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University of Arts London - Junior Web Developer - London, UK

The Junior Web Developer role supports the Development Team in building and enhancing the University's core digital channels. As part of the Digital Team, you will work in sprints alongside Content, UX and CRM teams on improving UAL’s digital platforms. You will be building and maintaining templates and new functionality through our content management systems and helping to develop new components and our pattern library. The role may also be involved in a number of projects.Why choose us?

University of the Arts London offers an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. Our graduates go on to work in and shape the creative industries worldwide. University of the Arts London is the world’s second University for Art and Design in the QS World University Rankings® 2021.The University has a world-class reputation and is made up of 6 equally renowned Colleges: Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Arts, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Arts.

The combination of a varied student group, cutting-edge research and highly-experienced staff creates a unique learning experience for students at the University. The University is currently recruiting a number of posts within the Digital Team so this is an exciting opportunity to join us as we advance our digital channels.

University of the Arts London offers generous leave, a final salary pension and a commitment to your continuing personal development and training in an environment that encourages excellence, creativity and diversity. Relocation assistance is available.

University of the Arts London aims to be an equal opportunities employer embracing diversity in all areas of activity.Your profile

You will work with both front and back end programming languages across the various products the team manages. This includes (but is not limited to) the corporate website, Portfolio and Graduate Showcase sites, the student app, online forms solution and several WordPress sites.

Working with a small team of developers, you will have opportunities to contribute your own ideas and take ownership of projects whilst exploring new technologies and gaining knowledge from seasoned team members.

You will have experience of building websites using HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript with an understanding and appreciation of coding best practices and accessibility standards.

You will have knowledge of PHP7+ and MySQL as well as familiarity of developing within a content management system, such as WordPress.

Knowledge of a front end JavaScript framework (React, Vue, etc) is desirable but not essential as training can be provided.

We welcome applications from developers with prior industry experience but also those who have relevant educational qualifications or have recently completed a coding bootcamp. Applicants with a strong portfolio of personal or open-source projects are also invited to apply.

Essential skills include:

  • Understanding of HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Knowledge of PHP7+ and MySQL
  • Knowledge of content management systems, such as WordPress
  • Understanding of JavaScript libraries and front-end frameworks (React, Vue, Gatsby, Bootstrap etc.)
  • Understanding of source control and workflow using Git, NPM, Webpack
  • Demonstrable knowledge of web and accessibility standards

Please apply early as the application closing date could be held earlier than stated if sufficient applications are received.

If you have any queries you may contact Digitalstaffrecruitment@arts.ac.uk

UAL is committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments for all staff and students to work and learn – a university where we can be ourselves and reach our full potential. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early.