Careers

Here at Focus we’re always looking for great talent. We have a variety of roles in Client Services, Digital, Creative, Production and Website Development. So if you’re looking to join an amazing team, below are a selection of our current vacancies.

Current Vacancies:

Job context

The role of Artworker is to form part of the highly-efficient and attentive Production team to produce accurate artwork for the client and ultimately for print. Responsible for achieving maximum profitability for the company based upon the speed and precision demonstrated through working practice and also supporting the Creative team in turning great ideas and concepts into finished products. Liaise with Client Services and Creative team to ensure the client’s demands are met and projects carried out correctly.

Job responsibilities

  • The delivery of accurate artwork that upholds the high standard required and in compliance with brand guidelines.
  • Regularly communicate with Client Services and the Creative team in order to ensure that work meets the standards and timeframes established by the Management team.
  • Achieve maximum profitability across every job worked on.
  • Demonstrate an eye for detail and precision when amending artwork.
  • Understand the commercial demand and urgency of the role within the company and adapt to the changing needs of the business.
  • Consistently strive for better and be receptive to the studio environment.
  • Any other adhoc duties as requested by the Production Team Leader or Creative Director.

Person specification

Qualifications
  • A relevant degree or similar level/achievement is desirable.
Experience
  • A previous position held within a similar role.
  • Experience of managing strict deadlines.
  • Experience of working to brand guidelines is desirable.
  • Experience of working with a diverse client base is desirable.
  • Experience of working within a Production Studio environment is desirable.
Knowledge and Skills
  • Ability to multi-task various goals and objectives.
  • Deadline driven.
  • Excellent Mac operating skills.
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Strong skills across the Adobe Creative Suite software.
  • To be versatile across a range of disciplines and to be able to respond to changing job demands.
Personal Qualities
  • Ability to understand and follow instructions.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • An ambitious and driven individual.
  • Be able to work under pressure to meet the needs of the client.
  • To be a team player.

Job context

The role of Creative Artworker is to form part of the highly-efficient and attentive Production team to produce accurate artwork for the client and ultimately for print. Responsible for achieving maximum profitability for the company based upon the speed and precision demonstrated through working practice and also supporting the Creative team in turning great ideas and concepts into finished products. Liaise with Client Services and Creative team to ensure the client’s demands are met and projects carried out correctly.

Job responsibilities

  • The delivery of accurate artwork that upholds the high standard required and in compliance with brand guidelines.
  • Regularly communicate with Client Services and the Creative team in order to ensure that work meets the standards and timeframes established by the Management team.
  • Achieve maximum profitability across every job worked on.
  • Demonstrate an eye for detail and precision when amending artwork.
  • Understand the commercial demand and urgency of the role within the company and adapt to the changing needs of the business.
  • Consistently strive for better and be receptive to the studio environment.
  • Any other adhoc duties as requested by the Head of Production or Creative Director.

Person specification

Qualifications
  • A relevant degree or similar level/achievement is desirable.
Experience
  • A previous position held within a similar role.
  • Experience of managing strict deadlines.
  • Experience of working to brand guidelines is desirable.
  • Experience of working with a diverse client base is desirable.
  • Experience of working within a Production Studio environment is desirable.
  • Reprographic experience and print knowledge is desirable.
Knowledge and Skills
  • Ability to multi-task various goals and objectives.
  • Deadline driven.
  • Excellent Mac operating skills.
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Strong skills across the Adobe Creative Suite software.
  • To be versatile across a range of disciplines and to be able to respond to changing job demands.
Personal Qualities
  • Ability to understand and follow instructions.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • An ambitious and driven individual.
  • Be able to work under pressure to meet the needs of the client.
  • To be a team player.

Job context

The purpose of this role is primarily to scope and build medium to large scale web and digital projects using modern PHP frameworks, libraries and tools at a high standard. Producing high quality code as part of a team or individually. Other duties include assisting the Head of Development where necessary and providing advice and support to other members of the team.

Job responsibilities

  • Support the Development team in the build of web projects and applications.
  • Front-end development across multiple devices, browsers and operating systems.
  • Liaise with Junior/Test Developers on bugs and issues.
  • Assist Client Services to scope existing client projects.
  • Help plan and timescale future projects as well as contribute with ideas for future client projects.
  • Keep up to date with web development, design trends and technologies.
  • Advise and support junior members of the team.
  • Assist Head of Development with various tasks where necessary.
  • Any other adhoc duties delegated by the Head of Development.

Person specification

Experience
  • 3 years commercial experience
Knowledge and Skills
  • Excellent knowledge of PHP, HTML, CSS, jQuery, JavaScript and MySQL.
  • Working knowledge of modern PHP frameworks, libraries, tools and coding standards including Laravel and WordPress.
Personal Qualities
  • Ability to manage own time and keep to deadlines.
  • Ability to work alone or in a team.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Have a passion for web development and learning new skills.

Job context

To work with the New Business Sales Executive to develop leads and win new accounts. Also working alongside the Digital team to expand the work for current clients through innovative ideas, presentations etc. The New Business Digital Account Manager will also be a conduit between the new clients and Focus to ascertain the clients’ needs and ensure their projects are delivered within set timescales and to budget, working closely with the more junior members of the team to deliver the projects. To build strong relationships with the clients and proactively work with them to create as many business opportunities as possible.

Job responsibilities

  • Work with the New Business Sales Executive to deliver proposals to the leads generated and attend new business meetings with potential clients.
  • Work in conjunction with the other Client Services team members, liaise with assigned clients to create a project brief and understand their requirements.
  • To create a close working relationship with potential clients including attending client meetings and new business pitches.
  • Liaise closely with internal teams in order to produce the projects for clients and new business proposals.
  • Work to set timescales and budgets in order to meet the targets set by clients.
  • Proactively pursue additional work from all clients through innovative ideas, presentations etc.
  • Responding proactively to all client requirements.
  • Delegate work as appropriate to other members of the team.
  • Manage the junior team members effectively to ensure they are achieving their targets and are motivated in their roles.
  • Any other adhoc duties as requested by the Digital Account Director or Managing Director.


 

Person specification

Qualifications
  • No specific qualifications required although a degree in a relevant marketing subject would be advantageous.
Experience
  • Account management experience at a senior level, particularly within an agency environment.
  • A high level of experience in creating and delivering new business opportunities.
  • Experience of handling a variety of accounts and dealing with a number of different stakeholders.
  • Previous experience of managing a small team.
Knowledge and Skills
  • A high degree of computer literacy including advanced knowledge of the MS Office Suite.
  • A knowledge of InDesign would be advantageous.
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Exceptional presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven people management skills.
Personal Qualities
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • An ambitious and driven individual who gives a great first impression.
  • Be able to work under pressure.
  • To be a team player.

Job context

Calling all freelance artworkers! If you are an experienced and versatile freelance artworker looking to expand your network and work with a team of talented artworkers and designers in the process, then you could be the kind of person we need.

We work on all types of projects across print and digital media with a specialism in property marketing. Key areas of our operation include the preparation of artwork files for print, the creation of templated literature items, press advertising and the creation of vectorised floorplan and sitemap drawings.

Our team are efficient, pride themselves on accuracy and have a wealth of knowledge and experience (especially for print), so if you share those qualities, then we’d love to hear from you.

We offer competitive rates on both hourly and daily options*

*subject to people’s proven ability.

We hope to meet you soon.

Job context

This role reports directly to a designated Account Manager and the purpose of the post is to support the Account Manager in ensuring client projects are delivered on time and to budget. Provide a high quality service to designated clients on a daily basis ensuring all their queries are dealt with in a professional and efficient manner.

Job responsibilities

  • To ensure the clients advertising campaigns, both offline and online are managed on a daily basis.
  • Manage marketing schedules for designated clients on a daily basis.
  • Communicating the client’s needs to the creative team, through discussions with the client, Account Manager and any appropriate research, providing a written brief with resources, if required, into the studio.
  • Briefing jobs throughout each stage of a project, processing amends and arranging for artworking/development to be carried out accordingly using co-efficient.
  • Liaise closely with internal teams to ensure work for clients is completed on time and to budget.
  • Respond to all client requirements in a timely and efficient manner.
  • In conjunction with the Account Manager, build effective relationships with the clients.
  • Take direction from the Account Manager and regularly report campaign success, analysis and results both to the Account Manager and to clients.
  • Manage all invoicing for designated clients.
  • Any other adhoc duties as requested by the Account Manager.

Person specification

Qualifications

No specific qualifications required.

Experience

Previous experience of supporting clients is desirable but not essential.Experience of working within an agency environment is desirable.

Experience of working within an agency environment is desirable.

Experience of liaising with a number of different stakeholders.

Experience of invoicing and quoting processes.

Knowledge and Skills

Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.

Excellent planning and organisational skills.

Exceptional attention to detail.

Excellent computer skills, including the Microsoft suite.

Personal Qualities

An ambitious and driven individual.

Has a keen interest in marketing.

Be able to work under pressure to meet the needs of the client.

Ability to work to tight deadlines.

To be a team player.

Job context

Calling all freelance designers! If you’re an experienced and versatile freelance designer looking to expand your network and work with a team of talented designers in the process, then you are the kind of person we need. We work on all types of creative projects covering print, digital and video, so whether you specialise in a particular discipline or offer an all-round ability, then we’d love to hear from you.

We offer competitive rates on both hourly and daily options*

*subject to people’s proven ability

We hope to meet you soon!

Our Package:

In return, you'll receive our excellent employee package including:
+ A competitive salary
+ 20 days holiday per annum (plus 3 days for Christmas) increasing by 1 day for every full year's service to 25 days
+ Birthday day off (if it falls on a week day) once probationary period passed
+ Auto-Enrolment Pension Scheme - 2.5% Employer Contribution
+ Company Bonus Scheme

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