Do you have a talent for user engagement? Do you enjoy working on the design and delivery of content? Can you drive forward our replacement intranet, ensuring content meets user needs, public sector digital accessibility standards, and contributes to an efficient, high performing organisation?
We have an exciting digital leadership role available to join our Corporate Communications Service and help drive the organisation’s internal digital transformation.
Day-to-day, you will work as part of a virtual project team developing a new intranet on SharePoint online, collaborating with colleagues in the IT & Digital service, Performance, Improvement & Programmes Service, and HR service. You will also manage a small team of content designers and work with the external digital content team on contributing to the council’s content strategy and digital inclusion.
We are looking for talented digital content manager, who is experienced in people and project management, able to navigate a large organisation, understand various stakeholder needs, including accessibility requirements, and keen to make a positive contribution to our future ways of working.
Fixed term: 1 year
We would be happy to consider anyone who would like to apply on the basis of a secondment from their substantive job. If you would like to apply on the basis of a secondment please get the agreement from your manager before applying.
Interview date: 17th & 18th January
For an informal discussion, please contact Alan Steeden – Deputy Head of Communications, by emailing email@example.com
About the role
As our Internal Digital Content Project Manager you’ll be working on a crucial corporate modernisation project to replace the council’s old intranet (built on 2007 SharePoint) with a new, modern, inclusive platform on SharePoint Online, engaging with a broad range of internal stakeholders including councillors, council staff and schools, to understand their diverse user needs, ranging from personal accessibility to a variety of devices.
Managing a small team of content designers, you will need to work at pace to review, redesign and publish content on a new intranet site, contributing to the creation of a new platform that’s inclusive of all stakeholders in our diverse organisation, improves and modernises how the council works.
You’ll have the opportunity to help shape the council’s digital strategy and transformation and set in motion working towards a digital workplace that will be essential to the council’s future ways of working.
We offer a friendly and welcoming place to work, with a wide-ranging benefits package, and a team of talented staff who all care deeply about the city they serve. Brighton & Hove is a diverse and cosmopolitan city, with deep-rooted shared values of tolerance, compassion and respect and, as an employer, we want to see this diversity reflected in our workforce. We believe that employing a rich mix of people from a range of different backgrounds with fresh ideas and different perspectives is key to enabling us to continually improve our services to the diverse communities we serve.
In this role, you will be working with services for the benefit of the communities in Brighton and Hove and we will support you to do your best by offering:
- flexible working
- an extensive training offer, ranging from technical to management
- bike to work, and childcare voucher schemes
- competitive pension and generous annual leave
This role is politically restricted. For further information on what this means for employees in post, please click on the document attachment below.
As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and upload a supporting statement. Your supporting statement is the most important part of your application as it will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Supporting statement guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk)) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.