The Co-operative Academy of Manchester and Yes Manchester have an exciting opportunity for someone taking the first steps in establishing a graphic design or media business, to be based at The Hive in Blackley, North Manchester.

 

The Hive offers affordable, stylish and high specification office space for start-up businesses. Find out more about The Hive at www.hive.coop

We are looking to offer a significant level of support to a business to be based at The Hive.

 The successful applicant would be asked to design and undertake:

  • Newsletters
  • Prospectus
  • social media campaigns
  • internal signage
  • policy documents
  • other materials

 We would also ask the applicant, from time to time, to speak to our students about their business.

We believe this offer will help a talented designer develop a strong and successful business. The opportunity would be especially beneficial to a designer who was also interested in app development, web design and digital marketing.

 

The offer

  • Exclusive use of a free office pod at The Hive for 12 months.
  • 2 days a week guaranteed graphic design work from The Co-operative Academy of Manchester
  • Grant available to support setup costs (subject to conditions)
  • Business mentoring and support.

 

The benefits

  • Opportunity to build a portfolio and network with high spend organisations
  • Guaranteed income – a superb backbone to a fledgling freelancer or agency
  • Innovative and creative management who have vision and purpose
  • The chance to work with energetic and enthusiastic students
  • Fellowship and partnership with a socially conscious organisation

 

The person

  • Enterprising
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Creative
  • Innovative
  • Socially responsible
  • Committed
  • Energetic
  • Charismatic
  • Partnership led
  • Talented
  • Ambitious
  • Vision
  • Drive
  • Interested in young people’s futures
  • Co-operative

 

Next Steps

In the first instance we would like those interested to visit The Hive for an informal chat. Please contact Lee Davies at l.davies@cam.coop or 0161 795 3005 before 5pm on Wednesday 11 May 2016.

Serious applicants would be asked to give a presentation on Wednesday 18 May 2016. This would include:

  • A portfolio of their design work and talking through some projects from brief to execution
  • Their aspirations for their business
  • Their approach to customer service
  • Their approach to social responsibility