Digital Content Officer (fixed term) Ref 1436

School/department: External Relations – Digital and Creative Media
Hours: Full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1 FTE (minimum 0.6 FTE).  Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need). 
Contract: Fixed term up to 11 months (maternity cover)
Reference: 1436
Salary: Starting at £25,482 and rising to £29,515 per annum
Placed on: 23 July 2019
Closing date20 August 2019. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date:
Week commencing 02 September 2019
Expected start date:
07 October 2019 (but this can be flexible)     

Job description

The University of Sussex is seeking a Digital Content Officer (Maternity Cover) to join its Digital Team for 11 months. We’re looking for a highly organised team player with experience of delivering digital content and a panache for writing engaging copy.

The University has recently launched a new strategy, Sussex 2025. Central to this is a reimagining of the original spirit of the university for new times and a new generation. With an additional emphasis on being disruptive by design, this clearly provides a great opportunity for creative minds to explore how we do this in the digital world.

Whether you come from in-house, agency or a higher education background, you will need excellent client and customer service skills, working as you will alongside our 11 academic Schools and Professional Services divisions. You will need a good understanding of how different digital assets can be used to best effect to make a compelling online offer that ensures an engaging user experience.

A keen eye for detail and skills and experience in writing copy for the web, HTML and SEO is essential, as well as having knowledge of developing other digital assets to help deliver high quality digital content to further enhance the Sussex website and brand.

Download job description and person specification Ref 1436 [PDF 145.59KB]

How to apply

Download our professional services application form [DOC 183.00KB] and personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 162.50KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email (don't use a web-based upload/weblink service) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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