Assistant Database and Software Developer

University of Keele, Newcastle-under-Lyme
£22,214 pa
04 Jun 2018
15 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Keele University

Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

Research Institute for Primary care & Health Science

Grade 5, Starting salary £22,214 pa

Post Ref: KU00000767

Keele University is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, innovative research, beautiful campus, strong community spirit and excellent student experience. With a turnover in excess of £134 million, over 10,000 students and a total staff of approximately 2000, the University provides high quality teaching across a wide range of academic and vocational subjects and promotes world-class research. Further information can be found at

A development opportunity to work as an assistant software developer within Keele CTU under the direction and guidance of the Database & Software Systems Development Officer, to play a fundamental part in supporting, developing, testing and modifying IT systems related to managing a variety of interesting and challenging research studies within strict timelines.

This post represents an exciting development opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join a team within Keele CTU who are responsible for the delivery of software systems to support study delivery to time and target. You will support SQL server databases, Visual Basic Applications (VBA) and Web based applications for the CTU. In addition, you will play a fundamental part in supporting, developing, testing and modifying IT systems related to projects within strict timelines to assist in the management of these studies for research.

You will have a BTEC diploma or equivalent qualification in an IT related subject or equivalent work experience. In addition, you will have experience of developing small scale software packages, experience of data-driven software development, along with experience of rigorous testing methodologies and documentation practices. Good working knowledge of Microsoft Access, Working knowledge of SQL applied under common RDBMS including SQL Server and  an awareness of, or willingness to learn C#, ASP.NET, Visual Studio are also crucial for the role.

Keele University is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN charter, and values equality and diversity across our workforce.  We strive to ensure that our workforce is representative of broader society, and therefore, we would actively welcome applications from women for this role.  

Keele University values equality and diversity across our workforce and to ensuring our staff community is reflective of the diversity of our student population. In support of these commitments the University welcomes applications from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds for all roles.

For further information regarding this post please contact Kris Clarkson, CTU Deputy Director: Operations

For full post details and to apply online, please visit:

Keele University employees wishing to apply should login to Employee Self Service and click on the 'View current vacancies' link.

Closing date for applications: 15 June 2018.

Promoting Equality, Valuing Diversity.