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Senior Front-End Developer

External Relations
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
31,604 - 38,832 a year
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Role Description

Are you looking for an exciting new opportunity, where you’ll be able to develop your skills whilst contributing to one of the top Universities in the UK? We recruiting a Senior Front-end Developer to join our friendly and enthusiastic team of marketing professionals to help deliver the University’s key messages to a large and diverse audience.

About the role
Your role will responsible for developing creative designs and interactive features for the University website. This is an exciting period in which you will roll out a responsive redesign of our website whilst working with a living pattern library that is under constant development. You will also line manage a front-end developer, and work alongside the rest of the digital team to ensure the Marketing team delivers a best-in-class service on behalf of academic departments and professional services to enable them to achieve the University’s strategic goals.

Key Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent professional experience
  • Knowledge of best practices in front-end development
  • Understanding of web usability principles and practices
  • Experience of implementing responsive designs for large and complex websites
  • Experience of supervising and mentoring a junior colleague in a similar role
  • Software skills HTML, CSS and Javascript, jQuery

What we offer

  • Salary in the range of £31,604-£38,832 per year
  • Extensive professional development programme
  • 38 days annual leave per year
  • Flexitime Scheme
  • Generous pension & life assurance
  • An extensive professional development scheme
  • Employee Benefits Scheme, including childcare vouchers, cycle to work, health plans, gym membership, plus many others
  • Excellent public transport links

The University campus, situated close to York City Centre has a wide range of amenities, including shops, bars, cafes, restaurants, and a state of the art sports village.

For informal enquiries about the role please contact Chris Marsh on 01904 324107 or

The post is full time (37 hours per week) on an open contract, with a salary in the range £31,604 - £38,832 a year.

Interview Date: 21 February 2018

Vacancy Reference: 6307

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