Farringdon, Greater London (Hybrid)
£48,000 per year
Contract, 9 Month Fixed Term Contract, Full-time
Job description

Do you want to play a vital role in an organisation which stands up for children? Then join us as Creative Lead for a (9) nine-month FTC. 

About Us

Save the Children exists to help every child get the chance of a future they deserve.

In more than 100 countries, including the UK, we make sure children stay safe, healthy, and learning – finding new ways to reach children who need us most, no matter where they are growing up. For over a century, we have stood up for children's rights and made sure their voices are heard.  With children, for children, we change the future for good.

Job Purpose

As a Creative Lead in our newly formed agile marketing model, you will be pivotal in shaping the creative direction of our mass marketing and, alongside the Director of Brand and Creative, maintaining the highest level of creative excellence through innovative and brand inspiring assets.

The role sits in the Brand and Creative team in the Fundraising and Marketing Division. Our purpose is to inspire, motivate and mobilise both existing and new supporters to create positive change for children. Day today, you will be responsible for the overall creative output of our new marketing squads, both as generating and developing ideas and shaping creative work from agencies and our internal Creative team. In addition, you will:

  • Review and analyse the success of our content output with the Director of Brand and Creative, applying these evaluation insights in the development of our future creative proposals
  • Define emerging trends both at home and abroad and test fresh approaches to ensure our brand remains culturally relevant
  • Proactively seek new creative partners, build and maintain relationships with prospective agencies, contemporary artists and freelance talent
  • Foster a culture of creativity and innovation within the team

To be successful, you will have demonstrable success delivering creative concepts to a client brief with a sound understanding of how audience profiles influence communications products. Strong presentation skills and the ability to ‘pitch' innovative ideas are essential, as is demonstrable knowledge of offline and digital platforms. In addition, you will have:

  • Experience in creating content that can be successfully used for purposes of Fundraising, PR or news media exposure
  • Exceptional communications skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to work collaboratively and inspire a team behind an idea or campaign.
  • An understanding of customer experience mapping and experience creating content across a broad range of audience touchpoints 
  • Experience visualising and presenting creative concepts, particularly storyboarding or scriptwriting.
  • Solid knowledge of the ethical issues facing those who create visual content and experience in dealing with those issues in real-world situations
  • Experience working with audience insight to create relevant, distinctive communications across various platforms. 
  • Experience art directing photography and video shoots 
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills, including the ability to inspire and mobilise people from diverse business areas to deliver a coherent strategy meeting multiple objectives

Remote Working:

The majority of SCUK employees are currently working remotely within the UK in line with UK Government guidance. Commencing July 2021 we will transition to flexible and hybrid ways of working (i.e. a mixture of remote/home and office-based working) as social distancing restrictions ease.

We are happy to discuss flexible working options at interview.

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: 

Save the Children UK is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity in all aspects of our work both external and internal. We strive to be an inclusive employer and particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups such as returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people who are LGBT+, from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, with a disability, impairment, learning difference or long-term condition, with caring responsibilities, from different nations and regions, and from less advantaged socioeconomic backgrounds. 

To see our full statement please visit our website.

Jobs are positioned within the salary structure on the basis of evaluation. New employees would normally be appointed at the bottom of the grade, however the appointed salary may also take into account the relevant experience a candidate brings to a role. Save the Children is committed to paying staff in a fair and equitable way and will benchmark all salary offers in line with the pay of existing staff.

Save the Children UK has a comprehensive benefits package. To see our full offer please visit our website.

Interview expenses: Candidates should note that unfortunately it is not our policy to reimburse expenses accrued when attending interviews at Save the Children UK unless you are requested to attend an interview in an alternative location to where the role is based.

Pre-employment Checks: Any Employment with Save the Children UK will be subject to the following checks prior to your start date:

  • a satisfactory police record check to include a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and/or an International Criminal Record Check (If applicable)
  • receipt of satisfactory references
  • proof of eligibility to work in the national location for this role



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Refreshed on: 30 June 2022
Closing date: 15 July 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Communications, PR, Digital