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Head of Design (Senior/Lead)
employment type: FULL TIME
job location: Inspire Glasgow, Glasgow, G41 1EJ
range: £29,000 to £36,000 / YEAR
Can an employee work remotely 100% of the time and therefore can work from home?: Yes
job description:

Would you love to provide direction for our interdisciplinary teams to communicate not only our but all our clients’ stories out to the world? 

Do you love leaving a legacy that will stand the test of time? 

You'll have direct influence on the success of many clients online presence as well as your ability to earn. 

The short spiel version of your role as Head of Design is to help our clients thrive, this will include the following: 

  • Manage Our Clients

  • Manage Your Team

  • Create, Evolve, Report On The Design Plan

  • Contribute To Our Leadership Team

  • Drive Our Business Forward

 

As one of our leadership team you MUST have: 

  • A strong moral compass and high standards of ethical behaviour in line with our current values

  • Managed, Led or Directed an agency design team or be a Lead Designer ready to take the next step

  • In-depth knowledge of graphic design, styles and UI/UX

  • A burning desire to grow and invest in your own development and learning

  • An ability to thrive under pressure in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment

  • A passion for building on a great team, and mentoring them to support their growth and that of our business

  • Experience of leading pitches for Client Design-led projects

  • Capability to identify and develop new revenue streams 

 

You’ll have the opportunity to work with some great clients across the public, private, corporate, and third sector clients, on all things design - e-commerce, SaaS development, mobile, tablet and desktop websites, graphic design, and branding. 

No two days are ever the same. 

Ultimately, you will accountable for managing and growing the profitability of the digital design team. 

If you are committed to developing yourself, your team and countless clients’ businesses through world class design then please APPLY NOW.

experience requirements:

You will have the opportunity to work with some great clients, and will be able to demonstrate: 

  • Managing and directing an agency design team

  • Managing profitability and team budgets

  • Overseeing all design projects from concept to delivery

  • Reviewing your design team work and providing guidance where appropriate

  • Solid knowledge of UI/UX

  • Digital Design experience: planning, delivery, pricing and management

  • An analytical approach to problem solving to improve processes and identify blockages

  • Creation, Development and Reporting on our design plan 

education requirements:

An academic background in design is essential for the right candidate 

qualifications:

Any on the job training and qualifications in HTML5/Adobe and various software is advantageous. Digital Marketing Institute Certifications are desirable

occupational category:

15-1255.00 Web and Digital Interface Designers

responsibilities:

We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate the following:  

  • Playing a key role in developing client tenders and pitching new project ideas to potential clients

  • Developing a strategy to grow the design department's profitability and capability

  • Ensuring Mock Web Design layouts based on detailed requirements

  • Producing SaaS Application Design layouts

  • Developing Branding guidelines for clients

  • Guiding, evaluating, and redirecting creative development as required

  • Supporting marketing and development teams creatively

  • Managing the design team, incl leading, mentoring, and taking accountability for their development of designs for clients

skills:

We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate the following:  

  • Ability to manage your own work while successfully integrating into interdisciplinary teams as required

  • Leading project teams successfully

  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment

  • Identify and critique good and poor UX design from websites (client, competitor, comparator)

  • An eye for detail

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

work hours:

32-40 hours per week 

job benefits:

People Growth and development are a key part of our business and we believe that it’s the only way for our business to remain competitive and thrive, as a result this role will include support and independent external mentoring. 
 
We invest in our teams, every employee has a personal development budget, as well as regular internal events, team away days and the opportunity to attend industry events (covid permitting). 

  • CPD Friday’s - at least 2 Friday afternoons per month to spend on Continuous Professional Development

  • Salary up to £36,000, based on experience

  • 30 days paid holiday per year incl 9 bank holidays (pro-rata)

  • Fun, challenging projects for interesting, creative clients

  • We are a social bunch so expect to enjoy Takeaway Fridays and have 2 fully paid team away outings per annum (we recently went to Glasgow stayed in a nice hotel and did the Sub Crawl, Escape Rooms and fine dining)

  • In the last year we've grown and plan to double in size so you'll have the chance to shape how we grow this year and beyond

  • We invest in our team and aim to provide anything you need to expand and nurture your skills including training, equipment and training

  • Free coffee, tea, fruit and snacks

  • Leave a legacy: You'll have direct influence on the success of many clients online presence 

incentive compensation:

We offer a performance based profit sharing scheme to employees who stay beyond 2 years. 

However part of this role is for you to be instrumental in writing both your own and your team member’s future benefit package. 

 

industry:

Digital Agency

additional info:

DO YOU SHARE OUR VALUES? 

  • Integrity

  • Honesty

  • Trust

  • Fairness

  • Respect

We’ve maintained our Perth & Glasgow offices during the pandemic, however all our team are now working remotely till the pandemic passes. 

Inspire Digital Agency is one of Scotland’s top digital agencies with a head office in Perth, a design and project hub in Glasgow and satellite offices in Fife, Edinburgh, Stirling, Kilmarnock, and West Lothian.  We are a team of designers, developers, and digital marketers and we are looking for ambitious people to join our growing team. 
 
The role will require some attendance at either of our offices in Perth or Glasgow, for the right candidate we are flexible in balancing this with working from home. However what is important is that you are able to effectively and efficiently service the needs of our clients and our business. 

As part of your application please include examples of your achievements. 

If you believe your skills and experience fit and you would like to move forward, please click on "apply" and follow the next steps of the recruitment process. This will include a list of questions and a couple of assessments which should not take you longer than 20 minutes to complete.

We are an equal opportunity employer and they value diversity in the company. They do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.

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