Forestry Commission

Content Designer for Forestry Commission transition to GOV.UK

Incomplete applications

2
Incomplete applications
2 SME, 0 large

Completed applications

11
Completed applications
10 SME, 1 large
Important dates
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Published Tuesday 30 January 2018
Deadline for asking questions Thursday 1 February 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Tuesday 6 February 2018 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Content designer
Summary of the work The Forestry Commission is transitioning to GOV.UK. The role will involve close working with the wider Defra content team.

A senior content designer has developed a set of core user needs and a content plan. A specialist is now required to take forward the delivery of the content plan.
Latest start date Thursday 15 February 2018
Expected contract length 2 months
Location South West England
Organisation the work is for Forestry Commission
Maximum day rate £525 excl. VAT

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with The specialist will work with a project team made up of a project manager, the communications team and technical web team.
What the specialist will work on Delivery of content redrafting and publishing with existing publishers and ‘information owners’

Content redirects strategy and management with GDS

Development of taxonomy and naming conventions in conjunction with wider DEFRA content team

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place The role will be based in Bristol with the option of remote working for some days of the week.
Working arrangements The role will be based in Bristol at least 2 days a week for the first 3 weeks with an option to work remotely on other days.

After the initial 3 weeks, we would expect the specialist to come to the office once a week or two days every fortnight.

We will cover overnight accommodation costs for specialists when visiting Bristol if required.
Security clearance Basic security clearance required.

Additional information

Additional information
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Additional terms and conditions

Skills and experience

Buyers will use the essential and nice-to-have skills and experience to help them evaluate suppliers’ technical competence.

Skills and experience
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Essential skills and experience
  • Have extensive experience of writing content for the web, with proven ability to create complex content in a clear and succinct way
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills, with the ability to see the bigger picture and translate business issues and needs into relevant, actionable plans and objectives
  • Ability to work with users and stakeholders at all levels
  • Excellent communications skills and ability to present findings in a creative and compelling way
  • Experience of working on services which align to the Government Digital Service’s Design Principles and Digital Service Standard
  • Experience of working with Whitehall Publisher on GOV.UK projects
Nice-to-have skills and experience Previous experience of working within government organisations

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 5
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work well in a collaborative team
  • Be open and inviting of the views of others and respond despite pressure to ignore, revert or concede
  • Be adaptive to constant changes
  • Comfortable with ad-hoc content requests and the delivery of them
Assessment methods Work history
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

70%

Cultural fit

10%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Is the role deemed inside or outside of IR35? We currently do not think the role will fall under IR35 but this will be assessed fully when selection has been made.
2. What Content Management System (CMS) is used? The CMS used by .gov.uk is Whitehall Publisher