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Ashgate Hospice > Vacancies > Graphic Designer (Middleweight)

About the role  

As the Graphic Designer within the marketing and communications team, you will be joining Ashgate at an exciting time. With a new brand identity, you will support its implementation across the organisation including our care and retail settings. 

You will play a vital role in our high-performing marketing and communications team, and be working alongside all of our teams across the organisation, both clinical and non-clinical, on a wide range of projects, from digital fundraising appeals to workwear. 

The responsibilities include:  

  • Leading and managing design projects across the organisation 
  • Supporting our increased use of digital platforms to reach our target audiences 
  • Leading in the development of new and creative designs to promote our work 
  • Liaising with external companies 
  • Working to make our communications as accessible as possible, so more people can get the help they need 
  • Implementing our new brand identity and being a brand ambassador. 


Ashgate Hospice is based in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, although this role is able to be carried out remotely and will require limited travel to our sites based in North Derbyshire. 

To get full details on what the role includes, please read the attached Job Description or call the recruiting manager for an informal chat. 

About you:  

You will have graphic design experience, experience designing for digital and social platforms, and confidence in leading design projects, managing your own workload and managing competing priorities. You will have impeccable attention to detail, as well as being very creative and interested in emerging design trends. 

Skills and experience required;  

  • At least two years graphic design experience 
  • Excellent design skills, with significant experience in print and digital design and photo-editing 
  • Excellent understand and experience of using Adobe software, particularly Illustrator InDesign 
  • Ability to work to deadlines and manage your own workload. 


What next:  

If you would like to find out more about the role, please contact Cat Maddy, Head of Marketing and Communications at 

Please visit our website and social media accounts or listen to our podcast “The Life and Death Podcast” to get a feel for what it is like to be part of the Ashgate team and gain an understanding of the people we support. 

Any candidate who identifies themselves as disabled will be shortlisted if they meet the essential criteria for the role.  Essential criteria can be found in the job description and person specification for the role. 

To apply, please download an application form from our website and return it to 

If you are shortlisted for an interview, you will usually receive an invitation a minimum of 48 hours before the day of the interview. If you have received no response within two weeks of the closing date, your application will have been unsuccessful on this occasion. If successful, you will be required to have an enhanced level DBS check carried as part of the conditional pre-employment checks. For more information, please refer to the candidate assistant notes. 

As a provider of CQC regulated activity, it is a legal requirement that all employees  or workers engaged with the Hospice and have direct or incidental patient contact  are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 from 1st April 2022. For more information please visit the candidate assist notes available on the ‘Our vacancies’ page of our website.