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Head of Design – 6-Month Fixed Term Contract

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Head of Design

Type: 6 month fixed term contract

Location: 12 Bishop's Bridge Rd, Greater, London W2 6AA

Reports To: Executive Creative Director

About DDB Remedy

We're a bunch of creative, Intelligent, friendly, Interesting, Interested, diverse and happy people (and dogs). Surprising and delighting our clients and ourselves is what gets us out of bed In the morning.

We have a simple belief — Unexpected Works. Meaning that the best idea is the one you that you could never see coming. And the only way to get there is through genuine creativity. The kind of creativity that scares and excites us at the same time because it’s so different. We even get goosebumps just thinking about it. This kind of work takes guts, luckily, we’ve got plenty of that here.

We’re one of the leading Healthcare Communications agencies and our goal is simple, to improve people’s health and wellbeing. We develop strategic solutions, create identities, produce beautiful content, and create experiences for HCPs, patients, salesforces, and consumers across multiple channels.

We’re proud of what we do, creating unexpected work that makes a difference.

Our commitment

DDB Remedy is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate individuality and diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment and a sense of belonging for all employees without regard to race, age, sex, disability, neurodiversity, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion.

Everyone has the right to be themselves. That’s why we cherish 4 important ‘freedoms’, that protect our rights to be creative, to experiment, to be who we are and to feel included and safe at work. These inform our every word, every action and every result, every day. They are Freedom from fear, Freedom to fail, Freedom from Chaos and Freedom to be.

For us, inclusivity and diversity aren’t “nice-to-have” – they’re central to our business strategy. The more inclusive we are, the more people feel they can bring their whole selves to work, the better our work will be.

We are committed to providing reasonable adjustments for employees with disabilities and for candidates in our application process. If you need assistance or adjustment due to a disability, please contact us.

Position Summary

The Head of Design is responsible for developing industry-leading design and communications across varied channels, with an emphasis on digital. They know how to use our agency tools to guide and develop a diverse team of talent, regularly inspiring them through sharing knowledge and skills. The Head of Design is expected to demonstrate inspirational design thinking, sharp creative evaluation skills and have an eye for innovation. They are able to connect with client’s on all levels to build lasting relationships, and use their influence to propose and sell great design. A passionate collaborator, they know how to partner with teams across the agency to get the best from themselves and their team.

Key capabilities


  • Develops and maintains strong relationships with clients and agency counterparts;has earned their trust and respect.
  • Regularly engages with the agency team, management, and client partners to ensure on-going communication of client needs and concerns.
  • Acts as an ambassador for DDB and its culture in and outside the agency.

Management and Leadership

  • Proactive in adding and developing skill set, and passing learnings on to others.
  • Seeks ways and offers solutions to improve agency processes and ways of working.
  • Fosters an environment within the design team where members feel empowered to explore,challenge and propose new ideas.
  • Works closely with creative resourcing team on budgeting, timelines, and scheduling
  • Has a leading role in shaping and contributing to agency culture, regularly leading and supporting initiatives.
  • Demonstrates ethical behaviour and good judgement.
  • Effectively mentors/line manages team members, knowing how to utilize our agency tools to provide a clear structure for career development.
  • Provides creative and strategic support for the management team on new business pitches.

Knowledge and skills

  • Establish design & art direction, tone and style of concepts working closely with the ideation team.
  • Proposes and delivers innovative user experience and interface design across digital platforms.
  • Confidently presents ideas, with the skills to debate and defend work both internally and externally .
  • Knows how to inspire and lead the design team to develop the most innovative communications across multiple channels.
  • Has the ability to examine and challenge briefs in an effort to provide clear and fertile creative direction for the team.
  • Has a solid understanding of their client business, brands and category.
  • Has a high degree of accuracy, reliability and professionalism.

Key attributes

  • Demonstrates initiative to identify new business opportunities.
  • Knows how to prioritise tasks and be productive in a busy environment.
  • Remains calm under pressure, does not pass stress on to co-workers.
  • Is solution-orientated seeing challenges as opportunities.
  • Effective and timely decision making.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.