The Donkey Sanctuary is one of the UK’s largest international animal welfare charities; currently supporting projects in over 35 countries worldwide. We are working for a world where donkeys and mules live free from suffering, and their contribution to humanity is fully valued. We are achieving this by transforming the quality of life for donkeys, mules and people worldwide through greater understanding, collaboration and support, and by promoting lasting, mutually life-enhancing relationships.
We are seeking a Digital Activities Manager to cover a period of maternity leave. Leading a dynamic and growing team, and championing digital transformation and development, you will drive the implementation of significant cultural change across the organisation, introducing new processes and procedures and providing advice to the Executive Team and Trustees where required.
Working closely with senior colleagues, you will create and implement a digital communications programme of activities that aligns with the charity objectives, maintaining excellent relationships with all Donkey Sanctuary departments. You will operate as a technically and creatively confident project manager, being able to prioritise where required, understanding different audience types and able to plan content that meets their needs. You will ensure the Marketing & Communications Directorate’s project management approach is adhered to, ensuring benchmarking and best practice is used across all digital channels, maintaining the integrity of projects at all times.
You will possess excellent communication, presentation, budgetary and leadership skills, and will be able to translate complex digital terminology and processes into clear and concise language. Demonstrable experience of managing website projects, using waterfall or agile project management with an external agency, and of working with web analytics tools and reporting and applying the data to evidence based decision making are essential, as is the ability to support the fundraising, communications and commercial strategies through the use of digital means including SEO, PPC, display advertising, etc.
This is an exciting time to join our innovative organisation and to be part of the evolutional program of change taking place within the charity. Based in Sidmouth, Devon – “an area of outstanding natural beauty”, this is a full-time, fixed term contract starting on 1 February 2018 until 31 March 2019.
For more information about this role please download our Application Pack.
Closing date for completed applications: 12.30 on Friday 15 December 2017.
Please download the Word document to complete your application on the computer (preferred option) or, print the PDF form to complete your application by hand.