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Digital Manager (Maternity Cover)

Location: London

Salary: £30k - £40k (Depending on skills & experience)

Department: Policy Research Centre

Contract: Contract

Application deadline: 26 November 2017

NatCen Social Research is Britain’s leading independent social research organisation.

Our research covers all areas of social policy and is used by policy makers, practitioners, academics, the media and the public to increase understanding and drive change. This work includes our landmark study of public attitudes and values, British Social Attitudes, published annually for over thirty years. We produce some of the most exciting challenging, and rigorous research out there and we’re looking for a Digital Manager to help us shout about it.

We're looking for someone with previous experience of managing online communications and engagement channels. You'll be educated to degree level or equivalent and will be able to demonstrate real enthusiasm for turning our research data into great digital content.

You'll bring first rate editorial skills and the ability to organise and oversee the generation of relevant and timely content for NatCen's website, microsites, e-newsletters and social media channels. You’ll also have lots of ideas for how we can raise our online and social media presence with the right audiences and some experience of working on data visualisation projects.

As well as this you’ll be able to demonstrate experience of using a number of different CMSs and will have project managed the technical development of websites. This will include briefing and working with external agencies on the development of our existing sites and the creation of new sites. You’ll be familiar with SEO principles and able to analyse and report on web analytics to improve our websites and their usability. You’ll have some experience of using HTML, CSS, Java Script and bulk emailing systems.

You'll be a strong team player, used to working in a busy marketing and communications office or similar environment with a proven ability to build effective working relationships with all levels of staff including NatCen's Senior Management Team. You'll draw on your excellent communication skills when working with colleagues to build their knowledge of digital content and the crucial role it plays in delivering impact for our research and building NatCen’s reputation.

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About NatCen Social Research

At NatCen Social Research, we're driven by the belief that social research has the power to make life better. Our research influences policy makers, practitioners, academics and the media, shaping our understanding of the world we live in and how it is changing.

We offer a friendly and stimulating environment with a high profile, challenging research programme, as well as favourable working conditions. Benefits include a generous holiday entitlement and a defined contribution pension scheme.

How to apply

Please submit your CV and supporting statement (no more than 700 words) outlining your skills, experience and why you would make a great addition to the team by email to

Closing date for applications will be Sunday 26th November 2017.