Creative
Careers

We’re always on the lookout for talented designers, strategists, developers, and creatives of all levels with an incredible eye and a penchant for brand to join our team.

That said, we do get heaps of people emailing us – so if you send in a generic cut-and-paste email without a portfolio, you’re probably never going to hear from us.

If you join our team, we’ll back you to the hills: we’ll invest in your development, we’ll care about your life outside of work, we’ll help you follow your passions. So we do ask that applicants show us what you would bring to our team. We want to see portfolios and read compelling personal statements – bin the CV, we know how to look you up on LinkedIn.

If you’d like to hear about new job opportunities with us before we’ve had a chance to post them on our site, sign up to our jobs notifications email here.

We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups in the creative industry including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates.

When getting in touch with us, please let us know your preferred name and pronouns and we’d be happy to facilitate an alternative interview if you would find a different format more accessible.


Perks

  • Team meals on the regular (including remote)
  • R&D Fridays, Book Club & more
  • Summer Time (Fridays off in August)
  • Up to two additional weeks off at Christmas
  • Flexible working between the studio and your home
  • Complimentary use of the UnitedUs Palm Penthouse for one weekend a year
  • Personal development budget
  • Great Place to Work Certified agency

Our values

uncharted exploration

Without discovery, creativity stagnates. We journey to find the new, the surprising, the informative. To fill our creative well to the brim with inspiration.

reason

Our judgements are based on clear rationale that encompasses evidence and empathy.

getting involved and being inclusive

Inclusion is often a privilege that we should extend to others, because sharing ideas and gaining perspective enables us to achieve so much more.

captivating creativity

Honed senses, technical skill, deep empathy and unbound creativity. We cherish the role of art as a tool for communication that can delight and inspire.

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Current vacancies

Strategy Director

Salary £60-80k
Location Brighton

All of our projects are informed by solid strategies – whether that’s identifying the gap in the market where a brand can flourish, grounding a campaign in the needs and desires of the audience it’s trying to reach, or understanding the business levers that would help our clients to achieve their potential. Our strategists are integrated with account management, planning and experience design to ensure that we not only understand our clients, but can foster a candid relationship – asking them deep questions and challenging each other’s perceptions.

Strategy informs everything we do. Over the past year we’ve undertaken a variety of projects across Europe and North America from devising a brand strategy and market positioning for a multinational and multilingual employer of over 3,000 people, provided a clear market positioning for Aon when it comes to ESG, and helped Annie Lennox reimagine the identity and ambitions of her global feminist charity, and so much more.

We actively seek projects where we know brand can make an impact – not just to the financial performance of our clients, but to the people who work there and the communities they serve. As such, we are guided by strong ethical principles and are proudly building an agency that retains the power to say ‘no’ to projects that run counter to our values. The only brands worth building are ones that are fit for the future – relevant, sustainable, and socially responsible.

People

We are searching for a Strategy Director to build out our discipline – someone who not only relishes being in the throng of meaty challenges with C-Suite clients, but wants to take an active role in shaping and nurturing a team of strategic thinkers, planners and designers. At UnitedUs, strategists are the linch pins between commerce and creativity –  helping our clients to leverage the power of brand to overcome challenges and ignite their potential. If you’re the kind of person who is deeply curious, an intuitive connector, and can take the reins leading the team and our clients with compassion, this might well be the role for you.

Purpose

The person we’re looking for in this role will be able to identify business and human insights, unite client teams around clearly articulated brand purpose and inspire them with imaginative creative solutions. You’ll lead a small team of strategists, whose backgrounds span creative and experiential approaches to brand, and will look to you for guidance and mentorship in their own development. Strategy is far from a back office offering at UnitedUs, and as such you’ll be at the forefront of new business development – fostering relationships and getting to know our clients from the get-go.

Potential

There is huge potential in this role to shape impactful brands, develop people, and be a fundamental part of defining our future while making your own mark. This role doesn’t exist in isolation, as you’ll form part of the emerging leadership team alongside digital and creative directors, and our Partners – who’ll support you and your own development.

We’re looking for someone who wants to claim their place in our team. By investing in our people we are able to help each person craft the role they want at UnitedUs, and equip them with the tools and skills they need to get there.

Some of the great reasons to work at UnitedUs include:

  • Up to two additional weeks off at Christmas
  • Summer Time (Fridays off in August)
  • Work in a Great Place to Work-Certified™ agency
  • Flexible working between the studio and your home
  • Be part of our agency rituals – Bacon & Waffles, Foodie Fridays, Book Club, house parties, and away days
  • Complimentary use of the UnitedUs Palm Penthouse for one weekend a year
  • Personal development budget

 

Job role

  • Create and lead the brand and marketing strategies for our clients, bringing brands to life through creative campaigns in a variety of media.
  • Work very closely with clients to establish trusted and long-term relationships.
  • Get to know as much as possible about the client’s businesses, aspirations and goals to better inform the overall project for UnitedUs – and spot new business opportunities along the way.
  • Work with our clients to set KPI and measure campaign performances over extended periods of time, using those to make incremental changes that improve client outcomes.
  • Lead projects from start to finish both locally and internationally as needed.
  • Ensure the whole team are developing strategies that inform compelling creative.
  • Ability to leverage brand language, develop key messaging and deliver storytelling frameworks.
  • Be an active participant in the lifecycle of our accounts, from briefing the creative team to being on hand at all points in the project to offer strategic insight.
  • Lead and create workshops and training for our clients.
  • Develop client relationships and nurture account growth.
  • Collaborate with peers across the agency to deliver best-in-class, impactful brands
  • Write strategy documents and compile new and engaging ways of delivering the business and creative strategy to clients that not only impress them with the depth and content, but also the creative presentation as well.
  • Nurture a growing strategy team, ensuring their personal wellbeing and career development.
  • Work alongside the Partners to design the UnitedUs approach to brand strategy.
  • Be a positive influence on the organisation, be prepared for and welcome the creative and strategic challenges that the role will present and maintain a positive approach  to resolve them.

 

Required skills and experience

  • 10 years experience working in a senior brand strategy, service design, business consultancy or similar role, with a track record of leading growing teams.
  • Demonstrable experience in delivering award-winning and/or impactful brands and creative campaigns.
  • A deep understanding of how business objectives and brand strategy are intrinsically linked.
  • Outstanding client relationship management and a rich network of multidisciplinary contacts.
  • You are adept in long term organisational transformation – and skilled at providing impetus, inspiration and unity throughout.
  • A solid grip of resource management and strategic planning, both internally and for clients.
  • A diverse portfolio of B2B and B2C client experience with an international footprint.

 

Desirable

  • The ability to bring candour, humility and joy throughout your work
  • A burning desire to develop a thriving team, married with the patience to do it with kindness.

 

Application

Please submit a cover letter to Natalie, along with indications of your past work experience –  we’d love to see some work examples and to understand why you think you’d be a great fit for our team – to [email protected] Please let us know your preferred name and pronouns too.

Additional information

  • Find out what we’re looking for, and what it’s like to work at UnitedUs via our Wired Sussex Meet The Team session
  • We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups in the creative industry including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates
  • Applicants must have the existing right to work in the United Kingdom as we are currently unable to sponsor work visas at this stage
  • Whilst we offer flexible working this isn’t a remote role
  • No recruiters… pretty please.

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Senior Strategist

Salary £40-50k
Location Brighton

All of our projects are informed by solid strategies – whether that’s identifying the gap in the market where a brand can flourish, grounding a campaign in the needs and desires of the audience it’s trying to reach, or understanding the business levers that would help our clients to achieve their potential. Our strategists are integrated with account management, planning and experience design to ensure that we not only understand our clients, but can foster a candid relationship – asking them deep questions and challenging each other’s perceptions.

Over the past year, we’ve devised a brand strategy and market positioning for a multinational and multilingual employer of over 3,000 people, provided a clear market positioning for Aon when it comes to ESG, and helped Annie Lennox reimagine the identity and ambitions of her global feminist charity, and more.

 

People

We are seeking people who have a thirst for exploration, who are curious, perceptive and empathic, and who know when a change of approach is needed. We want people who thrive on building trusted partnerships, working with clients to devise and advise on brand strategies that will ultimately work hand-in-glove with their business operations. If this sounds like you, or what you strive to be, we want to hear from you.

 

Purpose

As a Senior Strategist, you will work closely with the wider strategy team to identify, define, and unite our clients and their teams around compelling, effective, brand and campaign strategies. You will be expected to design and deliver research into brand perception, equity, culture and capabilities, and use that research to inform well reasoned brand strategies that unites the client’s people, purpose, and potential.

 

Potential

Everyone at UnitedUs plays a key role in the agency, and we want someone to claim their place in our team. By investing in our people we are able to help each person craft the role they want at UnitedUs, and equip them with the tools and skills they need to get there.

 

Job role

  • Work with the strategy team to define the best route to achieve our clients potential.
  • Devise and execute research plans that best suit the project, including interviews, workshops, surveys, on-site observational and desk research.
  • Write comprehensive strategies that get to the heart of the challenges at hand and recommend pragmatic solutions to achieve the desired outcome.
  • Nurture and build client relationships to become a trusted advisor, identifying new opportunities for future growth.
  • Work with the UnitedUs team to ensure the strategic vision is delivered across brand, creative, and digital.
  • Work with clients across a range of projects delivered post rebrand to execute and evolve the brand strategy.

Required skills and experience

  • 5 years experience working as a brand strategist, service designer, business consultant or similar role.
  • Ability to quickly identify avenues for research and exploration.
  • Demonstrable experience in delivering thorough and well thought-through brand strategies.
  • A deep understanding of how business objectives and brand strategy are intrinsically linked.
  • Excellent client relationship management.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Desirable

  • A diverse portfolio of B2B and B2C client experience
  • Experience in workshop facilitation and design
  • Experience designing research methodologies
  • Enjoying a good debate with your team in order to get to the right solution

Application

Please submit a cover letter to us, along with indications of your past work experience –  we’d love to see some work examples and to understand why you think you’d be a great fit for our team – to [email protected] Please let us know your preferred name and pronouns too.


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Designers

Salary £25k - £45k
Location Brighton

We are always on the look out for great designers to join our team. We want to see fantastic portfolios that excite us and show something different.

Keep an eye out here for specific roles, but if you have something exciting to offer then get in touch.


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FAQS

What is the interview process like at UnitedUs?

Most candidates will have two interviews. A first one to get to know you and find out more about each other. If successful, we will ask you to do a small project prior to a second interview, and for some roles you may be required to spend half a day working with the team.

How do I apply?

Please email [email protected] with your portfolio and cover letter explaining why you’d like to come join our team and what role you’d like to fill.

Is your office accessible?

Our office is on the first floor of a converted warehouse so it is not accessible to wheelchair users. However, please do not hesitate to apply and we will make reasonable adjustments to accommodate you if your application is successful.

I have additional needs, can I still apply?

Of course! The best ideas come from diversity of thought and experience so we want to make sure that everyone in our team can bring their best selves and ideas to work. As such, we are aware of the Access to Work programme and can help work with you to ensure you have the tools, support and resources you need to excel.

Do you ever fill roles before a job application date closes?

When we receive a really stand-out application, we might bring the process forward - so do get your application in sooner rather than later.

Do you use freelancers?

Our team all have permanent roles but we occasionally use freelancers and contractors for very specialist requirements. So if you have a cracking portfolio or feel you have something to add then send it in!

What kind of thing do you want to see in my portfolio?

We want to see beautiful work with strategic thinking. Hypothetical work is fine but your portfolio will need to include some real projects which have been through the battle of delivery. If you worked on a project with collaborators then we will want to know which part you played.

Can I send in an application even if you don't have any vacancies listed?

Yes! We love to hear from great talent. However, as we receive lots of portfolios and enquiries about roles and internships we will only respond if what you have sent has made us take notice.

I'm a parent - can I negotiate my hours?

For full time members of staff we ask that you’re at work (in the office or virtual) between 10am-4pm, but you can choose your start and end time around those parameters. For example, some of our team do the morning school run so they come in at 10am and leave at 6pm, others start at 8am and leave at 4pm. We want to make sure that you’re there for those unmissable moments - so if there’s a school play or sports day, talk to us about it.

Can we just meet for a coffee?

We do love coffee, and if you just want a chat then do drop us a line. We can’t guarantee that we’ll always be available, but we do make the effort when we can.

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