WORKING WITH US

How we help our people to enjoy 'the work'.

Do great work without the big city bullshit.

We’ve always been an agency that’s punched above its weight. With a background working for international B2B brands and large agencies, for twenty years we’ve been applying the same high standards to everything we do. We just happen to be based in Stoke on Trent.

That’s a real advantage for our team – it means they’re able to work with the same quality of clients and campaigns they might if they were in London or any other big city, but still strike a good work life balance.

So younger team members benefit from the opportunity to learn from experienced pros who’ve been there and won the weird award trophies.

And the experienced pros can maintain the same award- winning standards they’ve achieved elsewhere. Without the torturous hours spent in traffic or the privilege of monthly parking permits that cost as much as your car.

If that makes sense to you, let’s talk about opportunities to work together.

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Read on to find out more about how we work.
If you’ve landed here to see our current vacancies, carry on scrolling to the end or click here.

Culture eats oatcakes for breakfast

Or it would do if it worked here. A strong, positive culture underpins everything we do – airing opinions is encouraged regardless of your role, people are given the freedom to do their best work and support for training is open to all. Ultimately, if you’re enjoying your work then everyone’s a winner.

That’s complemented with regular social events factored into the working day, supporting our annual chosen charity and the occasional knees-up to mark big milestones or achievements.

We know a lot of agencies crow about their culture, but we’re one of only a few to have been awarded as one of Campaign’s Best Places to Work.

Campaign best places to work 2021

See what the team thinks

Feel free to get in touch with the team and have a chat about their experience of working at Lesniak Swann. Here’s a few of the team across our various disciplines.

Attested development

We believe development is a virtuous circle – the more smart, skilled people we have, the happier they’ll be and the higher the quality of work we all produce.

For us development goes beyond the standard training courses (although we support everybody to gain a CIM or CIPR qualification). Regular book clubs, training events with external specialists and work showcases all help to make sure everybody is on top of the latest thinking.

Our recent reads have included Ogilvy on Advertising, Rory Sutherland’s Alchemy, A Beautiful Constraint and the latest; How Brands Grow: What Marketers Don’t Know by Byron Sharp. The next training event planned is Briefing Best Practice, with earlier events covering Project Management, the Power of PR, Insight, and Strategy: the S word.

We also provide a tailored, structured development path for all team members.

A selection of our key training providers

Google Academy
Vistage
MAD Masters
Interaction Design Foundation
Laracasts
CIM
Media training
Prince2

Book clubs on works from the latest trailblazers.

Our thought leadership events and workshops are always in demand.

Insight event with Anthony Tasgal
Insight event with Anthony Tasgal
Creative
Creative's latest read in their book club
Project Management workshop with Vistage speaker, Malcolm Smith
Project Management workshop with Vistage speaker, Malcolm Smith
Quenching our thirst for knowledge at every opportunity
Quenching our thirst for knowledge at every opportunity
Power of PR workshop
Power of PR workshop
Reading Oglivy on Advertising - in the garden
Reading Oglivy on Advertising - in the garden

Rewards season

We offer a package of rewards alongside the benefits covered above.

Pension

5% employer contribution to your pension scheme.

Christmas

Additional time for Christmas closing – usually at least an extra 3 days.

Flexible

Flexible working policy which means that you won’t be expected to be in the office all the time.

Time

Time to attend children’s school events or other family occasions.

Bonus

Bonus scheme based on personal and agency performance.

Charity

Charity work time matched by the firm meaning that if you give up your own time to raise money for our annual chosen charity we’ll give you the time back.

25 days

25 days holiday plus bank holidays (usually 33 days a year in total).

Current vacancies

Account Executive
Looking to develop your agency career with major B2B brands? Let’s talk – more details here.

PR Senior Account Executive
Started your career in PR but looking for the next step? Then we’ve got just the job for you – take a look here.

PR Account Manager
Following several recent client wins, we have a new and exciting opportunity for an experienced PR Account Manager to join our growing PR team. Find out more here.

No suitable vacancies?
There aren’t always positions available, but we do keep a black book for future opportunities. So if you think you might be a good fit for our team, send your CV and a covering note to: alexs@lesniakswann.com