Creative Lead

Portsmouth or London
About The Role

Lead Creative Designer

Checkatrade – Where Reputation Matters

We have an amazing opportunity for an inhouse Lead Graphic Designer to join our  team. You will be responsible for leading the vision and direction of Checkatrade creative output in a multichannel environment. As a household brand on an exciting journey from good to great, this is your opportunity to part of a business going places. If you are an experienced Graphic Designer with creative flair and eye for design, we’d love to hear from you!

Location: Portsmouth or London, hybrid working of 2 days in the office, 3 at home applies.

Where do you fit in?

Reporting to the Head of UX & Design, you’ll work closely with the business to plan, strategise and conceptualise creative ideas for up and coming campaigns and content series. This includes applying your creativity across multichannel approach from varied social and digital assets  to printed directories, booklets and banners. You’ll work on campaigns and content aimed at internal audiences (we’ve won awards for internal comms and engagement!)  as well as  at B2B and B2C (creating, repurposing and resizing assets). You will collaborate with varied internal stakeholders to leverage your creative expertise to deliver results. You’ll manage the brand guidelines and asset library, working closely with the Head of Brand and  external agencies and specialist to ensure consistency across all areas of design. You’ll work hands on with briefs, creating offline and online assets whilst leading and mentoring a Graphic Designer and ultimately acting as a guardian of the brand. 

What’s in it for you?

  • An amazing inhouse Creative Lead opportunity with a well-recognised and reputable household brand.
  • A varied role with reach across social assets, digital, videography, artwork, animation and more you’ll have plenty of opportunities to get creative.
  • A great place to work – officially (by Great Places to Work in the UK 2021 & 2022). You’ll be part of a business with momentum and work with passionate people and a brand that is synonymous with quality.
  • An excellent salary and benefits package that includes a bonus, electrical vehicle scheme and much more!

What do you need to succeed?

  • You’ll have previous experience in a similar Senior/ Lead Creative opportunity working across offline and online assets including animation and video editing.
  • Technically skilled in InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, PowerPoint, MS Word and preferably Adobe After Effects.
  • Previous experience working on or similar organisational software.
  • Degree in Graphic design or similar creative subject.
  • Creative flair, people skills and previous experience in line management.
About Us

Checkatrade is the consumer choice for finding a local reputable and reliable tradesperson. For over 20 years, we've been the place where reputation matters most - and if you join us, you’ll ensure that our trade members continue to uphold these high standards. With 44,000  trades available to help with your home improvement project, we’re here to help no matter how big or small the project you are undertaking is. We're currently going through a period of significant investment and growth and we're looking for exceptional people to join us on our journey to help us achieve our ambitious goals. This is a really exciting time to join our team.


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