Web Content Editor

Locations UK-Various locations throughout Scotland
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(27/07/2022 10:43)
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GBP £31,542.00/Per Annum
Hire Type


Are you a good communicator with a great eye for detail?


We are currently looking to recruit a Web Content Editor within Education Scotland, this is a great opportunity to join Education Scotland at an exciting time.


This role sits within our Online Content Team, with the main focus supporting work to improve and develop the Education Scotland web estate, based on the recommendations of the Transformation Programme. 


The successful candidate will join a small team which maintains Education Scotland’s core websites – our corporate site, the National Improvement Hub (NIH), Parentzone Scotland and the Professional Learning and Leadership site.


This post has a salary range of £31,542 up to £36,129 with the expectation that all new entrants to the Scottish Government would come in on the entry level salary.  There are annual increments (eligibility after probation period and thereafter meeting performance criteria) that will allow for salary to incrementally increase up to the maximum amount for that band.


• Publishing content using the Umbraco content management system according to Education Scotland procedures;
• Ensuring that web content complies with usability, accessibility and other Education Scotland standards;
• Adding metadata to all content components following Education Scotland guidelines and taxonomies;
• Locating and editing web links within a content management system;
• Publishing webpages to make any updates live;
• Checking broken links;
• Transformation programme tasks include:
- Transferring existing content to new wireframes;
- Development of new ‘topic pages’: working with educational colleagues to identify content for the pages        and then publishing that content;
- Supporting an audit of the existing corporate site and National Improvement Hub.



Communications and Engagement
Analysis and Use of Evidence
Improving Performance

Essential Criteria & Qualifications

No specific qualifications required for this post.


Essential Criteria

1. Experience of working with a content management system (CMS) – including using HTML and search engine optimisation - to produce online content.
2. Excellent writing skills – including impeccable spelling and grammar.
3. Experience of developing and publishing web content using a user-centred design approach along with editorial accuracy and attention to detail.
4. Excellent communication and inter-personal skills with the ability to work autonomously and in a proactive manner.


Provisional Interview Dates


To be confirmed.


Additional Information


For further information on this vacancy please download and review the “Person Specification” which you will find below.


Person Specification Band B


To apply please submit a CV outlining your relevant skills and experience for the role (no more than 2 sides of A4) and a personal statement (of no more than 750 words).


When considering how your experience relates to the role, please tailor your CV and personal statement to reflect the role and the essential skills/criteria as described in the job description/person specification.


Please submit your CV and complete the personal statement in the box included, for this role you will also be asked to provide examples against the essential criteria. 


To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Amanda Chrystie at amanda.chrystie@educationscotland.gov.scot.


The Scottish Government is a diverse and inclusive workplace and we want to help you demonstrate your full potential whatever type of assessment is used. If you require any adjustments to our recruitment process, please let us know via ScottishGovernmentrecruitment@gov.scot 


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