British High Commission Jobs in Pretoria South Africa - Digital Communications Officer Vacancies

British High Commission Jobs in Pretoria South Africa - Digital Communications Officer Vacancies

Job Category
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)
    Job Subcategory
  • Communications, Press and Media
    Job Description
    Main purpose of job:

  • Manage all digital communications of the UK in South Africa: The Digital Communication Officer is responsible for ensuring that the Post website and other agreed digital platforms are central to delivery of the mission’s goals and objectives through digital campaigns and activities.
  • Creation of digital content including videography and editing, photography, and some graphic design.

    Roles and responsibilities:
  • Manage the UKinSouthAfrica online channels including website and social media.
  • Design and create digital content that is engaging, up-to-date and relevant and supports the objectives, brand and values of the mission
    Establish and maintain systems to report and evaluate the impact of digital activity and campaigns.
  • Develop excellent working relationships with colleagues at all levels across the UK in South Africa network who provide online content, with external partners and with central departments who maintain the central content management system and templates
  • Act as official photographer and record videos during events, visits and as required for use on online channels
  • Contribute to the successful delivery of UKinSouthAfrica-wide public diplomacy projects and advise colleagues on the best use of online communications.
  • Keep up to date with current digital trends and developments and ensure we remain forward-looking in our use of digital media.

    Essential qualifications, skills and experience
  • Experience in managing social media networks for an organisation (Flickr, Youtube, Twitter, Facebook)
  • Experience of measuring the impact of digital campaigns
  • Experience of creating digital graphics e.g. Photoshop skills
  • Videography and editing experience
    Photography experience

    Desirable qualifications, skills and experience
  • Experience running digital campaigns using the OASIS model
  • Strong writing/editing experience, able to identify stories and write for the web
    Web design skills, including HTML and CSS
  • Experience managing an organisational Website

    Required competencies
  • Seeing the Big Picture, Collaborating and Partnering,
    Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace

    Other benefits and conditions of employment

    Learning and development opportunities :

  • Digital Communications through London, Delhi Hub
  • Once you have successfully completed your probation the British High Commission will contribute 9% of your monthly salary to a Provident Fund.
  • Annual leave entitlement of 25 days
  • Working hours per week of 36.5

    Additional information
  • Please complete the application form in full as the information provided is used during screening.
  • Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
  • The British High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Pretoria are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in South Africa.
  • All candidates must be legally able to work and reside in the country of the vacancy with the correct visa/work permit status or demonstrate eligibility to obtain the relevant permit.
  • The responsibility lies on the successful candidate to;
  • Obtain the relevant permit
  • Pay fees for the permit
  • Make arrangements to relocate
  • Meet the costs to relocation
  • The British High Commission do not sponsor visas/work permits except where it may be local practice to do so.
  • Employees who are not eligible to pay local income tax: e.g. certain third-country nationals and spouses/partners of UK diplomats will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount.

    How to Apply
  • Interested candidates should apply online by 25th February 2019
  • Information about the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Competency Framework can be found on this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/civil-service-competency-framework Please note: AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.
  • Please log into your profile on the application system on a regular basis to review the status of your application.
  • For more information and job application details, see;
    British High Commission Jobs in Pretoria South Africa - Digital Communications Officer Vacancies


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