Senior Web Developer, Word Press (106629-1122) . Job Reference: 1889157

University of Warwick
December 06, 2022
Offerd Salary:£32,348 - £42,155
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Vacancy Type/Job category

Management & Professional


Commercial - Warwick Employment Group


£32,348 - £42,155 per annum


University of Warwick, Coventry

Vacancy Overview

Permanent position, 36.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE).

The University of Warwick is recruiting for a Senior Web Developers to join Warwick Employment Group (WEG). The role is perfect for a developer with a solid track record in WordPress and general website creation and maintenance.

Launched by the University of Warwick, Warwick Employment Group (WEG) is an integrated family of specialist recruitment and people-orientated services that have been supporting the Higher Education sector for over 16 years. Due to the group's expansion, new opportunities have arisen for experienced developers to be part of a team developing our new portfolio of products and services.

The role is an excellent opportunity for someone with extensive Wordpress website development experience who brings a strong standards-driven approach to deliver complex new websites and systems. These websites will interface with various other systems and technologies so experience in Web Services, APIs, AWS, security, Pagely, session management, source control and other technologies would be of huge benefit.

The successful candidate will receive a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package including pension and a superb working environment plus hybrid working practices. As you would expect being part of the University, opportunities for training and personal development are extensive and employees are genuinely looked after and invested in.

If you have the experience mentioned above and would like to make a difference whilst continually developing your skills as part of a knowledgeable and supportive team, we'd love to hear from you so please submit your CV for review.

Interview Date: TBC.

Job Description


Bring extensive website development knowledge to drive the development of WEG's portfolio of websites. Implement secure, fast and efficient code to deliver functional and non-functional requirements from WEG businesses.

This role will develop and maintain secure and efficient coding standards and have input on new technology selection, where opportunities to do so arise.


• To design and develop new websites as directed by management and from the WEG roadmap

• Continual Improvement of systems and processes in place at WEG IT

• Maintain user friendly websites and web applications, ensuring sites are accessible, secure, reliable, tested and fast

• Contribute to developing new internal operating processes to improve working practices

• Ensure consistent and accurate application of estimation methodologies to planned work

Person Specification

The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation.

Essential Criteria 1

WordPress. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 2

Relational database and SQL experience, e.g. MariaDB. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 3

HTML, CSS and JavaScript. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 4

Pro-active and driven approach to development. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 5

Code Source Control. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 6

Website performance optimisation. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 7

Excellent communication and teamwork skills. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 8

Website test strategies. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 9

Website security. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 10

Website hosting. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 11

UI/UX experience. (a, c)

Desirable Criteria 1

Agile development experience. (a, c)

Desirable Criteria 2

Experience of managing small to medium sized website projects. (a, c)

Desirable Criteria 3

SEO, Analytics, PHP. (a, c)

Desirable Criteria 4

Basic Photoshop skills. (a, c)

Desirable Criteria 5

Web Services and APIs. (a, c)

Further Particulars

For further information about the University of Warwick, please read our University Further Particulars.

For further information about the department, please visit the departmental website.

Warwick is committed to building an organisation of mutual respect and dignity, promoting a welcoming, diverse and inclusive working and learning environment. We recognise that everyone is different in a variety of visible and non-visible ways, and that those differences are to be recognised, respected, and valued. Where possible, we go beyond legislation to provide a place where everyone can thrive, supporting all staff to achieve their full potential. We aspire to remove economic, social and cultural barriers that may otherwise prevent people from succeeding.

We therefore welcome and encourage applications from all communities regardless of culture, background, age, disability, sex/gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion/belief, or sexual or romantic orientation. To find out more about our social inclusion work at Warwick visit our webpages here.

The University of Warwick holds an Athena SWAN Silver award; a national initiative to promote gender equality for all staff and students. Further information about the work of the University in relation to Athena SWAN can be found at the following link: Athena Swan (

The University of Warwick is one of the six founder institutions of the EUTOPIA European University alliance, whose aim is to become by 2025 an open, multicultural, confederated operation of connected campuses.

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Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy

As an organisation using the (DBS) Disclosure and Barring Service to assess applicants' suitability for positions of trust, the University of Warwick complies with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed. More information is available on the University's Vacancy pages and applicants may request a copy of the DBS Code of Practice.

Closing Date

6 Dec 2022

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