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Hiring a Web Developer

We are hiring a Web Developer.

Deadline is Sunday 26 June 2016.

Do you know the Web and PHP?  Apply now!

Now with those details out of the way, I’m trusting you’ve taken a glance at the Edge Hill Web Services Web Developer Job Description, note how much of the technical requirements that we’ve listed as desirable rather than essential. This means whilst it’d be great if you have experience in these areas, it’s certainly not required. If anything, it’s a preview of what we hope to introduce you to and support your career in.

What is essential is an aptitude for learning, when we say we want you to manage things, we mean manage yourself. You won’t be thrown in at the deep end.

Edge Hill University’s Web Services team is a GREAT team to work in, it’s so great that I’ve left, had an 18 month elsewhere, and then come back!  It’s such a beautiful campus!  We go to conferences across the country to network with colleagues in other institutions and the industry.

I saw a photo on Reddit about a note from an employer to a new employee

Here's a note from your employer for your brand new job

Here’s a note from your employer for your brand new job – Original credit GDS

I’d say we seem to be that accommodating here.  If you’re unfamiliar with Reddit, take the comments on that site with a pinch of salt 😉

Great at Googling answers to problems?  Apply now!

If you’ve got this far, thank you, apply now, did I say that already?  If you know anyone who you think should join our team pass along the links to this blog, or the job.

Steve Daniels
Senior Web Developer
Web Services

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Senior Web Designer

Hot on the heels of our web applications developer vacancy we’re also recruiting a senior web designer.

Over the last twelve months we’ve completely redesigned our website and moved to using WordPress to manage Faculty and Department websites but there’s still more to do and this post will be responsible for managing the design aspects of projects undertaken by Web Services.

The person specification has the details but please drop me an email if you’d like an informal chat.

 

Web Applications Developer

We’re currently recruiting a web applications developer. The post will join the web development side of Web Services working on a variety of systems that power the Edge Hill website and portal.

The majority of code we write is PHP, often using the Symfony web framework for bespoke developments or WordPress as the basis of lightweight content management for departmental websites.

The deadline is 17 February 27 February but if you would like an informal chat email me direct.

Web Services Project Officer

Web Services are recruiting a new member of staff. We’re looking for someone to join our team to work with the Faculty of Health to create a system to link staff, students and external partners to aid communication and better manage information.

The first half of this twelve month contract will focus on planning and implementing an extranet so we’re particularly interested in people with experience of wikis, content or document management systems. Later in the year the successful applicant will be working on other projects for the Faculty to help improve communications.

You can find the full job description and person specification on the website but if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me on michael.nolan@edgehill.ac.uk or phone 01695 584195.

Vacancy: Web Services Project Officer

We’re looking for another web developer to join our team to work with the Faculty of Health to develop an extranet.

You can see full details on the jobs website but here’s a few more details:

The project will involve developing and implementing systems for managing information for use by staff, students and external partners. It will build on existing systems such as our GO portal and the developments we’re doing for the corporate website. The Faculty are fully behind the developments and are already working on evaluating the information they currently have which will let us get off to a running start in the new year.

At Edge Hill we try to develop innovative approaches to projects, are quick to adapt and flexible to changes which enable us to create the best websites we can.

Check out the job description for more information or if you have any questions about the role, please drop me a line – michael.nolan@edgehill.ac.uk.

Vacancy: Head of Web Services

I will be leaving Edge Hill in the New Year to take up the position of University Web Manager at the University of Bath and as a result a vacancy has arisen for a new Head of Web Services at Edge Hill.

Full details can be found on our website however I wanted to take this opportunity to highlight some key facts about the position and provide some background.

In the last twelve months it’s fair to say Edge Hill’s Web Services team has had some good press. The Hi applicant site was a huge success (soon to be featured in UCISA’s Best Practice Guide for Communicating with Users) as was the Go portal developments (designed for our students). We’ve also been talked about in HE Web circles and peers are interested in our vision and approach.

More exciting projects are imminent. The Corporate Website is currently getting a re-vamp to ensure we utilise new technologies to communicate key messages to our prospective students and we’re building in more functionality to key applications such as the eProspectus (course search) and News and Events.

So there is a lot going on and the successful applicant will get to work on a variety of exciting projects and with a talented and committed Web Services team.

I have been incredibly proud to have worked at Edge Hill University and seen it’s growth and success over the last few years and I look forward to hearing of it’s continued success in the future.

If you’re interested please don’t hesitate to contact me for an informal discussion on 01695 584780 or email alison.wildish@edgehill.ac.uk.

Work with us…

We are currently looking for a Web Applications Developer to join our team.

Full details about the post can be found on our website but I just wanted to add a few words about Web Services and where we are going.

Why join us?

At Edge Hill we’ve taken an innovative approach to Web Communications and our sites reflect this. The Hi Applicant Community website demonstrates our use of web 2.0 technologies and our commitment to opening up communication with our users and keeping informaton clear and simple.

We’re also committed to developing services based on user requirements and our Go portal (to be re-launched later this month) reflects this. Students (and staff) will control the information in their own portal based on user preferences.

Why do we want you?

Our applications team is growing. Under the leadership of the Web Applications Project Manager, Mike Nolan, the team will be re-developing our corporate website in coming months to create a much more functional and usable interface for our users. Building on from our experiences with the Hi site we want to ensure that we can serve information to the user dynamically and position our website as the best in the sector.

We are looking for a strong, creative developer to work on these projects to ensure we can meet our targets. Our projects are creative and innovative – we are quick to adapt and flexible enough to change when required – we want someone who can work with us in this fast paced environment.

Why Edge Hill?

We’re the fastest growing University in the Country. We are flexible and innovative and when it comes to the web we’re doing some really exciting stuff. We’re a growing team and we have a clear vision of where we want to be.

If this sounds interesting to you then read the job description or contact me for further information.

Alison Wildish, Head of Web Services – alison.wildish@edgehill.ac.uk

A hard day’s night

University of Leeds Web Content EditorThe University of Leeds have just advertised a vacancy for a part time Web Content Editor. I know this because it came up in Google Reader through the jobs.ac.uk feed. I think someone has been over enthusiastic in cleaning the data sent to the RSS feed – I don’t think they’ll get many applicants to work 24/7 (and a bit more!).

Join our team!

The advertisement for our new post Web Communications Project Manager has just been posted on our website.

We’re essentially looking for someone to Project Manage our communications team within Web Services:

“Leading the creative team responsible for the design and content of the University website and associated online services, you will be an experienced web professional with excellent project management skills.”

The Edge Hill website has moved on a great deal in the past few years but we’re now looking to develop this even more by increasing the functionality and streamlining the information we provide. Anyone with an interest in this position can contact me for an informal discussion. Use the comments facility to leave your details and I’ll get back to you.