Head of Creative

Job title : Head of Creative
Location : Birmingham, Birmingham, England
Job-type : Permanent
Salary : £45,000 - £50,000
Contact : Anna Smith
Reference : AS-5924

Are you a Senior Creative, with experience leading a team of multi-disciplinary Designers? If you are looking for a new, permanent opportunity, and can work in Birmingham a min of 3 days per week (2 days remote), please have a read below. The role comes with a salary of £45k-£50k (with the potential to progress, once in post, to £55,750), 40 days holiday, 2 onsite nurseries, a fantastic pension, a positive culture, amazing environment and a growing, talented team to lead.

Our Client

Our client is an in-house agency, sitting just outside Birmingham. The agency is structured with an established Account Management team, various levels and leanings of Content Creators, a Proof Reader/Editor, a Production Assistant and a tech print team. The workplace is really energising and inspiring and the team is a motivated and talented team of Designers who have individual leanings in print, film, animation, digital.

The projects are very varied, across very different areas of the business and in themselves (events, social, digital, film, 3D, exhibition, integrated campaigns and more). This role reports to the Agency Director and leads a team of nine.

Summary of Role

A hands-on role proactively developing and inspiring innovative multi-media channel creative solutions across digital, social media, film, motion, photography, design and print which exceed client expectations and drive business growth, with a focus on expanding their digital offering. This role will create concepts across promotional, advertising and branding campaigns through a range of mediums, bringing together a mix of marketing expertise and business understanding. The role will approach client briefs agnostically.

As a member of the leadership team, the role leads a team of creative Content Producers, and your role will inspire others, taking creative to a new level and form dynamic ideas that connect with all types of audiences to deliver the best multi-channel creative experience.

About You

  • A degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant area, plus significant relevant workplace experience in creative direction

  • Significant proven experience working on creative direction and concepts in advertising, marketing, film/media production or design sectors, either in an agency or corporate setting

  • Significant demonstrative digital, media, film, design experience, particularly with, but not limited to web, social and emerging technologies. You don’t have to have crafted in all these areas but will be able to storyboard and direct

  • Ability to create innovative concepts and vision for others to work on, while remaining open to other’s ideas

Skills/Attributes required:

  • Must be a creative and strategic thinker

  • Well-connected externally across the creative industry and uses these connections to drive creative thinking and innovation internally

  • Keen awareness of current multi-media channel trends and technology awareness

  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and confident presentation skills order to pitch ideas to clients or explain their ideas to members of the creative team

  • Brilliant interpersonal and communication skills

  • Have in-depth knowledge of brand development and multi-media channel marketing models

  • Strong creative vision with an understanding of business objectives

  • Able to think creatively with agility under time pressure

  • Highly skilled with leading a team of creative talent

  • Strong ability to proactively manage multiple projects simultaneously at pace whilst maintaining strict attention to detail

  • Strong leadership skills in order to hire, develop and oversee the creative team

  • Agile, pro-active, problem-solving attitude

  • Experience in championing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in own work area

  • Ability to monitor and evaluate the extent to which equality and diversity legislation, policies, procedures are applied

  • Ability to identify issues with the potential to impact protected groups and take appropriate action

To apply for the role of Head of Creative, please send your cv and portfolio to me as soon as you can!