Dartington Trust - Research in Practice
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Totnes, Devon
Contract, Fixed Term Contract until 31 March 2022., Full-time
Job description

Research in Practice is renowned in children’s services and the adult social care sector for providing high-quality learning events and resources.

We have a vacancy for a Digital Assistant to assist the Web Systems Team supporting existing websites, new developments and working with a wide range of people.

Digital Assistant – Research in Practice
Location: Dartington Hall (Dartington/Sheffield/Remote Working)
Salary: £19,035
Hours: Full time, 37.5 per week
Fixed Term Contract until 31 March 2022.

We are seeking a highly organised, creative and technically competent individual to assist with daily team tasks as well as supporting the wider functions of our organisation as necessary including Business Support, Publications, Marketing and Comms, and Account Management.

You will possess excellent administration and time management skills with the confidence to learn new software and techniques. A good understanding of office and web technologies is essential, and ideally a broad understanding of the wider digital field and how it’s evolving.

You will have the opportunity to increase your experience and develop your skills, bringing new and creative ideas for our digital offerings.

Some of the main things you’ll be doing:

  • Assisting the Digital Team with daily digital tasks relating to uploading website content, using digital media and supporting marketing activities.
  • Assisting the Digital Team with web development and project tasks such as website functionality testing, scoping creative solutions, design workshops and communicating change.
  • Contribute to the support activities we provide to wider colleagues and partners including managing our support mailbox and updating FAQ resources.
  • Deliver website, CMS and CRM administrative support, customer service, issue reporting and general management of tasks and issues.
  • Support Research in Practice colleagues in the appropriate use of digital resources, acting as a champion for raising digital literacy across the organisation.
  • Adhering to and championing the in-house style and brand guidance.
  • Adhere to data protection guidance and legislation.
  • Supporting the Digital Team, including the Web Systems Officer and Coordinator, and Communications, Marketing and Engagement Officer and Coordinator as required.
  • This list can never be exhaustive but covers most of the work you’ll be doing. What it can’t replace is talent, initiative and a commitment to great customer service.

We work with clients across England and Wales from our main office in Dartington, Devon and a satellite office in Sheffield. Candidates can apply to work in either location or request to work from home.

Closing date: 23 May 2021
Shortlisting date: 24 May 2021
Interview date: 2 June 2021

Please note that interviews for this role will be held virtually.

About Us

We believe that big ideas can make the world a better place. So our beautiful estate is home to a community of people who nurture new thinking, encourage learning and debate, and work every day to inspire one another. There are many sides to Dartington and that’s what makes our future so exciting. Come and be part of it.

We offer an extensive list of employee benefits, including but not limited to; company pension, generous annual leave allowance and discount at our shops and restaurants.


Please click the Apply button. You will be redirected to our website, where you can complete your application for this position.

No agencies please.

Posted on: 29 April 2021
Closed date: 23 May 2021
Job ref: 157493_DHR
Tags: IT, Digital