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Digital Communications Officer (Maternity Cover)

Private Secretary’s Office
Royal Communications
Buckingham Palace
Fixed Term Contract
March 2017
February 2018
c.£30,000 (per annum)
37.5 hours per week

It's knowing your content will be viewed by millions

It's finding new ways to maintain The Queen's presence in the public eye and on the world stage. This is what makes working for the Royal Household exceptional.

The role of Royal Communications is to engage a worldwide audience with the public role and work of The Royal Family. Joining this fast paced and dynamic team, your challenge will be to manage and oversee the daily news flow on digital and social networking platforms, as well as play a key part in some of the digital projects.

Working as part of a small team of digital media specialists, you'll create content for social networking and digital platforms, including our newly launched website, as well as researching and writing feature articles.

Whether you're covering a state visit, award ceremony or Royal engagement, you'll make sure our digital channels consistently spark interest and reach a range of audiences.

With an eye to the future, you'll help hone and shape our digital communications through analytics, monitoring and exploring new technologies.

The reaction to our work is always high-profile, and so reputation and impact will be at the forefront of all you do. And having your work shared around the world will be the biggest reward.

Educated to degree level with previous experience of managing websites and delivering successful digital communications and projects, preferably in a high profile environment, you're the expert we need.

With experience of creating and publishing digital and social media content, you'll be confident using a range of content management systems, social media platforms and analytics tools. What's more, you'll know how to maximise their benefits and minimise risks.

Holding supervisory experience, you'll know how to motivate and develop others.

Abreast of the latest digital communication developments, you'll put forward and support new ideas to increase our presence on social platforms.

Innovative and with creative flair, you'll also have accurate and compelling written and editorial skills, with expertise in designing digital content for different audience groups, purpose and formats.

You'll need good photography skills with experience producing live social media content, and video production skills would also be highly desirable.

With initiative and a flexible approach, you'll be comfortable managing a varied proactive and reactive workload.

Your excellent planning skills, and ability to quickly respond to changing priorities, mean that you're able to deliver in a fast-paced and deadline driven environment.

A natural communicator with a genuine user focus, you're self-assured liaising effectively with a broad spectrum of people on a daily basis. And you'll enjoy working within a small, supportive team.

This is your opportunity to use your digital expertise to deliver the exceptional.

You can look forward to a comprehensive benefits package, including a 15% employer contribution pension scheme (after 6 months), 33 days annual leave, including bank holidays, and access to training and development to support your continuous professional development.

Vacancy Closing Date: 14/02/2017 23:55

This vacancy is closed to applications.