Graduate Front End Web Developer

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    AddressStoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Job Title: User Experience Designer / Web Developer

As part of the Staffordshire Digital Innovation Partnerships project, Staffordshire University has entered into a partnership with an innovative and growing Staffordshire based Digital Inclusion organisation, Wavemaker and are looking to recruit a graduate / undergraduate to take on a 24 week project involving designing, planning & implementing a system to house online learning resources and act as a front-facing digital engagement tool.

Duties & responsibilities

* Work with Wavemaker (WM) to investigate the company's current needs and challenges in order to meet the objectives of the project

* Perform a feasibility analysis and a risk assessment for the project in conjunction with WM and the university

* Research and advise on solutions for the project

* Work with WM project lead and the university representative to create an overall project plan

* Hold weekly meetings with the WM project lead and devise a weekly task plan

* Design and develop a front end for the application, taking the user experience into account

* Working in conjunction with third-party specialists in the area, design the data storage and back-end solution for the application.

* Convert the first tranche of existing resources into a format suitable for the potential users

* Produce guidelines for WM for future material conversion

* Carry out comprehensive testing at all stages of the application development

* Ensure any legal and ethical issues are taken into account at all stages of the project

* Ensure the appropriate security measures are taken at all stages of the project

* Report on the impact of the project and possible future directions

Skills and Experience:

* Computing / User Experience / undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate

* Strong communication skills, being able to work as part of a team and also as an individual.

* Energy and enthusiasm, determination to succeed

* Good organisational skills and focused, problem-solving ability.

* To understand the company vision, it’s sustainability and environmental objectives and the culture of customer service.

* To be prepared to fully participate in the commitment of the company to achieving the goals of the project.

* Knowledge of HTML / CSS and JavaScript

* Knowledge of user experience / web design

* Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator would be desirable

* Knowledge of front-end web frameworks would be desirable

* Knowledge of back-end web development would be desirable

Further Information

The position is offered on a full time, fixed term contract for six months (24 weeks)

Hours and Days: Mon-Fri, 9am – 5pm

Dress Code: Smart Casual

The salary is £9.34 per hour plus a holiday enhancement of £1.12 per hour

Start Date: ASAP

The role will be situated within the host businesses premises.

Business Location: Mitchell Arts Centre, Hanley