Communications Manager (Digital and Content) - Manchester


HM Land Registry

Employment type:

Part Time

About the Job

Job Summary

We are looking for a Communications Manager (Digital and Content) to join the small and busy communications team at RSH. This is a new role that will be responsible for leading and shaping our online presence and wider brand.

Job Description

The successful person will lead our online presence, which includes webpages within GOV.UK and social media accounts, and manage our busy publication schedule. This means working closely and collaboratively with teams across RSH on publications, announcements, revised web and social media content so that they are engaging and accessible to the audiences they are trying to reach. They will offer evidence-based advice at all levels of RSH on digital communications, including risk management. They will also be responsible for developing and championing the RSH brand, which may include commissioning design agencies as well as using their own skills and the skills within the communications team and elsewhere within RSH.

Person specification

The role requires both a skilled technical knowledge and in-depth understanding of strategic communications, planning, digital communications and branding, and a broader knowledge and understanding of the range of communications disciplines.

The successful candidate will have the following knowledge and experience.

  • Experience of leading digital channel management and brand in a public sector or regulatory environment, preferably including working on GOV.UK. This should include an appropriate understanding of relevant legislation.
  • Highly developed content creation skills and experience in procuring and commissioning content from others, including external agencies.
  • Experience of translating policy and operational goals into measurable communication objectives and evaluating the success of communications activities in achieving them.
  • Experience of advising managers and leaders on their approach, content and messages ensuring use of the right tone, language, format and channel.
  • Working knowledge of the range of communications disciplines set out in GCS MCOM.
  • Self-starting with an ability to plan and manage your own workload, as well as manage the input of others, to meet tight deadlines and competing priorities.


We offer a range of excellent benefits:

Holiday - The Regulator of Social Housing offers all staff 33 days annual leave per year in addition to 8 statutory bank holidays.

Working Flexibly - At the Regulator of Social Housing we have a strong culture of flexible working and encourage all employees to have a healthy work/life balance. We offer a wide range of potential working patterns, including part time, job share and compressed hours.

These need to be balanced with business needs so they will vary from job to job. If you would like to know more please speak to the Recruiting Manager.

Health and Wellbeing - We offer health screening with Nuffield Proactive Health Clinics, a free Employee Assistance Programme which offers confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week as well as access to Occupational Health.

Professional Development - At the Regulator of Social Housing we are committed to your continued professional and personal development with learning as one of our core values. We pay for one job-related professional membership subscription per year for our employees.

We also offer an excellent range of family friendly benefits, for example, maternity, paternity, shared parental leave.

Things you need to know

Selection process details

Interviews are expected to take place w/c 11th December and will be held via Microsoft Teams.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.


Successful candidates must undergo a criminal record check.

People working with government assets must complete baseline personnel security standard (opens in new window) checks.

Nationality requirements

This Job Is Broadly Open To The Following Groups

  • UK nationals
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and family members of those nationalities with settled or pre-settled status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS) (opens in a new window)
  • nationals of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and family members of those nationalities who have made a valid application for settled or pre-settled status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • individuals with limited leave to remain or indefinite leave to remain who were eligible to apply for EUSS on or before 31 December 2020
  • Turkish nationals, and certain family members of Turkish nationals, who have accrued the right to work in the Civil Service

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Working for the Civil Service

Please note this Post is NOT regulated by the Civil Service Commission.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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