Junior Consultant

London

Permanent

£25,000 - £25,000

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Do you love people? Love creativity? Love the idea of working for a company that’s at the top of its game? Oh, well, that’s good. We might have a job for you…

Our team is full of fun, experience, and hunger (both literally and metaphorically… We take team meals out very seriously.). We love what we do and we love our team. What makes Red Sofa so special and unique within the recruiting industry really is our team – and we’re looking to expand… *The lights darken, dramatic music plays, a spotlight shines on you.* Think you’ve got what it takes to make it in our industry? Want to join our team? Read on.

At Red Sofa, we all LOVE working in advertising recruitment. We live and breathe creativity in the way that our clients and candidates do. Red Sofa has a distinctive vibe and energy that can be found in each and every one of our team. We like to think that what makes Red Sofa unique is our brand; we have worked hard over the years to be thought of as leaders in our space and to be creative when it comes to representing our clients and candidates.

As the digital and social world evolves, we see it as our role to grow and develop with it, generating fresh and impactful ways to reach new talent, communicate with our clients and be at the forefront of new approaches. We want you to be comfortable in representing our brand and we will help you in building your own personal brand within the industry.

SO. What would we need from you.

  • A passion or interest in the creative & advertising world
  • Innovating new ways to find and engage Creatives, Designers, Project Managers, Account Managers, Social Media experts etc
  • Able to match skillsets and talent to Red Sofa’s clients and roles
  • Strong and engaging communication skills, leading with an inquisitive nature
  • Organisation skills to manage time effectively and keep on top of administrative task.
  • Using sales, business development, marketing techniques, and networking in order to attract business from client companies. Meeting them face to face where possible
  • Advertising vacancies appropriately by drafting and placing adverts in a wide range of media (e.g. website, online, linked in, social channels)
  • Headhunting – identifying and approaching suitable candidates both passive and active
  • Keep the candidate database up to date with relevant candidate information, making it easy to source great candidates when a new brief comes in
  • A love of creativity for generating market-relevant content (We have some pretty active social accounts and a new TikTok, and we’d love for you to get involved!)

Like all recruitment businesses we are growing; so we are hiring. However, it is also important to talk about what your personal growth could look like too when you work for RedSofa. We don’t expect people to sit in the Junior Consultant role for a long time; we have a personalised training programme that will take you from your journey of potentially knowing very little about recruitment, to knowing everything there is to know and how best to master it. This will take you from Junior Consultant and then Consultant and then World Leader…. (Or you can just stick with what you know and now love and make lots of money as a recruiter. The choice is yours). All we ask for is an open mindset, a learning mentality, and a bit of light-heartedness. It is worth us being honest here; recruitment can be truly rewarding, great fun, and is one of few careers where your earnings are uncapped. But it can be hard work; it takes ambition, constant reflection, and consistency.

What will you get from us? Sessions with a creative recruitment trainer and coach, a seriously cool team of extremely knowledgeable consultants, flexible working, lovely office space in Farringdon, plenty of social gatherings and fun outings, lots of other lovely benefits, and a business that doesn’t take itself too seriously. We are here for a good time, not a long time. Or both. Hopefully both. Let’s enjoy work and have some fun along the way.

Posted by: Rachel Holt

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UI Designer (15058)

London

Permanent

£40,000 - £45,000

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UI/UX Designer

 

The purpose

The mission of the UI/UX team is to understand and champion the needs of the user & to be the voice of our user to the wider business. We work closely with teams from across the business to understand their needs & ensure we balance these with the needs of our users. We do this by combining insights, research & best practice guidelines to design delightful, accessible experiences.

 

What you’ll be doing

The UI Designer is a varied role working on multiple projects whilst always focussing on delivering pixel-perfect designs with detailed guidance for development teams. You’ll work closely with a wide range of colleagues including Designers, Developers, Product Owners, Insight Analysts, as well as teams from Content & Customer Operations and external agencies & contractors. We work across many digital platforms

 

No two days will be the same but you’re likely to be:

building designs from paper sketches through to pixel-perfect hi-fidelity designs with comprehensive annotations, updating elements within the style guide, co-owning the newly created Design System, gathering insights using data analysis tools, conducting background research, leading kick-off meetings, workshops & design delivery presentations, evaluating performance and identifying future improvements.

 

The right person

Whilst we’ve highlighted some essential traits that the right person will have, we value a diverse team that represents our diverse user community and understand the value that experience from other fields can bring.

· You have a real passion for user-centred design & accessibility.

· You’re able to empathise with our users & advocate for their needs.

· You have strong UI skills which you can demonstrate through a portfolio or work examples

· You have an interest in the whole UX process from gathering insights, leading workshops and running user testing through to running evaluative tests post-release to measure impact & identify future improvements.

· You have a meticulous attention to detail.

· You are an excellent problem-solver and creative thinker.

· You are a team player with great communication skills.

· You have advanced experience using Sketch & knowledge of Figma.

· You have real-world experience working with stakeholders/Product Owners/Developers

· You have at least 1 year experience working as a UX/UI/Product designer

 

What’s in it for you

 

This is a varied role working across multiple experiences & developing wide-ranging skills. We’ll support you in making sure you succeed and nurture your professional growth in a way that works for you.

 

We’re a team that really cares. About our users, about the business and about each other. We lift each other up, champion our diverse thoughts & challenge in a positive way to be the best we can be.

 

 

About

We drive ourselves and inspire others to always push for more. This passion to exceed is what sets us apart, inspires colleagues to realise their potential and do their very best work. We believe in doing things properly, with great care and attention to the finest detail. Trust in our brand is built moment by moment, every detail matters. ?

We are responsible and caring, both in how we support the health and wellbeing of colleagues and in the determined pursuit of our sustainability objectives. We believe we can achieve much more working together than alone and strive to create an inclusive culture where collaboration is encouraged, diverse perspectives are essential, and everyone has a voice. ?

The warmth, diversity and personality of our people has created the exceptional service we are renowned for and the trusted brand we know today. We are proud to be a place where standing out means being yourself. And where Anything is Possible.?

Posted by: Amalie Byass

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Motion Designer (15056)

London

Permanent

£45,000 - £55,000

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I’m looking for a Motion Designer with some layout skills that has an excellent knowledge of the Adobe creative suite with highly proficient skills sets in After Effects as well as photoshop and illustrator and in-design to join an award winning close knit team.  The role is flexible hybrid working with the studio based in the West End.

My client will be ramping up their social delivery and the candidate would need excellent design skills to deliver a wide range of projects across numerous FMCG brands with a focus on social briefs so being able to deliver well thought out ideas in After effects is key. This candidate would lead the motion graphics output.

My client are close knit team working across numerous household brands. They all have a great work ethic and share the workload as well as support and help each other on the more demanding briefs.

·       Strong animation skills

·       Solid working knowledge of Adobe After Effects for Online Video

·       Strong working knowledge of Digital Design tools including Photoshop, Illustrator, XD etc….

·       Good knowledge Media and video compression techniques

·       Strong problem solving skills
·       Great attention to detail

·       Mentors junior members of the team

·       Ability to stand alone on projects without the support of more senior members of the team

·       Ability to talk to client stake holders and put creative ideas forward and understand technical requirements/restrictions of their ideas

·       Experience in using social media as commercial tools (Facebook apps, YouTube channels, Instagram, Twitter, etc.)

·       Good Communication skills

Posted by: Amalie Byass

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Digital Artworker (15055)

London

Contract

£40,000 - £43,000

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Creative Digital Artworker/Mac operator available asap for a six month fixed-term contract.

Must be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite & Sketch. Experience in Figma and XD would be advantageous also, but not essential. Some knowledge of print processes would also be welcomed but not essential.

Candidate will be working on a high-end retail client producing emails/modules/web banners, mainly from templates, making amends and also producing designs through to complete digital production from scamps/assets supplied to a very high standard.

Working closely with the rest of the team, ensuring delivery of templates for online, e-vites & emails are met. Maintaining, monitoring and controlling all changes within the project with the Digital PM and escalating as needed. Trouble shooting, ensuring processes are adhered and providing best practice on all digital deployment. Must have outstanding attention to detail and a key eye for design

Must stress this is a creative roll as well as digital production and will include lots of amends fed back in realtime from the PMs, so would need to be happy working in a fast-paced environment to very tight deadlines.

Posted by: Ali Kirkby

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Video Editor (15054)

London

Permanent

£45,000 - £48,000

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Our client is a well-established and quickly growing cosmetics brand seeking a smart, ambitious and dedicated Senior Video Editor who meets challenges with new ideas and enthusiasm, has a natural inclination towards leadership and has extensive and impressive experience in video editing within the beauty industry.

Are you comfortable managing creatives and making sure the quality of the content produced meets the highest standards? Are you able to juggle multiple projects at once? Are you a professional video editor and motion graphic designer? Do you know Premiere Pro, After Effects, DaVinci Resolve 17, and Final Cut like the back of your hand? If so, we want to hear from you!

The Role

Your key responsibilities will include:

Work with the Video Production Manager and the Content coordinators to understand and digest the vision for the deliverables (BAU + launch content + Ads + Engagement led shows for YouTube)
Support Video Production Manager during all phases of production: Creative, Pre-Production, Production, and Post Production, focusing on Post Production
Edit and assemble recorded raw footage into a suitable, high quality finished product. The material may include camera footage, dialogue, sound effects, graphics, animations, and visual effects
Post produce 10+ videos per week in line with company standards
Help sourcing music, sound effects, and stock footage from various licensing sources
Edit licensed or custom music tracks to fit the flow, vibe and pace of the videos
Create sound design and mix/master audio for videos where needed
Work with the Design team to create motion graphics such as lower thirds, on-screen text, logos, and more complex animation
Manage the work of the Junior Video Editors and provide feedback, checking quality of the footage, subtitles accuracy, editing techniques, sound and colour grading
Work with the studio project manager on video shoots to make sure all footage is captured, saved and archived properly and ready for post-production, according to schedule.
Manage the office NAS server once set up, make sure all footage is backed up and correctly labelled.

Requirements

The key skills and experience required for this role are:

Significant, demonstrable experience editing for social media and web
In depth knowledge of creating video content for specific platforms such as social media, web and ads in the beauty industry.
In depth knowledge of video editing, colour grading, rough cuts and sound design to advise the team if/when required to drive innovation.
Knowledge of Data Wrangling and labelling knowledge with the ability to follow in-house rules
High level of proficiency in Premiere Pro, After Effects and DaVinci Resolve. Additional knowledge in Adobe Creative Suite (Audition, Character Animator, Cinema 4D. Photoshop, Illustrator) is desirable
Strong sense of typography, colour and composition is beneficial.
Experience working with G-Suite, Asana and Slack

Benefits

As well as this fantastic opportunity, there are a number of other perks of the job, including:

25 days holiday
Flexible working with core working hours
Pension Scheme
Vitality Health Scheme
Cycle to Work Scheme
Enhanced family friendly packages
Welcome new starter stack gift and swag
Company discount for yourself and friends and family

Posted by: Ali Kirkby

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Videographer (15053)

London

Temporary

£45,000 - £48,000

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Our client is a well-established and quickly growing cosmetics brand seeking a Senior Videographer to join their fast-growing team!

The Role

Your key responsibilities will include:

Working with Art Director, Video Director and Founder to understand the vision of the film or video product
Support with creative ideation and storyboarding assets
Shoot video assets on your own and also take ownership to more projects as we grow
Filming in studio and in location
Filming at Founder’s private home, setting up temporary coloramas and adjusting lights where needed
Creating an equipment list and working with producer on hiring all necessary equipment ahead of every shoot
Setting up all equipment needed for each shoot, either in a studio or in-house, including cameras, audio recorders, microphones, lighting, and all props
Working with Art director and testing coloramas and backgrounds that are more suitable for the shoot
Packing up all equipment and arranging redelivery
Working with Product Marketing Manager in understanding availability of products
Taking care of broken or damaged equipment, either fixing it or arranging a professional to fix.
Troubleshoot problems with equipment
Working in the studio as part of the production team but also at home supporting the Video production team with post production

Requirements

The key skills and experience required for this role are:

Extensive, demonstrable experience in videography within the beauty industry
Excellent working knowledge and significant experience using cameras like Arri/Red/Black Magic but also using iPhones and mobile devices
Knowledge of makeup
Knowledge of filming, lighting and sound equipment
In depth knowledge of Premiere Pro/Adobe Creative Cloud
Data Wrangling and labelling knowledge – able to do it following in-house rules
Ability and willingness to travel to other venues (than the office) for shooting as required
A team player with excellent interpersonal skills
Flexible and resilient with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Benefits

As well as this fantastic opportunity, there are a number of other perks of the job, including:

25 days holiday
Flexible working with core working hours
Pension Scheme
Vitality Health Scheme
Cycle to Work Scheme
Enhanced family friendly packages
Welcome new starter stack gift and swag
Company discount for yourself and friends and family

Posted by: Ali Kirkby

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Data Marketing Assistant (14979)

London

Permanent

£20,000 - £25,000

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Our client is looking for a Digital Marketing Assistant to join their vibrant and diverse team for a corporate tech brand. You will be reporting to their Digital Manager and working closely with their Digital Executive.
You will focus mainly on creating and editing optimized website pages that drive conversions, SEO, and Data Analytics, helping to ensure the website design is consistent and the content is presented in a compelling way that supports good user experience, enhance the measurement analysis and reporting of marketing efforts that will also lead to actionable insights and you will also focus on supporting other digital marketing activities including email and campaign automation.

 

Requirements:

– Experience in Digital Marketing
– Strong problem-solving skills
– Analytical with high attention to detail

– University degree or higher education qualification (business, marketing, digital or a related subject is desirable) or similar experience
– CMS expertise such as Sitecore or similar
– Google Analytics experience or similar
– A solid understanding of UX & SEO

– Experience with SEO & heatmap tools such as SEMrush and Hotjar or similar

 

Training will be provided. Our client is however looking for someone who is adaptable and has a strong desire to learn and be able to use your own initiative to support the growth of the business.

In return you will play a great role within this friendly and ambitious global company. Good salary and company benefits.

For more info please contact lmccarthy@redsofalondon.com

 

Posted by: Liv McCarthy

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UX/UI Designer (14949)

London

Permanent

£40,000 - £55,000

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Our client is a start up company focussing on the conservation of the worlds forests. Formed in 2019 and growing rapidly they are seeking a UX/UI Designer with all-round design sills to lead their creative arm.

The role

The role is varied and is ideal for someone whose main focus is UX and UI but also has a good understanding of, and can implement, design principles across other platforms.

You will be leading all of the design work for the company, and growing the team over the next few years as the business grows. It’s an exciting and challenging role at the same time, you will need to balance the requirements of the marketing, product, tech and sales teams and also your own responsibilities to structure and strengthen the brand over time. The ideal candidate will be very organised and happy to jump from task to task. You will need to work efficiently to deadlines, handling your workload effectively by prioritising and working closely with our team.

Looking after and developing the brand is a core and vital part of the company, so they will make sure you have the right resources necessary to grow into the role and continue making the brand so unique and special.
What we look for and would love to see:

– 3+ years of experience with UI/UX Design

–  2+ years of experience with Figma

– Experience on working with a mobile development team

– Having worked with Agile Methodology (we run 2 week sprints)

– Experience with Jira/Confluence

– Using design thinking to gather and evaluate user requirements, in collaboration with product

– Developing UI mockups and prototypes that clearly illustrate how sites function

– Knowledge of mobile engineering processes & practices

– Passion for the shared goal and strong desire to be part of the mission

– Knowledge of print design and illustration is preferable

– Knowledge of Adobe After Effects and video editing skills are desirable, but not essential

What you’ll get:

– Work with the co-founders, serial entrepreneurs who founded businesses valued at?£50mln+

– Have your own personal impact on positively contributing to restoring the world forests

– Competitive salary and options to get equity in the company

– Occasional merchandise

– Pension Scheme

– Flexible workspace

– Free drinks every Friday

– 28 days off & day off on your birthday

Posted by: Ali Kirkby

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UX/UI Designer (14942)

London

Permanent

£60,000 - £65,000

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About us

Our client is a market-leading beauty and cosmetics company led by one of the most popular faces in the beauty and styling world of the last 20 years.

Reporting to the UX Lead, they are looking for a UX/UI Designer to join the growing User Experience Team. You’ll be a problem solver, ensuring a human-centric approach guides the creation of a viable, feasible, accessible, and usable digital experience.

From the initial discovery stage through to technical delivery, you will be working with Product Owners, Engineers, Digital Product and others to help create and develop the ever-growing digital experience in line with the companies brand identity.

The Role

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Create a consistent, user-focused and premium experience across all digital platforms
  • Build a deeper understanding of the users needs and behaviours by identifying user pain points and improvement areas through analytic data and metrics, user research, competitor analysis and user testing
  • Optimize design solutions by conducting user testing
  • Quickly and thoroughly carry out end to end UX/UI design including user journeys, flow charts, wireframes, building prototypes, interaction design and technical specifications
  • Work collaboratively, and are responsible for delivering the best possible experiences, taking into account commercial goals and realities, and technical constraints
  • Present experiences to c-suite on a regular basis, telling the story and getting buy-in throughout the product life-cycle
  • Actively looks for opportunities to collaborate with designers across the organisation through inspiration sharing, workshops and developing the UX network within the company.

Requirements

The key skills and experience required for this role are:

  • A solid understanding and proven experience in User experience design
  • In-depth understanding of best practices for UX and UI design patterns on mobile and web platforms as well as experience working with and contributing to design systems
  • Proven experience in using design and prototyping tools
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to engage with stakeholders and teams alike
  • The confidence to lead workshops, presentations and team shares
  • Experience of working in an agile working environment, alongside product and technical teams throughout the product life cycle
  • Mentor and collaborate within a cross-functional team to meet business, technical and customer needs
  • Some experience conducting research, both quantitative and qualitative to inform design and experience decisions
  • Experience running user testing to validate designs
  • Ability to stay calm under pressure, negotiate and make constructive suggestions for change
  • Ability to balance both user and business needs
  • Passionate about the value of design, its best practices and the impact it can have, advocating for lean and user-centred principles
  • Experience working within a startup or founder-led business a bonus
  • Strong experience in fast-paced, high growth environments, ideally within the e-commerce space
  • Design tooling experience Figma / Sketch / Prototyping tools

Benefits

As well as this fantastic opportunity, there are a number of other perks of the job, including:

  • 25 days holiday
  • Flexible working with core working hours
  • Pension Scheme
  • Vitality Health Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Enhanced family-friendly packages
  • Welcome new starter stack gift and swag
  • Company discount for yourself and friends and family

Equal Opportunities

We celebrate diversity within our customers, our products, and within the teams we build. We champion inclusivity and giving everyone a chance to be the best versions of themselves.

We are committed to equality of opportunity across the company and welcome people from all backgrounds, with their unique perspectives, ideas and experiences.

Posted by: Ali Kirkby

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Junior-Mid Designer (14958)

London

Permanent

£25,000 - £30,000

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Small London agency urgently requires a junior / midweight designer to join their growing graphic design team.

You will focus primarily on 2D brand content creation, artworking, graphic layouts and creating print ready data. It is expected that you will have basic knowledge across a variety of digital tools and a keen interest in graphic trends.

As a part of the graphic design team (working closely with the Graphic Design Lead) you will create a range of solutions across various sectors (including healthcare and pharmaceuticals), ranging from packaging and on-product communications, infographics, websites & apps as well as internal facing graphic design collateral.

Responsibilities include:

Creating moodboards, scamps, concepts and then create final deliverables

Create product and brand stories via packaging, infographics, logo design and marketing communications

Communicating ideas to the design team / clients

Expected skills;

Excellent graphic design skills

Proficient using Adobe CC Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign etc)

An eye for typography, illustration, data / text design, logo and icon creation.

Proficient in design, artworking and concept generation

Some agency experience is essential,

FMCG and Personal Care Packaging experience an advantage

In return you will play an integral role within this friendly, ambitious and dynamic creative studio and have the opportunity to produce great work. Good salary + benefits.

For more info please contact jhiggins@redsofalondon.com

Posted by: Jordan Higgins

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Senior Digital Designer (14957)

London

Permanent

£55,000 - £60,000

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Innovative financial organisation are looking for a highly talented and driven senior designer to join their growing design team.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced designer who’s full of ideas, has a diverse portfolio covering brand, digital, marketing campaigns and strives to create high-quality, polished designs.

You’ll be inquisitive and passionate about creating designs that are engaging and put customer experience first. You’ll also be familiar working across digital marketing campaigns, brand design and UI. Strong presentation skills and being comfortable engaging with international stakeholders is expected.

Required experience:?
Solid understanding of brand design, digital marketing and interaction design
Ability to deliver highly engaging visuals and innovative, strategic ideas
Solid understanding of digital design, creating and owning comprehensive UI components
Experience managing and mentoring designers
Highly proactive and able to plan, work and manage your own time with a high level of autonomy
Excellent verbal and visual communication skills

Technical skills:
Highly skilled in Adobe CS (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) and Figma / Sketch
After Effects skills and understanding of motion design a bonus.

In return you will have the opportunity to really make your mark on this Senior Digital Design role while working for a successful international business that allows hybrid working, has a great London based office space and very good remuneration and benefits.

Contact mking@redsofalondon for more info and full spec.

Posted by: Martin King

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