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Creative Design Manager

Are you a highly strategic, creative designer able to develop creative solutions and influence all kind of stakeholders? Do you have exceptional motivational and organisational skills, to manage a team of in-house professional designers, together with natural creative ability and meticulous attention to detail?

We are looking for both strategic and operational support to the Head of Communication Production and the central Marketing team, leading all flagship creative projects and managing creative services, staff and resources.

You will be responsible for the briefing, planning, development and overseeing the delivery of design campaigns predominately for student recruitment materials but also corporate or other externally facing publications. You will need to ensure all outputs produced by the team are of a high quality, relevant, impactful and reflect the University’s brand, core messages and are compliant with the University’s identity management principles.

Liaising with the Digital and Marketing teams you will ensure collaborative working with key colleagues within the University, to reinforce and develop a coherent creative direction across all marketing platforms and activity, with overall development and delivery of the creative strategy in line with the University’s overall Strategic Plan. You will also manage the relationships with the external supplier framework designers.
As part of your role, managing the design team, you need to make sure that they keep abreast of new design developments, are challenged and instil a culture of sharing outputs.

You will be the first point of call for advisory design support where possible to colleagues across the University who are working with the internal team or external designers to ensure briefs are accurate and value for money is being achieved.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Sue Underwood, Head of Communications Production

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 8481, email:

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Professional Services
School/Institute:  Communications Team
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Monday 07 October 2019
Closing Date:  Sunday 03 November 2019
Reference:  CSCOM1046
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  
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