Associate Creative Director

Job description

We are looking for a strategically lead creative all-rounder to help maintain and grow our exciting portfolio of national and international clients.

Although the role will be supporting the Creative Director, you will have the opportunity to lead and grow your own client base and be responsible for team building and development of mid-weights and juniors.

You will also be a key player in developing agency culture, adding to the already strong Southpaw unity and positively influencing our ways of working/playing. You will also have a strong influence on and be contributing to Southpaw agency marketing and external PR.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

High levels of creative ideation and execution across ATL/TTL advertising, branded content and social/digital media platforms.

Experience of brand building from strategy to execution.

A love of creative storytelling through art and copy, and a passionate knowledge of social/digital media platforms.

The ability to create compelling creative presentations that explain your ideas in a clear and exciting way and the confidence to present work to clients and colleagues.

Experience of leading teams and getting the best creative product out of them.

Experience of working at established creative agencies and your influence on their success both financially and culturally.

Ideal but not essential:

At least 10 years’ experience at established creative agencies.

Fluency in Adobe Creative Suite

The Package


The Agency

We are Southpaw, a creative company with a core focus on creating ideas that genuinely move people. Moves them emotionally, moves them to share, moves them to purchase, moves them to be part of something bigger and ultimately moves them closer to our clients’ business. We work with some incredible clients, including Honda, Diageo, Molson Coors and Eurotunnel Le Shuttle to name just a few. Take a look at our website to find out more - We are a diverse group of individuals –creators, producers, suits, media geniuses and inventors. In fact, there are over 50 of us at The Warehouse in Tunbridge Wells.

We are a progressive agency, always striving for the best, and giving a shit about our work, our clients and our colleagues. We are also part of the global and award winning advertising agency group, Hakuhodo, based in Tokyo. We have enjoyed a 20 year relationship with our friends in Japan and around the world….there are over 7,000 of them by the way, all producing innovative and market leading solutions around the globe.