Head of Digital

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Location: Central London
Salary: £51,009 - £60,908 per annum
Contract type: Full time, permanent
Closing date: 04/12/2017 09:00

About this role

Help us to shape health and social care policy

The King’s Fund is a leading charity that helps to shape policy and transform services to improve health and social care in England.  

The King’s Fund’s website, digital resources and social media channels are a major resource on health and social care in England. Recognised as a leading digital communicator in our sector, we are constantly striving for better ways to engage our audiences and provide the most effective digital content and user experience. 

The Head of Digital is at the centre of helping us to achieve this. You will be motivated by all things digital, and will be innovative in your approach to content and engagement. You’ll lead the Fund’s three-person digital team and will have a day-to-day overview of all our digital content and channels.  

You’ll be able to create and oversee the development of top-notch digital content, thanks to your excellent editorial skills and your understanding of how to present complex information in an interesting and accessible way. 

An organised and confident project manager, you will have substantial experience of managing and delivering complex digital projects and liaising with suppliers. 

You’ll be plugged in to the latest trends in digital and social and will have good knowledge of content management systems. You’ll have insight into how digital activities work as part of integrated communications campaigns, and will thrive working in a busy, fast-paced and collaborative team. 


Job description

Job description: Head of Digital


Closing date for receipt of completed applications is 4 December 2017 at 9am. Late applications will not be considered. Interviews will be held on 11 December 2017. 

Please email your application form and equal opportunities monitoring form to recruitment@kingsfund.org.uk. Alternatively, you can post the application to:

HR Department
The King's Fund
11-13 Cavendish Square

Please note

No agencies please.

CVs will not be accepted as applications. Applications must be submitted using The King’s Fund application form.

We regret that we cannot respond individually to all applicants due to the high number of applications we receive. If you have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted for interview. Please note that we are unable to offer feedback to applicants who are not shortlisted for interview.  

The King’s Fund is committed to equal opportunities in all its activities and appointments will be determined solely on merit. Applications are welcomed from all sections of the community, including those from minority ethnic groups and those with disabilities.

Terms and conditions

Salary grade

The grading of each post is determined by a job evaluation system. Each of the eight main grades has a salary range comprising a series of incremental spine points. On appointment staff are assigned to one of these spine points, taking account of previous experience.

Salary review

On 1st January each year an adjustment is applied to all salary spine points to reflect changes in the cost of living.

Employees move on 1st January each year to the next spine point on their grade, unless: a) they have been the subject of a disciplinary warning; b) they are already on the maximum spine point of their grade; or c) they took up their post on or after the preceding 1st October.

Salary payment

Salary is paid on 23rd of each month or the previous Friday if the 23rd falls at the weekend /bank holiday.

27 days per year, plus 3 days off for the closure of the premises between Christmas and New Year.

Sick pay

ServiceFull payHalf pay
Up to 4 months1 month 
Over 4 months and up to 1 year1 month2 months
Over 1 year and up to 2 years2 months2 months
Over 2 years and up to 3 years4 months4 months
Over 3 years and up to 5 years5 months5 months
Over 5 years6 months6 months

Payments are aggregated over a rolling twelve month period to determine entitlement.

Notice periods

(Except where otherwise stated in employment contract)

Employers notice period is dependent on service as follows

Over 3 months and up to 2 years4 weeks
Over 2 years and up to 12 years4 weeks or 1 week for each year of continuous employment, whichever is greater
Over 12 years12 weeks

Employees notice period

1 to 41 month
5 and 62 months
7 and 83 months

    Pension and other benefits

    • Defined contribution pension scheme
    • Candidates who are currently contributing to the NHS pension scheme may be able to continue to do so for a limited period of 5 years, if appointed to work at The King's Fund
    • Interest free season ticket loan
    • Free beverages and a subsidised café

    Find out more about the benefits of working at The King's Fund.