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Working at BrightCarbon involves varied and rewarding work for clients, and a healthy approach to sharing our knowledge and time more widely. We value and empower staff to act with a high degree of autonomy, and default to being open and transparent in how we run things. We offer flexible working, and are also open to part-time working.

We offer a profit-sharing annual bonus, matched retirement plan contributions, generous paid vacation (25 days in the UK, 20 days in the USA), professional training and inspiration funding, an art budget, a paid volunteering day, and paid sabbaticals. For parents who qualify, we offer four-months’ paid (90%) maternity (or shared parental) leave. Oh, and everybody gets their birthday and Christmas Eve off as extra paid leave. In the US we also offer a full health and dental benefits package at no cost to staff.

BrightCarbon is an inclusive company and we welcome applicants of all backgrounds and identities. Candidates of any nationality; of black, white, Asian, or minority ethnic heritage; of any religious belief; of any working age; those with disabilities; and all members of the LGBTQ+ community are encouraged to apply to join our increasingly diverse team.

Details of any open vacancies appear below.

BrightCarbon careers
Full-time

Design Consultant

  • Manchester, Bristol, Remote
  • Salary: Salary £20k-£30k per year (depending on experience), pay reviews every six months, plus significant profit-share bonus scheme
  • Apply by: 19th Mar 2021
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BrightCarbon is a fast-growing business communications agency, based in Manchester, but with staff across the UK and in the USA. We help our clients with their presentations and eLearning, by taking their text-heavy content, and finding the right visuals and animations to tell their stories in ways that are compelling and persuasive.

We help our customers to launch their products, train their staff, and win big deals. Most of what we do is to create presentations and eLearning, but we also create motion graphics, infographics, and pretty much anything that uses our visual storytelling abilities. Check out the portfolio on our website for examples – we don’t use bullet points.

BrightCarbon is looking to recruit a new design consultant to work with a diverse global client-base. The majority of the role consists of designing the right visual sequences to effectively convey a client’s messages. Working alone or in a small team for each project, you will help translate what a client is trying to say into the right images, graphs, charts, and animated sequences to help get the point across clearly and beautifully.

In a business world where a lot of communication is done using PowerPoint, Keynote, and Google Slides, you will soon become fluent. You’ll get to work on a huge mix of projects – from informal explainer videos for new start-ups, to quick turnaround presentations and infographics for some of the world’s biggest companies and best-known brands, to sophisticated eLearning viewed by 1000s of people. You need to be comfortable with Photoshop and Illustrator. We’ll teach you presentation and eLearning software from scratch to an advanced level. Some of our designers work on Mac, and others on PC.

This is an unusual role. For the right candidate, this could be a brilliant opportunity to do varied and rewarding work with a high degree of autonomy, and as part of an interesting and transparent company. As well as a contributory pension, we offer a generous profit-share bonus scheme; individual training, art, and inspiration budgets; a ‘work from anywhere’ scheme; we offset our carbon and donate plenty of work for charities. Oh, and everybody gets their birthday and Christmas Eve off as extra paid leave. Each (regular) year we also send some of our team to design conferences in the USA and Europe – we know inspiration is important.

We are looking for a talented designer who thinks visually, works precisely, and who can make things look beautiful. We would expect you to have some real-world design experience, and a strong portfolio. Some of our design team have degrees in graphic design or animation – but others are self-taught; what we really care about is what you can do. If you want to work on six-month conceptual projects, this probably isn’t for you – our typical projects last weeks (or days) not months. We think that variety – and our collaborative culture – keeps things interesting. Because we’ve been growing fast, there’s a real chance to make progress in your career too.

The right sort of person will be fast and accurate, enjoy working on a range of projects, and be comfortable working with others. You probably have a creative side outside of work – be that in a quirky hobby or an unusual interest.

This job could (eventually) be based out of our Manchester (Northern Quarter) or Bristol (Old Market) office, but for the right candidate we’ll be flexible on location. As long as the work gets done (well) – we don’t much care if it is done from home or the local coffee shop, as long as clients are happy. Not every great candidate lives – or wants to live – in a major city. We organise co-working space or office shares for our staff in a number of towns and cities. A significant proportion of the company’s work is outside of the UK and while most of this is delivered remotely, some national and international travel may (one day) be required.

BrightCarbon is an inclusive company and we welcome applicants of all backgrounds and identities. Candidates of any nationality; of black, white, Asian, or minority ethnic heritage; of any religious belief; of any working age; those with disabilities; and all members of the LGBTQ+ community are encouraged to apply to join our increasingly diverse team.

To apply, please send your DESIGNED CV IN PDF FORMAT via our email address careers @ brightcarbon.com (without the spaces) with a link to your portfolio.

Again as a ‘Word’ of warning – if it seems like you really don’t care what your CV looks like, we won’t interview you. Please don’t send huge attachments (5MB limit). Mark your applications for Joby Blume’s attention.

Full-time

Communication Consultant (Life Sciences)

  • Manchester, Bristol, Remote
  • Salary: £22.5k - £30k per annum starting salary, pay reviews every six months, plus significant profit-share bonus scheme
  • Apply by: 25th Mar 2021
Apply now

BrightCarbon is a fast-growing business communications agency, based in Manchester, but with staff across the UK (and in the USA).

BrightCarbon helps sales and marketing teams create effective sales tools, and learning and development teams create effective training material. Mostly that means presentations and eLearning, but it can also mean motion graphics, infographics, or anything that uses our visual storytelling abilities. These tools really work – we help our customers to launch their products, win big pitches, train their staff, and grow their businesses. We use images and animations to make sure that the things we create are compelling. See our website – www.brightcarbon.com – for examples; it’s not what you think.

BrightCarbon is looking to recruit a new consultant to work with a diverse global client-base, but with a particular focus on our clients in life science industries. Clients range from household names to start-ups; and across sectors including medical diagnostics, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, but also IT, software, construction, facilities management, insurance, and financial services.

There are three parts to the role.

A large part of the role consists of working with clients to help clarify, edit, and refine their messages to improve the stories they tell. This involves understanding what clients are trying to say, asking the right questions to strengthen their arguments, shaping and editing ideas to bring proper structure, and finally gaining agreement from the client to your version of their story.

Another part of the role consists of thinking of the right visual sequences to effectively convey a client’s messages. That means taking a written message and – working with a designer – coming up with ideas for visuals and animations that convey that message in a way that helps explain what the client is trying to say.
Finally, the role involves handling communication with clients and coordination of work internally. This means coordinating with designers to make sure that work gets done on time, and that clients are delighted.

The work is extremely varied, but mostly involves listening to and improving arguments, and understanding material and finding ways to explain it to others. A wide range of projects helps to keep the work extremely fresh – you get to learn about something new most weeks.

A significant proportion of the company’s work is outside of the UK, and while most of this is delivered remotely, some national and international travel may (one day) be possible.

In addition to working directly with clients on projects, opportunities exist for consultants at BrightCarbon to contribute in areas such as content marketing, training delivery, and account development.

This isn’t a job that anyone could do all of immediately – full and extensive training will be given. The successful candidate will quickly become an exceptional communicator, and expert in elements of business communication. A high-level of responsibility will be given from an early stage. Then, if we like you, we’ll invest in you.

For the right candidate we’ll be flexible on location. Of course things will be ‘remote’ to start with, but we’re used to working that way, and have never insisted staff work from offices. As long as the work gets done (well) – we don’t much care if it is done from our office in Manchester, from our office in Bristol, from home, or from the local coffee shop (one day). This job can be done from anywhere in the country. We organise co-working space or office shares for a number of our staff. We offer flexible working, and are also open to part-time working.

BrightCarbon is an inclusive company and we welcome applicants of all backgrounds and identities. Candidates of any nationality; of black, white, Asian, or minority ethnic heritage; of any religious belief; of any working age; those with disabilities; and all members of the LGBTQ+ community are encouraged to apply to join our increasingly diverse team.

We are looking for a strong analytical thinker, who has the ability to grasp ideas quickly, and who thinks visually. You will have a relevant degree – biology, biochemistry, biomedical sciences, physiology, or similar. You might well be one of the brightest people you know (you probably got some A*s or As at A-level) – and unsure where to look for a job that’s genuinely interesting. You may have been considering teaching – you like explaining things – but decided not to work in the classroom.

The right person will be intelligent, a good listener, and like learning about new things. This role would suit somebody who can work independently, juggle work to meet deadlines, and who wants a chance to progress rapidly in their career. You should be comfortable talking to new people, asking questions, and making suggestions. Working well with others – both colleagues and clients – is important for this role.

It might be an advantage if you have a creative side – be that in art, film, photography, music, or even just a quirky hobby. Strong attention to detail is also important. If you feel the urge to remove misplaced apostrophes, and have been known to spend too long thinking about arguments that others consider pointless, then BrightCarbon might be for you.

As well as a contributory pension, we offer a generous profit-share bonus scheme; individual training, art, and inspiration budgets; a ‘work from anywhere’ scheme; we offset our carbon and donate plenty of work to charities. Oh, and everybody gets their birthday and Christmas Eve off as extra paid leave.

To apply, please send your curriculum vitae with covering letter to careers (at) brightcarbon.com (without the spaces) with Communication Consultant (Life Sciences focus) in the subject line. Address your cover letter to Joby Blume. Spending a bit of time tailoring what you send for this particular role will greatly increase your chances of being called for interview.

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