We are hiring for a Digital Officer
If you are passionate about using digital channels to spread ideas that can help improve life in the UK, this could be the perfect role for you.
The Digital Officer role will work alongside our Communications Manager and our Engagement and Knowledge Director to help improve the reach and performance of our online channels, including our website, social media, and mailing lists.
We are currently in the process of developing new strategic targets in these areas, so you will need to be able to work in an adaptable and responsive manner in this changing context. Your brief will be to help us use our digital presence to support our Fellows to create more change in the UK. You will be given support to develop your skills in these areas, so you don’t need to be an expert and a small sampling of some of the things you might do in this position while working closely with the Communications Manager in keeping with their strategy includes:
- Supporting the management of our social media.
- Analysing digital trends and suggesting ways to adapt our strategies to maximize
- Updating content on our website in line with team requirements
- Using digital marketing tools to drive our online presence (including analytics, SEO
- and Adwords).
- Exploring data and audience insights, reporting to the wider team on digital
- performance to help influence our decisions.
- Working with images and video to help adapt them for different platforms.
- Ensuring consistent branding and messaging across all the work you deliver..
- Researching images and managing our picture library.
- Community management for online forums of Fellows.
You don't need to be an expert in our areas of interest, but a broad interest in societal issues is essential. Getting the right person for our team is the priority and there are a lot of different routes you might have taken to reach this point: you may have worked in a digital/campaigning role in a charity or a think tank, you might have a media or advertising background, or you might have done something entirely different. You might have a strong digital portfolio with some interest in wider comms or have experience working with traditional media and a passion for developing your digital skills.
We’re open to talented people from all backgrounds and if you can demonstrate a commitment to supporting others and a passion for our work, we want to hear from you.
This role is designed to allow you to develop and grow while in post, so demonstrating a willingness and ability to learn on the job will be more important than many other factors.
Collaboration will be key in this role and a willingness to adapt and learn given the fastpaced changes that come with any digital work. Our team is developing and growing, so we are still defining our processes but you will be expected to use tools such as Trello and generative AI as part of your work. Don’t worry if you’re not an expert however, all we ask at this point is that you’re enthusiastic about learning if you’re not already familiar with these systems.
We fully understand that no one person is likely to tick all the boxes but some of the things we think that will help you succeed in this role are:
- A genuine passion and enthusiasm for people and their stories of creating positive
- A fascination with all things digital and a deep personal interest in how
- communication online can help improve lives
- An ability to learn in post and an eagerness to develop your skills in line with
- input from senior stakeholders inside and outside of the organisation
- Strong IT and digital tool skills
- Great writing skills and an ability to adopt an organisational tone (no points docked for doing so assisted by ChatGPT as long as the output is to our required standard!)
- Proficiency in graphic design is a plus
- Experience working with and briefing freelancers and agencies
About our charity: Join us to support people-led change across the UK
We run the Churchill Fellowships, a unique programme that supports UK citizens to find newsolutions worldwide for today’s most pressing challenges
Every year we fund over 100 new Fellows to discover the latest ideas and best practice in any practical issue they care passionately about, anywhere in the world. The topics they explore cover every aspect of society and are often informed by their own lived experience. They meet leading practitioners, encounter cutting-edge projects and gather their findings in a published report. Then we help them to turn their ideas into action and inspire change in their communities and professions across the UK.
Fellows tell us that their Fellowship is life-changing, for themselves and for those who benefit from their global learning. These are dedicated and practical individuals with a strong vision of the change they want to see, the knowledge to progress it and the drive to make it happen.
As a result, their impact is felt throughout the UK and many go on to be leaders in their fields.
Our unique approach has created a community of thousands of highly effective changemakers working on the frontlines of today’s key issues. At the heart of all this is a simple but enduring concept: we are empowering individuals to learn from the world and transform lives across the UK.
Working for The Churchill Fellowship
Detailed package, benefits and wellbeing package:
- Salary c. £28,000 - £35,000 per annum
- 36.5 hour working week, to include a paid hour for lunch
- Open to flexible/compressed working hours
- Hybrid working policy
- 30 days holiday a year, to include 5 set days over Christmas Break. Increasing to a
- maximum of 35 days accumulate with length of service.
- 6 days a year paid leave for volunteering
- Non-contributory pension scheme with 10% employer contribution
- Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave and pay
- Employee Assistance programme
- Life assurance
- Bike purchase salary sacrifice scheme (Cycle2Work)
Standard working hours are 36.5 hours a week 9.30am until 5.00pm, Monday to Thursday and from 9.30am until 4.00pm on Friday, including a paid lunch break of one hour.
We have embraced the benefits of working from home and at the same time, we value the contribution of face-to-face contact in building teamwork, collaborating with your colleagues, exchanging ideas and know-how, and for work efficiency. We therefore operate a hybrid working policy, where staff can work from home if they wish, however everyone is required to work in the office a minimum of 4 to 6 days a month with Tuesdays as the core day for regular whole team meetings.
Note: unfortunately, we are not currently in a position to offer sponsorship for visas and all applicants will need to have, and be able to prove, the right to work in the UK.
How to apply
Please use your CV and cover letter as an opportunity to tell us a bit more about who you are as a person. We want to understand how you as an individual are going to be a great fit for this role. In addition, we have three short questions we would like you to answer to help get to know you better at this stage of the process.
We will be managing the hiring process through the CharityJob platform where you can apply.
The closing date for applications is 9am on 8 November 2023.