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Content designer

Employer
National Institute For Health & Care Excellence
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
25 Jun 2021

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Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
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The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is the independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance and advice on promoting high quality health, public health and social care.

Our role is to improve outcomes for people using the NHS and other public health and social care services. We do this by:
  • Producing evidence-based guidance and advice for health, public health and social care practitioners.
  • Developing quality standards and performance metrics for those providing and commissioning health, public health and social care services;
  • Providing a range of information services for commissioners, practitioners and managers across the spectrum of health and social care.

Please note - if the advertised role is based in London, it will attract a High Cost Area Supplement.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third-party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from NICE Recruitment Trac system administered by NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit (MLCSU). If you are appointed to a post, information will also be transferred into the NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through NHS Jobs, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via NHS Jobs. If you have a query relating to your application, please contact the recruitment team at careers@nice.nhs.uk

Role title: Content designer

Location: Manchester

2020 was the year that has changed the way we view the world we live in, and as a result, here at NICE we are going through an exciting period of change and rapid growth. There could not be a better time to join us.

As a result of the above we are looking for skilled content designer to guide the organisation through this period of dynamic transformation.

Why choose NICE? As an organisation we all collaborate to achieve the same goal through empowering our workforce to do great things. Health and well-being are a top priority for us because we understand the importance of creating a respectful, supportive, and transparent environment for all our employees.

The role

Here at NICE, we care about our users and what they need from our content.

Working as part of a busy, fun and creative team, you'll be responsible for making sure our content for our corporate web pages (over 20,000 pages) really tells a vibrant, compelling and engaging story about what we do to those that need to know. You'll do this using your excellent writing, visual and content design skills that will help drive improvements across our website as a critical communication channel. In doing so, you'll contribute to our ambitions to improve the use and impact of our broader communications.

This is an exciting time to join the Communications Directorate. We're in the process of developing a new content team, with a focus on sharing content effectively across all our channels. This role will play a key part in the process, working collaboratively with other roles across the Directorate.

Responsibilities

As a content designer, you'll:
  • lead on the creation of website content that meets user needs and business objectives
  • work across the Communications Directorate to support broader communications objectives, particularly in improving the website as one of our critical communications channels
  • support with the development of content strategies based on user research and analytics data and iteratively improve existing content
  • help to implement style and other content standards to support our brand and impact
  • take part in user research and work with multidisciplinary teams
  • build relationships across teams, working closely with communication colleagues and with internal topic experts to make sure content is accurate and consistent
  • review others' work and be a source of advice on the best content design tools and methods
  • promote user-centred content design within and outside the Directorate, helping others outside your immediate team to understand and work with the benefits of these principles to improve the quality and impact of NICE's communications
  • take part in and lead discussions and workshops as a content expert
  • manage content creation projects from initial discussion through to evaluation.

Experience

To be considered for this role, you'll need to:
  • have similar experience of designing digital content
  • be confident in writing HTML
  • have experience of producing content that meets WCAG 2.1 AA accessibility standards
  • have a good understanding of the importance of accessibility and usability in content design
  • have experience of making change happen, often negotiating against resistance
  • have experience of working effectively across multidisciplinary teams
  • have outstanding writing skills, with experience of writing and editing using a style guide and plain English
  • have experience of a user-centred approach to content creation
  • be able to explain content decisions to non-experts to achieve excellent content
  • have knowledge of using research and analytics data to evaluate work and make content decisions
  • have experience of creating dynamic content using programmes like Adobe Premiere Pro and Photoshop, or be willing to learn
  • be able to handle constructive criticism of your work and to constructively review other people's work.

Why NICE:
  • Here at NICE we are passionate and proud of the work we do and the impact we make.
  • We can offer you a great place to work with good benefits, flexible working, and a supportive, friendly and inclusive environment.
  • We have an academic culture committed to producing high quality work and we take collective responsibility.

The department:

The Communications Directorate is responsible for ensuring that all those with an interest in our work understand our role and responsibilities and can access our guidance and other products and services. We're responsible for media relations, external communications, internal communications, enquiry handling, publishing and content design on website (find link in additional document )

This is an exciting time to join the Communications Directorate. We're in the process of developing a new content team, with a focus on sharing content effectively across all our channels. This role will play a key part in the process, working collaboratively with other roles across the Directorate.

For an informal discussion please contact:

Ann Richardson - ann.richardson@nice.org.uk

Communications manager - corporate communications, internal and web.
Closing date: 1 July
Interview date: 8 July


The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence offers a dynamic and friendly working environment where teamwork is highly valued.

We offer a range of benefits including:
  • NHS pension scheme and childcare voucher scheme
  • We provide a thorough induction programme
  • Personal development is supported through extensive training and development opportunities
  • We promote flexible working to help staff achieve a healthy work life balance
  • We value equality and diversity and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community
  • We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria in line with the NHS Guaranteed Interview Scheme


Please make sure that you read theand person specification as your application will be shortlisted against these criteria.

Please provide full contact details for all referees within your application form including email addresses. Referees provided must include your current line manager and cover the last two employers.

We reserve the right to close any vacancies from further submissions when we have received sufficient applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

Please note all contact is made via NICE Recruitment - Trac system administered by NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit (MLCSU). Please check your account regularly. If you are shortlisted for interview you will be required to provide proof of ID and the right to work in the UK. (Please refer to attached guidance documents for further details). Failure to bring the required proof will mean that we may be unable to proceed with your interview.

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