Umbraco Web Developer

Guide Dogs for the Blind
26 Feb 2018
19 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Umbraco Web Developer
Reading, Berkshire
Highly Competitive

About us:

Every hour, another person in the UK goes blind. When someone loses their sight, we are here to make sure they don't lose their freedom as well. Guide Dogs provides a range of mobility services and works to break down barriers so that people who are blind or partially sighted can get out and about on their own terms.

Working at Guide Dogs is more than just a job. Through the values that guide our work, we make a real difference, and change lives.

The Guide Dogs digital team has an opening for an experienced Web Developer with Umbraco knowledge. You'll be part of a friendly, chatty and supportive team, working on a range of projects delivering exciting and innovative features for internal and external users of our web site. In this brand new role, you'll have the opportunity to contribute new ideas, develop your skills and progress your career within Guide Dogs.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting the technical development of projects
  • Ensuring you produce the best possible work you can and using the team around you for support
  • Coming up with new ideas and innovations to make better products
  • Actively participating with the team in planning and reviews

Skills & Experience:

  • Experience working on Umbraco 7 sites
  • A working knowledge of .NET and C#
  • Writing unit tests and using unit test frameworks
  • Working using agile/scrum
  • Working knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • Intelligent and able to write clean, well thought-out code
  • Keen to learn new technology
  • Demonstrable understanding of coding standards and best practices
  • Enthusiasm for technology and creating websites

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • 35 hour working week
  • Defined Contribution Group Personal Pension Plan - Guide Dogs matches employee contributions plus 2% up to a maximum of a 9% employer contribution
  • Life Assurance - A core benefit of 4 times salary
  • Flexible Benefits - An amount equivalent to 3% of salary is given to employees to purchase benefits from a suite of well-being products
  • Discounts and Cash Back Scheme - Access to discounts on goods and retail vouchers and cash back on purchases for supermarkets, clothing, electrical goods, travel, eating out, insurance and much more
  • Employee Assistance Programme - A free-phone confidential helpline to provide unlimited access to advice, information and face-to-face counselling support, where appropriate. 24/7 - 365
  • Occupational sick pay - Enhanced above the statutory minimum
  • Occupational maternity, paternity and adoption pay - Enhanced above the statutory minimum
  • Eye care vouchers and hearing tests
  • Child Care Vouchers - Enabling NI savings to be made on child care costs
  • Beautiful rural surroundings outside Reading.

To Apply:

Please click on the apply link to send submit your CV and details directly to the recruitment team

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