Creative Director

  • Job Reference: 00073430-1
  • Date Posted: 13 May 2022
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Basingstoke, Hampshire
  • Salary: £50,000 to £60,000
  • Sector: Sales & Marketing
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Role: Creative Director (Creative Agency)
Salary: £50-60k per annum
Location: Basingstoke, Hampshire
Permanent, Full Time Hybrid working (split between home and office)
What are we looking for?

A new Creative Director to boost the continued growth of this exciting and dynamic creative agency based in Basingstoke.
They proudly deliver projects for an impressive range of clients both internally and externally and as their new Creative Director, you will own the creative output, devouring new briefs and delivering top notch work for many of those clients.
Come rain or shine, you’ll be bursting with creative concepts and endless enthusiasm visualising your bright ideas across all channels and platforms.
You’ll demonstrate shining leadership and people skills, developing the creative team under your watch and refining the agency’s creative approach as you go.
Being a small business means there is stacks of scope for you to make this role your own and in fact they will welcome individuality and uniqueness from this person.
Working closely with the two founders you will be contributing to the bigger picture, creating engaging campaigns that deliver effective results. You’ll be leading on pitches alongside their comms consultants and bringing your own knowledge and experience to adapt campaigns across multiple channels, sharing in the successful delivery of briefs to delight the clients.
The company

They provide the perfect place for an enthusiastic individual to flourish. As a growing agency, they’ve been delighting clients with bold and brave work for over 10 years and can boast a great pipeline of work from networks, connections, referrals and repeat business.
Having developed impactful comms campaigns, exceptional employee engagement initiatives, and creative brand and website development for a bumper crop of businesses and organisations like Ocado, Roche, NHS, PPL, KP Snacks and many more.

Recent projects they are super-proud to have supported are public bodies through the incredibly challenging response to COVID-19, including the NHS, local authorities and fire services.
More on the role

You’ll be adaptable across external and internal channels, websites, video and animation (and more) for clients and budgets big and small across various sectors and industries
You’ll be the creative lead on projects and pitches with a strategic and conceptual approach
You’ll love presenting ideas to clients and have the ability to articulate your ideas in forms of scamps and storyboards
You’ll take a project from brief stage right through to delivery, leading a team while also mucking in where needed
You’ll demonstrate your ability to fly solo and make important decisions that are aligned to our culture
You’ll lead our design team, helping them to do their best work. You’ll inspire them and support their career development
You’ll guide other members of the team too, including our comms consultants and project managers
You’ll be happy to help shape and improve internal processes  What you’ll receive in return

Flexible hours and working
22 days paid holiday plus bank holidays
Salary £50-£60,000 per annum
An extra day off for your birthday
As a custom and practise we close over the Christmas / New Year period
Access to Perkbox
And you get to work with all of us lovely people  Your attributes

A friendly and approachable nature
A natural curiosity and a desire to always know more
An ability to develop and maintain relationships that inspire trust and respect
The confidence and capability to contribute towards original and imaginative ideas
Organised, hard-working and calm under the pressure of busy agency life
A diligent eye for detail and an ability to see the bigger picture
Passionate about all things creative, eager, ambitious and a great team player
Experience of leading a team and conducting 121’s
Ensure regular training needs are identified to support progression and learning
Proven track record in coaching and motivation
Strong communication skills
Commercial acumen and awareness
Ability to recognise problems and areas for improvement
A fundamental understanding of comms challenges  What's important to them

The ability pitch, present to and grow clients
Experience in a senior creative role in a similar agency environment
A portfolio full of previous projects and experience representing delivery of comms and campaigns across all channels and mediums
Excellent communication skills translating your ideas and inspiring clients
A proven track record of leading a team to deliver a project from start to finish