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Web content manager
Bainisteoir Ábhar Gréasáin

An exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and passionate Web Content Manager to help us grow our online audiences, managing and developing the content on Assembly websites.

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The Web Content Manager works in the Communications Office. The Communications team provides information about the work of the Assembly to the media, public, government departments, and other key stakeholders. It is at the centre of the strategy for engaging the wider public in the life of the Assembly.

Web Content Manager
Bainisteoir Ábhar Gréasáin

What we're looking for

The main duties and responsibilities of the job are:

  • Project management and delivery – to lead the development a new user-centred Assembly website, collaborating with colleagues across all levels of the organisation and with external stakeholders and users.
  • Managing a team, including developing staff, planning, organising, prioritising, allocating, monitoring and evaluating the work of the team.
  • Management of the existing content management system used on the main Assembly website (Episerver) – including the publication of content, maintenance of templates, workflow paths and user access accounts.
  • Management of the Assembly’s WordPress based micro-sites – including design, maintenance, security, workflow paths and user access accounts.
  • Management of content publishing to the Assembly’s intranet using the Umbraco CMS – page layouts, templates, workflow paths and user access accounts.
  • Conducting content audits across all websites to eliminate outdated, redundant and/or duplicate content.
  • Analysing and applying analytics data and trends to identify and implement meaningful improvements to ensure our sites are responsive to user needs and deliver measurable outcomes.
  • Exploiting the data held within the Assembly’s content-rich Assembly Information Management System (AIMS).
  • Developing relevant Search Engine Optimisation strategies for the Assembly’s websites to optimise the keywords most likely to be searched for by our users ensuring they can more easily get to the content they need.
  • Maintaining knowledge of legal and regulatory compliance matters, specifically ensuring adherence to Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 by conducting regular test plans to confirm compliance and/or to identify issues and then developing plans to resolve any problems.
  • Working effectively in time and politically sensitive situations and meeting deadlines.
  • Providing web publishing advice and training to colleagues throughout the organisation.
  • Co-operation with Assembly IS staff in maintaining effective computing services, including liaison with IS\Development Team when dealing with website-related problems.
  • Comply with all Assembly Commission policies and procedures, including the Equal Opportunities Policies and Dignity at Work Policy.
  • Carry out other duties that the Assembly Commission may reasonably require of you.
What we're offering
Essential Criteria

Applicants for the post must possess, by the closing date for applications:

1. at least a Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with significant web
design/digital media components or a Bachelor’s Degree in either
Interactive Media, Computing or Information Technology (applicants must
give full details on the application form of how the content of the course
meets this requirement.) and at least 2 years’ experience in each of the
areas outlines at (a) – (c) below;


(a) Leading and managing a web team;


(b) Managing and administering enterprise level content management systems
similar to Episerver and Umbraco.

  • Managing and administering websites built using WordPress.
  • Knowledge of and use of Accessibility Checker tools.
  • Troubleshooting such as monitoring website effectiveness and
    availability; problem identification and problem solving.
  • Using HTML, Markdown, CSS, JavaScript and for creating and maintaining
    complex page layouts.
  • Using Google Tag Manager and Google Analytics, analysing and
    interpreting qualitative and quantitative data and creating reports.
  • Using Adobe products, Dreamweaver and Photoshop

 

(c) Project management relevant to the development of websites including:

  • working with internal and external stakeholders and users on content
    creation and
  • the development and improvement of website design, structure and
    functionality and carrying out user research and testing – developing
    and improving online user journeys.



OR


2. At least 4 years’ experience in the areas outlined at points (a) to (c)
above.

Quick Q&A for this job...​

The salary range is £37,181 – £38,296. This is an Assembly Grade 6 position. 

The Web Content Manager works in the Communications Office. The Communications team provides information about the work of the Assembly to the media, public, government departments, and other key stakeholders. It is at the centre of the strategy for engaging the wider public in the life of the Assembly.

The successful candidate will be accountable to the Information Officer.

The successful applicant will be based in Parliament Buildings, Belfast.

Completed application forms must be submitted by 4pm on Friday 12 February 2021.

The Selection Process

There are five elements within the Recruitment and Selection Framework:

Experience – the knowledge or mastery of an activity or subject gained through involvement in or exposure to it.

Abilitythe aptitude or potential to perform to the required standard. 

Technical – the demonstration of specific professional skills, knowledge or qualifications.

Assembly Skills and Behaviours –the actions and activities that people do which result in effective performance in a job.

Strengths – the things we do regularly, do well and that motivate us.

All of the above elements will be assessed for this role and the selection methods that will be used are detailed below.

Further information on the Recruitment and Selection process is available in the Recruitment and Selection Framework and Guidance on the Recruitment and Selection for Applicants.

Online Testing

Online testing may be used as a shortlisting tool. Invitation to test does not imply that an applicant possesses the essential criteria. The tests will be held online and instructions and further information will be issued to applicants after the closing date for applications. Only those applicants who meet the minimum standard and who score highest in the tests, will be considered for the next stage of the selection process: the eligibility sift.

Eligibility Sift

The essential criteria reflect the experience and knowledge that an applicant must possess in order to be able to undertake the role. An eligibility sift will be carried out on the basis of the information contained in the essential criteria section of the application form. You must therefore demonstrate clearly in your form how, and to what extent, you meet with the essential criteria for the post.

Shortlisting

The selection panel reserve the right to use shortlisting as part of the selection process for this post. Should shortlisting be used, the shortlisting criterion listed in the Job Specification will be applied. The selection panel reserve the right to set a minimum standard for the shortlisting criterion which applicants must achieve in order to be invited to the interview stage of the selection process. If shortlisting is not necessary, all applicants who have demonstrated the essential criteria will proceed to the next stage of the selection process.

Interview Stage

The interview will address the information contained in the Job Specification and will assess elements of the Recruitment and Selection Framework.

The selection panel reserves the right to hold a further interview stage if deemed necessary. 

Further information on the Recruitment and Selection process is available in the Recruitment and Selection Framework and Guidance on the Recruitment and Selection for Applicants.

Web Content Manager
Bainisteoir Ábhar Gréasáin

Below you will find everything you need to apply for the position.

Read all the information about the job and the associated guidance related to working in the Assembly:

You are now ready to complete the online application:

Please note the application form will be unavailable on Saturday 21st November between 00:00 – 09:00 due to maintenance on the system.

If you are unable to access the form during this time please try again later.

The deadline for applications expired at 4pm on Friday 12 February 2021.

Further Information

If you require more information on the recruitment process, please contact the Human Resources Office on 02890 520327 or email [email protected].

Visit our website for further information about the Assembly.

Good Luck

Please note the application form will be unavailable on Saturday 21st November between 00:00 – 09:00 due to maintenance on the system.

If you are unable to access the form during this time please try again later.