Digital Officer

Department: Communications and Marketing
Location: 37 Caledonian Road, London N1 9BU
Salary: Starting Salary £30,000 upwards
Job Advert Description:

We are seeking a creative, skilled and proactive digital professional to join our communications team.

As IOP’s Digital Officer you will communicate with our audiences via our digital channels, primarily our website(s). The postholder will develop, manage, produce and upload content. This role is responsible for making digital content decisions, ensuring that content is on message and on strategy, serves user and organisational needs and is of a first-class standard.

The role

This is an exciting role that will see the postholder working closely with the Website Editor, the wider communications and marketing team, and with teams across the organisation in support of the IOP’s strategy and digital needs. In collaboration with colleagues and stakeholders, the Digital Officer will contribute to IOP’s projects and activities working with the communications and marketing team and with internal ‘clients’ and will write and commission new content, edit existing content, and advise on the best way to ensure our messages reach our audiences.

The job holder will also be responsible for maintaining editorial quality, following SEO principles, upholding usability and accessibility standards, and making continual improvements to our digital content.

The person

We are looking for a talented digital professional with a proven track record of developing and writing accurate and engaging digital content for a variety of channels and formats. You must be a skilled writer with excellent attention to detail and the ability to express complex information in plain and engaging English.

You will need to be confident and effective at dealing with stakeholders at all levels as well as keeping end-users in mind with all digital content decisions.

You will have proven and recent experience of working on complex organisational websites, a clear understanding of digital best practice, including usability and accessibility, and ideally will be proficient in using a Drupal CMS.

Why work with us?

The Institute of Physics (IOP) is the professional body and learned society for physics in the UK and Ireland, we seek to raise public awareness and understanding of physics and support the development of a diverse and inclusive physics community. As a charity, we’re here to ensure that physics delivers on its exceptional potential to benefit society.

We have an ambitious new corporate strategy and transformation of our digital estate is a high priority. Our newly expanded communications and marketing function will be central to delivering our strategy and plans. We are looking for a superb digital professional to join the team and help develop our digital estate to its full potential.

Working from our new flagship King’s Cross offices, at the heart of the exciting ‘Knowledge Quarter’ our communications and marketing teams will raise awareness and understanding of our ground-breaking education, diversity, science and innovation programmes and help spread the word about physics and its value with the public. This is an exciting time to join IOP.

In addition to a competitive salary and professional development opportunities, we offer employees a comprehensive benefits package including an excellent pension scheme, private medical insurance and generous annual leave. We also offer a range of other benefits including childcare vouchers, gym membership and interest free season ticket loans.


Closing date for applications: Tuesday 2 June 2020 Interviews to be held: 10 June 2020 via go2 Meeting

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