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Senior creative & research lead (maternity cover)

Senior creative & research lead (maternity cover)

locationLondon, UK
ExpiresExpires: 07/07/2022
Creative and Design
Fixed term contract

Salary: £48,000 - £52,000

Contract: full-time or 4 days per week. Flexible working available. Fixed term contract - 9 months, with possibility to extend

Location: London/Home
The office is open 2 days per week – Wednesday and Thursday - and we expect FTE staff to be in the office 5 days per month


Passionate about social issues and keen to be part of a purpose-led company whose mission is to make society better? Would you describe yourself as creative and resourceful?

The Liminal Space is a purpose-led creative studio that uses art and design approaches to build understanding, participation and social action. A combination of a creative agency and a think tank, we are a multidisciplinary team on a mission to empower more people, more profoundly to contribute to greater positive social and health outcomes.

We work with clients and organisations who are excited about taking a new approach to engaging audiences, generating research insights and solving strategic challenges. These include some of the country’s top universities, independent funders and government bodies including organisations such as The Wellcome Trust, Nesta, The Francis Crick Institute, The Health Foundation, The Barbican, The Natural History Museum, UCL and The University of Cambridge. Recent projects have covered topics ranging from mental health in key workers and improving the way NHS teams manage Covid-19 to sustainable shopping, the future of work, the ethics of gene editing and a blueprint for the museum of the future.

We are looking for someone to lead our creative and design projects, from the first meeting with the client all the way through to completion. This role will provide essential senior support to our directors and enable us to expand the reach of our work without compromising on its quality and creative breadth. This will initially be a nine-month maternity cover, but with the possibility to extend into an ongoing role.


Knowledge, skills, experience

  • A creative problem solver, resourceful, ambitious and proactive
  • Tuned in to both the creative and cultural industries, as well as aware of wider societal shifts relating to climate, social justice and technology and innovation
  • Very comfortable taking ownership of projects and leading them end-to-end
  • Focused on creativity, innovation and originality
  • Able to translate content into narratives that deliver memorable audience experiences across a variety of physical mediums and approaches
  • Skilled at client engagement and relationship building
  • A highly collaborative person who can work closely with our directors, project managers and creative team
  • Able to synthesise key insights and extract material from a breadth of content areas and types of information
  • Keen to represent The Liminal Space effectively to external stakeholders and make compelling presentations to clients and new audiences
  • Up to date with emerging technologies, popular culture, and market trends to inspire new ideas
  • Passionate about social issues and keen to be part of a purpose-led company whose mission is to make society better


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Deadline: 9:00am, Thursday 7th July 2022

We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the creative industries.

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Years of experience

  • Senior