Human Resources

Digital Content Designer (Fixed Term (Maternity Cover) - QMUL17050

Department: Marketing & Communications
Salary: £37,411 - £44,015 per annum (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL17050
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 22-Jan-2019
Closing date: 05-Feb-2019

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Queen Mary University of London is looking for a talented Digital Content Designer to help us plan and build better websites, strengthening our reputation as a leader in the higher education sector. 

As part of the Marketing and Communications department's in-house Web team you will:

  • Lead the development of an evidence-based digital content strategy for the university
  • Develop documentation that empowers Queen Mary staff to create high-quality, user-centred web content 

This fast-paced role is ideally suited to a digital content specialist with a flair for collaboration and communication, and a commitment to delivering an outstanding user experience, who is looking to become part of a large-scale digital transformation.

Skills and experience:

  • Proven experience of leading the development of website information architecture, including running workshops
  • Demonstrable experience of developing a digital content strategy
  • In-depth understanding of user experience (UX)
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent writing and web editing skills
  • Calm under pressure
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent proofreading skills
  • Working knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Experience of Agile (Scrum) project management
  • Experience of working in higher education preferred but not essential

About us:

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that the diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

Our reformer heritage informs our conviction that great ideas can and should come from anywhere. It’s an approach that has brought results across the globe, from the communities of east London to the favelas of Rio de Janeiro.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.

The Web team is based at the Mile End campus in east London and our office hours are 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.

If you would like to apply for this role, please complete the application with details of why you would be great for this job, including your CV, portfolio website and links to any sites you have worked on.

The post is full time fixed term contract (Maternity Cover). Starting salary will be in the range £37,411 - £44,015 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Mr Richard Hirst at

To apply for this post, please click on the apply button below.

The closing date for applications is 5 February 2019.  Interview will be held shortly after.

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

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