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  • Digital Manager, The Elders

    Job description

    The Elders is currently recruiting for a Digital Manager who will manage the Digital Team and ensure effective strategy, delivery and evaluation of all digital activities. This includes the website, community engagement and all social media platforms. With a track record in producing creative content and strategies, the successful candidate will be a clear communicator, experienced in managing a team, and must support the vision, mission and values of The Elders.

    The Elders is a group of independent leaders, brought together by Nelson Mandela in 2007, who use their collective experience and influence for peace, justice and human rights worldwide. This is a permanent full-time position based in London – salary circa £50k.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Develop and implement digital strategies to enhance our brand, strengthen and promote our core messaging among our target audiences, increase community engagement, and achieve our communications goals;
    • Oversee the creation of innovative, targeted and impactful digital content, optimising coverage and reach of our work in online media;
    • Work with other teams to integrate digital communications into workplans, wherever it will add value;
    • In consultation with Senior Management, steer new website developments – prioritise requirements, choose application and suppliers;
    • Use website analytics and insights to identify, advocate for and implement improvements to the web and social media content and strategy;
    • Manage the licences, development and upgrades of the digital technical platforms, including responsibility for general housekeeping;
    • Oversee management of digital media archive;
    • Manage and inspire Digital colleagues, including the development and supervision of workplans, objectives and  professional growth;
    • Manage relationships and budgets with third-party digital suppliers/agencies;
    • Proactively build and manage relationships with a wide range of partners to develop content and optimise our reach among target audiences;
    • Keep abreast of development in the digital arena, share information and identify new digital opportunities, and be a digital champion for the organisation.


    • A dynamic self-motivator with a strong record of working in digital;
    • Education level: a degree or equivalent standard of education;
    • Excellent organisational skills;
    • Experience in managing a team, particularly mentoring and empowering staff;
    • Experience of web content planning, creation and publication, preferably in a campaigning and/or business environment;
    • Ability to create and implement effective online strategies to build audiences and promote interaction in support of organisational objectives;
    • Experience of managing social media platforms and their use in advocacy and/or campaigning;
    • Excellent writing and editing skills;
    • Ability to produce or coordinate video and/or multimedia packages;
    • Keen eye for good design;
    • Website content management experience, ideally with Drupal CMS;
    • Ability to deliver workable, creative and effective solutions to technical and design problems;
    • Ability to build, nurture and manage productive relationships and partnerships with individuals and organisations;
    • Experience of managing digital projects from inception to delivery, including budget management and impact evaluation;
    • Up-to-date knowledge of latest website and online management ‘best practices’, including analytics, SEO, usability and accessibility issues.
    • Experience of managing multilingual content and platforms (desirable);
    • Shows an understanding and knowledge of international development and advocacy work and is able to work effectively with it;
    • Leadership and judgement to inspire, manage and develop individuals, taking account of other people’s skills and priorities;
    • Supports a culture of mutual respect, trust and transparency.

    How to apply

    Please apply via The Guardian website by 31 July 2014, or call Greg Goorwitch at Nakama on 0203 586 8168.