Careers

Elicyon has an experienced, highly qualified and dynamic team of Interior Designers, Architects, Technicans and Project Managers specialising in multiple aspects of design.


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Positions

Graphic Design Assistant

Overview:

The Graphic Design Assistant is to support the Creative Director in the production of graphic documents such as presentation templates and new business material as well as updating and maintaining branding material.

The Graphic Design Assistant must be quick to learn Elicyon’s brand guidelines, design ethos and have a can-do attitude.

The Graphic Design Assistant must have a good eye for design, great attention to detail and be able to complete tasks independently with supervision from Creative Director.

Key Competencies:

Leadership

To proactively drive tasks forward and to propose innovative solutions to problems encountered along the way.

Ownership

To manage all documentations, ensuring everything is correctly filed, links are correctly labelled and saved, deadlines are met.

Reliability

To have a strong work ethic and commitment required to assist in developing client presentations of the highest quality.

Creativity

To have good creative eye and to understand and embrace Elicyon’s style and design ethos.

Communication

To have excellent communication skills and professionally and confidently be able to liaise with branding agencies, printers and suppliers on behalf of Elicyon.

Management

To take responsibility for deadlines set by Creative Director in an organized and structured manner.

Quality Control

To have an excellent attention to detail and complete work to a high calibre with self-review to minimize errors.

Problem Solving

To have a solutions-based approach and an ability to resolve issues quickly and efficiently.

Attitude

To have a non-egotistical and hands-on approach.

Software Skills

To become fluent in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.

Core Values:

  • Commitment
  • Confidentiality
  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Flexibility
  • Positive Attitude
  • Strong Work Ethic
  • Hands-on Approach
  • Team Mentality

Experience & Background:

Degree in graphic design is preferred. The role is open to graduates if a relevant skill set can be demonstrated through an excellent portfolio.

Personal Assistant

Role Competencies:

  • Proactive self-starter: work on own initiative.
  • Hardworking, enthusiastic and diligent
  • Flexible and positive
  • Available as needed (company mobile phone provided)
  • Proficient in multi-tasking and completing tasks to a high standard and to tight deadlines.
  • Good planning and problem-solving skills
  • Discretion and maintain confidentiality.
  • Organized and efficient
  • Commitment to company working processes and systems & protocols

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Personal Assistant to the Director
  • Director level administrative support
  • Marketing and Press support

Key Responsibilities as Personal Assistant to the Director:

  • Providing full administrative support to the Director, including personal admin support.
  • Management of diary and contact list.
  • Booking and management of all travel itineraries including flights, taxis, accommodation, conferences and restaurants, both work and private.
  • Organizing networking and business development events hosted by the Director.
  • Supporting Director in responding to new business enquiries
  • Typing up minutes.
  • Issue and respond to emails on Director’s behalf
  • Booking and managing meeting rooms: meeting preparation, assisting in the preparation of materials and collateral for Directors client meetings
  • Assisting Director with purchase and delivery of thank you gifts, Christmas gifts, thank you responses
  • Monthly reconciliation of Directors expenses

Key Responsibilities as Director-level administrative support:

  • Assist with travel arrangements for Directors and team
  • Book taxis, hotels, printing boarding passes – working alongside the travel agent, where appropriate
  • Completion of expenses and other ad-hoc responsibilities
  • Lead the organising of office events and general support for event planning activities
  • Meeting preparation, assisting in the preparation of materials and collateral for client meetings lead by Director
  • Collateral send out and postage to support Directors. Organising posting and packaging

Marketing

  • Updating staff bio’s, headshot photography and team business cards
  • Assisting Director with Press responses
  • Managing social media for Studio
  • Support Director in responding to Press and Media related actions
  • Social media support (preferred but not necessary)

Cultural Competencies:

  • Passionate
  • Ambitious
  • Resilient
  • Collaborative
  • Compassionate

IT skills

  • Adobe Creative Suite (desirable but not necessary)
  • Microsoft Office Package
  • Experience of AV systems / conference call set up
  • Social media (desirable but not necessary)

Perks and Rewards

Benefits

Flexible Hours

You can flex your 8-hour working day around the core hours of 10 am to 5 pm, allowing for earlier or later starts to suit your travel, childcare, or lifestyle needs. Early birds can do an 8 am to 5 pm day (with an hour’s lunch break) or if you aren’t a morning person or want to have family time in the morning, you can do a 10 am to 7 pm day.


Flexible combo of Studio and Working from Home

We believe in a Studio-centric culture as our baseline. We believe that it enables us to design, collaborate and learn together most effectively. We do also see the merits in a combination of Studio and WFH. We foresee a gradual increase to 3 days in the Studio per week later in 2021. We shall then further increase to 4 days in the Studio per week (timing to be announced). We plan to maintain a minimum 1 day working from home for the coming months.


Annual Bonus

We operate an annual bonus scheme. We believe our team should be rewarded for doing a great job and contributing to the Studio's success. Whether to award a bonus and, if so, the amount, is decided by the company, in its discretion taking into account factors such as the company's performance in the year and the employee's performance against their objectives. Objectives are agreed and set by each employee and their line manager at the Annual Reviews each October. If due, the bonus is normally paid in November and May in two halves.


Pension Scheme

We encourage our team to save for their future and contribute over the minimum requirement. The minimum requirement from April 2019 is for an employee to contribute 4% and employer 3%, however, if you increase your contribution to 6%, we will increase ours from 3% and contribute 4%. We also allow the option to contribute your gross bonus towards your pension saving.


Mental wellbeing

We believe that looking after your mental health is as important as physical. We provide free access to a virtual therapist and counseling platform called Spill, which allows team members to use as and when they like. Access is kept confidential from any other team member; it is purely between the individual and the member of the Spill team.

Physical wellbeing = on site gym

We pay for a complimentary membership to the on-site gym for employees. It’s a fully equipped Nuffield Health gym with classes and fitness induction - located just a stone’s throw from The Studio in Kensington village.


Regular Team Bonding

We like celebrating things and going out together as a team - past years events have included a miniature golf tournament, our annual staff picnic and 'sports day', celebratory lunches on project completions, drinks and payday prosecco on the last Friday of each month. Throughout lockdown, we kept in touch with virtual quizzes and Patty & Bun burger making evenings!


Summer Fridays

To make the most of the English summer, we end the week early at 4.30 pm on Fridays in the Summer months of June, July and August.


Christmas Closure

Teamwide downtime! Subject to project workload, we close every year from Christmas to the first working day in the new year. This is in addition to your annual holiday allowance and averages to three to four days per year - call it our Christmas present to you!


The longer you stay, the more you can Holiday!

When you have a 21-day holiday allowance, once you have completed 2 years with us, you get 1 further day of holiday for each year completed, up to a total of 4 further days.


A trip to Paris on your 5th Anniversary

We are proud to have several team members who have been at Elicyon for 5 years or more. When (not if!) you get to that milestone, we will treat you to a trip to Paris. Two Eurostar tickets and two nights in a hotel for two during the week, with a couple of extra days of holiday thrown in for good measure to cover your time away!

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