Digital Design Specialist (Maternity Cover - FTC)

£25,000 - £30,000

Our UK Campaign Marketing team we are recruiting for a Digital Design Specialist to assist for maternity cover. We are looking for someone with an open and entrepreneurial mindset to join the fun and collaborative team based in Newcastle. If this sounds like a fantastic opportunity, then we would love to hear from you.

Working Mon – Fri, 09:00 -17:30, the ideal candidate is a creative self-starter with a broad understanding of the digital marketing mix and a proven track record in delivering digital creative content. We offer a dynamic position in a multi-disciplined marketing team with high focus on producing engaging, creative content and to support our digital campaigns.

You will be responsible for the creative design & production, assisting the delivery of marketing campaigns, ensuring all output meets the DFDS brand guidelines. Reporting to the Campaign Manager, you will be tasked with the creation of assets supporting our digital distribution channels: Web, e-mail, social, display. Acting as route creative content lead, driving the strategy for destination, onboard and inspirational content. Whilst supporting the delivery of brand marketing campaigns, we would like you to maintain and develop external relationships, writing photography and videography briefs for external agencies and managing on-site shoots.

We are looking for someone who has a minimum of 1 years’ experience, in a comparable creative / content role and is comfortable working independently, using their initiative, as well as collaborating within a team environment. An excellent digital design and creative skillset, with an emphasis particularly for digital assets such as web, emails, infographics, video and social. Proven experience with InDesign, Photoshop Illustrator and full Adobe creative suite is a must.

Naturally, excellent organisational skills are needed for this role, along with established project management capability. This combined with tremendous communication skills, both verbal and written, as we would like you to be able to demonstrate your experience of influencing at stakeholder level and taking a methodical, balanced approach to decision making. A marketing or design-based qualification is desirable.

So, if you are someone who shows creativity and flexibility combined with the ability to manage multiple stakeholders and projects, then please get in touch!


Now about what we can give you. You’ll be able to access some fantastic benefits such as:


  • Life assurance cover
  • Contributory company pension scheme
  • Free ferry travel for up to 4 guests between Dover and Calais / Newcastle and Amsterdam with no limit on trips
  • Full employee assistance programme including:
  • Proactive financial, emotional, mental, and physical health care support including face to face counselling, fast 24/7 access to a GP, a second medical opinion and legal support for colleagues and their family
  • Huge range of retail discounts from high street and online retailers
  • Cashback on health care including dental, optical, physiotherapy, prescriptions, specialist consultations and much more
  • Access to Thrive, our award-winning Wellbeing platform
  • Access to mental health first aid and opportunity to join support webinars with a focus on all areas of positive wellbeing


Who We Are…. DFDS provides shipping and transport services in Europe, generating annual revenues of EUR 1.9bn. To over 8,400 freight customers, we deliver high performance and superior reliability through shipping and port terminal services, and transport and logistics solutions. For six million passengers, we provide safe overnight and short sea ferry services. Our 10,000 employees are located on ships and in offices across more than 20 countries. DFDS was founded in 1866, is headquartered in Copenhagen, and listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen.  In the UK, DFDS prides itself on having signed the Armed Forces Covenant and membership of the Apprenticeship Diversity Champions Network.  We have just been added to the CILT top 30 Logistics Providers List!

Interested? Apply now!   If you’re looking for a varied role and have a desire to work in one of Northern Europe’s leading shipping and logistics company, please send us across your CV!



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Newcastle , UK


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