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This post gives an excellent opportunity to be involved in setting up an new initiative in a small, friendly, busy office, in unusual and pleasant surroundings. The staff members at Lambeth Palace work as a small and close-knit team and support each other at busy periods with flexibility and good humour.
The Centre for Cultural Witness (CCW) is an exciting new venture, based at Lambeth, yet working in partnership with university theology faculties, other denominations and partners, to share and re-tell the culture-shaping power of the Christian gospel in public.
As Website Manager you will manage and develop the Centre’s main magazine website, ensuring it is up-to-date, easy to navigate, and of a high quality. You will also monitor and manage the Centre’s social media output.
This post is offered on a fixed term contract initially for 3 years (subject to review and further funding).
Please see the document attached below for additional information about the Centre for Cultural Witness.
Interviews are expected to be held on the 28th June 2022.
The Church of England is for everyone, and we want to reflect the diversity of the community the Church serves across the whole country. Therefore, while of course we welcome all applications from interested and suitably experienced people, we would particularly welcome applicants from UK Minority Ethnic Backgrounds.
A comprehensive and supportive induction programme will be put in place to ensure that you have all the information, access and contacts you require to learn quickly and excel in this role.
We are taking a flexible approach to work, with many colleagues opting for a hybrid approach to their working week, with a mixture of home and office-based working. Further details will be discussed at interview.
In return we offer a unique environment with opportunities for continuous learning, generous annual leave for work life balance, season ticket loans and a range of benefits including discounted entry to attractions and what we feel is a market leading package when it comes to our pension scheme.
- To manage the functionality of the main magazine website of the Centre and the CCW website.
- To evaluate and manage website performance.
- To work with the team who will design the original structure of the website (the CCW will outsource the task of creating the main website. The role of the website manager is to maintain, develop and ensure its continuing functionality).
- To upload new articles and material to the magazine website daily.
- To facilitate hosting and server management (in liaison with NCIs Web team).
- To organise and develop the website so it is user-friendly, easy to access and find material.
- To upload video and other media to the site.
- To pro-actively keep abreast of developments in online media and keep the Centre at the cutting edge of media output.
- To liaise with the Executive Manager and IT department concerning the IT needs of the CCW staff.
- Along with the Senior Editor, to manage the Centre’s social media output (regular emails to subscribers, Twitter feed etc. – a new post to support this work may be added in due course).
- Provide regular reports on usage, traffic and subscriber numbers.
- Troubeshoot all website issues.
- Enable and ensure website security.
- Monitor user experience for the website and ensure response to queries and issues.
- Ensure compliance of websites with all relevant laws and regulations.
- Identify needs for further media opportunities and outputs.
- All staff working at Lambeth Palace share responsibility to promote and maintain a strong safeguarding culture with regard to children and vulnerable adults, including identifying the key actions they should take given their role and responsibilities.
The Ideal Candidate
- Expert knowledge of relevant website management programmes.
- Strong attention to detail and with an analytical mind.
- Outstanding problem-solving skills.
- Excellent time-management skills with ability to multi-task.
- High level of dedication and initiative.
- Ability to be self-directed and to organise work effectively.
- Sense of responsibility that the work issued is of a consistently high standard with fast response times.
- Ability to assimilate information and process/produce documents and papers.
- Highly discreet and diplomatic.
- Exceptional judgement in understanding and dealing with urgent and complex matters across a wide range of issues.
- Good communication skills, both orally and in writing.
- Exceptionally well organised and methodical, with the ability to cope with conflicting priorities.
- A self-starter, able to use initiative and good judgement.
- Proven ability to work calmly under pressure.
- Able to adapt plans quickly in response to change.
- Ability to work collaboratively and as a member of a team.
- Highly resilient with the ability to work effectively within the demands of a busy office.
- Experience as a website manager.
- Experience of troubleshooting website issues quickly.
- Proven ability in managing diaries, correspondence and papers for a senior manager.
- Experience of dealing with a wide range of people in the course of work, including at senior level.
- A knowledge and interest in the work of the Archbishops’ ministry and the Church of England generally.
- Degree in computer science or equivalent.
- Education to at least ‘A’ level standard, or equivalent.
- Negotiation skills.
- Awareness of and interest in national and international politics and societal issues.
- Sympathetic to the values and beliefs of the Christian faith.
- Knowledge of the structures of the Church of England.
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