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Project Lead

Job Title:                            CW//UK Project Lead                                                                

Job Type:                           Permanent

Location:                            Johannesburg or Cape Town (Mix of office / remote working)

Reports to:                        Clockwork co-CEO


About us:

Born in South Africa and with quickly unfolding global ambitions, Clockwork is an award-winning communications agency, with offices in London, Cape Town and Johannesburg. 140 people strong, we are an independent agency that competes at the highest levels and works with some of the world’s largest, leading brands. With a pronounced strength in content, social, strategy and public relations, we’re not “a digital agency”, but we believe that today, everything is digital.

Our UK office opened its doors in Jan 2021 and is growing at a fast pace following a number of exciting client wins. Punching above our weight, Clockwork UK is notably the global social and production agency of record for Microsoft Xbox, and the content and influencer agency for Peroni (UK). With a handful of other clients and more joining the list every month, the London office is growing quickly.

While our UK presence is expanding, we believe strongly in South Africa’s creative talent. This is why we are launching CW//UK Studios: a multidisciplinary hub of excellence, built and designed to create world-class, industry-leading creative collateral, based in South Africa, and servicing clients out of the UK office. Our ambition is to build a team of brilliant people that have an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to do great work in collaboration with our clients.

This team will be based in South Africa and employed by Clockwork SA, but it will work exclusively on global accounts in collaboration with our UK office.

About the role:

You will be the day-to-day lead across several of our key accounts.

You will lead projects across a range of categories including fashion, alcohol, gaming and tech, delivering work across a range of disciplines including social, content, influencer, B2B and brand design.  

You will deliver the lifespan of each of your projects: kick-off meetings; scoping; budgeting, resourcing plans; stakeholder management; delivery; deployment.

Take responsibility for the day-to-day management of the client team to ensure they are effectively servicing clients and are proactively contributing to growing client and agency business

Have a thorough understanding of the strategy and objectives of your main accounts and use this knowledge to add value

You will work closely with our studio and production partners to ensure we deliver high quality work on time and on budget

You will contribute to our project management best practice and provide leadership for junior members of the team

You will need to be good at, and ideally enjoy:

  • Taking briefs from a variety of different business types
  • Coordinating projects between a variety of key stakeholders internally
  • Working closely with the Clockwork UK leadership team to ensure alignment to global clients
  • Oversight of the work to ensure it is of a high quality and aligning to client expectations
  • Managing and developing strong relationships with clients
  • Ensuring project deliverables are executed on deadline
  • Communicating effectively with key stakeholders to promote transparency and collaboration


Personal characteristics:

Collaborative, curious, hardworking, entrepreneurial, detail driven and most importantly a lovely person (we only want to work with nice people)

Our personality and behaviours

We don’t settle for people who can just do the job, we look for people that go beyond and always push our thinking to be better. We have no egos, just talented people who want to do the best work of their career.  

You’ll be curious about new trends, promoting an environment where ideas flow and expertise are shared.

You’ll be energetic, roll your sleeves up and get involved.

You’ll be collaborative, working across experts in all our departments to get the very best outcome.

You’ll be generous with your time, support the wider agency and get involved in initiatives outside of the day-to-day. 

You’ll get uncomfortable and take calculated risks, challenging the status quo.


Start date: asap

Salary:  Competitive based on experience

Benefits: Quarterly bonuses based on performance, medical aid.

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