£1,000 sign-up fee for direct applicants (t&c's apply)

Who is Positive?

Positive is an award-winning digital agency with a lovely studio in a thriving Bristol location. We take pride in our strong team ethic and believe in having fun in the studio (as well as at the pub!) We work with a rich mix of clients who select us because we get results, we’re exciting to work with and our service levels are second to none.

What’s the role?

As a result of our continued success we are on the look out for a dazzling Creative Director to reinvigorate and lead our creative offering and steer us through an ambitious plan for growth. This will be a pivotal and challenging role in our busy (and growing) studio and will suit either an ambitious Design Director looking for the next challenge or an existing Creative Director looking for a small independent agency where they can really make their mark.

As a Creative Director you will:

Live and breathe digital — truly understand the ever-changing digital landscape and be excited and inspired by the opportunities that exist within it.

Lead (and be part of) the creative team:

  • Lead the team — Line management and recruitment of permanent and freelance designers
  • Lead the projects — Writing and delivering creative briefs, devising concepts, leading brainstorms, scamping or wireframing ideas, creative direction, managing design phase timescales
  • Hands on designer — Still keen to get stuck in and produce stunning creative
  • Take responsibility for the quality of our creative output and maintain our reputation for digital excellence
  • Be the creative contact for clients

Work closely with the account and planning team

  • Deconstruct client briefs and define the approach a project should take
  • Input on client digital strategy (covering brand, user and content)
  • Confidently lead client workshops and stakeholder research sessions
  • Cost and scope the creative phases of projects

Work closely with the business development team:

  • Lead our pitch responses from a creative perspective, and present with flair and authority
  • Represent creative at creds presentations and new business meetings
  • Input on and creatively direct our marketing strategy
  • Act as an ambassador for Positive at networking and industry events

You’ll be

  • A lover of digital and excited by all it has to offer
  • Full of personality, sociable and up for a laugh
  • Exciting and ambitious, with a ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Happy to muck in and do more than just the necessary
  • All about the attention to detail
  • Bursting with ideas, highly creative, inspiring
  • Brave and innovative, with the desire to do things differently
  • Unflappable / professional / calm under pressure

You’ll have

  • Minimum of three years experience as a Design Director (or equivalent role) in a digital agency, with a proven track record and previous clients who can vouch for your ability
  • Experience of leading large-scale web and mobile sites and integrated digital campaigns
  • Experience of leading and winning pitches


45-55K (depending on experience)

Please send your CV and covering letter to Mike Jenkins, Managing Director mike@positivestudio.co.uk