Creative Access
Junior strategist

Junior strategist

locationShoreditch High St, London E1 6HU, UK
ExpiresExpires: 01/05/2024
Permanent position

Location: Shoreditch High Street, E1 - hybrid working from home and the office (current policy 1 day a week in the office)

Start date: Immediately

Reporting into: Associate Strategy Director 

Salary: £29-36.5k, depending on experience


Unearth compelling insights to form the basis of forward-thinking strategy in this role.

We’re Given part of Anthesis, an award-winning purpose consultancy based in Shoreditch. We help businesses and brands unleash the power of purpose, combining a strategic consultancy and creative studio under one roof. Everything that we do is about making businesses and brands a force for good – helping create positive change for people, communities and the world. Working with ambitious clients on business and brand purpose, sustainable business strategies and creative communications, we are seeing the demand for our services grow exponentially. With this, we want to level up the impact of our social and digital media to stand out among our competitors and grow our sphere of influence. 

We are looking for a Junior Strategist to join our growing multidisciplinary Strategy team. You’ll report into an Associate Strategy Director and will work closely with Purpose, Sustainability, Social Impact and Creative strategists, often forming a multidisciplinary team to support our clients’ exciting ambitions to become purpose-driven brands and businesses. Your role will include unearthing compelling insights to form the basis of a forward-thinking strategy, working collaboratively with the team to develop fresh thinking and new ideas, supporting the design and delivery of brilliant workshops, and playing a key day to day role in the delivery of projects. 

We are a growing organisation, and the projects we work on are varied and fascinating. Roughly one third of our work is in the communications space (either corporate comms or brand comms / brand experience innovation), one third is in sustainability and social impact strategy, narratives and reporting, and one third is around defining a purpose and then embedding purpose into an organisation’s decision making, ways of working and culture. 

You don’t need to have experience in all of these areas, but we need someone who is excited about all areas of our work, and recognise that compelling insights, storytelling and creativity are key, whatever the medium or audience.


Knowledge, skills and experience

We want someone who is as passionate about making businesses and brands a force for good as we are. You will still be early on in your career, ideally with some previous client or strategic consultancy experience. Your experience so far may include playing a supporting role in one or more of the following areas:

  • Transforming culture through setting and embedding values, behaviours and mindsets
  • Helping to shape a purpose and bring it to life within the organisation
  • Developing ambitious sustainability strategies and/or social impact strategies & programmes
  • Engaging colleagues and stakeholders behind a new purpose, change in vision / strategy or organisational transformation 
  • Running successful internal engagement and communication programmes
  • Developing corporate communications or brand activation campaigns to external audiences
  • Supporting on delivering strategic and analytical thinking
  • Insight gathering for creative and strategy development 
  • Able to help shape key strategic deliverables, such as insight debriefs, creative briefs, workshops, stakeholder interviews and strategic presentations
  • Passion for creative thinking and bringing new ideas to the table
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to offer a point of view that’s based on past experience
  • Collaborative working style and an appreciation of the benefits of working within a multidisciplinary team
  • We’re looking for someone who can demonstrate confidence in their own experience, has a solutions focused and proactive attitude, and who is collaborative and hands on in their approach
  • You must be comfortable supporting multiple projects at once, delivering to project timelines and producing exceptional work (with targeted guidance and support from senior colleagues)
  • Importantly, as a growing, ambitious business, we need you to feel comfortable applying your skillset across different types of projects, clients and challenges, which may not always fall directly within your existing skillset or experience
  • Beyond client work, you'll have the ambition to drive us forward and support the agency to grow and develop through playing a supporting role in new business.


Our benefits

  • Hybrid working,  with  one  fixed  day  in  the  office  a  week 
  • Free fruit, tea coffee and breakfast supplies when in the office
  • 26 days paid holiday  per  calendar  year  pro  rata,  plus  public  holidays.  We  also  close  the office  between  Christmas  and  New  Year,  which  is  in  addition  to  your  paid  holiday  allowance 
  • Company bonus scheme
  • Pension Scheme with Aviva,  eligible  after  passing  your  probation
  • Health plan with  SimplyHealth,  eligible  after  passing  your  probation 
  • £100 working from home allowance  to  help  your  home  office  set  up,  eligible  after  passing  your probation
  • A tenure bonus reward after  3  and  6  years  of  employment 
  • Work from anywhere for 1 month of the  year,  after  your  first  year  of employment
  • Access to our Given Campus for  training  and  development  needs
  • Interest  free  season  ticket  loan  and  Bike  to  Work  scheme 


To apply

Our first step will be a 30 minute phone call to understand a bit more about you and why you’ve applied. Next, we’ll invite candidates to a first round interview to get into more detail about your experience and expectations of the role. The final stage will involve answering a short brief that should only take a few hours of your time to prep, and present back to us. We’d love it if at least one stage of the interview process was face to face in our Shoreditch office.

Given strives to be an equal opportunities employer, and everyone’s commitment to this process will be expected. Please include in your application that you found this role through Creative Access.

Level of experience

  • Junior

Required languages

  • English

Required skills

  • strategist
  • purpose
  • Sustainability