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Ministerial Digital Content Producer

Department for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy
Closing date
10 Apr 2021

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Technology & New Media
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You will work closely with Communications and policy colleagues, and the Secretary of State's (SoS's) Special Advisers, to plan and deliver high quality, targeted multimedia content for his social media channels. This will involve providing innovative and creative storytelling ideas to bring complex and important policies to life, which can be amplified on departmental and stakeholder channels for maximum reach.

Your primary responsibility will be for SoS channels, but you will also support to the wider ministerial team.

You will work closely with the Media Team, planning content to support announcements, and identifying positive news stories for SoS and ministers to share on their channels.

You will accompany SoS on visits to capture photograph and video content, and proactively recommend filming opportunities, which you and your team will develop at pace, into high quality content for his channels.

You will be encouraged to be multi-skilled, able to deliver a range of projects at the same time, often with demanding deadlines. You will also have excellent organisation, planning and time management skills.

This is a fast-paced, high-profile role, working to tight timelines, and adapting swiftly to changing circumstances, so you will need to be resilient, and ready for a challenge!

Essential skills : We're looking for a creative, enthusiastic self-starter with strong production and design skills. You will have at least 2 years' experience in communications and/or design or production work.

Technical skills : Adobe suite experience is essential, in particular Premiere Pro, After Effects and Illustrator. You will be asked to provide a portfolio of creative work you have produced or developed if you are invited to interview.

Videography skills : story boarding, filming and editing video, adding B-roll, subtitling and formatting for social media usage.

Photography skills : able to use a range of camera equipment to shoot quality photos on visits and in a variety of locations. We can provide additional training if needed.

Excellent written skills : able to write scripts for ministerial pieces to camera and interview questions to convey communications objectives based on policy briefing and press materials.

Comfortable working with ministers : able to confidently work with Special Advisers, Secretaries of State, and junior ministers and Private Offices. Able to advise on communications best practice but be flexible in approach.

Digital communications : understanding and expertise of digital and social media and how rich media content can have the most impact across these channels.

Technical Skills assessed at application and interview

1. Ideas

Demonstrate a practical understanding of emerging digital services, tools and trends, including techniques for optimising digital content. Actively engage with partners in online networks.

2. Implementation

Demonstrate a good understanding of accessibility and usability issues. Create content that meets accessibility requirements. Support the delivery of online events including podcasts, live chats, broadcasts, blogs and Tweets.


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Leadership

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:
  • Ideas
  • Implementation


BEIS offers a competitive mix of benefits including:

A culture of flexible working, such as job sharing, homeworking and compressed hours.

Automatic enrolment into the Civil Service Pension Scheme.

A minimum of 25 days of paid annual leave, increasing by 1 day per year up to a maximum of 30.

An extensive range of learning & professional development opportunities, which all staff are actively encouraged to pursue.

Access to a range of retail, travel and lifestyle employee discounts.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles , and will assess your Behaviours, Experience and Technical skills.

As part of the application process you will be asked to complete a CV and personal statement. Your personal statement (maximum 750 words) should outline how you meet requirements set out in. Further details around what this will entail are listed on the application form.

Candidates will be sifted on behavioural statements, personal statement, and any technical skills required.

Should a large number of applications be received, an initial sift may be conducted using the lead behaviour, Communicating and Influencing. Candidates who pass the initial sift may be progressed to a full sift, or progressed straight to assessment/interview.

Expected Timeline: Sift and interview dates as well as the interview location to be confirmed.

The interview will consist of behaviour and technical questions.

Interviewees will be asked to deliver a presentation; further details will be provided nearer the time.

Reasonable adjustment

If a person with disabilities is put at a substantial disadvantage compared to a non-disabled person, we have a duty to make reasonable changes to our processes.

If you need a change to be made so that you can make your application, you should:

• Contact Government Recruitment Service via as soon as possible before the closing date to discuss your needs.

• Complete the "Assistance required" section in the "Additional requirements" page of your application form to tell us what changes or help you might need further on in the recruitment process. For instance, you may need wheelchair access at interview, or if you're deaf, a Language Service Professional.

Further Information

If you are experiencing accessibility problems with any attachments on this advert, please contact the email address in the 'Contact point for applicants' section.

If successful and transferring from another Government Department a criminal record check maybe carried out.

Any move to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy from another employer will mean you can no longer access childcare vouchers. This includes moves between government departments. You may however be eligible for other government schemes, including Tax Free Childcare. Determine your eligibility at

A reserve list will be held for a period of 12 months from which further appointments can be made.

Please note terms and conditions are attached. Please take time to read the document to determine how these may affect you.

BEIS does not normally offer full home working (i.e. working at home); but we do offer a variety of flexible working options (including occasionally working from home).

Please note that BEIS does not hold a licence to sponsor visa applications.

BEIS wants to be accessible for all, and this includes offering assistance to attend interviews. The offer is targeted toward those from a lower socio-economic background, or who struggle to cover the cost of attending an interview. Please see the attached guidance document at the bottom of this Civil Service Jobs advert. Embedded in the document on page 5, are 2 documents that must be completed and returned to the email addresses listed on the forms to claim an expenses payment. If you have any issues accessing these documents please contact us at

In order to process applications without delay, we will be sending a Criminal Record Check to Disclosure and Barring Service on your behalf. However, we recognise in exceptional circumstance some candidates will want to send their completed forms direct. If you will be doing this, please advise Government Recruitment Service of your intention by emailing stating the job reference number in the subject heading.

New entrants are expected to join on the minimum of the pay band.

Applicants who are successful at interview will be, as part of pre-employment screening subject to a check on the Internal Fraud Database (IFD). This check will provide information about employees who have been dismissed for fraud or dishonesty offences. This check also applies to employees who resign or otherwise leave before being dismissed for fraud or dishonesty had their employment continued. Any applicant's details held on the IFD will be refused employment.

A candidate is not eligible to apply for a role within the Civil Service if the application is made within a 5 year period following a dismissal for carrying out internal fraud against government.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:
  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with (or eligible for) status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals
Further information on nationality requirements

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles .

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.
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