Head of Design (Maternity Cover)

Location London
Discipline: Marketing
Job type: Fixed Term
Salary: £60,800
Contact email: recruitment@nationaltheatre.org.uk
Job ref: 007422
Published: 14 days ago
Expiry date: 28 May 2024 12:00

We are looking for a Head of Design (Maternity Cover) to join the National Theatre Marketing Team on a 12 Month Fixed-Term Contract.


The purpose of the role

The Head of Design (Maternity Cover) will lead and inspire a team of Designers and Artworkers to create marketing campaigns across the National Theatre, supporting our stages and digital products. Working with the Director of Marketing & Sales, the individual will collaborate with the creative teams, NT Live, National Theatre at Home and National Theatre Productions (our tours and commercial transfers division) to execute impactful and engaging design campaigns with the objective of driving sales, loyalty, engagement and reach. This role is a brand guardian across the NT and responsible for design consistency across all platforms. The Head of Design (Maternity Cover) sits within the Audiences & Media directorate; beyond Marketing, this directorate also encompasses Box Office, Digital, Press and Communications.


The successful candidate will have the following: 

  • Proven senior design and art direction expertise in the creative industries with a track record of success.
  • An ability to work effectively at a senior level with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, including artists or creative professionals of target audiences.
  • Experience of leading and managing staff, with the ability to create an open and positive atmosphere in which people can give their best and where success is recognised.
  • A high level of self-motivation and the ability to meet demanding targets within tight deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Experience of developing and delivering engaging and original campaigns and activity for a variety of target audiences.

If that sounds like you, this may be the role for you!

Download the Job Description here.

Working with us will give you…

  • Complimentary staff tickets for shows and NT Talks and Events, subject to availability and policy.

  • Discounts in the NT’s bars, cafes, restaurants, and bookshop, as well as in local businesses (from Wagamama to local childcare providers & gyms on and around the South Bank)

  • Access to interest-free season ticket loan and Cyclescheme partnership

  • Pension schemes with Legal & General and NEST

  • Sabbatical option, subject to agreement and policy

  • Generous sick pay

  • Family-friendly employer with supporting policies

  • Hybrid and flexible working, subject to agreement and policy

  • Training and Development Programme via e-learning platform, and specialist in-person training relating to role.

  • On-site Occupational Health and welfare support

  • Free-to-access Employee Assistance Programme, enabling counselling and mental wellbeing support, financial and legal advice, and advice on caring responsibilities.

  • On-site staff canteen and bar

  • Staff networks including Amplified: The Ethnically Diverse Network; Disability Staff Network; LGBTQ+ Network; Parents and Parents & Carers Network

  • The NT is also a member of Parents and Carers in the Performing Arts (PiPA)

Please note 


The closing date for the receipt of a completed application is  Tuesday 28th May 2024 at 12 noon.


PLEASE NOTE: When applying, please attach your portfolio in the 'Additional Files' section (the file size must be no bigger than 10mb).


We support and encourage people from a variety of backgrounds, experiences and skill sets to join us and help shape what we do. As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for our vacancies.


If you would like to speak to someone about any adjustments or have any questions you can email recruitment@nationaltheatre.org.uk and we will be in touch with you to make the necessary arrangements.


People Department 2024