Digital Content Officer Ref: 4938

School/department: Digital and Creative Media, External Relations
Hours: Full time considered up to a maximum of 36.5 hours.  Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Fixed term for 12 months
Reference: 4938
Salary: starting at £25,941 to £30,046 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 14 December 2020
Closing date:  15 January 2021.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected start date: As soon as possible.

Job description

This vacancy is only open to those currently employed by the University

The University of Sussex is seeking a Digital Content Officer to join its Digital team for 12 months.

We are looking for a highly organised team player with experience of delivering digital content and a panache for writing engaging copy.

It's the Digital Content Officer’s job to ensure that web content is easy to engage with, informative, accessible, visible in search engines, on-brand and portrays the vibrancy and core values of the University.

Whether you come from inhouse, agency or a higher education background, you will need excellent client and customer service skills, working as you will alongside our 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 experience in writing copy for the web, HTML and SEO are 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.

Please contact Dan Pilkington on for informal enquiries.

Download the full job description and person specification (reference number 4938) (PDF XKB)

Please note that the University of Sussex is unable to provide visa sponsorship for this position, and thus any applicant should ensure that they have the legal right to work in the UK for the period of the post. The University of Sussex requires all successful applicants to provide proof of permission to work in the UK before they commence work. Should you therefore require further information, please visit the Home Office website.

How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal details and equal opportunties form [DOC 108.50KB] 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.

Download our terms and conditions summary for Clerical and Related Staff Terms and Conditions [DOC 35.00KB]

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