We are looking for a talented front-end Web Developer to help manage and continually develop the University of Wolverhampton’s website, as part of the University's core web team.
About the Role
Based in the External Engagement directorate, you’ll have marketing and recruitment in mind and implement continual improvements to the University’s core website and digital presences.
Providing an expert front-end creative and technical service to the organisation, you'll strike a balance between technical development and content, bringing innovative ideas for improving website functionality and the user experience, ensuring conformance to the latest best practice.
Working closely with the rest of the Digital and Creative Services team, you will play a key role on substantial projects. This might include integrating new systems with the University's content management system or supporting the ongoing governance of the University website. You will drive the development of new front and back-end website functionality and content templates for our editor base, whilst enhancing the performance and effectiveness of the core University website in-line with business goals.
You’ll work with a range of web tools and stakeholders to optimise the website for user experience, SEO and the latest web standards, whilst ensuring the design remains fresh, up-to-date and fit for purpose. You will also play a key role in training and supporting our internal network of website content editors across the University to ensure best practice is applied across the staff community.
You will be an enthusiastic and skilled front end web developer, with experience in the day-to-day management, development and optimisation of corporate websites, with a keen interest in the latest digital trends.
You will be able to manage your time, stakeholders and priorities effectively. With extensive experience of information architecture, web design and large-scale content management.
You’ll know that digital technology never stands still, and will be used to actively learning and implementing unfamiliar technologies, systems and languages when required.
You’ll already be skilled in a variety of programming languages and software, including CSS and HTML and always eager to learn more when needed.
Flexible, you’ll be able to prioritise your workload in order to meet project deadlines and juggle multiple responsibilities and competing demands from internal and external clients.
You will put visitor experience at the forefront of everything you do, working concisely and systematically, whilst ensuring the ultimate aim or strategic purpose of each project is delivered.
The University of Wolverhampton values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.