The National Lottery Heritage Fund
Leading, Inspiring and Resourcing the UK’s Heritage
The National Lottery Heritage Fund is the largest funder of the UK’s heritage. The projects we fund create lasting and positive change for people and communities and we believe that heritage has a crucial role to play in contributing to a more equal society.
We are currently recruiting for a part time Content Designer on a permanent contract based in any of The Fund’s offices in the UK, except London, or based as a homeworker in the UK outside London
The primary purpose of this post is to create engaging and audience-focused content for The Heritage Fund website and other digital channels.
An excellent communicator, you will have experience writing for a range of audiences and purposes. You will plan, create, edit and upload news, stories, blogs, features and videos, as well as essential information and guidance for our applicants and grantees.
You will be part of the content design team within Marketing & Communications. We drive awareness and champion the value of the UK’s heritage whilst demonstrating the transformative effect of National Lottery funding.
From one day to the next you might be writing a news story about a project to save a species, editing a blog by the CEO, helping a subject expert to write clear and accessible funding guidance or interviewing someone whose life has been changed thanks to National Lottery Funding.
You will ensure a strategic approach to content, meeting the team’s aims and objectives. You will be confident taking on content projects for different campaigns and activations, including working with partners and experts. You will frequently collaborate with other members of the Marketing & Communications team, and colleagues from different departments across the organisation.
User-centred design principles will be at the heart of this role, so an understanding of analytics and how these can be used to improve the user experience is desirable. You will deliver effective evaluation of our communications output and plough this learning back into planning new content.
The Content Designer will support the maintenance and development of our websites and digital channels, offering support and technical expertise. You will ensure the website is compliant in respect of accessibility and retains the Shaw Trust accreditation. You will also ensure that all content produced for our digital channels follows our Style Guide.
We are particularly keen to hear from candidates who can also demonstrate skills in graphic design and video content creation (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro/Final Cut, etc).
In return, you’ll be working for the leading and only UK-wide dedicated funder of heritage with ambitions to invest £1.2billion over five years. Our vision is to inspire, lead and resource the UK’s heritage to create positive and lasting change for people and communities, now and in the future.
If you are excited about helping ensure that heritage is inclusive and accessible to everyone, for now and future generations, then we want to hear from you.
- Applications close on 19th September.
- Interviews are expected to take place on 29th September.
Our Values and Behaviours sit at the heart of our work and are central to how we recruit. How you demonstrate our Values is just as important to us as your skills and experience.
- Inclusive of all aspects of heritage, people and communities
- Ambitious for our people, communities and heritage
- Collaborative by working and learning together
- Trusted for our integrity, expertise and judgement
We have offices all over the UK and we champion a flexible approach to working where this supports our business needs. Many of our roles include opportunities to work from home or are open for job share arrangements.
Disability Confident Employer
We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum essential criteria for every vacancy. We always endeavour to make reasonable adjustments and special requirements can be discussed and arranged before an interview.
The National Lottery Heritage Fund pledges to provide an inclusive working and learning environment for our people which prioritises fairness, equality, diversity and inclusion as well as dignity and respect for all. We will create a workspace where intimidation, discrimination, harassment, bullying and victimisation are not tolerated and actively prevented and opposed.