Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

Website and Design Officer

Department: Communications and Corporate Support Directorate
Location: 151 Buckingham Palace Road, London
Salary: £30,000 + 32.5 days leave, final salary pension & excellent benefits
Job Type: Full time, Permanent
Working pattern: 36 hours per week

The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) is the national regulator for organisations that remove, store and use tissue for research, patient treatment, post-mortem examination, teaching and display in public. We also give approval for organ and bone marrow donations from living people. With the interests of the public and those we regulate at the centre of our work, we aim to maintain confidence by ensuring that human tissue is used safely and ethically, and with proper consent.

We are seeking an experienced Website and Design Officer to join our small and friendly Communications Team. The individual will lead the maintenance of the HTA website’s architecture and content. Therefore experience working with a Content Management System and an excellent eye for detail is essential.

This role will also include the design and development of key corporate publications, so experience working with software like InDesign is a must.  Once settled, the individual will be given opportunities to use their initiative in projects across the HTA. Excellent interpersonal skills are essential to be able to quickly establish effective working relationships both with external stakeholders and colleagues at all levels.

The successful candidate will be responsible for producing material for a range of audiences requiring exemplary written and editorial skills. This is alongside the ability to translate information which can often be complex and technical into plain English.

Closing date for applications is 9:00am, 8 April 2015.
Interviews will be held on 15 April 2015

In order to apply for this post you should send an up to date CV together with the following:

Please indicate clearly why you want the role and how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the post as set out in the person specification. You should use the headings below to focus your statement on our core competencies. You have a maximum of 300 words for each of the following areas to explain why you are the best person for this role:

  1. Why do you want this role?
  2. General skills and knowledge
  3. Digital and publications
  4. General communications
  5. Personal attributes

Please also submit the HTA Equal opportunities form form. This is used to support the HTA’s equal opportunities policy and is not provided to the shortlisting panel. The HTA is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

The application and equal opportunities form should be returned electronically to, if you have any questions about the role please that email or call Human Resources on 0207 269 1900.

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Closing date/time: 
8 April 2015 - 9:00am
Last updated on: 10 Mar 2015