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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 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!).
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.
The new Edge Hill jobs website went live yesterday. It might not look like much has changed but it’s a complete rewrite of the old system and paves the way for more substantial changes in the future. RSS feeds are one thing that has been added so you can now subscribe to a feed to be notified of the latest vacancies as soon as they go online.