Head of Design

Based: London
Level: Senior
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract: Full Time
Applications Close: 17 September 2018
Website: joindrover.com
Twitter: @joindrover
Job Listing Added: 03 August 2018

Drover is a VC-backed marketplace company offering monthly, all-in car subscriptions to customers who want to experience car ownership as it should be: flexible and at a fair, transparent price. We believe nobody should have to put up with long-term contracts and surprise costs left right and centre - with Drover you select your favourite car, keep it as long as you want, swap or cancel, downgrade or upgrade any time, all for a single all-in price. We’re laser focused on establishing car subscription as the defining industry category of our time. For some more detail, check out our press coverage in TechCrunch and Forbes.

Thanks to an incredible 70-strong team in London and Lisbon and the backing of world-class investors including Version One, Forward Partners, Cherry Ventures, Partech and BP Ventures, we have already handled tens of thousands of bookings since our launch just two and a half years ago! But we have barely just begun...

We’re now looking for our first Head of Design to take us to the next level. In this role, you will review our existing design across all user-facing products and upgrade it to a world-class standard. Our ambition is to become one of the design examples startup CEOs invoke when setting design vision for their companies.

You can expect to have the following impact:

- Design beautiful, innovative, crisp product experiences across mobile, design and apps, working hands-on as well as via your team
- Coach and mentor a talented team of two midweight designers (Alex and Giac)
- Work with our CEO (Felix) and Head of Product (Ellie) in furthering our long-term product vision
- Collaborate with a variety of teams to understand their needs and find smart solutions to their design challenges
- Bring sophistication to our design function by investing in design standards, documentation and processes
- Help build a design-obsessed culture where every employee takes pride in Drover’s design


- A combination of top agency and internal designer background preferred - you should have a diverse portfolio you’re proud to show off to us
- Excellent organisational and communication skills and the ability to manage multiple projects
- Proficient at Sketch, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and InVision
- Experience managing a design team or a keen interest in stepping up into a leadership role - If you feel like you’re stuck in a role that’s too small for your potential, this might be for you!


- The opportunity to become an early employee at an ultra fast-growing, exciting startup changing the mobility and automotive landscape
- The opportunity to work with, and learn from, a world-class team that includes serial entrepreneurs and alumni from some of the world’s best schools (Oxbridge, LSE, Chicago, Warwick, WHU) and most exciting companies (Google, Uber, Lyft, Blablacar, Gett, WeWork, EY, Goldman Sachs)
- An international environment: we are 15+ nationalities working in two offices (London and Lisbon) - expect a couple of work trips to Lisbon If that’s your thing!
- A competitive salary and equity package
- Top-notch kit: we’ll get you a shiny new laptop of your choice!
- Pension & cycle-to-work scheme
- Awesome startup office overlooking Regent’s Canal
- Fruit and coffee all week, team lunch & drinks on Fridays
- Monthly socials, exciting team retreats to European destinations (Budapest and Lisbon down, where next?)

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