Head of Design and Development

Job description

Do you have enough talent, enthusiasm and courage to join the Digital Fuel journey?

We work with unique and interesting brands who need us to get as passionate about what they do as much as ourselves. We look for the freshest talent who not only think creatively but constantly challenge the status quo. Specialising in iGaming and online gambling the market space is one of the fastest paced in the world and requires whip smart tactics for brands to stay ahead of the game.

Scratch the surface of Digital Fuel and you will find a melting pot of talent, we strive to do differently and constantly seek to evolve. We do not care where you came from but we do care about what you can do and what you can achieve with us. We will support you on your Digital Fuel journey and develop your professional and personal skills. With accredited courses and training and being members of the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising we access the latest and most relevant knowledge hubs.

Job Description:

The Head of Design and development directly supports the Group Account Director in the management and implementation of client projects. They will have primary ownership and control over the Design and Development team, managing client work and revenue. They will play a key role in managing the agency’s response to invitations to pitch and assist with the pitch process internally, ensuring brand values and solutions are pitched with a deep understanding of the agency`s products and services. They will work collaboratively with the other department heads.

Key Responsibilities:

Translating the technology and design requirement of the brief to deliver a solution that is able to deliver on the client’s ambitions and expectations
Overseeing and testing the technological robustness of both the front and back end technologies, with sufficient mastery of both,

Working with clients during the planning & scoping phase of the projects, reviewing plans, updating of progressing and revising time and costs as required.

Working closely with developers and designers to bring mock-ups and wireframes from development stage to delivery: coding, building, analysing, and maintaining websites.

Focused on the personal and professional development of their team

Scoping out and determining the feasibility of producing final creative work in a variety of media.

Sourcing quotes and producing estimates for work to be produced.
Negotiating with external suppliers

Ensuring the correct licensing of material across all formats and locations within agreed timings.

Maintaining quality standards across the production of all development and creative work.

Reporting progress of all work and any anticipated deviation from planned timings and costs.

Holding regular reviews and having accountability for deadlines, while influencing other stakeholders to support successful outcomes.

Improving the Workflow process; efficient streamlining whilst maintaining the highest quality output.

Trafficking/ tracking jobs, from beginning to end, by resource, ensuring productivity and profitability can be reviewed and developed.

Maintaining the Digital Assets, creating and maintaining the online photo library and naming conventions.

Managing all jobs for release to third parties.

Involved in recruitment and selection decisions


Logical thinker and problem solver who is not afraid to experiment and try out new techniques.

Passionate about the internet and the creative opportunities it offers.

Focused on the detail, while understanding the wider context of their work.

Able to communicate complex technical issues in simple terms, verbally and in writing, to non-specialist audiences.

Excellent team players who work well in an agile environment, working to budgets and under time pressure.

Constantly updating and improving their personal, business and programming skills.

Highly organised, able to manage multiple projects at one time.

Personable, working effectively with a variety of different people.
Strong negotiators and financial controllers.

Able to find ways to increase productivity and make profit from projects with poor margins.

Able to work across a variety of production processes and aware of technological developments in these.

Knowledgeable about history and trends

Flexible and able to adapt quickly to the demands of challenging and unusual projects.

The Package

Salary: £50,000 - £55,000

Company Share Save Scheme (After completion of first year)

Annual Bonus of up to up to 10% discretionary, based on agency-wide revenue targets

Flexible working

Employee Pension Scheme

25 days annual leave plus a day off for birthday

Inclusion in an accredited training programme

Dynamic Rewards Package

The Agency

Introducing Digital Fuel Performance

Our team of marketing experts have been delivering results for clients in the iGaming, sports, entertainment, and leisure sectors across the globe since 2013. Our 100 years of combined industry experience has helped businesses boom and reach their potential.

We are a full-service digital marketing agency, offering services such as Paid Media, Design, Affiliate Marketing, Content and SEO but we like to think we offer so much more to our clients. From the planning and strategy stage to execution.

Our experience.

Digital Fuel’s team has both agency and client-side experience. We have sat on both sides of the table and we understand the challenges faced by our clients and businesses today.

Our team is a combination of iGaming, sports, Esports and entertainment marketing experts. We utilise our in depth knowledge combined with the latest technology to build an effective performance marketing strategy for our clients.