Web Designer and Front End Developer
||13th December 2018
||£27,290 - £31,923
||2M Employment Solutions
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Web Designer and Front End Developer
Salary: £27,290 - £31,923 per annum (pro-rata) + excellent benefits
Hours: 36.5 per week
Contract type: 6 month fixed term contract
We now have an exciting opportunity for a Front End Developer in our Communications Directorate, we are looking for a creative Front End Developer to join our in-house full-service creative team. Working as part of a multi discipline creative team environment, managing user experience, design and execution of web and mobile applications. Working closely with Visual Designers and content editors to deliver an outstanding customer experience. Whilst delivering the front end development, modification and maintenance of digital channels and application's developed by the Back End Development Team to provide excellent user experience services.
The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is a strategic authority working with partners to deliver a stronger West Midlands, with a focus on skills, innovation, transport, economic development and regeneration. Individual Councils and Local Enterprise Partnerships will still deliver services and retain their identity but on the big decisions we will have the resources to work together.
This is an exciting time for the West Midlands - the Commonwealth Games will be here in 2022, the arrival of HS2 will help make us a world class business location and a new £350m housing deal aims to deliver 215,000 new homes by 2031.
Against a backdrop of a uniquely challenging and evolving environment, we are looking for the right people to ensure we can meet the demands of delivering an ambitious agenda that aims to build a healthier, happier, better connected and more prosperous West Midlands.
Our in-house design team is a multi-disciplinary creative team, supporting the whole business and some of its partners with design support. A team made up of visual designers, a multi-media designer and front end developers. We are a highly creative customer focused team, modern and forward thinking, driving change through team work and creativity.
About the role
You will be able to specify and develop effective digital communication platforms; developing the front end in line with the user interface designs and functional specifications to provide an excellent user experience, in order to engage effectively with the public, partners and stakeholders to contribute towards the delivery of the WMCA's business priorities. Maintaining a high awareness of industry issues and trends, particularly in regard to accessibility, usability and emerging technologies; keeping other team members informed, with a view to incorporating these in future projects.
You will be responsible for Implementing visual elements that users see and interact with in a web application. Develop new user-facing features and ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs. Integrate data from various back-end services, APIs and databases. You will be able to write well designed, testable, efficient code by using best software development practices
To succeed in the role …
You will be a strong team player who is self-motivated and excited to learn/improve their skillset in the ever-evolving medium of the web. A creative thinker with experience in user experience definition and user interface design. Participate in discussions with clients and team members about technical best practices and help teams identify optimal technical solutions. Understand Agile methodology and instill best practices into the process. You will have proficient understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and good understanding of SEO principles and ensuring that applications will adhere to them. You should have experience in building websites in an open source content management system such as Umbraco. Attention to detail is essential.
In return for your hard work and commitment, we will reward you with a range of competitive and attractive benefits.
To apply for this role, please click below and you will be emailed to let you know how to continue your application.
Closing Date: 11th January 2019.
Interview date: 21st January 2019.
(The selection process will include a presentation exercise plus an interview.)
We are committed to equality of opportunity in service provision and employment. Our recruitment policies, procedures and practices enable all applicants to be considered on merit and ability to do the job. We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed.