Digital Communications Manager

Digital Communications Manager


Job Description

Salary: £33,270 per annum (£18.28 per hour)
Hours: Full Time, 35 hours per week
Location: York (JRF may be able to contribute towards re-location costs)

Digital and social media is a crucial part of JRF and JRHT communications. This post builds on JRF and JRHT’s strong digital and social media presence to position the organisations’ content as leading research communications and ensure we are engaging effectively with those who matter most. You will play a critical role in driving forward digital change to achieve our mission and will take lead responsibility for website strategy and digital communications (email-marketing, mailings, digital marketing and social media), to drive uptake of our content and ensure our digital offering stays ahead of consumer demand.

We are looking for someone with knowledge of information architecture and user experience principles as well as knowledge of emerging digital trends in the field of research communications.

The role is part of the Communications and External Affairs Directorate, and is located within the Engagement Team which includes the functions of media, stakeholder relations, and digital marketing and communications. The role reports to the Head of Engagement. The postholder line manages the Web Manager, who manages a Digital Officer.

If you would like to discuss this role in more detail, please contact Michelle Ong on 01904 615932 or email who will be able to arrange a phone call with the appropriate person.

Download an application pack and further information at: or request one via or 24-hour recruitment answerphone: 01904 615943.

Closing deadline for applications is 1:00 pm on Friday 27 February 2015.
Interviews will be held in York in Friday 13 March 2015.

Please e-mail your application to or send it to the HR Department, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, The Homestead, 40 Water End, York, YO30 6WP.

Completed application forms received in the HR office after the closing deadline will not be taken into consideration.


  • Location : York
  • Reference :
  • Salary: £33,270 per annum
  • Closing Date : 27 February 2015
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All applicants must be based in the UK and confirm that they are able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK.


All applicants must be based in the UK and confirm that they are able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK.

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