Head of Digital Development

Wellcome Trust
Up to £70,000 + excellent benefits
29 Nov 2012
05 Nov 2012
Agency, Media, Other

Job Description

We are a global charitable foundation dedicated to achieving extraordinary improvements in health by supporting the brightest minds in biomedical research and the medical humanities.
We have recently adopted a new communications strategy that takes a “digital first” approach to reaching our key audiences, which includes an exciting initiative to explain biomedical science directly to the public through websites and mobile apps. The digital revolution has transformed the landscape of communications, and we are determined to take full advantage.

To support the delivery of this strategy, we are seeking a highly skilled and experienced web or digital programme manager to fill the new post of Head of Digital Development. You will be responsible for creating and delivering a digital strategy that will allow us to make the most of this new approach to communications, while taking operational responsibility for our web presences and for management of our in-house web team.

Reporting to the Head of Communications, you will lead on the selection, delivery, management and development of modern digital platforms that can store, deliver and present content to meet the needs of our users, both external and internal. These platforms will include websites with responsive design, APIs and mobile apps.

Candidate Requirements

You will have:

Experience of developing and successfully implementing a digital / web strategy for an organisation

A track record of leading the development of creative, modern, content-rich websites with responsive design.

Extensive experience of managing and leading high-performing web development teams

An excellent understanding of both open and closed source content delivery systems, development platforms and languages, server architectures and hosting approaches

Experience of presenting and reporting at board level

An excellent understanding of user experience principles and practice

An excellent remuneration package including a final salary pension scheme will be offered.

Contact / Application Details

The advertiser has specified that Recruitment Agencies may NOT contact them regarding this position.

For more information and to apply online please visit https://jobs.wellcome.ac.uk/iRecruit/VacancyDetail.aspx?VacancyUID=000000002022

Alternatively send a CV and covering letter explaining how you meet the criteria for this post, plus details of your current salary and salary expectations for this role to: HR, Wellcome Trust, Gibbs Building, 215 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE.