Digital Communications Officer
  • Employer: Knowsley Council
  • Reference: CVP 0086
  • Published: Wed 28/04/2021, 11:45 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 10/05/2021, 11:55 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £30,451 - £32,234 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Huyton Municipal, Municipal Buildings, Archway Road, Huyton, Knowsley, L36 9UX, Merseyside

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Digital Communications Officer

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a fast-paced and innovative communications team helping to manage Knowsley Council’s web presence.

Knowsley Council is looking for a Digital Communications Officer to cover maternity leave (approximately 9-12 months). 

The postholder will be responsible for the day to day management of the council’s corporate website, staff intranet and suite of micro-sites. This will involve managing content updates, keeping software current and building web pages to help present often complex information in an engaging and easy to understand format. Acting as a champion for online accessibility, you’ll support a diverse range of projects, from Council Tax to the promotion of the new Shakespeare North Playhouse in Prescot. You’ll also be the day to day point of contact with external web agencies and hosting providers.

Previous experience is essential for this role. Knowledge of using Wordpress to build websites is essential, experience of other CMS such as Kentico and Sharepoint would be an advantage. Solid knowledge of current digital best practice and legislation, including laws in relation to communication in the public sector, online accessibility and GDPR is essential, as well as a good understanding of the WCAG 2.1 accessibility standards.

For an informal discussion, please contact Gemma Melling, Digital Content Manager on Telephone Number: 07717 888530.

Interviews will be held Friday 14 May 2021

How to Apply

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