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 We are hiring Creative Design Lead (maternity cover)

Sands exists to save babies’ lives and ensure that anyone affected by pregnancy loss or baby death receives the support and care they need.

Sands is looking for a Creative Design Lead to manage our in-house ‘creative and design hub’ to deliver timely, cost-effective and high quality creative design projects, solutions and collateral across the charity. This exciting and pivotal role will have responsibility for managing design processes, creating and developing concepts, designs and artwork across all of Sands’ media channels, digital and print.

This is a high-profile and crucial role which will involve working closely with all internal departments, working on a range of briefs including fundraising products, marketing materials and bereavement support materials in addition to resources for Sands volunteers and merchandise. The development of Sands’ brand is also a key element of the Design Lead’s remit, and this role will be central to the delivery and roll-out of a brand strengthening project.

With significant experience in delivering a range of creative material in both digital and print formats, you will be highly proficient in the use of relevant design and software packages including Adobe Creative Suite (particularly Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), Canva and Microsoft Office.

As a highly experienced and passionate design professional, you will be able to demonstrate your ability to distil complex information and convey this creatively.

A highly effective communicator, you will have experience of liaising with external suppliers, consultants and design agencies.

You will need to demonstrate a high level of organisational ability and attention to detail, have a collaborative and flexible approach, and be able to demonstrate a commitment to the aims of Sands.

Please note that this is a fixed-term role for 6 months to cover maternity leave.


To apply:

Please submit your CV, together with a supporting statement that demonstrates how you meet the criteria in the person specification to

Please also complete the Diversity and Equality Monitoring Form and send this with your application.

CVs and supporting statements should be sent as attachments to an email in either Word or PDF format. The title of the attachments should be your first name, surname and either CV or supporting statement e.g. “Robert Harvey CV”

Closing date for applications: 22nd November 2023

Interview Date: 29th November 2023

As we have limited staff resources we are unable to provide candidates with feedback about their applications. Interviews will be held online.


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