Careers /

Head of Creative

Leeds, UK
Full time
Based on experience
Published on
13th May 2022
To apply send your CV & a covering letter to

Be Groundbreaking.

We have an amazing role on offer for a unique and talented creative looking for a career-defining opportunity – the Head of Creative at Zeal.

This role offers hybrid working arrangements, allowing you to work from our central Leeds office and from home (within flexible hours too).

The Head of Creative is responsible for creative output across the agency. The role offers a mix of management responsibilities alongside hands-on creative execution and delivery of work. In addition to leading and inspiring a multidisciplinary team of creatives, the Head of Creative will be part of Zeal’s management team – guiding our client strategy from a creative perspective.

Zeal’s creative output is varied – digital asset production, copywriting, video, photography, animation, print, UI/UX, responsive web and app design. This role requires a talented individual who can manage, deliver, and continually develop a vast offering to keep us industry leading and innovative.


  • Managing team members of the Creative department, supporting them in their daily work. This includes line management and HR duties such as recruitment, reviews, compiling and following-up on Personal Development Plans, and performance managing the team.
  • Growing department revenue and working to help enhance our client portfolio. This will involve new business, producing proposals, and presenting to prospective clients.
  • Supporting the department and wider team in terms of helping them advance with their creative abilities and skill set. This will encompass mentoring, work review and identifying training requirements.
  • Working with Account Managers on client development, exploring opportunity areas for brands to connect with consumers and evolving their creative output.
  • Art direction, management, and execution of a range of creative projects – across a variety of mediums – from conception to delivery.
  • Ensuring all creative output is appropriately scheduled, fits the given brief and achieves the target goals.
  • Taking responsibility for the creative philosophy and the standard of creative output across the department and agency. This will include introducing new and improved ways of working to increase creative quality and efficiency.
  • Taking the lead role as Zeal’s brand guardian – ensuring all materials and representations of Zeal adhere to agreed standards and educating the internal team on how to follow these.
  • Regularly contributing to the team with thought pieces, articles and other relevant content that builds on our creative and strategic credentials.
  • Evangelising the ‘Pillars of Zeal’ within your department and set an example in terms of positively contributing to the wider team and office environment.

The Person

What are we looking for?

A talented, multi-disciplined, creative mind that can demonstrate to us they have what it takes to lead our Creative offering and team. The work we deliver has a heavy Digital lean (web/app design & UX in particular) – so we need someone who is well versed to oversee and contribute to such projects.

We’re not putting a figure on how many years’ industry experience you need for the role – if you have a proven track record showing that you can lead, mentor, organise, manage and deliver – then we want to hear from you!

To apply send your CV & a covering letter to

Why work at Zeal?

Check out our Careers page and search for #LifeAtZeal on the usual social channels to see what we’re all about!

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