Local recruitment: Senior Digital Content Manager


London, UK 🇬🇧

Full Time, Maternity Cover
£42,871 – £45,149 with excellent benefits
Hybrid Working, 2 days in the London office (Canary Wharf).

WaterAid is located at Canary Wharf, London and this will be your location and contract base. In order to apply for this post, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the UK.

Closing date: Applications will close 23:59 on Monday 2 January 2023. Availability for video interview is required the week commencing Monday 9 January 2023.

How to Apply: To see the full job pack, please click ‘Apply’. Please apply by submitting your CV and a cover letter into one document in either Word Document or PDF format.

About WaterAid:
Want to use your digital, editorial and management skills to play a vital role in making clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere?

Join WaterAid as Senior Digital Content Manager to change normal for millions of people so they can unlock their potential, break free from poverty and change their lives for good. On top of that you’ll be joining a 2020 Great Place to Work® award-winning organisation.

Are you an experienced storyteller with a track record of engaging audiences?

Can you guide a team of talented digital editors in the design of best-in-class content?

Do you have the ability to coordinate with colleagues around the globe in the development of user-centred digital experiences?

We’re looking for a meticulous, organised and pioneering individual to join our cause and further our progressive digital engagement strategy.

The candidate will be a crucial player in the Digital Content and Experience team, creating connections between internal teams, supporters and the cause, the organisation and its partners.

If that sounds like you, then take this incredible opportunity to become WaterAid’s new Senior Digital Content Manager at one of the UK’s best-loved charities. This is a full-time, one-year maternity cover position based in our UK office in Canary Wharf, London. The start date of this role is April 2023.

We need passionate, creative and dedicated people. In return, you will be encouraged and empowered to be yourself at your very best. Together, we will make a bigger difference.

You’ll manage the design and production of content on WaterAid’s UK, international and policy, practice and advocacy websites.

As WaterAid’s lead digital writer, not only will you maintain a high standard of copywriting and content, but you will implement our key engagement principles in the design of meaningful supporter experiences across our owned digital channels.

You’ll engage with and lead internal stakeholders on the strategic development of our digital output, and collaborate closely with your peers to create ground-breaking, integrated digital experiences.

You’ll manage a team of four Digital Editors, empowering them to achieve both personal and organisational objectives. You will direct your team’s workflow and ensure their creative and technical development.

About you
* You’re a skilled writer, an expert planner and a strong communicator.
* You have proven experience of content design and managing websites.
* You’re an experienced project manager, with the ability to use your own initiative to meet deadlines and competing priorities.
* You have a solid understanding of SEO techniques, UX, web architecture and accessibility.
* You have leadership and motivational qualities, with the ability to drive change.
* You have an innate desire to work for an organisation and cause that values and respects human life and believes we must do better.

Join us to change normal for good – apply today.

Our Benefits:

* 36 days’ holiday (including 8 Bank Holidays)

* Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave

* We offer a generous pension plan with employer contribution of up to 10%

* Wide range of flexible and agile-working arrangement

* Season Ticket Loan

* Free annual eye tests

* Pay as You Give charitable giving scheme

* Enhanced Maternity and Adoption/Surrogacy pay, Shared Parental Leave and Paternity Leave

* Sabbaticals

* Volunteer Day

Our Commitment

An inclusive workplace:We are committed to being an organisation where everyone is included, respected, and empowered to be their best. We represent and celebrate our staff, partners and everyone we work with, and create a culture where everyone can reach their full potential.

Equal opportunities:

We are an equal opportunity, disability-confident employer and are dedicated to achieving the highest standards of diversity, equity and inclusion. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, beliefs, customs, traditions and ways of life. This includes, but is not limited to, race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, national or social origin, health status, and economic or social situation.


We are also committed to protecting everyone we come into contact with. We have a zero-tolerance approach to abuse of power, privilege or trust across our global work, and any form of inappropriate behaviour, discrimination, abuse, bullying, harassment, or exploitation. Safeguarding the people and communities we work with, our staff, volunteers and anyone working on our behalf is our top priority, and we take our responsibilities extremely seriously.




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