Creative Lead

Chelsea FC  


Employer ········· Chelsea Football Club
City ························· London 🇬🇧
Type ······················· Full time
Salary ··················· Competitive

As a member of the Chelsea team, you will become part of a long and proud history in the heart of iconic West London, which dates back to the club’s founding in 1905. Since that time the club has won every major domestic and international trophy, being crowned English, European and world champions in the process.

Chelsea are a club which proudly strives to be the best in everything we do, on and off the pitch, as shown by the further success of our Women’s and Academy sides, as well as the excellent work in the community undertaken by the Chelsea Foundation, while engaging with our many supporters from a wide range of backgrounds at home in the UK and around the world.

If you’re motivated and want to help us win more trophies, you’ve got a place here at Chelsea!

What We’re Looking For:

We’re looking for a Creative Commercial Lead to manage the design team that is responsible for sales presentations to drive new business commercial revenue and supporting the partnership team for significant retention of revenue on partnership assets and activation strategies.

Duties include:

  • Management of a team of junior and mid-weight designers;

  • Responsibility for periodic creation of new sales presentations to Go-To-Market for key assets such as Shirt or Sleeve, giving each presentation a fresh look and incorporating Chelsea FC brand styles;

  • Visualisation skills on how to display the brief, set against a commercial framework and backdrop;

  • Interpreting and evolving the design brief, providing more than one option at initial creation, where appropriate, to achieve high quality;

  • Ability to plot numerical data and information on a page in different styles that can be visually appealing and dynamic to stakeholders;

  • Ensuring the team maintain an up-to-date image catalogue that supports build of presentations;

  • Capacity planning for incoming briefs, ensuring deadlines are met and proactive solutions offered when capacity is stretched;

  • Implementation and stakeholder management with suppliers for design tools used by the team;

  • Establishing and maintaining optimal process management to allow for smooth day-to-day running of the function and efficiencies;

  • Integration of motion and animation into presentation slides;

  • Overseeing the creation of partner assets for TV interview backdrop boards, stadium LED signage, big-screen advertising and digital communications;

  • Maintaining relationship with Marketing creative studio and applying latest Chelsea FC brand guidelines to design materials; 

  • Managing print and digital requirements and ensuring design assets are to the appropriate scaling and sizing.

Must Haves/qualified by demonstrable experience to the level required:

  • Extensive proven agency or in-house experience.

  • Experience manging a team.

  • Implementation and management of design tools (desirable).

  • Essential - Advanced PowerPoint skills for design and presentation purposes and experience of using this in prior roles as a main design platform.

  • Advanced skills with Adobe Creative Suite; specifically; InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator.

  • Self-starter and proactive, offering solutions where gaps are observed.

  • Excellent time management skills and willingness to be flexible with working hours, subject to key deadlines.

  • Highly organised and adaptable, able to work to tight deadlines in a demanding environment.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Good relationship, communication and interpersonal skills

What We Offer:

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion:

At Chelsea we recognise that the diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths and we are taking positive action to ensure our existing colleagues and job applicants can fully be themselves and bring their own unique experiences and perspectives to Chelsea FC. This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity.

If you need reasonable adjustments made to the recruitment process, please reach out to your recruiter, who will be able to advise and support you.

Chelsea FC and the Foundation is fully committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all children, young people and adults at risk (vulnerable groups). We therefore require all successful applicants to complete a DBS Check prior to starting employment. Depending on the role, successful applicants may also have to undergo other child protection screening where appropriate.

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