We’re seeking to appoint a digital communications lead to help us to grow and strengthen our online engagement, as part of a busy, supportive and flexible team undertaking a wide range of tasks to support parishes, senior clergy and staff in their work and mission.support
The postholder will be a skilled digital storyteller, able to both create and curate content across a variety of online platforms. They will be able to capture and share stories in ways that will encourage and resource our parishes – showcasing the work of our diverse and exciting communities. They will lead on the maintenance and development of our website and be able to train and support others in their digital communications.
Taking forward the maintenance and development of our Diocesan website as an outward-facing tool to share positive stories from around the Diocese, and ensuring that the website is a useful resource for parish clergy, officers and members.
Working with staff members from other Departments within the Diocese to ensure that the website is up to date and regularly reviewed, offering training and support for the creation of new pages and sections as agreed.
Maintaining high quality content on our website and social media through commissioning or creating content so that the site and social media channels are engaging, responsive and useful to our core stakeholders.
Suggesting and developing new digital content in line with the Communications Strategy and wider team workplan. Where appropriate, commissioning and creating photography, video and design content.
Further developing, updating, monitoring and maintaining the Diocese of Southwark’s digital presence, increasing engagement with our core stakeholder groups. Research and review other digital developments, where appropriate recommending them to the Director and implementing them, as required.
Attending key diocesan events to capture content for digital media and support the Communications team in sharing the wider work of the diocese through a variety of channels.
Working with the Director and wider Communications team to advise and train church officers, staff, parishes and deaneries in the development and use of websites and digital media.
Support the Director in reporting on and interpreting statistics and trends in relation to website and social media engagement, offering recommendations for improvement to governance bodies, the Communications Group and other key meetings.
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The Diocese of Southwark, founded in 1905, forms part of the Province of Canterbury in England and is part of the wider Church of England, in turn part of the worldwide Anglican Communion. The Diocese covers primarily the area of Greater London, which is south of the Thames, together with the eastern part of the county of Surrey. It is one of the largest dioceses in terms of population and parishes as well as one of the most diverse.
Church House, York Place, Leeds
UK, but with the ability to attend occasional meetings at the Ebbsfleet Office in Chester