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Content Designer (Dorset County Hall) (Internal Applicants Only) (6 Month Secondment Opportunity)

Salary details: £25927 - £30095

Dorset Council
Dorchester, Home based
Occupational group
Digital & Change
Salary details
£25,927- £30,095
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Lisa Trickey
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Closing Date
02 October 2022 11:00 PM
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Content Designer

37 hours

Salary £25,927- £30,095

Dorset County Hall, combined with home-working

This is a 6-month Secondment Opportunity

What’s in it for you:

You will be part of our Digital team, collaborating across the organisation, focusing on people and their needs.
We are continuously thinking innovatively about how we design our services, saving time and money and giving you the opportunity to make a difference to people’s lives across Dorset.
You will have opportunities to create user journeys that maximise the use of our online channel, working hard to make things simpler and accessible for our customers.
We have an inclusive team culture, where your opinion is always valued. The team holds a wealth of experience, sharing knowledge, skills, and perspectives to continuously develop and support each other.
We make the time for you to develop your skills, and to learn new ones, prioritising learning, development, and wellbeing across our workforce. We also offer hybrid and flexible working that supports work-life harmony.

Part-time hours will be considered for this role if requested.

What you can expect to be doing:

At the core of our customer transformation is to make services online so good that people prefer to use them. This helps to reduce council costs and improve customer satisfaction by delivering the kind of experiences people expect in the world we are in today.
You will take a user-centred and iterative approach to design excellent content that supports customer journeys. You will use evidence to do this, working closely with our partners and across the council, to have a positive impact on the people who rely on our services.
You will be responsible for leading on activity to understand user needs, gathering and analysing information to enable you to create and test out content ideas.
You will run collaborative design activities, building relationships, influencing others, and building consensus to create content that is accessible and simple to use, that help users complete their goal and get the service they need as quickly and easily as possible. 

About you:

To develop your career with us and to deliver our vision to make Dorset a better place to live, work and visit, you will:
• put people first to write excellent content based on their needs
• understand the value of data, having experience of undertaking user research and analysing data to identify opportunities to improve services
• have experience of search engine optimisation
• listen to others to identify their needs and translate user stories to propose content to meet those needs and validate through testing and iteration
• have experience of working with groups of stakeholders and an ability to create a collaborative environment, building trust to design and implement new customer journeys
• be passionate about content design and digital change, and determined to make a difference

Additional Information:

This post requires travel. You must have a vehicle (or transport we deem suitable) available for use as needed.

This post requires you to have access to sensitive information. It will be subject to a Basic Criminal Records Check. See our policy on the employment of ex-offenders.

Internal only

This vacancy is being advertised internally to:

  • our employees
  • agency workers currently working for us
  • casual workers currently working for us

If we cannot appoint someone, the vacancy may then open to external candidates.

Employees working within a school are not considered internal applicants.

Dorset Council: A great place to work

We’re passionate about making Dorset a great place to live, work and visit. Working for us should be no exception.

At Dorset Council we:

  • provide more than 450 services to over 300,000 residents
  • have ambitious aspirations
  • are excited about our future
  • care about Dorset and all the people who live here
  • know that all roles make a difference and that our employees are key to our success

You will:

  • have access to a range of employee benefits
  • be part of an organisation that supports each other to grow and succeed
  • have access to range of training opportunities which will help with your personal development and career progression

We are challenging ourselves to become a more diverse and inclusive organisation. We recognise that recruitment and inclusion of individuals with diverse skills, perspectives and backgrounds will bring real strength to the council and our communities. We have a commitment to equality and welcome applications from everyone.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We offer an interview to everyone who declares a disability and meets the essential criteria for the role.

We are keen to make our interviews accessible. Let us know on your job application if you have a disability and need any reasonable adjustments.

We also look for applicants who share our commitment to our behaviours. We will ask you to evidence when you have demonstrated them as part of the selection process.

If appointed, the personal information we collect from you will be shared with Cifas who will use it to prevent fraud, other unlawful or dishonest conduct, malpractice, and other seriously improper conduct. If any of these are detected, you could be refused certain services or employment. Your personal information will also be used to verify your identity. Further details of how your information will be used by us and Cifas, and your data protection rights, can be found at

This role is UK based and we will need to establish your Right to Work as part of the appointment process.

We use generic job descriptions and person specifications. This means the job title on any attachments may differ from the job title in the advert. We may provide specific information in a context statement if relevant.