Corporate Content Editor

British Red Cross
14 May 2017
13 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Location: London
35 Hours per week
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: Circa GBP 28,000 including Inner London Weighting

About the role

The British Red Cross intranet is used by over 10,000 staff and volunteers, and is the main source of organisational news, information and discussion. We are looking for a creative and user experience focused individual to join the newly formed corporate communications team. You will play a major role in helping to engage our people by ensuring relevant and up-to-date information is available, ensuring the big issues are communicated effectively and working with internal stakeholders to embed the intranet as a key communications channel.

The successful candidate will ensure that content effectively meets the needs of our diverse and dedicated set of users. You will have experience editing an intranet or website and online community management. To do this role well you will need excellent copyediting skills, be well versed in usability best practices, familiar with using Google Analytics to evaluate content usage and interested in the latest trends in social media

You'll be working with a diverse range of content providers with varying levels of digital literacy, so excellent and assertive inter-personal skills are required. Knowledge of HTML and CSS would be advantageous but is not essential.

About the organisation
The British Red Cross helps millions of people in the UK and around the world to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies, disasters and conflicts.

Our volunteers and staff help people in crisis to live independently by providing support at home, mobility aids and transport. We also teach first aid skills.

We are part of the global Red Cross and Red Crescent humanitarian network. We refuse to ignore people in crisis

About the team
The role of corporate events officer sits within the Corporate Communications department which is part of the Communications and Engagement directorate. The directorate tells the stories about who we are, what we do, what we believe, and the difference we make to people's lives - so that both externally and internally people act, behave, or make decisions in a way that results in a positive change for people in crisis.

About the person

  • Proven experience of editing and developing intranets or other websites
  • Proven experience of managing content providers
  • Experience of online community management
  • Experience of working in a fast-moving, deadline-driven environment
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent qualification/experience
  • Knowledge of web-writing guidelines, usability and search engine optimisation (SEO)
  • Excellent copywriting and proof-reading skills
  • Excellent assertive inter-personal skills working with and training content providers with varying levels of digital literacy
  • Familiarity with content management systems

Closing date for applications is 23:59, 31st May 2017.

Please click here to view the full job description and person specification for this position.

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include:

  • 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
  • Up to 6% contributory pension
  • Childcare vouchers

Should you have any questions on this role please email us at

The British Red Cross is committed to being an inclusive employer with a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from people from the widest possible diversity of backgrounds, cultures and experiences - including disabled and ethnic minority candidates. This is to contribute to the breadth of experience we need to respond to people in crisis.

As part of its recruitment and selection process the British Red Cross undertakes DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checking of all individuals who regularly work with or have access to children and vulnerable adults.

The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).

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