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We’re Simply Business
We insure small businesses and enable big dreams – not just for our customers, but for our people and communities too. With over 750,000 active insurance policies, we protect builders, bakers, landlords, and more than 1,000 other trades. 

We’re a B Corp too, which recognises our strong track record of having a positive impact on people, society and the environment.  

But what’s it like to work here? Here are three reasons why Simply Business could be your next employer

We Embrace Individuality We value what’s important to each and every SBer. Whether that be providing access to cutting edge wellbeing support, or being part of one of our many diversity networks and communities.  We also take personal development seriously - we’re all about enabling big dreams.


We Trust Who We Hire We empower SBers with choice and flexibility to make the right decisions based on the needs of their roles and we’ve been working this way long before Covid19. 
There’s no one-size-fits all solution when it comes to how often we get together in person, so all of our people and teams find the rhythm that suits them best when it comes to working from home or hub.
We’re innovative We've created a place for people to be curious, experience new things, and bring unique ideas to the table. If you want to learn how we do all this - head over to our Careers page where you’ll see us walk the talk 

If Simply Business sounds like the kind of place you’ll thrive, we’d love to hear from you.

We are looking for a Design Team Lead to join us in our London offices!

An individual who is passionate about design and keen to lead a team of designers.
This will be an opportunity to work and develop in a fast-moving design team within an international company that is known for its culture and progressive values.
The Design Team Lead will be fluent in Adobe CC software, such as Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and After Effects, as well as presentation software such as Powerpoint or Google Slides.
Working in a team of experienced designers, you will be expected to lead on the visual direction for the Simply Business brand, while also being responsible for managing the team.
This might include managing other designers’ development, or embedding QA practices.
No two days will be the same in this role with constant opportunities to learn and apply creativity.
Join our award-winning team and take the next step in your career...

Responsibilities Include:

  • leading the team in producing digital assets for customer touchpoints, including campaign creative, video ads, advert banners, events, and social assets
  • amplifying engagement for internal audiences using novel ideas
  • setting the visual direction for key products
  • finding ways to improve efficiency within the teamworking with Product & UX teams to create on-brand products
  • working with other teams and senior stakeholders to deliver projects
  • taking ownership of projects and deadlines
  • managing the team’s development and wellbeing
  • leading on creative ideation for campaign projects

We are looking for someone who has:

  • passion for ideas and impactful visual communication
  • ability to lead, manage, and coach
  • good written and communication skills
  • ability to learn new software and technical skills
  • excellent attention to detail ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously
  • fluency with design software, such as Adobe CC (InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator), Sketch, etc
  • experience in Microsoft/Google presentation software is desirable
  • strong video editing, animation or 3D rendering experience is essential
Our culture is inclusive and diverse

Our mission is to make Simply Business synonymous with fairness, belonging and inclusivity. We won’t be happy until we’ve created a truly inclusive culture – where every employee, whatever their background, role, or location, feels comfortable being their authentic self at work.

We all have a part to play – to learn more, to do more and to go further – in building this new reality that’ll be befitting of the diversity of the customers we serve. At Simply Business, we’re all in.

What are the benefits?

At Simply Business, our benefits let you balance life and work properly:

flexible parental leave – you can choose to take shared parental leave, plus we offer full pay for the first six months of your maternity leave and four-week fully paid paternity leave, subject to meeting the qualifying criteria
remote working – more of us are currently working remotely than usual, but longer-term you can balance working remotely with working in the office, giving you the opportunity to connect with colleagues
mental health and wellbeing resources – we take your wellbeing seriously, giving you access to counselling (through our Employee Assistance Programme) as well as technology to support your mental health (through the Unmind app)
paid sabbatical – two weeks off when you’ve been here for five years and four weeks off when you’ve been here for 10 years
a dedicated learning platform – including a management and leadership programme – the platform lets you balance both work and life goals

And we compensate you fairly:

• a competitive salary that reflects your experience, our pay policy and the market we’re in from your first day
• the potential to earn an annual bonus based on business performance (those on commission-led roles will be rewarded monthly)
• we match what you put into your pension up to five per cent
• a health cash plan reimburses your everyday medical expenses (with the opportunity to increase the level of your plan in your flexible benefits)
• a generous holiday entitlement of 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
life assurance of four times of your basic salary
Smart Health services including unlimited access to a 24/7 virtual GP
• a flexible benefits scheme with an allocated allowance each year to choose from benefits including private medical insurance, dental insurance, travel insurance, up to five days extra holiday, and gym membership

These values are important to us and our people
 
- Learning
- Empowerment
- Authenticity
- Pioneering
- Simplicity

These all mean something unique to every person at Simply Business, but if you’re thinking about working here, give them some thought. They’re at the heart of our story.

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