Brand and Creative Manager

Contract Type: Permanent

Working Hours: Full time 35 hours per week

Salary: £51,783 - £54,825 per annum

Job overview

In the new post of Brand and Creative Manager, you’ll lead our design function – acting as the council’s design specialist, developing the council’s brand strategy and reviewing how the team operates. You’ll manage a team of talented designers, lead a major exercise to rationalise and simplify the council’s brands and logos, and develop fantastic creative concepts for strategic communications campaigns.

Main duties of the job

You’ll act as a trusted advisor to the Leader, Executive and senior officers on brand and creative issues, working across different services to coordinate the council’s visual identity and challenge poor design standards. You’ll allocate work across your team, ensuring that requests for design input from council services are triaged, prioritised and completed effectively. 

Reporting to the Assistant Director for Communications and Campaigns, you’ll be part of the service’s management team, and play a key role in establishing it as a key strategic function in the corporate centre, leading on the delivery of key council priorities. You’ll draw on and collaborate with our specialist external, internal, creative and engagement teams to create brilliant content and ensure your team’s work is targeted and tested with the audiences it’s designed to reach. 

You'll be an excellent graphic designer with a proven track record of delivering eye-catching, impactful campaigns and a portfolio of creative success. Whether you’re from a local government background or not, you’ll also be a leader, who can demonstrate they have motivated teams to produce excellent work against tight deadlines. And you’ll understand what makes a good design function work in the background – with effective and efficient processes to minimise fuss and frustration. 

Working for our organisation

The award-winning Communications and Campaigns team is key to achieving the council’s ambitions – telling the story of its priorities, campaigning on behalf of residents and businesses, and supporting the transformation of services for the people who use them. 

You'll join a refreshed team recently redesigned to reflect the council’s mission and changing priorities – with strategic communications and engagement at the heart of its work. 

To apply for this role, please fill in an application form, available here.

Closing date: Sunday 9th April 2023 at 23:59

Interviews: week commencing Monday 17th April 2023

Please include in your application that you heard about this opportunity through the Taylor Bennett Foundation.