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Royal Society of Biology
Greater London, United Kingdom (hybrid)
21 days ago
Royal Society of Biology
Greater London, United Kingdom (hybrid)
21 days ago
Royal Society of Biology
Greater London, United Kingdom (hybrid)
21 days ago

Description

* The RSB completed a national 4-day week trial in 2022, positive results mean that we are running this again for our employees through 2023.  

This is a new role at the Royal Society of Biology and we are seeking a self-motivated, positive, and upbeat individual who feels passionate about the biosciences and communicating across a range of social media channels to create impact. We're looking for someone with creative awareness who can use their initiative and is keen to stay current with the latest news and trends. 

This new role of Social Media and Website Officer will coordinate content on the RSB's website and deliver the RSB's social media strategy ensuring a joined up and coherent web presence.  We're looking for someone with strong writing and editing skills, experienced at producing content for a range of social media platforms. The role will manage the day-to-day handling of RSB's social media channels, adapting content to suit audiences and platforms. 

The role will be part of the Parliamentary and Public Affairs team working closely with colleagues in media, outreach and membership.

Main Objectives    

Coordinate content on the RSB's website and deliver RSB's social media strategy by delivering exceptional content and social media response. Working in the Parliamentary and Public Affairs Department to ensure a joined up and coherent web presence and delivering the RSB's social media across the whole organisation and ensuring content is on brand and on message.  

Key Responsibilities

Website content 

  • Coordinate website content across the Society and monitor and maintain all website content to ensure all team's content is accurate, up to date, written in plain English and meets usability and accessibility standards
  • Coordinate home page and banner content to ensure the website remains up to date, dynamic and reflects the calendar of Society and external events
  • Design, build, amend, monitor and archive webpages and e-forms to meet the needs of the RSB and ensure search engine optimisation
  • Draft, edit and sub-edit engaging and easy to understand content so that members can find what they need 

Social media content delivery

  • Help to implement the social media strategy across the RSB's various platforms in line with the RSB's digital marketing strategy
  • Manage, monitor and report on the RSBs' social media presence, thereby informing the strategy
    Staying up to date with latest social media best practices and technologies
  • Responsible for all day-to-day social media execution (included RSB's Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and LinkedIn accounts), and maintaining the social media calendar
  • Work with colleagues to create original, quality, and engaging content for the RSB's supporters that brings RSB's brand to life, ensuring the quality by editing or adapting content as necessary
  • Deliver live-blogging or live coverage sessions as needed
  • Work with the Associate Director to identify opportunities to increase the brand, influence and fundraising or campaigning initiatives
  • Maintain and update a social media calendar for the Society of key internal and external events
  • Work with colleagues to help delivery of an annual impactful Biology Week programme of digital and online events and activities and to support in-person elements of Biology Week

Social media response

  • Respond to supporters on the RSB's various social media channels: DMs, comments, and mentions, ensuring RSB's values and reputation are upheld
  • Flag reputational risk issues as needed
  • Coordinate day to day social media support
  • Extract and report on social media KPIs
  • Measure the success of social media campaigns
  • Provide extra capacity on key projects or on day-to-day work,
  • Help provide quality-control support, e.g. proof-reading, and assisting with training and advice to staff
  • Help triage online requests

This job description is flexible. The duties of the post holder will be reviewed periodically and may be altered to reflect the needs of the organisation.

Person Specification

Education 

  • a degree (or equivalent) in the biosciences or related subjects
    Experience  
  • demonstrable experience of digital communication and website management 
  • working with committees and a range of collaborators (desirable)

Knowledge and Skills 

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and proven ability to communicate with a range of audiences and particularly with key opinion leaders
  • Excellent organisational experience
  • A collaborative, collegiate and supportive mind-set and a pro-active approach
  • Analytical skills, with attention to detail and accuracy
  • IT proficient including a sound working knowledge relevant to the role. 
  • Broad understanding of and interest in developments in the biosciences and in communicating them. 
  • Committed to communication of the biological sciences and with bioscientists
  • Naturally diplomatic, having the ability to handle sensitive issues with care and to guarantee confidentiality when required
  • Driven to promote excellence in bioscience and its communication
  • Willing to engage in the full range of subjects related to biology and to communicate the Society's agreed position on these
  • Enthusiastic and able to think creatively and act realistically
  • Having a positive and pro-active attitude
  • Committed to personal development
  • Welcoming constructive criticism and being adaptive
  • Embracing and committed to the Society's mission and vision and to communicating the Society's work

To Apply
Create a free mySociety account on the RSB website and submit a CV and covering letter outlining your suitability for the post in line with the job description and person specification. Applications will close at 23:59 on 23rd January 2023. Interviews will be held on 30 & 31st January 2023. Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

The RSB is committed to ensuring equal opportunities in the life sciences, and supports diversity throughout lifetimes at school and higher education, in the workplace and training; we value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive culture. We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, abilities and cultures and believe that a diverse workforce will help us to achieve our mission. Should you need any adjustments to this recruitment process, either at application or interview stage, please contact us at jennifer.crosk@rsb.org.uk



Job Information

  • Job ID: 67582391
  • Workplace Type: Hybrid
  • Location:
    Greater London, United Kingdom
  • Company Name For Job: Royal Society of Biology
  • Position Title: Social Media and Website Officer
  • Job Function: Other
  • Salary: $27,445.00 - $32,723.00 (Yearly Salary)

The Royal Society of Biology is a single unified voice for biology: advising Government and influencing policy; advancing education and professional development; supporting our members, and engaging and encouraging public interest in the life sciences. The Society represents a diverse membership of individuals, learned societies and other organisations. Our vision is of a world that understands the true value of biology and how it can contribute to improving life for all. Our mission is to be the unifying voice for bio...

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