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Happy people are the most inspired. No-one built a brand in a bad mood. That’s why we’ve created a workplace that allows people to take risks, find mischief, have a voice, speak up, out, call it and never be afraid to be challenged.

We’re on the lookout to expand our team a little. If bandstand feels like the right fit, we’d love to hear from you.

We’re looking for an exceptional Senior Hybrid Creative to join us in our exciting integrated agency in Soho. We’re looking for someone who is a storyteller at heart and is able to craft their ideas visually. A pure blend of design and art direction, prose and flair.

First, a bit about us.

We’re an independent full-service agency who are curious, fearless, honest and passionate – with a large dose of fun and mischief thrown in.

bandstanders hail from all parts of the creative industry; from big brand consultancies to brand owners, advertising agencies to pure digital shops and everything in-between, which allows us to see things differently; it allows us to question everything, positively.

It means we’re at home working with clients on business and brand strategy, through to design and visual identities, ads, social campaigns, web builds and moving image in-house – as one slightly dysfunctional family.

We’re not sector-based; it keeps things interesting and broadens our horizons. In essence we create simple, bold work, that works. We have a diverse portfolio of clients including luxury goods, film, travel, retail, charity, property and public sector.

Culture-first is everything to us – and we all look out for one another when needed.

Now, who we’re after

Role requirements:

  • You’ll need to respond to varied briefs and deliver highly engaging creative work across a variety of disciplines, from branding to ad campaigns, websites to brochures, films to photoshoots.
  • Bring your ideas to life visually through mood-boards, scamps, storyboards, mock-ups, designs or any other means you know will work best.
  • Lead on projects, taking your ideas from concept right through to execution yourself.
  • Work collaboratively with our team of hybrid creatives to bring your ideas to life, or be required to use your own initiative and work independently.
  • Lead photoshoots / film shoots for your own campaigns.
  • Make creative decisions and communicate with authority.
  • Develop strong relationships with clients and lead them through all stages of the creative process, educating them on why your proposed creative hits their brief and supports their objectives strategically.
  • Be a Senior member of a fast-paced creative team, a real team player.
  • Be a generous mentor, and help nurture the talent and creativity from our creative team. Communication, emotional intelligence and openness are key.
  • Push and elevate bandstand’s creative output at all times.
  • Have the ability to smoothly slip over to other roles to cover absence or help pick up the slack (from production bits to an eye for art direction to occasional strategic thinking to underpin creative decisions) is often required to keep the machine running smoothly.

You:

  • Are a true hybrid creative – A hands-on conceptual creative with a great eye and a big sprinkle of flair. You’ll have years of experience developing creative concepts to directing film shoots under your belt.
  • Have an in-depth understanding of art-direction, design, layout and typography. You can conceptualise and visualise to an excellent standard.
  • Are highly skilled in Adobe Creative Suite and Sketch, with a focus on InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Are used to working collaboratively in person, or remotely using a range of tools including Microsoft programmes and Google Docs
  • Have excellent attention to detail and have very high standards.
  • Have years of experience working on a variety of briefs in a fast-paced agency setting.
  • Are enthusiastic, always eager to learn and unafraid to do things differently, with strong organisation skills.
  • Are a strategic thinker and creative storyteller. A problem solver who thrives on cracking a client’s brief.
  • Are a strong and persuasive presenter. You relish the opportunity to present the ‘big idea’ and are comfortable selling in when the client may not be sure.
  • Are willing to step outside of your comfort zone and “the norm” and give basically anything a bash.
  • Are a keen collaborator, you’ll thrive when working with our team of hybrids, providing leadership and guidance when needed.
  • Want to help share your knowledge with juniors in the team and provide direction on their projects as well as your own.
  • Are confident and able to take creative ownership of an account or group of accounts.
  • Are used to working on multiple clients at any one time.
  • Stay culturally aware, with your finger on the pulse of new work and an interest in the advertising industry.
  • Are informed of clever campaigns and keen to share the best in working practices with our team.

Must haves:

  • A broad portfolio of work that demonstrates your true hybrid talent across branding, campaigns and advertising.
  • At least 8 years’ agency experience.
  • Experience in bringing your ideas or scripts to life. So, exposure to being on set is essential.

In return:
bandstand promotes a ‘People First’ philosophy and reward staff’s hard work with a whole host of soft benefits and company away days as well as a competitive salary package.
If any of this tickles your fancy, and you think the above sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you.

Please apply with a cover letter, your portfolio and CV to james@bandstand.co.uk and nik@bandstand.co.uk and tom@bandstand.co.uk.

We are looking for an ambitious Studio Manager to play a major part in the successful and profitable running of the agency.

First, a bit about us.

We’re an independent full-service agency who are curious, fearless, honest and passionate – with a large dose of fun and mischief thrown in.

bandstanders hail from all parts of the creative industry; from big brand consultancies to brand owners, advertising agencies to pure digital shops and everything in-between, which allows us to see things differently; it allows us to question everything, positively.

It means we’re at home working with clients on business and brand strategy, through to design and visual identities, ads, social campaigns, web builds and moving image in-house – as one slightly dysfunctional family.

We’re not sector-based; it keeps things interesting and broadens our horizons. In essence we create simple, bold work, that works. We have a diverse portfolio of clients including luxury goods, film, travel, retail, charity, property and public sector.

Culture-first is everything to us – and we all look out for one another when needed.

Now, who we’re after

Your primary focus will be to support the production department and handle studio management; including resource and liaison with client services. It will be your job to make sure that all the work gets done, has the right resource on it and we don’t miss a beat. The studio will be your home and you will own it!

Providing support to production department

  • To aid production of multiple content-based, conceptual and digital and print campaigns including pre-production, production and post-production support.
  • Production scheduling & planning
  • To provide practical knowledge to studio on how production projects should be implemented, delivering solutions in relation to brief and budget.
  • To help analyse and scope out creative production ideas to ensure they are achievable on time and within budget.
  • Budgeting production projects ahead of EP sign-off.
  • To be responsible for production budgetary control and authorisation of spending associated with the projects, conducting timely reconciliations with the Heads of Department and Finance teams.
  • Work closely with both EP and freelance producers to ensure they are kept up to date on any project/ scope changes and have a robust production plan in place.
  • Booking freelancers, equipment and talent.

Being the guardian of time within the studio team

  • To manage & schedule studio resource and ensure teams are working on their assigned work including sharing daily workflows.
  • To facilitate any changes needed to the studio workflow are properly agreed with account holders and the creative department.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relations within the agency.
  • Ensure that teams are resourced efficiently & holistically with the wider picture in mind.
  • Being aware of all projects going through the agency.
  • Ensure briefs are accurate, approved and briefed prior to work starting.
  • Agree resource and talent on projects for each brief, working with client services & creative leads.
  • Ensuring work is delivered to the set deadline.
  • Compiling and updating creative resource schedules regularly.
  • Aiding the client services team on achieving milestones & helping forward plan.
  • Liaising with and booking freelancers when necessary, bolstering bandstand’s black book of contacts.
  • You:

    • Have a minimum of 5 years’ production/studio experience of delivering of multi-discipline campaigns, with shoot experience for short form Advertising/ Corporate/Promotional campaigns.
    • Have worked for a well-respected agency/in-house creative department.
    • Have experience in creating complex timing plans.
    • Have experience building budgets and tracking finances.
    • Have pro-active problem-solving abilities.
    • Have an ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment a must.
    • Have a flexible / can do approach.
    • Have great people & time management.
    • Have exceptional organisational skills and attention to detail.

    In return:

    bandstand promotes a ‘People First’ philosophy and reward staff’s hard work with a whole host of soft benefits and company away days as well as a competitive salary package.
    If any of this tickles your fancy, and you think the above sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you.

    Please apply with a cover letter and CV to frances@bandstand.co.uk.

    Strictly no agencies please.

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