Senior Digital Officer Maternity Cover

Contract type: Fixed term Hours: Full time (35 hours a week) Salary: £34,819

About the College

Pathologists work to prevent, diagnose, treat and monitor diseases and are involved in the diagnosis of disorders affecting every organ of the body, from before birth to after death. The majority of tests requested by doctors will be performed and interpreted by a clinical scientist or medically qualified pathologist.

The Royal College of Pathologists is a professional membership organisation and registered charity with members who are doctors and scientists working in hospitals, universities and laboratories in the UK and overseas.

We offer attractive staff benefits including 25 days annual leave rising with length of service, an employee discount scheme, season ticket loan, as well as a defined benefit company pension scheme. The College values diversity and welcomes applications from all members of society.

About the role

Maternity Cover 11 months (possible extension)

We have an opportunity for a Senior Digital Officer to play a key role in the development of our website and other digital communication channels. We are entering a period of innovation, where we are looking to develop new digital tools that enhance our online offering. This includes becoming more data driven by developing our digital analytics tools. The post holder will also help shape how we develop future content and the ways in which we communicate with stakeholders.

This is an exciting and creative role, working as part of our Publishing and Digital team. You will:

  • manage any necessary technical development of the website
  • commission, edit and write material for the website to attract and keep visitors
  • manage projects that champion the needs of users
  • develop and maintain a calendar of creative content that aligns with the College’s strategy
  • analyse visitor data, feedback and SEO performance to suggest new approaches, designs and features for the website to improve user experience
  • design and maintain learning and development resources for staff
  • oversee in-house testing and user research to ensure both content and technical development reflect their needs and interests
  • manage the Digital Officer and oversee the College’s web support desk.

You’ll have experience of digital communications and using CMSs, and ideally HTML and CSS. In addition, you will be comfortable scoping and testing new website developments, working alongside our web developers. You’ll have a good understanding of communications and brand, the ability to draft and edit engaging copy for the web, good organisational skills to plan and launch new website functionality, and excellent communication skills to develop positive and creative working relationships with colleagues and members. Previous management experience and an interest in medicine, science or healthcare would be advantageous, but are not essential.

As a member of the Communications Directorate, you will be contributing directly to the College’s aims of boosting member engagement, raising awareness of the role of pathology in healthcare and clinical science, and inspiring future pathologists.

How to apply

For further information and to apply for the role, please download the information pack and complete the supporting form below. 

Return your completed form with your CV to

The deadline for applications is 9am Tuesday 27 April 2021.  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Estimated start date 10 May 2021

Kindly complete an optional anonymous diversity monitoring questionnaire to enable the College to monitor the diversity of applicants: RCPath Diversity Monitoring Questionnaire.

Please note that all staff are currently working remotely and the interviews will be carried out online through video calls.

Senior Digital Officer Maternity Cover Information Pack