Digital Manager

Salary: £35,218 - £39,270 inclusive of London Weighting allowance (per annum pro rata)

Location: London

Are you a proactive, ambitious and creative individual with significant experience in developing digital strategies, products and campaigns that build brand awareness and understanding, and drive engagement with complex issues?

Do you have proven experience in developing compelling multimedia content tailored to specific audiences and online channels across the web and social media mix? Do you have an eye for new opportunities/innovations in the digital landscape?

Forum for the Future is looking for a talented Digital Manager to play a leading role across our digital communications platforms, helping promote our urgent work across multiple markets to drive systems change for sustainability.

About the role

Working with the Head of Communications and Marketing and others, you will help develop and implement Forum’s digital communications and engagement strategy across our core work, as well as for the innovative Futures Centre and the School of System Change.

You will be responsible for producing high-quality, audience-led digital content, managing day-to-day content flows on our social media channels and suite of websites, and leveraging digital marketing to drive audience engagement. Beyond the day-to-day and working as part of an integrated communications team, you will lead on digital communications campaign development and delivery around key projects, events and initiatives.

You will also lead on digital innovation, staying on top of a constantly evolving digital landscape and new technologies to trial new approaches, secure new digital media partnerships and engage key online influencers in our work. You will make continuous improvements to our channels, ensuring they are delivering the maximum ROI for Forum and evolving based on business and audience needs.

You will also train new and existing staff to become better digital content creators and social media users, and report back on performance against key digital metrics to senior stakeholders.

About you

You will have extensive experience working in a digital role managing websites and executing digital communications campaigns across wide-ranging social media channels, including YouTube, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and blog platforms. You will be comfortable in leading from brief interrogation and media planning through to delivery and evaluation of impact. You’ll bring a keen eye for storytelling, working with a variety of stakeholders to design, develop and produce digital content.

You will strive to continuously improve our online platforms, coupling your experience in innovation/bringing new opportunities to an organization with a willingness and enthusiasm to trial and learn. Alongside this, you’ll be experienced in digital analytics tools to help demonstrate impact.

You will be an excellent communicator with impressive editorial skills and a strong understanding of how to tailor content for online audiences. You will have a willingness to learn on the job and a good grasp of the Adobe Creative Suite, as well as a proven track record in managing agencies and freelancers. A collaborative, independent and flexible approach to work is also vital.

About the team

This role sits within Forum’s dynamic Connect team. Combining expertise in community engagement, public relations, digital, fundraising, communications and marketing, the team’s aim is to raise awareness and understanding among key target audiences of global challenges and systems change for sustainability. We’re here to promote Forum’s unique expertise in systems change and futures practice, demonstrating our thought leadership to build credibility, and ultimately increasing our brand profile in ways that support business development and fundraising.

Application process

To find out more details about this vacancy please read the job description.

To apply for this role, please send your up-to-date CV and a cover letter to [email protected].

You should clearly explain your motivation for applying for the post and provide specific evidence demonstrating how you meet the required capabilities as detailed in the job description. We will not consider applications without cover letters tailored to this opportunity. This information will be used to decide whether or not to invite you for interview. Your cover letter should be no longer than two A4 pages.

We kindly ask you not to attach or insert your photograph in your CV or cover letter, nor put your name or surname anywhere in the letter. As part of our commitment to equal opportunities, we have introduced ‘name blind’ recruitment, to help reduce unconscious bias when screening applications. By removing these details from the application, it helps our recruiting team to evaluate people on their skills and experience instead of factors that can lead to unconsciously biased decisions.

Closing date: The closing date for applications 11:59 pm BST on Monday 3 June 2019.

Due to high volume of applications we are regrettably unable to provide feedback on your application should you be unsuccessful at shortlisting stage. If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume we are not taking your application further.

Once you have completed this application, we kindly ask you to also complete our Equal Opportunities form.