Are you passionate about ensuring content meets user needs, public sector digital accessibility standards, and contributes to an efficient, high performing organisation?
We have an exciting digital content role available in our Communications team which will help drive the organisation’s internal digital transformation.
Day-to-day, you will be looking after The Wave, our council intranet, working as part of the Digital Content Design team. You will be working on the business-as-usual side of an ongoing improvement programme. You will work closely with a virtual project team working on further developments to our new SharePoint online intranet, collaborating with colleagues in the IT & Digital, HR (Human Resources), and Customer, Modernisation & Performance Insight services. You will be directly working with content editors from across the organisation to ensure content is managed, compliant and easy to find. You will also be working with user groups to ensure the intranet meets their needs.
We’re looking for a talented editor, who is experienced in web writing best practice, excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to form and maintain productive, professional working relationships with a diverse range of individuals and groups.
Fixed term until end of March 2024
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: Tuesday 10th or Friday 13th January, 2023
For an informal discussion, please contact Robin Bourne - Internal Digital Content Project Manager - email email@example.com to set up a Teams call.
About the role
You will be part of a small team working on a crucial corporate modernisation project working on a recently launched SharePoint Online intranet. You’ll be engaging with our publishing community of content editors and owners from across a wide range of services. You will be reviewing, redesigning, and publishing content on our new intranet site, contributing to the daily management of the council intranet ensuring it’s digitally accessible and follows our house style.
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 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
Please read our Apply for a job at the council (brighton-hove.gov.uk) pages carefully. They give you all the guidance you need to complete your application as well as information on what will happen after you’ve submitted your application and at interview.
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 are a workplace that supports flexibility and employee wellbeing in the way we work whilst providing the best service for our customers. Team and service working arrangements are designed to support both employee work life balance and team collaboration. These would be part of your individual working arrangements alongside any personal preference agreed with your manager in advance of joining.
For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (brighton-hove.gov.uk)
Encouraging a diverse workforce
Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.
Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).