Abel & Cole

Lead Creative

Job Added: 10 June 2019
Applications Close: 25 July 2019
Level: Senior
Contract: Full Time
Based: London
Salary: Undisclosed
Twitter: @abelandcole

Who are we?

Abel & Cole has pioneered organic, ethical and sustainable food delivery for over 30 years. Doing things better is our bread and butter; from saving over 60 million plastic bags by reusable boxes for our food deliveries, to finding alternatives to plastic long before it hit the headlines. We are forever challenging ourselves to find the most positive way to do business and want everyone to eat organic because it’s one way to save the future. It’s these values that enabled us to become B Corp certified; an optional audit we’ve gone through to recognise how we put people and planet before profit, as well as help us find room for further improvement.

We’re looking for more people to join our team of almost 550, to share our passion for doing the right thing even bigger and better. In a fast paced and competitive market, we know it’s our people who make the difference. We’ve learnt how important it is to recognise, develop and promote from within; and that trusting people lets them come up with the best ideas and that helps our entrepreneurial spirit to thrive.

Want to see more for yourself? Check us out at www.abelandcole.co.uk Instagram and learn more about B-Corp at https://bcorporation.net/directory/abel-cole”

Role Summary

We’re on the hunt for an experienced and passionate Lead Creative to take the reins of our creative strategy. Reporting to our Marketing Director you’ll be integral to pushing our brand forward; finding new ways to inspire the world to make better choices, making sure that their whole experience of Abel & Cole is fun, friendly and unique. Brimming with ideas and energy you’ll know just how to set creative direction in line with both brand strategy and business objectives. You’ll revel in inspiring the brilliant team of six creatives to deliver impactful and successful campaigns across print, email, web, packaging, interiors, video and photography. This is a great opportunity to make your mark in a company that has a big personality, big ambitions, and a real passion for making a positive impact on this world we live.

Here’s what you’ll be getting up to:

  • Driving development of creative style, tools and tactics to evolve all visual representation of the brand identity.
  • Developing strategic concepts for seasonal campaigns and new initiatives, working closely with Marketing colleagues to ensure concepts enable delivery of business strategy.
  • Leading the creative team to produce and deliver innovative online and offline creative, ensuring consistency and that all creative is the best possible demonstration of the Abel & Cole brand.
  • Promote and nurture creative thinking across all of Marketing.
  • Manage and develop a team of six creatives (four designers, photographer and videographer).



Here’s what we are looking for:

  • Adobe Creative Suite (Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator) and good understanding of digital best practices.
  • A creative flair and an understanding of the Abel & Cole brand and personality.
  • Inspiring and able to foster creativity in others.
  • Strong leadership skills; proven experience in developing others and motivating a team are essential.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills.
  • Confident and clear communication skills; will stand up for what you believe in.
  • Flexible and comfortable with change; not phased by changing business priorities.
  • A team player; will lead by example and get stuck in when necessary
  • Styling experience would be desirable.


What we offer:

9:00am – 5:30pm hours per week, Mon - Fri. flexible hours considered
33 days inclusive of bank holidays (FTE Pro-rata)
A free box of fruit and veg every week (It’s pretty delicious!) alongside company discount of up to 35%.
Cycle to Work Scheme.
Grants for sport, performing arts, education and non-vocational courses.
Contributory pension scheme
Lunch Club

Abel & Cole promotes equal opportunities for all employees. We want our employees to develop their talents to the full for the benefit of all. Members of staff are expected to take personal responsibility for keeping our workplace free from discrimination - a place where everyone is treated respectfully.

How to apply

Please follow the below link to apply:

https://abel-cole.breezy.hr/p/909c5faaf3d4-lead-creative