Web Developer

Location
Cambridge, UK
Salary
£26,000 - £36,500
Posted
21 Mar 2019
Closes
21 Mar 2019
Ref
520914801
Category
IT, Internet
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Flexible
Job Title: Web Developer

Contract: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £26,000 - £36,500

Location: Cambridge

What it's about

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a web developer to join our externally facing Public Affairs team. In addition to playing a vital role in managing the day-to-day running of the Cambridge Assessment, Cambridge Assessment Careers and Cambridge Mathematics websites, the web developer will be responsible for developing and enhancing the sites to ensure they move with the times. This role is being expanded to enable the web developer to commit more time to site enhancement and advising on bigger changes.

You'll be working with a great team whilst engaging with colleagues across the whole Group. From exciting instant support for the team to longer-term sustainable builds, you'll be at the centre of things.

What you'll be doing

The job will include, but is not limited to:
  • Co-ordinating requests for new content and functionality and managing support queries
  • Participating in the agile development process, attending regular review and board meetings
  • Identifying, detailing and prioritising business requirements
  • Reporting issues for investigation and monitoring progress
  • Working with developers to improve existing and create new functionality
  • Test development work in different environments
  • Improving user experience and accessibility
  • Training and supporting content editors including the Digital content administrator
  • Acting in a consultancy role providing technical advice and commenting on technical opportunities - especially in relation to big content changes on all the sites.
  • Increasing traffic and reporting

You'll also be managing the email marketing platform (currently Campaign Monitor), including
  • Creating email templates
  • Training and providing support and email marketing best practice guidance to editors

The role also involves working with Public Affairs and Brand colleagues to implement and monitor the Cambridge Assessment brand across all websites, apps and other digital products.

What we're looking for

Skills
  • Highly developed HTML and CSS skills. Javascript skills will be beneficial.
  • Demonstrable design skills and software expertise (i.e. Photoshop)
  • Ability to train and support editors from a broad spectrum of experience
  • Very high IT literacy
  • Awareness of and ability to work to established technical and accessibility standards.
  • A good understanding of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) techniques
  • Ability to write copy for the web
  • Good negotiating skills

Experience
  • Proven website management experience
  • Experience of using Content Management Systems (CMS) including knowledge and experience of Tridion (Essential)
  • Experience in managing web projects - from design, through development, writing requirements, testing and launch

Behaviours
  • Taking responsibility: Taking ownership of problems, and finding solutions. In addition, the ability to work to strict deadlines with a good attention to detail
  • Collaboration: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills for working with a team and dealing with staff at all levels and in all departments. The ability to explain technical issues to non-technical people and the ability to talk to technical people in technical terms.
  • Innovative: A passion for continuous improvement in line with the latest web developments.


Who we are

Cambridge Assessment is Europe's largest assessment group, incorporating three major awarding bodies. It plays a leading role in researching, developing and delivering assessments to eight million candidates in 170 countries every year as well as engaging in whole system education reform around the world. The Group is a department of the University of Cambridge and a not-for-profit organisation.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a market leader and be rewarded with valuable learning opportunities, a competitive salary and benefits.

Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a comprehensive package of benefits to help with your life both inside and outside of work:
  • Generous contributory pension
  • 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Annual performance related bonus and increases (discretionary)
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity pay
  • Employee discount and cash back scheme at 2,500 retailers
  • Cycle scheme
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Subsidised staff restaurants
  • Support for professional qualifications
  • Discounted access to the University of Cambridge Sport Centre, along with various other local gyms.


We know that diversity of thinking, backgrounds and approaches leads to innovation and creates an atmosphere where everyone's contribution is valued. As well as wanting to create diverse teams, we also value diversity in the way our people approach their work. Work/life balance is important to us at Cambridge Assessment and we offer our colleagues a range of flexible working options according to the needs of the business and the individual, so please let us know of any flexible working requirements when applying and we can see how we can support you.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 02/04/2019 and interviews will be held on 17/04/2019 .

If you're successful at interview stage we will ask you to undergo background screening (carried out by Credence Background Screening Ltd), to ensure that all information provided to us is accurate. We wish you all the very best with your application.

CAMBRIDGE ASSESSMENT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

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