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Ten years ago (it seems like only yesterday) we were simply a small group of experienced yet rather frustrated creative recruiters about to launch a brand new business. RedSofa. We were determined to show the world we could do a better job than the competition: and have fun at the same time.

Our philosophy was very simple only hire the very best and watch them and the business flourish. By 2014 we were proud to be acclaimed Europe's fastest growing and most respected Creative Recruitment Agency. A year later we opened our Berlin office.

Of course there are other elements to our success, passion, creativity and building long-term personal relationships, but working with the very best people will always be at the core of our being.

We now cover almost every area in our sector, ranging from junior art workers to global CEOs. Our expertise in every area is widely regarded as being unequalled. IMPRINT

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PA/OM to CEO

London

Permanent

£25,000 - £28,000

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My Client a start up organisation based in heart of Soho are looking for a bright, self starter to join their fnatastic team. Duties are;

Reporting into Customer Operations Manager, you’ll…

  • PA to CEO
    • Extensive diary management, arranging travel, repare, proofread reports/ presentations and general PA duties.
    • PA and general admin support to the directors and team including extensive diary management, prepare and proofread reports/presentations.
  • Office Manager
    • Ensuring the smooth running of the office and serving as a central point of contact for the directors and team.
    • Greeting visitors, answering phones and making sure clients are well looked after.
    • Maintain supplier relationships, contracts and service level agreements.
    • Order and manage stock of kitchen, office and equipment supplies.
    • Maintain a work environment that is comfortable and conducive to productivity.
    • Ensure office and meeting areas are fully functional and are kept tidy and well maintained and users are trained as needed on audio/visual equipment and phones.
    • Organise company events (e.g., away days, exec meetings, client and team meetings).
    • Assist in marketing initiatives with industry conferences and events.
    • Manage office expenses making recommendations for cost savings as appropriate.
    • Maintain confidential and organised filing systems.
    • Manage relationship with landlord and ensure facilities are H&S compliant and implement any necessary safety procedures.
    • Administer building and office security procedures (keys, security badges, etc).
    • As a start-up business you will be instrumental in setting up operational systems and process to in relation to Office Management, HR, Facilities and general admin/team support duties as they arise incl. Customer Operations, Marketing and Events.

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User Experience Lead

City of London, London

Permanent

£65,000 - £70,000

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My client, a UX agency based in London, is looking for a UX Lead to join, help lead & grow their existing UX team. The vision of the agency is to design impactful experiences that will improve the lives of a generation and need a strong UX practitioner with the same mind-set.
Experience:

  • Minimum 6 years experience delivering design solutions
  • Expert in industry-standard design visualisation and prototyping (Sketch, InVision)
  • Undertaking of primary and secondary research as part of the design process (ie RITE)
  • A solid grounding in graphic and service design
  • Understanding of front end development principles and execution
  • Pitching and winning new business accounts
  • Successfully mentoring and line-managing senior level (and below) designers for at least two years
  • Recognised degree-level qualifications in graphic, experience or digital design, and HCI

This is an exciting opportunity to join a fast growing, forward thinking company. If you’re interested in a further conversation then please drop me your CV/folio.

All candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK to be considered for this role.
No sponsorship for this role.

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Office Assistant

London

Permanent

£20,000 - £20,000

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My client who are a Digital/Marketing boutique angency based in the heart of London are looking for an Office Assistant to join their established team. Duties include;

Maintaining the general housekeeping and smooth running of the Studio to a very high standard

General Admin assistance to the Office Manager

Organise and manage the agency database

General project coordination and assistance

Financial support; processing invoices/receipts/expenses/purchase orders

Ordering stationery and dealing with suppliers

Working closely with the Office Manager

If you match the above please submit you CV

Thank you

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Designer

London

Permanent

£45,000 - £50,000

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Fantastic opportunity for a 3D Designer within a unique, industry leading company in the sports hospitality, sponsorship activation and events sector. Designing and deploying projects at high profile sporting events, as well as creating permanent and temporary installations for high profile brands and blue-chip companies.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 4 years relevant experience working on large-scale events or exhibition programmes and experience in design for permanent interior fit-out would also be a real advantage. You should be self-motivated with a good client facing manner and excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. The ability to take a brief and ask the right questions is very important as is designing to budgets and the right person will be able to project timelines and manage their design workflow through to completion.

Excellent conceptual design combined with solid space planning is a must and ideally you will be proficient in the following software programmes or similar, AutoCAD, 3D studio Max, Photoshop, Acrobat, Illustrator and InDesign

Ideally you will have a rock-solid knowledge of build, materials and production processes for temporary and permanent fit-out with excellent detail drawing skills. The position will require the successful candidate to deal with contractors and suppliers as well as creating detailed costing specifications for their designs.

Above all the client is looking for someone who has a great eye for design and an acute awareness for 3d brand communication and event activation built on a solid knowledge of design for production.

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Senior Software Engineer

London

Permanent

£50,000 - £70,000

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I am looking for a Senior Software Engineer for my client who are a rapidly growing company – the size of their team has almost doubled to over 20 people over the past 12 months. They work in a fast-paced highly collaborative environment and leverage the best of technology and people. In our next stage of growth, we are looking to expand our company’s data
infrastructure.

Skills, Experience and Requirements
You must be able to demonstrate the following skills / competencies:

Experience:
o Bachelor’s or Master’s Degrees in Computer Science, Engineering, Applied Math or other relevant technical degrees.
o 3+ years of experience with software engineering in a commercial setting.
o Excellent knowledge of Python and relevant libs (e.g. NumPy, pandas, SciPy).
o Experience with data cleaning, transformation, and standardization.
o Experience collecting and storing structured and unstructured data.
o Ability to design, monitor, and maintain flexible and highly reliable data pipelines, APIs and ETL flows.
o Experience or ability to design the schema of a data warehouse from scratch in a way that best fits the company’s (evolving) needs.
o Experience in the financial industry is a big plus.

– Commercial & Technical skills:
o A track record of solving problems in a commercial environment.
o Excellent communication, both verbal and written.
o Ability to work cross-functionally in a highly collaborative environment.
o Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process and comfortable with:
Scrum, Unit Testing, Code Reviews, etc.
o Able to mentor junior members and give technical advice and direction.

– Personality:
o Knowledgeable and able to communicate your ideas, but also patient and easy going.
o Entrepreneurial spirit, willing to perform a variety of different roles and possess a can-do attitude.
o Keen interest in the development community and keen to share with the team (new python libs/releases, or different tech).
o A problem-solving mind set with an agnostic approach to languages and technology.
o Pragmatic and results oriented, able to get things done on time.

– Other:
o Experience using Git with a branching workflow (e.g. like git-flow).
o Experience using Java.
o Experience working with some of the following tools: Docker with AWS, Jenkins, SQL, Postgres, MongoDB, Redis, ElasticSearch, Airflow, Kafka, Django, Flask, Spark, Hadoop.

It would be an advantage to have links to any accounts on GitHub, BitBucket, etc and be able to talk through your code using a computer during the interview.

All candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK to be considered for this role.

No sponsorship for this role.

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Front End Developer – CMS

London

Permanent

£35,000 - £45,000

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I am looking for a Front End Developer who has worked with Content Management Systems and is keen to build on their foundation of front end skills in a dynamic agency environment.
This role requires someone who has a good base coding ability as well as keen eye for incorporating user experience and design systems.

You will be a key player in the development of innovative, high quality front end solutions for our clients. You will work very closely with server-side developers, UX, design and QA teams to generate elegant solutions to complex challenges and create great user interfaces built on the latest technologies.

Responsibilities

  • Hands on front-end coding (ES6, SASS), producing modular, testable code
  • Solution design involving other agency disciplines including UX & creative designers
  • Website and feature development alongside server-side developers
  • Working with server-side developers to plan the code architecture
  • Breakdown and estimation of tasks in an agile way
  • Working with QA and testing teams

Skills and Experience
Looking for a strong mix of development skills, and would expect you to be able to tick most or all of these boxes:

  • 2-3 years experience in a similar role
  • Excellent HTML5, JavaScript and CSS3 experience
  • Commercial experience with React or similar (e.g. Inferno, Vue)
  • Commercial experience building for CMS sites (we use Sitecore and Umbraco)
  • Experience of mobile and tablet app/content design and development
  • An understanding of responsive design and the various techniques involved
  • Third party APIs, such as Google Maps integration
  • An appreciation of tooling such as npm, Gulp and Webpack
  • A good eye for design and a real passion for interaction design
  • An excellent ability to communicate your ideas and work with others to make them happen
  • An appreciation of business requirements and usability principles
  • Some understanding of backend technologies such as ASP.NET or PHP
  • Agile development team experience

It would be an advantage to have links to any accounts on GitHub, BitBucket, etc and be able to talk through your code using a computer during the interview.

All candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK to be considered for this role.

No sponsorship for this role.

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Mid-weight Digital / Social Copywriter

London

Permanent

£40,000 - £50,000

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Are you a super-talented, passionate, creative brain, who can come up with killer digital ideas and write thumbstopping copy for global brands on a daily basis?

Do you want to join a creative crack-team of digitally-driven experts, who deliver innovative ideas for clients, brands and products?

Do you want to join a creative agency that values ideas, execution, personality and passion above all else?

We’re after a Mid-weight Creative Copywriter to join an award-winning agency. You will be part of a super-talented creative team, working on a variety of projects, from slick ad campaigns to complex, rich interactive content. You’re ready to kick-start your career working across some of the worlds’ most exciting brands – and you want to win awards in the process.

Key Requirements:

Copywriting – You can turn a thought in a brainstorm into a clear written concept. You’re able to communicate your ideas clearly and powerfully to the rest of the creative team. You are adept at using your words to sell ideas – and you can turn your hand to pitch presentations, advertising concepts and long &short; form copy briefs.

Digital know-how – You keep up to date with all the latest design trends, on and off the web. From industry news to the latest tech, you don’t just love social media and digital – you live it.

  • Adaptable, fast, consistent generator of culturally relevant ideas
  • Commercially / practically minded
  • Able to lead projects and see them through to completion
  • Proven grasp of insight driven concept development
  • Clear and effective communicator
  • Able to work across social, digital and traditional platforms seamlessly
  • Able and willing to generate concepts, headlines, shopper messaging, and longer form social

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Head of Moving Image

London

Permanent

£50,000 - £70,000

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We are looking for a Head of Moving Image to develop and lead our clients moving
image offering. You will be a confident leader and have the ability to build strong
and productive relationships with other senior creatives within the studio. You will
be able to interpret briefs, identify an approach and set a clear creative vision for
any video project at this multi-disciplinary creative agency. Alongside exceptional conceptualisation experience, you will understand best practice production elements and also have the ability to spot opportunities and develop new business to aid the growth of the moving image offer.

This is a senior-level position with the opportunity for autonomous freedom and a chance to lead a highly creative team. Previous creative agency experience is essential as is a portfolio showcasing global account work. Please get in touch for the full brief.

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Director of Social Media & Content

Berlin

Permanent

£60,000 - £80,000

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RedSofa is finding talents exciting opportunities by delivering a ground-breaking recruitment service to the creative, start-up and tech industry. For our clients and candidates we follow a simple approach: be helpful and always give honest open advice that is built on trust.

Director of Social Media & Content (f/m)
Location: Berlin
Company Overview: Berlin based renowned Digital Agency

Role Overview: We’re hiring for an outstanding Social Media expert and enthusiastic team leader to head up the team of Social Media and Content editors for different brand clients for the Berlin agency.

You:

  • Digital Native with Social Media Expertise
  • Team Leadership experience a must
  • Experience working in fast paced, goal driven agency environments
  • Highly driven, well organised and inspiringly communicative
  • Fluent English, German a plus
  • Exceptional writing, spelling and grammar skills in English

Benefits:

  • Attractive salary
  • Innovative agency environment
  • Hungry team that is striving for the best

If you are interested, please get in touch with Jörn at RedSofa Berlin:

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Product UI Designer

London

Permanent

£60,000 - £70,000

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Senior Digital Product designer (Senior Designer UI)

We’re looking for a pro-active, creative, thorough and collaborative Senior Digital Product UI Designer. This will be an ASAP start, working on an exciting project designing products and applications for an exciting brand who is always looking to disrupt. The agency are about to embark on the production phase, they’ll be working at pace – designing, learning and iterating in multidisciplinary teams, to ship a product that challenges the boundaries of what digital can achieve in an immersive interactive experience.

Skills

  • You have the ability to create meaningful, user centred and strategic design solutions that have both rigour and moments of surprise and delight.
  • To demonstrate a full understanding of each client’s brand, values and ambitions and instinctive brand awareness and demonstrated experience of pushing boundaries and evolving brands
  • The ability to contribute to strategic content for brand, service and product propositions working with strategy, UX and technology team members

Experience

  • Experience in shipping an end-to-end digital product is essential.
  • Proficient working in Sketch and Invision
  • Must feel comfortable working in a collaborative environment of mixed-disciplinary teams and closely with clients
  • Experience in interaction design, motion and prototyping is a requirement (Principle/Flint and After Effects)

Responsibilities

  • Take ownership and accountability across your own track of work, working closely with the UX and Design leads to maintain consistent, high quality thinking and output.
  • Demonstrate your experience in designing for products, and be proactive in contributing to and building on existing team processes, helping to enhance our ways of working when needed.
  • Provide Design leadership within your own track team
  • Work closely and collaboratively with visual designers, content managers, product owner and UX lead.
  • Regularly liaise, update, present and work collaboratively with clients and stakeholders.

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News

Rodger That!

Steve Buss 17th April 2018

 

We can all learn something from Roger Federer.

There are a number of people that I look up to and aspire to be more like, too many to mention on this forum. Oprah Winfrey, Colonel Sanders and Hilda Ogden have all touched my life for one reason or another but Roger Federer stands out for me and I’m more than happy to serve up some thoughts on the Fed.

 

The guy’s a class act from start to finish: Gracious, humble, considerate and the best EVER at what he does. Applauding those around him, never talking negatively about his competitors, never making excuses, the first to congratulate his competition on their success, constantly striving to be better and still on top of his game in the twilight of his playing career.

We can all learn something from Roger Federer.

 

Being an avid tennis fan, I’ve followed Federer since his colossal victory dethroning the previous King, Pete Sampras at Wimbledon in 2001, and his meteoric rise to World No.1, winning almost every competition he played in. Confidence was high for so long and with that, everything seemed easy.

 

When he finally hit hard times with a resurgent Nadal, Djokovic and Murray, Federer dropped down the pecking order and everyone thought that was the last of Roger. He’d had a young family, achieved monumental success in the Grand Slam era and we all thought he’d just fade into the background.

 

Federer was having none of it. Back to the practice courts and with excellent

 

conditioning, selective tournament matches and Grand Slam preparation he proved what a 20 Grand Slam Champion can do to come back and win the Australian Open / Wimbledon in 2017 and Australian Open in 2018 and there’s still three slams to go. He’s achieved this up against some of the very best professional tennis players that ever graced planet Earth.

 

So where am I going with this? I think the point I’m trying to make is that if you’re going through a bad patch in your career and it seems like you’re fading into the background then make yourself relevant again, train, learn a new skill, develop on your existing skills and get out there and prove you’ve still got what it takes.

 

It’s all gone a bit cheesy now. I can only apologise.

But that’s ok. I know I can turn this round and so can you the next time you’re looking for inspiration. Just look in the mirror and repeat after me:

We can all learn something from Roger Federer!

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