Creative Lead - 1-CRLD-KMED-UK
Who we are
Hello to you from Kairos - a social creative agency who exist to re-define brands on social.
Our core offering, and why we’re so popular with clients and candidates, is our specialism in social and new forms of advertising. This paired with our abilities in 360-campaigns, PR stunts, influencer marketing, experiential events, and out-of-home campaigns is why we’re one of the largest in the space.
Being at the forefront of social-first campaigns has carved us a beautiful Kairos-shaped wedge in the ever-growing space. We are no longer operating in a niche—now we’re competing with the traditional agencies—who still struggle to navigate a space we’re experts in.
Operating out of our London HQ, with offices in Manchester and New York, we’ve built Kairos Group into a globally influential group of agencies and studios. With clients such as KFC, Facebook, Samsung, Coca-Cola, Pringles, Revolut, Porsche, Epic Games and so much more, we’re the place for ambitious thinkers, creators, makers, and doers.
Come join the party.
With continued growth across social creative, influencer marketing, and digital creative we’re now on the lookout for a social first Creative Lead to help take our creative offering to the next level. As our CL you must be an expert in bringing all aspects of creative to life across copywriting, creative ideation and design for our clients spanning across tech, retail, gaming and fintech with the likes of Samsung, PepsiCo, Gillette, JBL and more.
This role is best suited to a social-first, strategic creative with a genuine passion for social media and ideas that are truly unique and interesting. This is the perfect role for a culturally connected and ‘hungry for growth’ creative looking for an opportunity to do things differently.
You are responsible for:
- Understanding our clients inside out to be able to unpick and validate their briefs.
- Identify new opportunities to upsell wider services to our clients.
- Lead the design & creative direction on pitches
- Inspire business leaders both internal and external to invest in creative
- Develop processes and ways of working to inspire creativity and solve briefs
- Be an expert in creative market trends, visual communication, and the competitive landscape to inspire everyone in the agency to produce great work
- Hold the team to the highest standards to ensure Kairos establishes a name for itself as a creative powerhouse.
- Attend, lead, participate in design sessions, creative sessions and workshops.
- Build and maintain relationships with core clients.
- Understand and have meaningful contribution to the commercial success of the business.
- Working with our delivery and projects teams to establish priorities and workflows
- Partner with our delivery teams to help shaping costings for activity
- Act as a mentor to future leaders of the business
- Mentoring of a young and hungry team of creatives
- We already have an brilliant design lead and production lead, so we will need you to manage copywriting, creative ideation and vision for creative whilst working closely with our design team
- 6+ years of experience in creative-led roles within agencies
- An in-depth experience and knowledge of social media, social platforms and the influencer marketing landscape are essential for this role
- The ability to manage multiple teams and projects simultaneously across ideation, video, production and design
- Ability to provide calm leadership in pressurised situations
- Strong creative vision with an understanding of business objectives
- Someone who truly cares about great, award winning work about award winning work and wants to take a seat at the top table of one of the fastest growing agencies in the space
So, planning on being a Creative Lead? Here’s the plan
Our process focuses on assessing a variety of skill sets and helps you and us to understand if the right decision is made on both sides. When we bring someone into the team we want to work with them for years, so the interview process is particularly important to us.
Stage One (30 mins) with Talent Acquisition.
Let’s get to know each other.
An informal chat with TA, firstly giving you the opportunity to ask questions about the role and find out more about the business, then we’ll ask you three or more questions.
- Why do you want to work for Kairos?
- Why do you think you’re right for this role?
- What was your biggest challenge and biggest success in your previous role?
Stage Two (30 minutes - Virtual) (hiring manager)
Let’s get serious for a second.
An interview in front of one or sometimes two Kairos teammates. This stage will focus on your skillset, and ability to deliver the work and we’ll ask questions about your specific experience aligned to the role. Some questions you may be asked are:
- Thinking about a time when you had a challenging perspective from a client that countered what your data/insights were suggesting, how were you able to address this to achieve a meaningful outcome?
- When it comes to team management, what do you feel is the most important factor when motivating and engaging a team of strategists?
- Tell us about a project that you’ve worked on, what was the brief, what was the process, and what was the outcome?
Stage Three (One hour - face-to-face is ideal, this is a hybrid role)
The Big One - Depending on the role and level.
A task and presentation in front of all three people from Stage One & Two. We use this task to understand core competencies:
- Ability to pitch and your professional communication style.
- Ability to create pitch decks / communicate your ideas visually.
- Understanding of your creative ability, we’ll provide you with a cool brief don’t worry.
If you’re not successful at this stage we’ll commit to providing full detailed feedback, explaining why we’ve moved forward with someone else.
- 36 days holiday per year, including a 10 day block "reset", Christmas closure and birthday day off.
- Subsidised bespoke benefits package giving you access to benefits you want (Childcare, enhanced pension, healthcare, gym, Netflix, Deliveroo, you name it, it’s on there)
- Mental Health partnership with Lifeworks giving you access to therapy and counselling, and your immediate family access to a huge range of resources.
- Access to vitality healthcare for health insurance support
- Enhanced Maternity & Paternity policy as well as enhanced policies for same-sex and non-binary couples.
- Enhanced compassionate leave so you can truly take the time you need.
- Flexible working hours giving you an earlier start for an earlier finish or later start for a later finish.
- Company away days! (Covid royally screwed this but it will return)
- Community days - we give you time off to go support a cause you believe in!
- Plenty of clubs/societies - and if we don’t have something that suits then you can always suggest it.
- Holiday office closure & additional time off for religious holidays