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Copy Lead, The B-Hive (Internal Creative Agency)

Support Office»Marketing & Communications


Job Reference: 2 3 4 5 1 4 B R

Nottingham Support Office


37.5 Hours

Level 5

Closing Date: 24th July

Location: Nottingham

Contract: Permanent / Full-Time

Recruitment Partner: Frankie McCallister-Lyas

About the role:

The B-Hive is an in-house creative agency bringing to life the creative needs of some of the most recognizable brands in the beauty industry including No7, Soap & Glory, Liz Earle and Boots own brand.

We combine the capability of an external creative and production team, with the speed, flexibility, and in-depth brand knowledge of an in-house set-up, underpinned by years of experience dedicated to Boots and No7 Beauty Company.

Our Copy Lead is responsible for the delivery of all copy written by our B-Hive team. You’re a copywriter first and foremost but you’ll also have a flair for strategy, a coaching and mentor mindset ready to develop the team, and an ability to think business when it comes how and why we do what we do.

About the role:

• To work actively to craft the copy direction and strategic foundations in response to briefs managed through B-Hive

• Act as a source of inspiration and guidance for B-Hive teams

• Take a lead, alongside the Design Lead, as a creative mouthpiece for B-Hive - actively participating, presenting, or advocating for the creative work of B-Hive

• Support with the strategic planning of creative projects

• Drive to champion B-Hive as a centre of excellence within the WBA agency ecosystem

• Manage and inspire direct reports

• Be aware and have your finger on the pulse of the changes and directions of Boots and the brands under the No7BC

What you’ll need to have:

• A degree in creative writing or relevant subject and a strong portfolio of work in a variety of media

• Demonstrate that you are a creative, conceptual thinker who can use the beauty of words to bring a concept to life.

• Experience working with strategists or strategic work and translating this into words

• Strong presentation skills across the business at all levels

• Experience working from carte blanche position, comfortable delivering from brief to high level concept work across packaging, print, digital, media etc.

• Experience as a line manager or nurturing junior members of a copy team

It would be great if you also have:

• Experience in the beauty or similar industry

• Experience having created strategic pitches for work

• An understanding of AI and how and when it should be used

• Experience working in an agency juggling multiple briefs and clients

Who we are

No7 Beauty Company is made up of five iconic brands - No7, Liz Earle, Soap & Glory, Botanics and Sleek MakeUP. We believe in creating the best in beauty for everyone - we’re innovators with a passion for challenging perceptions with ground-breaking products, proven results and positive impact. We have built a reputation on scientific innovation, whilst being environmentally sustainable and socially responsible. We are an equal opportunity employer, empowering our team members to be their authentic selves as we share a culture where diversity, equity and inclusion are at the centre of everything we do.

Our benefits

  • Retirement Savings Plan
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption leave pay
  • Discretionary annual bonus
  • Generous discount on our own brands and partner businesses
  • Flexible benefits scheme including holiday buying, discounted gym membership, life assurance, activity passes and much more.

We have a great range of benefits in addition to the above that offer flexibility to suit you - go to to find out more. Please note, any salary estimates given on third-party sites are not provided or endorsed by No7 Beauty Company and may not be accurate.

What's next

If your application is successful, our in-house recruitment team will be in touch to arrange an interview and to answer any initial questions you have. If you have not been successful on this occasion, you’ll be notified by email.

Where a role is advertised as full-time, we are open to discussing part-time and job share options during the application process. If you require additional support as part of the application and interview process, we are happy to provide reasonable adjustments to help you to be at your best.


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