Senior Account Director / Client Lead – Sustainability


  • Location London

  • Type Permanent

  • Salary Up to £70k (DOE)


Join an established creative agency and help them grow their sustainability offering

Competitive salary up to £70k (DOE)

Join Exposure in their journey to becoming a net zero business

About Exposure

Exposure is an independent creative agency powered by a diverse network of creators, makers and media. The cultural impact of our campaigns creates a commercial advantage for our clients and collaborators. We unite audience, brand and culture by fusing earned media storytelling with the science of paid strategies.

We create breakthrough work that inspires action on a global scale with offices in New York, London, Paris and affiliates in every major market. We believe brands have the power to inspire positive cultural change.

About the Senior Account Director / Client Lead – Sustainablity role

As Exposure has been transitioning its internal operations to become a net zero business (Mission Zero), they have started to build a portfolio of sustainability consultancy and campaign projects for clients including BT, Samsung, British Fashion Council and Levi’s.

The agency is looking to recruit a specialist sustainability Lead with experience in campaign delivery and client management, with the intention of growing a specialist sustainability offering within Exposure, to be called Exposure Earth.

You’ll be the first specialist Sustainability Lead, and you’ll have the opportunity to work with the Sustainability Champions across the agency, reporting regularly with the MD and CEO. More specifically, the Sustainability Lead’s responsibilities will be to:

  • Successfully implement sustainability campaigns, ensuring key performance metrics are met.
  • Brief internal teams on sustainability objectives and how these might be met, conforming to client net zero and circularity goals, aligned to CDP disclosure standards.
  • Advise on sustainability strategies, raising potential issues, and anticipating client’s needs.
  • Keeping up to date with market trends and regulatory developments, analysing their implications, and developing consulting offerings that could be strategically converted into large revenue streams.
  • Ensure a growing portfolio of sustainability campaigns and clients with revenues growing annually at 30%+.
  • Grow out a specialist team and enhance the reputation of Exposure as a sustainable campaign communications specialist.

What experience you’ll need to apply

  • Specialist sustainability knowledge. This could be through qualifications or experience in previous roles, but the candidate must be highly knowledgeable about sustainability and act as an expert within the agency, with the desire to learn continually.
  • Well-versed with global trends in sustainability – emerging industry practices, regulatory requirements, on-ground trends, and market direction.
  • Proven track record in winning new business and building long-lasting relationships.
  • Experience as an Account Director, Senior Account Director, Client Lead or similar in an agency setting.
  • Confident in a client facing, agency role and proven track record in working to set budgets, and successfully leading on client briefs.

What you’ll get in return

  • A competitive salary up to £70k depending on experience.
  • Training budgets accessible for extra learning opportunities for personal and professional development.
  • Join a social team with collaboration and networking encouraged. A bar is housed in their entrance area, along with the wider agency group Casbah.
  • Opportunity to join an established agency and take the lead on growing out the Exposure Earth function, working on projects centred around sustainability!

What next?

We have chosen to work with our friends at ADLIB who are managing the recruitment process for Exposure. As a B Corp agency, they are well versed in attracting the best candidates that have the right skills and experience, combined with the desire to work for a business driven by purpose and a want to make a positive impact on society and the planet.

Please note that any candidates that approach Exposure directly will be forwarded to ADLIB for consideration.

Inclusion and equality

Here at Exposure, equal opportunity runs through every aspect of the business. We are creating an environment where a diverse mix of talented people want to work, do their best and share in our journey for the long term. We’re building a team that represents a variety of perspectives and backgrounds, as we believe that the more inclusive we are, the better and more innovative our work will be. We strive to be a workplace where everyone feels empowered and can be their authentic selves.

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