Forestry Commission

Content Designer for Forestry Commission transition to GOV.UK copy

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Important dates
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Published Thursday 15 February 2018
Deadline for asking questions Monday 19 February 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Thursday 22 February 2018 at 11:59pm GMT


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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 SMEs, senior managers and wider Defra content team.

We have developed a set of core user needs and content plan. A specialist is required to take forward development and delivery of the content plan .
Latest start date Thursday 1 March 2018
Expected contract length 2 months
Location South West England
Organisation the work is for Forestry Commission
Maximum day rate £500 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 within a small project team made up of a project manager, the communications team and technical web team. They will have regular contact with subject matter experts from across the organisation.
What the specialist will work on Lead the development of content for transition of some content from the Forestry Commission website to

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

Coaching in house staff to develop greater knowledge and understanding of Whitehall Publisher and GDS standards within the FC

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 is full time and based in Bristol. Candidates should be in the office at least 2 days a week with the option to work remotely on other days if required.

We will cover overnight accommodation costs for specialists when visiting Bristol if required, within specified travel and subsistence limits.
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 experience of transitioning a Government department from a standalone website on to
  • Have extensive experience of writing content for, 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
  • 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
  • A pragmatic, can do attitude to delivery of objectives to short timescales
  • Experience of building stakeholder relationships to generate understanding of benefits of good content design and proposition
  • Experience of coaching/mentoring others to build their knowledge of content design and working with
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Previous experience of working within government organisations
  • Experience of dealing with web content for specialist audiences
  • Experience of taking detailed, technical information and presenting it in an accessible way

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 3
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

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