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Communications Design Team Lead

  • Job reference: 922710
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Salary: GBP45000 - GBP60000 per annum + Additional Benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Office & Commercial, Sales / Marketing
  • Date posted: 11/12/2018

Our award winning client is a digital company who supply their 5* rated services to individuals and large companies via their online platforms and mobile apps.

The Communications Design Team Lead role is a unique opportunity to join the business in a leadership position.

As Communications Design Team Lead you will manage a team of communications designers, ensuring they're well directed, motivated, productive and engaged in their work.

As a core part of our Communications team, you'll be:

  • Providing your team with a clear vision, strategy and direction, motivating and supporting them to deliver their best work
  • Working closely with senior leadership to define our long-term design strategy and how this aligns with our wider company strategy
  • Helping to plan, schedule and assign work that contributes towards our long-term design strategy and goals
  • Championing the value and role of design across the wider organisation

Day-to-day, you can expect to be:

  • Working to understand project design requirements, and to schedule, plan and assign work accordingly
  • Closely involved in the creative process - collaborating to generate new ideas for marketing campaigns that will really resonate with our customers and creating innovative solutions to help solve user problems and optimise their journey
  • Collaborating with other design team leads to refine our design processes, including discovery, design, build and measurement and act as a role model for how these are used
  • Ensuring that customer needs are the foundation of all the solutions your team builds
  • Contributing to the creative direction of projects and the evolution of our company brand and design guidelines

You'll already have a wealth of experience working as a senior designer or team lead and be able to show:

  • A portfolio showcasing high-level conceptual thinking and sketches, all the way through to pixel-perfect completed designs.
  • A proven track record of producing results-driven design work, particularly involving customer recruitment, user journey optimisation and conversion
  • An appreciation of the value of creating a strong, coherent brand and the ability to deliver excellent creative work whilst working within agreed brand guidelines.
  • A deep understanding of how to use data and analytics to refine and optimise designs

You need to have:

  • Experience leading projects and design teams, including people management responsibilities
  • Stellar organisational skills, planning and organising of work to achieve set goals.
  • Effective time management, personally and on behalf of others.
  • Excellent interpersonal/communications skills and effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • A thorough understanding of best practices with regards to print design, web standards, usability and accessibility
  • Experience making good design decisions through analytical data

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.