Creative Director

Job description

Reporting to: Executive Creative Director
Location: Holywood, N. Ireland
Closing Date: 5pm on Friday 11th February 2022

What you’ll be doing:

Generating big campaign ideas across all media, with a keen focus on digital experience.
Steering creative teams as lead on a wide variety of projects delivering on time, on budget and to the very highest quality.
Selling your own and your team’s concepts successfully.
Supporting the creative team as a mentor sharing inspiration, motivation and clear and constructive feedback.
Collaborating on developing strategies agreed between Client Services, Strategic Planning, Media and Creative teams.
Client engagement and presentation.
Creative presentation content and structure.
Pitch and tender writing.
Assist in the identification of new business potential and the construction of speculative creative approaches.
Quality control of concepts, projects, processes and performance.
Contribute to a positive and pro-active culture.
Make a sustainable positive contribution to the future success of the Company.

The job description is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as an outline indication of the areas of activity and will be amended in the light of the changing needs of the business.

What you need:


Degree qualification in a Design or Advertising discipline.


Demonstrable experience working in an agency.


Art Direction.

Special Aptitudes

Excellent written and verbal skills.
Strong presentation skills.
People management experience.
Supportive team player


Enthusiastic and dependable.
Inquisitive & interrogative.
Excellent organisational and project management skills.
Target focused & result driven.


Flexible and adjustable.
Hold a current & valid full UK driving licence with access to a vehicle.



Further industry qualifications and/or achievements including awards.


ISO Awareness.
IPA Learning & Awards.


Film and radio direction.
Adobe Creative Suite.

Special Aptitudes

Capability to pursue and generate new business.


Car Owner

Additional information:

Closing date: the closing date for CVs will be as listed via the recruitment channel. Late CVs will not be considered.

Shortlisting: only candidates who clearly demonstrate how they meet the essential criteria will be shortlisted. The panel reserves the right to apply all or part of the desirable criteria at the shortlisting stage.

Reserve list: a reserve list of candidates may be maintained for the purpose of any similar vacancies (temporary or permanent) that may arise within 12 months of this recruitment process.

Employment offer: any employment offer is subject to satisfactory completion of two employment references, proof of right to work in the UK and proof of any required qualifications.

Ardmore is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. All appointments will be made on the basis of merit.


Send your CV along with the completed Monitoring Form to [email protected] by 5pm on Friday 11th February 2022

The Package

Ardmore can offer the following benefits to successful candidates alongside a competitive salary:

Enhanced Paid Leave of 27 days per annum plus your birthday and 11 statutory holidays
Access to Private Healthcare after six months’ service
Flexible approach to working arrangements
Access to Mental Health and Wellbeing platform and initiatives
Laptop and IT equipment
Comprehensive continuous personal development (CPD), onboarding and training programme
Paid membership of IPA with full access to a range of CPD tools
Paid expenses for travel undertaken for the purposes of your job
Opportunity to join in a range of other team-building and fun activities.

The Agency

What we’re all about:

Our mission is to be a trusted strategic partner to our Clients. We are creatively restless, respectful, fearless, innovative, invested and always effective. Setting and smashing those targets we set ourselves has allowed our team to grow bigger than ever, so we need more people who will share in our goal of achieving spectacular results for every Client.

As a fully-integrated Agency, we offer Strategy, Advertising, Design, Digital, Videography, Media and Branding, as well as PR through our sister company LK Communications – and that’s just scratching the surface.

More than that, we’re all about our people. Inside our offices, you’ll find a friendly and collaborative group of innovative professionals all striving for the same goals: to create brilliant work and exceed expectations every step of the way.

Interested in working alongside industry experts on some of the UK & Ireland’s best-known brands? Enjoy a flexible, collaborative and stimulating work environment? Ready to drive your career forward with an ever-growing, innovative company? Then this is the place for you!