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£50,000 - £55,000



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Emma Head, Creative Development Director & Interim Recruitment Specialist

Emma Head

Creative Development Director & Interim Recruitment Specialist

Strategic Creative Lead

This global design consultancy is looking for a Strategic Creative Lead to work to play a key role within their global in-house agency. Working closely with their wide array of clients, you can engage clients with your creative vision, having the freedom to be truly innovative. You will be working as part of their leadership team within this internal agency that consists of UI/UX, motion, development, 3D and Immersive tech teams. Based ideally from their central Birmingham office 2 days per week/3 days remote, they also have other offices across Bristol, London and the North.

The Company

Our client is a global design consultancy, offering creative design and innovation services to internal and external clients on a national and global level. They work with high-profile organisations in the transport, defence, energy, and engineering sectors and work collaboratively to help their clients achieve their ambitions.

At the heart of the business sits their thriving in-house creative agency team, a highly talented and multidisciplinary team of 85 people across the UK and globally, providing expertise in graphic design, UX, UI design, digital development, 3D visualisation, motion, and immersive media. They provide a positive and progressive working culture with the opportunity to make a big impact, broaden your skills and build your own client relationships. They celebrate difference and understand how diversity benefits their team and work, and therefore actively encourage acceptance of differences within individuals, and are committed to equal employment opportunities.

The Role

As Strategic Creative Lead, you will be proactive in bringing ideas on how projects and the overall business can run more effectively, challenging creativity, processes and strategies and overall improving the quality and delivery of projects.

You will have tremendous scope for creativity and add greater value to the growing number of high-profile national and global accounts within the agency team. You will lead a wide variety of multi-disciplined design projects within architecture, engineering, and infrastructure. You will bring out the best in your colleagues through the design process by offering mentorship and design direction.

You will be overseeing and working with some of their global creative teams, looking at the work they create and adhering to their high creative standards and upskilling where there are gaps and thinking strategically if there can be ways of creating better processes and collaboration between teams.

When working with clients and taking a brief, you can expand the brief and explain to the client the various possible creative solutions that could be delivered against their brief, challenging the clients’ thinking and working alongside digital teams to deliver innovative multi-discipline solutions.

You may be leading the creative on an event, supporting the definition of a new customer experience, or having design input into a multi-discipline project from a branding perspective.

The role also involves quoting and scoping of the project and brief, working alongside Account Managers and Project Managers to aid the successful delivery of the projects.

They are rightly proud of the creative work they create and are looking to enter awards this year, so you will be an instrumental part of how they enter the awards and engage the team to be involved too.

About You

You enjoy thinking analytically and strategically about how projects can be taken to the next level, turning a good project into something brilliant that you can be proud of.

You consider yourself an innovator and problem solver and enjoy being empowered to challenge the brief and go over and above with your thinking. You communicate clearly and persuasively to clients and can engage with colleagues effectively at all levels.

You are calm under pressure and enjoy working on multiple projects concurrently.

You have led a team of Creatives and enjoy inspiring a team and getting the best out of them, leading by example.

You enjoy pitching for new work and can present confidently to clients, with a real focus on storytelling.

You have a portfolio that demonstrates your passion for multi-discipline design and ability to art direct an idea. This role is strategic and hands-on creatively across concepts and design, so you will need to have good design skills and a real passion for branding, typography and layout, which is evidenced in your portfolio.


  • 25 days paid annual leave + 8 bank holidays + option buy or sell additional leave
  • Contributory Pension Scheme – very generous company contribution
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Personal accident cover
  • Income Protection
  • Employee Well-Being Programme
  • Access to personal health, fitness, and nutrition consultants
  • Gym and Health Club discounts
  • Range of discounted rates on holidays and UK attractions and experiences
  • Bike 4 Work Scheme

This company is open to the background and experience of this individual, whether you are from a corporate or agency background, you must be involved at a senior or strategic level to be considered for this position.

Our client is committed to inclusion and diversity and welcomes applications from all persons, including those with a disability or long-term health condition, who meet the requirements of the job role

If you would like to apply, please send your CV and portfolio ASAP.

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