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Working at Clearleft

We don’t like the way most agencies operate, so want Clearleft to be different. We care deeply about our work and always aim to do the right thing, so we’ve designed the perfect environment to do the best work of your career.

We prefer to hire digital veterans and won’t dictate your process, so you’re in charge of solving the problem the best way you see fit. This usually involves lots of sketching, conversations and close collaboration. We’re very open to experimentation and encourage people try new techniques.

We’re a mix of design thinkers, creative technologists and digital product champions. All our team are client facing and love helping our partners achieve their business goals though beautifully intuitive interfaces.

It’s demanding but rewarding work, and you’ll be stretched on a daily basis, but you’ll also be supported and surrounded by a wonderful group of smart, friendly and engaging people. We really do want this to be the best place you’ve worked and the best job you’ve had.

People tend to stay with Clearleft for a long time; so permanent jobs aren’t common. If you are interested in working with Clearleft one of the best ways to start is as a contractor. So if you don’t mind mixing your time between our studio in Brighton and our clients in London, please get in touch. We’d love to sit down for a cuppa and a chat, and a browse through your portfolio.

Now Hiring: Project Manager

Clearleft is a small digital agency with a big reputation. So this isn’t a typical project management role.

We try to encourage autonomy, mastery and purpose amongst our teams—the three things that author Daniel Pink says makes people happy at work.

Because of this we’re looking for somebody who isn’t just organised. Ideally you’ll be experienced in the various flavours of Agile project management, while being flexible enough to fit the process around different clients and teams. In fact we’d love to have somebody who feels so strongly about what makes a good project manager that they’d be willing to share their thoughts with the wider community.

We prefer to run a few large projects than lots of smaller ones. So a typical project will involve a team of 3-6 UX designers, UI designers and front-end developers over a 6-month period. Due to the scale of these projects, you’ll need to be design and technology literate with great communication skills and a keen eye for details.

We’re looking for somebody who is open, friendly and empathetic—the type of person who is as comfortable in front of clients as they are working in a tight-knit team. We’re also a fairly social company, so we’re looking for somebody who would thrive participating in our many extra-curricula activities, whether that’s our roof terrace BBQs, regular movie nights or annual week-long Hackfarm get-away.

If this sounds like you, please drop us a line with your resume and a cover letter outlining why you think you’d be right for this job.