Digital content editor

Location: London office, Chesterfield office or homeworking 
Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week
£37,500 per annum (London office-based), £34,500 per annum (rest of UK) 
Benefits: Read more about the excellent benefits we offer
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date:
23:59, Thursday 7 July, 2022

Download the job description and person specification for the Digital content editor role (Word, 39 KB).

Through our diversity and inclusion strategy, we have made a commitment to increase the diversity of our charity and we welcome candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. We want our employees, volunteers and trustees to represent the broad diversity of the communities of which we are a part.


We are Versus Arthritis. We are fundraisers, programme managers, volunteers, administrators, editors and accountants all doing everything we can to push back against arthritis. Together, we’ll continue to develop breakthrough treatments, campaign relentlessly for arthritis to be seen as a priority and support each other whenever we need it. Together, we’re making real progress. But there’s still a long way to go, and we won’t stop until no one has to tolerate living with the pain, fatigue and isolation of arthritis.

Our newly formed Income and Engagement Directorate is the team that inspires people to give their money, their time and their voice to make a difference to people with arthritis.

We’re looking for a brilliant Digital Content Editor to work as part of our newly formed Strategic Communications team to ensure our website content is delivering against our strategic vision and purpose.

About the role

Working with teams across Versus Arthritis, the Digital Content Editor will work closely with colleagues to apply our brand values and an audience-centric approach to our website. They will develop, test and refine effective user journeys, and create engaging website content that optimises user experience and delivers our organisation’s strategy while keeping our diverse audiences in mind. Accessibility will be deeply embedded in their approach. The post-holder will also provide consultancy, training and support for a wide range of contributors across the charity.

The Strategic Communications team is responsible for developing an inspiring and engaging brand narrative with compelling customer journeys across all our engagement and communications activity. The team will build strong relationships across the charity, to drive a consensus around our core message, designed to deliver our strategic objectives. The team will ensure our message and brand narrative is applied across owned, paid and earned channels, using technical skills and channel expertise.

Key requirements

Along with your experience working across websites and digital content strategy, you will have:

  • Excellent communication and writing skills with a creative flair for developing engaging and accessible digital content.
  • A strategic understanding of the role of digital platforms in a charity and implementing content strategy.
  • A strong experience of using various content management systems.
  • Significant experience using monitoring and analytics tools such as Google Analytics to make improvements and evaluate effectiveness of content and page design.
  • An excellent ability to work with a wide range of people and teams and put contributors at ease
  • A strategic understanding of customer journeys, testing and improving customer experience across a range of touchpoints and digital platforms.

How to apply

To apply you MUST submit:

  1. a concise, up-to-date CV (max. 2 pages please)
  2. along with this completed supporting statement form (Word, 43 KB) demonstrating how you meet the key requirements set out in the job description and person specification for the digital content editor role (Word, 39 KB)
  3. please include where you’ve seen this role advertised
  4. please ensure the documents you submit are in Word or PDF format.

Email your completed application by 23:59, Thursday 7 July 2022 to

We advise candidates to apply early as we reserve the right to close applications ahead of this date.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We do not wish to receive contact from agencies or media sales.

About us

There are 20.3 million people living with arthritis and MSK conditions in the UK. That’s one in three people, many who live in pain every single day. The impact is huge as the condition intrudes on everyday life – affecting the ability to work, care for a family, to move free from pain and to live independently. Yet arthritis is often dismissed as an inevitable part of aging or shrugged off as ‘just a bit of arthritis’. We don’t think that this is ok. Versus Arthritis is here to change that.

Join us and use your skills, knowledge, passion and energy to help us defy arthritis.

Read more about working for us.

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Versus Arthritis is a Registered Charity No: 207711 and in Scotland No. SC041156.