Head of Content

City of London, London
£60000 - £66000 per annum + Benefits
09 Nov 2017
09 Dec 2017
British Red Cross
Business Type
Brand / In-house
Contract Type

Head of Content
Location: Moorgate, London
Contract type: Permanent
Hours per week: 35
Salary: circa GBP 65,000 per annum (including London weighting)

We have a fantastic opening for a Head of Content to join a dynamic and influential leadership team at the British Red Cross.

This is a new role that aims to provide a single, dedicated point for decision making on creative content.

In the UK and overseas, our staff and volunteers respond to many of the defining issues of our time. These range from the health and social care needs of an ageing population; domestic terror attacks and major fire incidents; the refugee crisis in Europe; right through to issues of protracted conflict and chronic hunger driving migration across the world.

Our reshaped Communications and Engagement Directorate is charged with giving voice to people in crisis and driving engagement with the British Red Cross across key audiences. We are looking for outstanding advocates, communicators and creatives to join us and help take our engagement and influencing to the next level.

If you are a talented and committed communications professional who can help us to inspire human kindness when crisis strikes, we would very much like to hear from you.

Join us and become part of our global humanitarian movement.

About the role
The Head of Content's role is to lead the creation and production of content for the British Red Cross across all public-facing touchpoints in order to ensure brand consistency and creative standards on content for campaigns and the creative assets used by service providers. When we respond to crises, the Head of Content will also ensure that we can create content that is informative and newsworthy.

About the team
The Head of Content will lead and manage a new content team that brings together the British Red Cross's in-house multi-media team and creative services team.

The multi-media team has film and moving image skills and most of the content generated is for our owned channels (social media and website) and earned channels for news or PR purposes.

The creative services team acts as a service provider to meet the communications collateral needs of the British Red Cross and includes in-house designers.

About the person
With significant experience in a senior content commissioning and production role, candidates should have:

  • Significant experience in a senior creative digital production and senior management role.
  • A demonstrable track record in leading teams, and developing, creating and delivering effective and impactful audience focused content for a mix of public facing channels.
  • Experience of complex stakeholder management.
  • Experience in people management and mentoring, including the development of and guiding and training in continued professional development.
  • Experience of budget setting and financial forecasting
  • Experience in resource planning
  • Experience in the management of virtual teams in different countries.

Closing date for applications is 23:59 on the 30th of November with first stage interviews to follow.

To apply please complete the application form online and complete the 'Supporting Statement' detailing why you would be good for this role.

About the organisation
The British Red Cross helps millions of people in the UK and around the world to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies, disasters and conflicts.

Our volunteers and staff help people in crisis to live independently by providing support at home, mobility aids and transport. We also teach first aid skills.

We are part of the global Red Cross and Red Crescent humanitarian network. We refuse to ignore people in crisis.

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include:

  • 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
  • Up to 6% contributory pension
  • Childcare vouchers

The British Red Cross is committed to being an inclusive employer with a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from people from the widest possible diversity of backgrounds, cultures and experiences - including disabled and ethnic minority candidates. This is to contribute to the breadth of experience we need to respond to people in crisis.

The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).

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Refusing to ignore people in crisis

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