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Graduate Group Web Developer

Salary: 
Competitive
Location: 
Northamptonshire
Degree Required: 
Relevant degree
Skills Required: 

Qualifications/Attainments

·         Fully competent in using the following software: Dreamweaver, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, XML, Adobe Suite -  InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator

·         Degree relevant

·         Ideally 1+ year’s experience working within a web development role

·         Drawing up detailed website specifications

·         Designing sample page layouts including text size and colours

·         Designing graphics, animations and manipulating digital photographs

·         Coding using a variety of software

·         Search Engine Optimisation

·         Understanding and use of social media

·         Meeting relevant legal requirements such as accessibility standards, freedom of information and privacy

·         Working with other web specialists including web developers, graphic designers and liaising with external agencies when necessary

·         Use of Expression Engine / WordPress etc - DESIRABLE

Skills

·         Excellent communication skills – specifically written English

·         Passion for all things web design related

·         A conceptual thinker with great visualising skills

·         High level of accuracy, proof reading and collating complex information from reports and spreadsheets

·         Excellent IT and analytical skills

·         Writing for online, and social media communications

·         Excellent time and project management skills with the ability to juggle a wide range of competing demands

·         Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

·         Creativity with a results focus

·         Good eye for detail

·         Good organisational skills for every aspect of the role

·         Understanding and use of Navision system. - DESIRABLE

·         Experience with working with webshops / ecommerce businesses - DESIRABLE

·         Experience of Wordpress, Email design, Google Analytics, Hoote Suite or equivalent and various social media platforms - DESIRABLE

Competence

·         Mac Software and various design software packages – as previously stated

·         Microsoft Word and Excel software packages

·         Flexible enough to apply designs across a diverse range of web based applications

·         Good time management

·         Flexible and adaptable

·         Confident in presenting concepts to internal and external customers

·         Creative and innovative

·         Design led in approach to projects

·         Ability to assume responsibility for a task as directed

·         Team player – a readiness to work as part of a team and support colleagues

·         Have the ability to prioritise tasks and work well on their own using initiative

·         Innovative and creative problem solver

·         Understanding of social media channels – LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, You Tube etc. - DESIRABLE

Knowledge

·         Practical experience of the complete range of web and digital based systems and platforms

·         Interest in developments in advancements in web based techniques and packages, alongside digital technology. - DESIRABLE

·         Graphic design – DESIRABLE

Description of Role: 

OVERVIEW TO COMPANY:

This Group began life in 1991 with just a handful of staff working in a small unit. Growing at an impressive rate over the years, the national headquarters are based in Northampton, along with a network of 10 branches across the country, and a £25M turnover.

Several other businesses operate within this group and the central marketing team based at the Head Office take responsibility for all marketing.

OVERVIEW TO ROLE:

An exciting opportunity to join this dynamic group and be a vital part of the marketing team.

You will work on a broad range of projects, you must be flexible, quick to adapt and comfortable with working on a multitude of tasks and assignments supporting a number of businesses in the Group of companies.   You will need develop creative ideas and concepts to fulfil the brief in question, be able to work to tight deadlines, have good attention to detail and be able to manage more than one web based brief at the same time.

With a good understanding of key marketing principles, this is a great role for an individual with strong IT and web development skills as you will be responsible for coding, innovative designs, layout of the websites, content updates and the company webshops and supporting backend content.  Good communication skills are required to understand and define business requirements with various user groups, translating these into working solutions. 

Job Number: 
TGR 1655
Vacancy Available: 
Immediate Start