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Digital Content Manager, Ref: 50061522

Communications and Engagement, currently home based

Grade 9, £27,741 to £30,649 per annum pro rata

Contact: Telephone 01983 823134 or email if you need further information about applying. Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted. In the interests of efficiency and economy, no further communication will be sent to you unless you reach the final shortlist. This means that if you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion.

Vacancy Reference: 50061522

Closing Date: 21/04/2021

Hours: 24 hours per week

Contract Type: Fixed Term until 31 March 2022


Over the next years, we are re-vamping the council’s website from the ground up and are looking for a talented, experienced Digital Content Manager to join the team. Initial work has already been undertaken, but there's still lots to do.


The council's website is a key communication tool for the authority and is well established with over 700,000 page views every month.


This is an exciting and key project for the authority; it underpins our ambitions to be ‘digital by default’ supporting our digital strategy and to ensure that our community’s needs are met by the best public services.


You will be a tenacious and customer-focused individual, with significant copywriting and engagement experience. You will be happy and able to work on your own initiative and as part of the project team to support this major development project and work with the wider team to develop the best approach.


This project will help to shape the direction for the future of the council, showcasing easy and accessible services, providing exemplary practice and delivering the next digital platform for the authority.


You will bring significant experience of web and digital content design and management to the role. You will be part of a multidisciplinary team including software developers, business process analysts and customer services staff.


The work will be varied. You will work with a wide range of stakeholders across the local authority including the communications and ICT teams. There will also be significant engagement with end users during development and testing of the new website.           


For further information or an informal discussion please contact Helen Wheller on 01983 821000 ext: 6253 or by email to:    


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The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination, we actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.


The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer and is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community.    


This council and its schools recruit according to the council's Safer Recruitment policy and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.        


In addition to the above, the Isle of Wight Council is a Disability Confident Employer. This means that providing an individual meets the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared themselves as disabled, they will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.