Posted 16 June 2021

10 places to search for creative jobs in the UK

Job hunting can feel never-ending and relentless, but can be greatly helped if you know where to look. That’s why we’ve collated a list of 10 websites, Instagram pages, and jobs boards catered specifically for creatives. With opportunities ranging from photography, film, graphic design and communications to marketing and project management, we recommend having a browse.

1. The Dots

This might sound like an obvious one, but The Dots has helped many people’s creative careers take off. Aimed at creatives spanning the entire industry, you can find jobs relating to your field and apply through their app – whether you’re looking for opportunities in photography, marketing, advertising, design, or arts and crafts.

You can also showcase your recent work, and everything lives in one place so applying for jobs couldn’t be any easier.

Sign up here.

2. LinkedIn

There’s a misconception that LinkedIn isn’t great for creative job seekers. But there are some roles on LinkedIn that aren’t advertised anywhere else. It’s always good to keep your profile up-to-date to ensure you see relevant suggestions for roles. You can also set up reminders to be updated when your favourite companies post a new opportunity.

If you haven’t already, make a profile here.

3. If You Could Jobs

Our sister company, If You Could Jobs, is a jobs board made by creatives for creatives. There are several jobs posted on the board every day ranging from junior to senior roles in the industry. You can also sign up for job alerts and their bi-weekly newsletter to stay in the know.

Have a browse here.

4. Social Fixt

Social Fixt was created by marketeer and DJ Mercedes Benson, after observing that the creative industry rarely reflected her own experiences. Its core aim is to bridge the gap for Black talent. From internships to full-time jobs, each job is handpicked to help entry and mid-level creatives find their next opportunity.

Have a browse of the latest postings here.

5. Design Jobs Board

Recruitment agency Represent is behind Design Jobs Board. With hundreds of new creative vacancies posted, keep an eye out for junior roles going at the moment – ranging from graphic design to communication roles.

Have a browse here.

6. Creative Access

Creative Access has helped countless creatives from underrepresented groups find their first internship or role in the creative industry. They work with organisations like the BBC, ITV, Universal Music Group, and many more to bring you the best internships, fellowships, and jobs.

Learn more and browse here.

7. Arts Jobs

Many moons ago, The Arts Council launched Arts Jobs, the destination for all creative industry-related jobs, from crafts, combined arts, film, photography to museum and gallery-related jobs and internships. All you have to do is select your preferences and get started.

See what’s available here.

8. Creative Lives in Progress Opportunities Board

Our very own Opportunities Board serves as a centralised hub for entry-level creative opportunities and jobs. Opportunities range from short courses and grants to apprenticeships and many more, and all postings are checked for fair practice and payment.

Have a browse here.

9. Run the Check

Instagram account Run the Check features paid opportunities that reflect the interests of the next generation of creative talent. Created by a London-based student, this platform has already attracted a loyal and engaged following. It’s worth following Instagram for daily job postings.

Follow on Instagram here.

10. POCIT Jobs

People of Colour in Tech (or POCIT) is a company committed to transparency and integrity, aiming to highlight the experiences of marginalised groups in the tech industry. If you’re looking for a role in the tech industry, this is a great place to start your search. Jobs are updated regularly and there’s advice on the website to help you out too.

Browse jobs here.

If you have any other websites that you think should be added, feel free to get in touch and let us know at [email protected]!

Written by Creative Lives in Progress