Digital Networks Officer (Part Time, 3 Days Per Week, 12 Month Contract)
We are Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales, an independent charitable trust funded by the profits of Lloyds Banking Group. We partner with small and local charities that help people overcome complex social issues such as mental health, homelessness and domestic abuse.
Through funding for core costs, developmental support and influencing policy and practice, we help those charities make a life-changing impact.
We are now seeking a Digital Networks Officer to join our team on a part-time basis for a one year fixed-term contract.
- Competitive salary: £29,000 to £34,000 per annum (pro rata)
- Comprehensive training and development initiatives and support
- Generous annual leave (25 days + statutory days) pro-rated for part-time employees
- Pension scheme
- Private medical insurance (applicable after 6 months of employment)
- Season ticket loan or car allowance (as appropriate)
- BUPA Healthy Minds – Employee Assistance programme
- Cycle to work scheme
- Volunteering opportunities (2 days per year)
This is a rare and exceptional opportunity to help break new ground and bring together charities from across the country under one digital roof.
We are determined to better support charities and tackle some of society’s most complex social issues and you’ll be helping us to better engage with the charities we partner with and find creative ways of convening charities together that go beyond our face-to-face and virtual events.
If you have experience of building online communities, identifying user needs and creating strategies to meet this, this is a role you will not want to miss.
As the Digital Networks Officer, you will be tasked with launching a new communications channel to support the development of an online community of small, local charities.
We partner with over 700 charities every year and we want to support these relationships through a dedicated online channel and community that is built from the ground up. This will be a place where our charity partners can share information and learning, seek guidance and find out about developments and opportunities which matter to them.
The first phase of your work will be to work closely with our charity partners to identify the digital tools, approaches and platforms which will work best for them. You will help charities use and engage with the platform and champion its use whilst taking ownership of the strategy for growing an active and engaged online network.
Your role will also involve:
- Leading the identification of the shape and scope of the online community
- Understanding charity’s needs and using this to inform the scope of the project
- Scoping and testing potential solutions and then embedding these
- Helping to move the culture of our communications from ‘transmission’ to conversation between the Foundation, grant holders and other peers
- Working with stakeholders to identify the needs of the digital community platform
- Developing and implementing a community engagement strategy for building an active online community
- Working with staff across the Foundation to ensure consistent adoption and participation of the platform
- Collaborating with the communications team and staff to identify and develop content
To be considered as the Digital Networks Officer, you will need:
- Strong experience of identifying user needs through consultation and engagement, and creating strategies and plans to meet them
- Experience of creating and managing an online community, with evidence of strong engagement and sustained growth
- The ability to facilitate scoping discussions with charities both in groups and one to one and use findings to inform strategy
- Experience of working with stakeholders with different levels of knowledge and confidence in digital technologies
This is a part-time role working three days per week. The closing date for applications is Monday, 21st December, 08h00.
We encourage applications from all sections of our diverse community, irrespective of age, disability, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, maternity, race (which includes colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins), sexual orientation, religion or belief, or because someone is married or in a civil partnership. We believe our organisation will be a better, more creative and innovative place to work if we can harness the benefit of lots of different perspectives.
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