Salary: London: £32,320 – £38,000 / National: £29,320 – £35,000
Working pattern: This post is available on a full time, part time or job share basis, and flexible working hours can be accommodated.
Location: This post can be based in London or Darlington

Are you interested in playing an important role in a key government Department that offers an exciting opportunity to be part of the decision making that affects the whole of the UK? We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our Digital Team!

The Digital team is made up of 10 social media, publishing, design and content creation specialists and works with communication colleagues to produce compelling and shareable content for a range of channels.

This exciting role will put you at the centre of the Treasury’s communications team as we find new and innovative ways to explain our work. We are looking for a confident, talented Digital Content Officer to help us ensure our policies and messages are seen and clearly understood by their intended audiences – and to help us innovate in our work.

All design work is done in house at the Treasury, so one week you might be branding a new organisation and the next creating graphics for a campaign on the Tampon Tax. There will also be occasional requirements to design content specifically for print, such as event materials and branding.

Key Accountabilities

1. Design and produce creative digital content
Day to day you will create graphics and animations for social media, this will include business as usual content, longer form campaigns where you will get the opportunity to work closely with other departments and fiscal events, such as Budgets.

2. Video and animation
You will work closely with our video and photographic leads, you’ll be able to film short pieces to camera as required and have a basic understanding of editing with Adobe CC.

3. Support HM Treasury social channels
Work with Social Media Manager to plan and create content for our Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube channels.

What you will bring to the team:
We are looking for someone who possesses creative flair and a strong understanding of design principles, including layout, composition and typography. The ideal candidate will want to work in a fast-paced, high-profile environment, and will have experience in creating high quality graphics and animations for social audiences. They will be a skilled graphic designer and be able to translate complex data into graphics for social media.

HM Treasury is proud of a diverse and inclusive work environment, committed to fairness and the promotion of equality of opportunity for all. We know that having a range of experiences, ways of working and thinking makes us a stronger organisation, better at developing policy that is reflective of the communities we serve. We embrace different views and experiences and value the fresh perspective that people from a variety of circumstances bring to the work we do. We welcome applications from candidates who have not previously worked for the Civil Service, mid- and late-career changers with transferrable skills, people from all backgrounds and circumstances regardless of disability, ethnicity, LGBT+ identity and socio-economic status.

Some of the Benefits our people love!

  • 25 days annual leave (rising to 30 after 5 years), plus 8 public holidays and the Queen’s birthday (unless you have a legacy arrangement as an existing Civil Servant). Additionally, we operate flexitime systems, allowing employees to take up to an additional 2 days off each month
  • Flexible working patterns (part-time, job-share, condensed hours)
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave packages
  • Access to a generous Defined Benefit pension scheme with employer contributions.
  • Access to a cycle-to-work salary sacrifice scheme and season ticket advances
  • A range of active staff networks, based around interests (e.g. analysts, music society, sports and social club) and diversity (e.g. women in the Treasury, ethnic minority network, LGBT* network, faith and belief network)

For more information about the role, salary, benefits and how to apply please follow the “Apply” link.

If you need any reasonable adjustments to take part in the selection process, please tell us about this in your online application form, or speak to the recruitment team at hrrecruitment@hmtreasury.gov.uk

Our recruitment process is underpinned by the principle of appointment based on fair and open competition and appointment on merit, as outlined in the Civil Service Commissioners’ Recruitment Principles. If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with these principles and you wish to make a complaint, you should in the first instance contact HMT by email: hrrecruitment@hmtreasury.gov.uk

If you are not satisfied with the response you receive, you can contact the Civil Service Commission, which regulates all Civil Service recruitment.