Creative Content Manager – The Channel
Full-time (37 hours per week)
Hybrid home and London office (London Bridge) – travel to London (approx once per month)
Young Epilepsy is the only UK charity dedicated to creating better lives for children and young people with epilepsy and related conditions.
We provide world-class diagnosis, assessment and rehabilitation for children and young people with epilepsy and also undertake research into the condition and how it can be treated.
We offer a range of support and information for parents, children and young people and training for professionals. Additionally, we also campaign for better access to, and quality of, health and education services, and to raise awareness and increase understanding of epilepsy.
About the role
This is an exciting time to join Young Epilepsy and the Youth Development & Support team. We have recently launched a new YDS strategy, alongside our organisational 2020-2025 strategy, ambitious to enable children and young people with epilepsy throughout the UK to thrive and succeed, through support, inclusion, participation and digital services. This will be a fantastic opportunity for someone who is experienced, curious and creative to lead on one of our core digital offers.
Within this role you will lead on the development, management and delivery of our dedicated digital space for children and young people with epilepsy, The Channel, which is in effect an online magazine, and source of the truth. We need someone who can write, edit and commission to develop an innovative space where young people can access information, advice and guidance on living with epilepsy, and feel part of a community where they can safely share experiences and connect, particularly through our peer-to-peer support forum, The Hub. We want to continually push the boundaries of what is possible in a digital space, driven by what our audiences need and want.
You will wear many hats in this diverse and exciting role – where you will be editor, commissioner, writer, creator, leader, coach: in a position to drive a truly unique and impactful project, leading on a service that no one else is offering in this space! You will have the freedom to be creative in the content you commission, and experiment with ways to build a community online. You don’t need to be an expert in epilepsy but just have the ability to learn and remain curious.
You will love using your journalistic and editorial skills - you’ll bounce between using the wiles of a journalist to get to the heart of a story, to commissioning the best writer –commissioning a broad range of content that is pitched for a young and diverse audience. You will have experience in digital and media development, with an ability to work with a wide range of stakeholders, including content writers, web developers and media agencies.
You’ll be organised, able to plan robust timelines yet remaining dynamic and flexible. Managing a small team, you will also be responsible for setting out deliverables and key milestones, whilst managing risk and budgets – but don’t let this put you off! We can offer development in areas you feel you may need it.
You will be ambitious and bold, unafraid to take risks and think outside the box. You will lead on The Channel’s growth and development, measuring and scaling impact and reach, with the energy to drive excellent content. An important part of this role will be working with young people, including our Young Reps, to cocreate and codesign content and campaigns on The Channel.
If based in London you will be able to work from our new offices near London Bridge.
Relevant degree or equivalent professional qualification or training etc
Experience of digital development
Experience of journalistic or editorial environments, including commissioning content
Experience of managing and motivating a team
Experience of project management and effective project planning
Experience of reporting and presenting to stakeholders, such as funders
Excellent organisation and planning skills
The ability to digest complex information
Excellent time management
Curious, creative and innovative, unafraid to challenge the status quo
Thrives in a dynamic and changing environment
Strong leader and excellent teamwork
Thinks strategically and results driven, able to look ahead, plan, learn and adapt
What we can offer you
- Access to co-working space WeWork in London Bridge with onsite coffee, bike access and events
- 27 days annual leave plus 8 days Bank Holidays (pro rata if part time)
- Flexible and home working opportunities
- Occupational pension scheme
- Health Insurance Plans (Optional)
- Eyecare Vouchers
- Gym membership options (on and off-site)
- Perkbox, giving you access to nationwide discounts and benefits
- Opportunities for career progression
- Free parking on campus
Closing date: 6th February 2022
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required.
Young Epilepsy strives to employ people that reflect the community it serves; therefore, applications from minority groups and people with disabilities are particularly welcomed.
Young Epilepsy is the operating name of the National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy. Registered Charity No: 311877 (England and Wales).
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.