Digital Communications Officer

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The Diocesan Office, The Palace, Peterborough
£27,000 p.a

This role will be responsible for ensuring our communications function is fit for purpose in the 21st Century. The Digital Communications Officer will co design and implement a communications strategy and provide expert over sight and hands on delivery of content across all digital channels; in particular he/she will ensure the website maintains editorial and style integrity by acting as the final point of approval for all content.


The Diocese of Peterborough is a living, growing network of churches, chaplaincies and schools covering Northamptonshire, the part of Cambridgeshire formerly known as the Soke of Peterborough (i.e. the area of the present day city of Peterborough north of the river Nene) and the County of Rutland. Its total population is c917,000

We want all of our staff and parishes to be able to communicate well. The small communications team will deliver exceptional communications and public relations work on behalf of the whole Diocese.

Working as part of a close-knit team, the Digital Communications Officer will develop (along with senior stakeholders) the diocese Communications Strategy as well as overseeing all digital and social media content for the Diocese. S/he ensures digital best practice (writing for different channels, search engine optimisation, user journeys and appropriate use of analytics). S/he is accountable for ensuring all digital content is accurate, and appropriate for the target audience.

  • Be a key point of contact for external liaison and internal advice on matters of urgency or sensitivity.
  • Provide ongoing development, editorial scrutiny and support for the content on the website and other digital platforms. Edit and approve content developed by third parties to ensure compliance with the style guide and diocese editorial standards
  • Develop, implement and maintain a dynamic comms strategy as part of wider diocesan strategy and goals; in particular, develop a comms strategy to underpin the Diocese commitment to become carbon net zero by 2030.
  • Delivery of engaging content across all diocesan digital channels (Website, Email, Social Media, Newsletter)
  • Manage and evaluate analytics from google and other sources and use results to guide campaigns and web design; manage, evaluate and respond to reviews, comments and questions arising from social media activity, with senior leadership guidance.
  • Provide advice, guidance and training for other departments to support content creation for diocesan website


  • Degree Level Qualification in communications, journalism or digital communications and multimedia. (or equivalent experience obtained over a number of years).


  • Good Organisational and planning skills, and able to work unsupervised.
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal
  • Strong team player
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deliver on time
  • Copyright and Content Creation Skills using modern content management tools.
  • Proof reading and editing skills
  • Knowledge of Search Engine Optimisation
  • Ability to build good relationships with internal stakeholders.
  • Experience of image creation and editing
  • Well defined attention to detail.

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