Head of Creative Services [S5822]

A fantastic opportunity for an experienced executive to take charge of day-to-day operations of the creative services team in this leading creative agency. 


Our client is a renowned media agency, supporting key clients with end-to-end content and distribution services. 


As Head of Creative Services, you will take charge of the day-to-day operations of the Creative Services department. You will oversee the production and post-production of projects for all existing clients predominantly in sports and entertainment.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Managing all aspects of production aided by the Production Assistant and Production Coordinator: approving call sheets, risk assessments, schedules, and crew/equipment bookings
  • Support the Production, Edit and Graphics Teams where required
  • Management of the team’s capital expenditure
  • Provide mentoring and training for the junior members of the team  
  • Liaise with IT and other team managers to find ways to streamline and optimise processes
  • Contribute to pitches, brainstorming sessions and presentations
  • Carry out Line Manager responsibilities, such as arranging one-to-ones, debriefs and setting up KPIs for direct reports.     


For this role, you will need a strong knowledge of all areas of video production and post-production, including experience delivering a varied range of short-form content. 

You should be very confident in dealing with clients, so you will have a great record of building client relationships. 

Experience in arranging local and international shoots and the relevant visas/carnets for shoots overseas is essential. 

Lastly, you must be confident with arranging clearances for TV spots, cinema adverts and radio adverts, while be comfortable with live broadcasts both online and satellite. 


If your skills & experience fit the above requirements and you would like to talk to us about this role, please apply online attaching your CV in WORD format.



  • Searchlight only advertises active roles
  • Your details will be sent directly to the Consultant who is handling this role
  • We aim to respond to candidates within 14 days.

If this role isn’t quite right, but you would like us to have your CV on file, please send it to

Searchlight strives to promote equal opportunities for all. We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief.

To learn more about Searchlight, see: