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In-house creative teams – what do they look like and how do they work?

Creatives Group

14 May 2019

No two in-house creative teams are the same. If you look from one charity to the next, you’ll find a different set up in each and different ways of working. There’s a lot we can learn from each other just by getting together in a big room.

At this Creatives Group event, we had the opportunity to find out how different charities run their in-house creative teams and approach projects. We also discussed successes and pitfalls and discovered new ideas to take back to our own teams.


  • Team structures: In-house creative team structures – a collection of team structures kindly shared by members of our network. If you’d be happy to share your team structure too, please contact our events team and we’ll add it to this – the more we get, the better it’ll be!

Through the keyhole: Diabetes UK’s creative team – Julia Carter, senior creative manager, Diabetes UK

Through the keyhole: The Children’s Society’s creative team – David Pettet, head of creative, The Children’s Society

Through the keyhole: RNLI’s creative team – Nicola Evans, client services manager, creative services and Rory Stamp, strategic content manager, creative services, RNLI

About the Creatives Group

This networking group is for professionals working in in-house creative teams (of one or more people) within UK charities and not-for-profits. It’s a gathering of creative leads, editors, publications managers, designers, production folk, content producers and more.

The group meets three times a year to focus on a common challenge. The format of the meetings is one or two presentations on a specific topic, followed by small group discussions, providing a combination of best practice and peer-to-peer sharing.

The events give you the chance to meet your peers, compare notes on workplace practices and share successes, ideas, challenges and inspiration. The group is designed to encourage networking and peer to peer support, sharing issues in a ‘safe’ environment.

If you’d like to be one of the first to hear about these events, please contact our events team to be added to the mailing list.

If you’re interested in presenting at a future event or joining the steering group, please contact Vanessa Weddell.