving through an exciting period of innovation and growth, recently launching both our EduSpots app to support the effective delivery of our programmes and educational model, alongside a wider roll-out of digital devices and learning opportunities across the network. 

We won the Tes International Award in 2018, and were a finalist for the Theirworld Innovation Prize in 2023. In 2021 our Founder was a Finalist in The Varkey Foundation’s Global Teacher Prize. Visit www.eduspots.org for further information.

About this role

The full-time Graphic Designer will 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 Graphic Designer 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.

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.

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 recruitment@eduspots.org by 7th June 2024 with a hope to meet shortlisted candidates for a first-round interview shortly thereafter. 

For further information please see www.eduspots.org or contact us at recruitment@eduspots.org. 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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