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.
- Application form
- Application guidance
- Equal opportunities monitoring form
- Equal opportunities supplementary information
- Terms and conditions for employment
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can post the application to:
The King's Fund
11-13 Cavendish Square
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.
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.
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 is paid on 23rd of each month or the previous Friday if the 23rd falls at the weekend /bank holiday.
- Annual leave
27 days per year, plus 3 days off for the closure of the premises between Christmas and New Year.
- Sick pay
Service Full pay Half pay Up to 4 months 1 month Over 4 months and up to 1 year 1 month 2 months Over 1 year and up to 2 years 2 months 2 months Over 2 years and up to 3 years 4 months 4 months Over 3 years and up to 5 years 5 months 5 months Over 5 years 6 months 6 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
Service Notice Over 3 months and up to 2 years 4 weeks Over 2 years and up to 12 years 4 weeks or 1 week for each year of continuous employment, whichever is greater Over 12 years 12 weeks
Employees notice period
Grade Notice 1 to 4 1 month 5 and 6 2 months 7 and 8 3 months
- Pension and other benefits
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