Web Developer

Cardiff, Cardiff (Caerdydd)
£22,154 – £25,627* per annum.
01 Apr 2021
26 Apr 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Web Developer

Salary £22,154 – £25,627* per annum.

(*depending on experience and skillset this could rise to £29,718)

The role is a permanent full-time position. It offers an excellent working environment and benefits package including 34 days annual leave, plus bank holidays.

An exciting and challenging opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated full stack web developer to join our Web department, working within one of the biggest and most successful students’ unions in the UK.

What you will be doing

You will work closely with the Head of Web Development to provide a high quality digital service to the whole organisation, our students and customers. You will be responsible for carrying out the day to day tasks of the department that range from coding systems in languages such as PHP & Python to providing support to any of our stakeholders. It’s an exciting time to join as the organisation are about to undertake a rebrand of the website and you will play a key role in the whole process. We also have ambitions to become a fully data driven organisation and we will look to you to support our goal of providing data as a service by developing new and current systems.

What we’re looking for

To be successful you will have good problem solving skills, be flexible and reliable, with the ability to multitask working on several projects at once.

You will need solid knowledge of developing web applications in a MVC framework using Laravel, JavaScript, CSS and HTML. You will have at least 12 months proven experience working on the full development life cycle of web application and not be afraid to get stuck in. You will have a strong understanding of data and how to analyse, manipulate and produce visualisation to support our decision making.

About us

The Web Development and Data Protection Department provides the support and technical 'know how' to ensure our website and web related services run securely and intuitively. Our department also has the overall responsibility of managing the cardiffstudents.com, the website that has over 7 million hits each year.

As the custodians of the website and related customer, student and all stakeholder data, it is vital that we perform our duties using current industry standards and within legal regulations (including GDRP). We champion new technology and design methods where the user experience is always considered, to do so we ensure all team members attend digital conferences and are always exploring new ideas.

We're a small, friendly team that is tasked with finding creative digital solutions to every day challenges, we work hard to strive to be the best and our website (the most engaged Students' Union website in the country) is testament to our success – fancy being a part of this team?

About Cardiff University Students’ Union

Cardiff University Students’ Union (CUSU) has a vision of working with every Cardiff student to enhance their university experience. As a student-led, independent part of the university, CUSU represents students and provides a diverse and inclusive range of activities and services that enrich student life. These include advice, training, skills development, volunteering opportunities, employment and other services that promote inclusion, friendship and personal development. CUSU supports over 200 student societies and 60 sports clubs that boast more than 10,000 members. CUSU is also the recognised voice of students at Cardiff University, joining students in campaigning about the issues important to them.

CUSU is based on Park Place and at the Heath Park campus, employing over 100 permanent staff and 300 student staff. The trading subsidiary of CUSU, Cardiff Union Services Limited, manages a purpose built facility in the centre of Cardiff and operates cafes, shops, bars and events that help fund CUSU’s charitable activities. The organisation achieved 1* accreditation and ranked 56th in the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Not-for-Profit organisations 2020, and featured in The Best Companies to Work For in Wales 2020 top 30 list. CUSU has achieved Investors in Diversity Stage 3 and ranked 65th in the National Centre for Diversity (NCFD) Top 100 index in 2020. CUSU aspires to have a positive impact on the wider community in Cardiff, and won the Best Students’ Union in Wales in the NUS Awards 2020, and UK third place in the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2020).

For further information and to apply for the role, please click apply.

Please note, we reserve the right to close or extend this position depending on application numbers. Therefore we would urge candidates to submit an application as early as possible.

The closing date for this position is 5pm on Monday 26th April 2021.