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Grade 6 (£28,756- £33,309)

Prospective Student Web Content Team, Communications and Marketing    

Open ended, full time (35 hours per week)

Number of posts: 3

We are looking for an experienced digital content professional with a track record in following human centred design processes as part of an agile, multi-disciplinary team.

The Opportunity:

The Prospective Student Web Content Team manages all central website provision for prospective students and works with colleagues in a range of academic and service departments to continually enhance students’ online experiences. This role will involve collaborating within a small team of content designers working a range of projects, and setting standards for our approach to content design which will be adopted across the institution.

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • You need to be open to learning about our users. We don’t necessarily expect you to be experienced in human-centred design, but you need to care about whether the content you design really works. Be ready to get involved in user research and analytics to really understand student needs and show how you’ve changed online behaviours.
  • You need to be committed to the discipline of content design. Again, you don’t need to know everything but you do need to be ready to challenge and be challenged. Joining a dedicated team of content specialists will bring new opportunities and require editorial discipline. This is less about content creation and more about content curation.
  • You need to have a collaborative mindset. We work as a multidisciplinary team, so you need to be ready to collaborate, support and lead colleagues across the University. We have many subject matter experts in a wide range of fields – both academic and administrative – and they need to be brought along with our approach and philosophy. We need you to give colleagues confidence in our expertise and support them in the adoption of new content management processes.

Apply with your Curriculum Vitae and a supporting statement that addresses all key requirements of the role.

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As a valued member of our team you can expect:

An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family friendly initiatives, flexible working and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.

The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.

Interviews will be held in September 2021, dates to be confirmed.

If invited for interview you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK. Further information is available on our right to work webpages.

The University is able to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role. If successful, an international applicant requiring sponsorship to work in the UK will need to satisfy the UK Home Office’s English Language requirements and apply for and secure a Skilled Worker Visa.

About Us

As a world-leading research-intensive University, we are here to address tomorrow’s greatest challenges. Between now and 2030 we will do that with a values-led approach to teaching, research and innovation, and through the strength of our relationships, both locally and globally.

About the Team

Communications and Marketing (CAM) has the demanding role of promoting and enhancing the profile of the University locally, regionally and globally in various mediums. Our services and areas of expertise include public relations and press office services, media training, prospectus and promotional material production, advertising, media selection, events, video production, web publishing, corporate merchandising and information/exhibition provision via our visitor centre. As the University of Edinburgh is a well-known worldwide brand, we require the highest level of professionals to retain and enhance our reputation. 

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