Digital Communications Manager

18 Mar 2017
17 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Digital Communications Manager

Salary £37,415

Fixed term up to 12 months (maternity cover)


About Us

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) invests in world-class bioscience research and training on behalf of the UK public. Our aim is to further scientific knowledge, to promote economic growth, wealth and job creation and to improve quality of life in the UK and beyond.

Funded by Government, and with an annual budget of around £467M (2012-2013), we support research and training in universities and strategically funded institutes. BBSRC research and the people we fund are helping society to meet major challenges, including food security, green energy and healthier, longer lives. Our investments underpin important UK economic sectors, such as farming, food, industrial biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.

About the Role

BBSRC’s Communications and Engagement Team (CET) works to secure and maintain the best possible environment for the UK bioscience community to undertake research and to realise the potential of bioscience.

You will work across projects to deliver communications employing media, public affairs, digital communications, events, stakeholder management, public engagement etc. The focus of this role is to lead the development of BBSRC’s digital communications channels, including the BBSRC corporate website working closely with other colleagues. You will ensure effective evaluation of all digital communications channels and activities and make suggestions for improvement. You will also provide advice to colleagues on the most effective use of digital communications channels. You will contribute to digital and web manager groups and activities and act as BBSRC’s interface with the web delivery work stream of the ongoing Change Programme.

Please visit our job board at for additional details.

About You

You will be educated to Degree level or have equivalent experience working in a digital communications role. You also have demonstrable experience managing large, complex websites and social media platforms in a corporate environment. With excellent relationship building skills, you have the ability to work with internal and external contacts at all levels. You must have an understanding of HTML and CSS, experience of working with CMS’s and the ability to manage your own workload.

Demonstrable experience of tailoring digital content for various audiences and experience of communications evaluation approaches is desirable.


A fantastic benefits package includes a generous pension, 30 days annual leave plus privilege days and bank holidays, flexible working hours, a corporate leisure card, cycle to work scheme and private health screening.

How to apply

Please visit our job board at and submit your CV detailing your educational and professional background and a covering letter (no more than two pages) outlining how your experience meets the criteria described within this advertisement with your reasons for applying to BBSRC. Please quote reference number IRC240271.

The closing date for applications is 05 March 2017. Interviews are expected to take place the week commencing 20 March 2017.

The BBSRC welcomes applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, grounds of gender, disability, age, race/ethnicity, religion or philosophical belief or sexual orientation.