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Head of Digital

Contract Type
Digital, Education
Competitive and not less than £61,509 pa inclusive of London allowance
Expiry Date
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Job Description


Communications Division
Head of Digital

Salary is competitive and not less than £61,509 pa inclusive of London allowance

London School of Economics & Political Science has been investing heavily in its digital presence to significantly improve the communication requirements of its staff, students and visitors, by putting their individual needs at the heart of LSE’s digital experience.

We are now looking for a Head of Digital to continue the work of the School’s Digital Team and play a lead role in delivering an audience-informed programme of digital change across LSE.

The successful candidate will play a vital role in shaping key digital projects and defining the process of future digital project delivery.

This role will be pivotal in informing the School’s future digital strategy and will be instrumental in applying digital thinking into the way we approach projects to ensure that we are delivering the best and most appropriate solutions for our key stakeholders.

Candidates should have:

  • Record of substantial achievement in digital communications in either commercial, public, not-for-profit, or digital agency environment
  • Experienced in planning and managing both strategic and tactical digital projects, often involving multiple and/or multi-disciplinary delivery teams.
  • In-depth knowledge of the complete digital development cycle from discovery through to technical development and implementation, and be fully conversant with digital delivery methodologies
  • In-depth knowledge of digital content creation and branded content marketing

The other criteria that will be used when shortlisting for this post can be found in the person specification, which is attached to this vacancy on LSE’s online recruitment system.  Please address each criterion in your supporting statement.

We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.

For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.

For questions about the role please e-mail Sophie Whitehorn, EA to the Director of Communications and Public Affairs, as first point of contact via

To apply for this post, please go to If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page

The closing date for receipt of applications is 21 August 2018 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

Interviews are likely to be held on Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 September 2018.