Head of Content and Digital

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Joseph Rowntree Foundation


Corporate / executive


Country: United Kingdom

City: York

Annual salary: £50,070 (relocation assistance where necessary)

Hours of work: Full time, 35 hours per week (flexible working arrangements will be considered)

Location: The Homestead, York (some ad hoc travel to London)

Term: Permanent

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) is an independent organisation working to inspire social change through research, policy and practice. The Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT) is a registered housing association and care provider in Yorkshire and the North East. JRF and JRHT are two important influencing organisations with an ambitious agenda for inspiring positive change in the UK in line with our vision of a prosperous and poverty free UK.

In this exciting new role as our Head of Content and Digital, you will put user and audience insight at the centre of our content production and drive operational change so we can effectively influence the stakeholders who have the power to create a prosperous and poverty free UK.

You will be primarily responsible for:

  • Leading on the transition to a digital first operation in our communications
  • Leading and managing our Digital and Content Team
  • Overseeing the running and development of our organisational websites, social media and digital marketing strategy
  • Managing all external output (digital and non-digital)
  • Translating our research into accessible content and content production
  • Managing the Content and Digital budget to ensure value for money.

We are looking for someone with exceptional knowledge of the digital environment, with a readiness to bring the latest digital innovation and apply it in line with strategic organisational objectives. You will be a strong people manager as well as a digital strategist and translator, able to interpret digital need to non-specialists and make internal changes to benefit digital operations. You must also have a keen interest in research and its ability to bring about social change, as well as a good understanding of the context in which we operate and our stakeholders.

This is a great opportunity for you to lead on shaping the digital transformation of JRF’s communications in order to influence key stakeholders effectively.