Head of Digital Content

Job Title: Head of Digital Content
Contract Type: Contract
Location: England
Salary: Up to £0.00 per day + Flexible Day rates - Inside IR35
Start Date: May 2020
Reference: BBBH22584_1587927936
Contact Name: Zoe Latuszka
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 26, 2020 20:05

Job Description

Head of Digital Content - Any questions before applying please call 07793054629.

Contract until September 2020 (possible extensions)

Newport, Titchfield or London.

Working remotely for the foreseeable future.

SC clearance required.


You will lead the Digital Publishing strategy, including the following aspects:

Publishing insight

With nearly 700 statistical releases in 2018/19, regularly leading national debate and media, you will be responsible for ensuring we continue to publish our releases in a timely and coherent fashion. Ensuring the planning and scheduling of products aligns closely with strategic planning functions, to coordinate messages and activity, while maintaining quality and capacity within publishing.

Strategic change

To continue to develop the web platform and associated products to enable us to move away from legacy parts of the web estate. Develop and implement associated means of representing and presenting the office's outputs and information in a way that makes best use of the web as a medium. This will include, but is not limited to, evolving the web platform to adapt to how audiences access data and providing the best environment to publish the 2021 census outputs.

Build new capability

To build skills across the organisation, bringing together statistical, dissemination, visualisation, information, design and web authoring skills, to work in a collaborative way and to ensure that these skills are increasingly common and in use across the office.

Develop new content/products

Create new and engaging content that draws on the information assets held, taking a commissioning role to ensure resource is used strategically across the organisations content portfolio on the right projects. Oversee a continuous programme of improvements to our website and other online channels, including exploitation of social media channels, to build and engage audiences and disseminate products.

Partnership development

To build the right partnership models and build good networks to promote/champion the wider use of statistics. Working with the Director of Policy, Communications and Digital Publishing to build and maintain a positive and influential relationship with the Executive Team and support delivery.

User research and performance analysis

To ensure decisions about product and platform design are driven by user research and data on usage and trends in digital content consumption. Taking the lead on monitoring divisional performance against specific business plan commitments and taking action as appropriate.

Managing resources

Managing budgets with agreed financial and delegated authority ensuring effective prioritisation, working collaboratively to ensure value for money across the office.

Digital vision

Responsible for the technical excellence and the continued improvement of the ONS website. Ensuring that the data published is helpful for all users and integrates with the wider we

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