03/07/2017

Careers | Graphic Designer

Employer: Watford Football Club
Job Title: Graphic Designer
Salary: TBC depending on experience 
Location: Watford Football Club – Vicarage Road Stadium
Contract Type: Permanent
Passport/Visa: Must be eligible to work in the UK

Watford Football Club is currently looking to recruit a Graphic Designer to provide a key resource within a small team of Graphic Designers, working closely with other members of the Communications, Events & Marketing, Media Relations & Ticketing functions – all of which fall under the wider team structure.  

The purpose of the job is to work to tight and occasionally seemingly unfeasible deadlines in an exciting, fast-paced, relentless and volatile environment – while all the time keeping a positive demeanour and can-do attitude to the forefront of the mind.

Key duties will include but are not limited:

•    To create and deliver design/artwork that communicates Watford FC to best effect to a wide-range of audiences - including fans, the wider local community, business clients, external media and other audiences as necessary.
•    To liaise with all departments to understand their requirements and ideas and provide design solutions.
•    To manage the overall design process - from initial ideas and concepts to completion of final product, ensuring designs are completed within set timescales.
•    To build and maintain relationship with printers, ensuring the best quality and price.
•    To help in the managing and updating of the Watford FC brand guidelines, ensuring any artwork designed adheres to them.
•    To research latest design trends and fashions to enable Watford FC material to be at the cutting-edge of the football industry in its look & feel.

The successful candidate will enjoy working as part of a team, be enthusiastic, hardworking, and be flexible to the requirements of the position and the business.

Applicants should ideally live local to Watford and be UK/EU residents or non-residents with a valid UK work permit and ideally have experience working within a similar role. 

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required


Essential: 

It is expected that the jobholder will be confident and have the relevant experience:

•    In using Adobe Creative Suite software; specifically Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects
•    In using other basic computer software such as Microsoft Office suite
•    Have excellent communication skills
•    Have excellent organisational and time management skills
•    The ability to work effectively under own initiative and also as a member of a team
•    Hands on approach with a can do attitude 
•    Ability to multi task in a fast pace ever changing environment 
•    Ability to remain calm under pressure.
•    Ability to anticipate and prioritise workload

Desirable: 

It would be desirable if the jobholder had experience of:

•    Photography; typically human portrait and still image work
•    An understanding of the print process, from screen to page
•    This role may have contact with children and it is therefore required by law to have a DBS Enhanced Criminal Record Check with children’s barred list check

Approach to work:

•    Pro-active inter-team working is essential at Watford FC, so a collaborative and progressive approach will always be highly valued

Application process


1.    Please contact Gayle Clarke at gayle.clarke@watfordfc.com for an application form 

2.    Please send completed application form, cover letter detailing why you would be suitable for the role and CV via email to gayle.clarke@watfordfc.com or by post to Gayle Clarke, Watford Football Club, Vicarage Road, Watford, WD18 OER

Closing date for applications 12noon, July 12, 2017

Interviews to be held week commencing July 17, 2017 
 
Watford Football Club is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

First Team 02/07/2017

Femenía | “I Come Here To Give Everything”

Kiko Femenía says he’ll be giving nothing short of his best every time he pulls on his new Watford shirt.

The Spanish right-back was giving his first interview to the watfordfc.com cameras after signing a four-year contract with the Hornets.

“I’m extremely happy to be here in this great club. I hope the team has a very good season and hopefully I can do the same,” said the 26-year-old.

“I came here first of all because it’s a new, unique experience. It’s a chance that not every player has, to play in England.

“I come here to give everything I have and to do my best.”

Having spent the past two years at Alavés, Femenía has come up against some of the world’s finest and played in last month’s Copa del Rey final against Barcelona.

The former Spain youth international now hopes to use that experience to his and the club’s advantage during the forthcoming Premier League campaign.

“I’m privileged enough to have played against the best teams in the world in Barcelona and Real Madrid,” he said.

“When you play against them you learn a lot. It’s completely different here but I want to adapt myself and use my experience from there in this league.

“My ambition is to play as many minutes as possible in the team, to help the team finish as high as possible and to have a great season.”

To watch the full interview with Femenía click on the FREE video above.