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Listed on: 10th September
Location: Hulme
Salary/Rate: £37,039 - £39,866
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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Job Title: Software Developer

Location: Hulme, Manchester

Salary: £37,039 - £39,866 per annum

Job Type: Permanent, Full Year

Closing Date: 10am on Monday 20th September 2021

Key Duties:

  • To develop, manage and maintain internal software applications for the college.
  • To provide accurate and timely information as required for college management and external returns.
  • To adhere to coding standards and practices within the Software Development team.
  • To ensure all data within developed and maintained systems are secure and all relevant security standards and practices are adhered to.
  • To liaise with the CIS Manager, Director of Administration and College Services, the Senior Developer, the Office Manager and other staff on methods of accessing information and to provide in-house training for staff in the use of internally developed systems and other computerised systems as appropriate.
  • To maintain high quality documentation of all systems and procedures.
  • To develop new systems to respond to the changing needs of the college.
  • To ensure that systems are accurate and robust, ensuring that applications are accessible to appropriate staff.
  • To contribute to the effective operation of quality assurance systems.
  • To contribute to the process of the setting of targets within the department and to work towards their achievement.
  • To adhere to the College quality procedures, especially through contribution to the self-assessment process.
  • To ensure familiarity with the department's aims and objectives.
  • To liaise with relevant external bodies as appropriate.
  • To contribute to the College liaison and marketing activities.
  • To link with external agencies as appropriate.
  • To contribute to the maintenance of an attractive working environment in your area.
  • To support the aims and objectives of the College.
  • To attend meetings as appropriate.
  • To carry out duties with due regard to the college's policies on equal opportunities, health and safety and quality assurance.
  • To undertake any other duties the Principal or their designated alternate may reasonably direct from time to time within the context of the Loreto College contract

About you:


  • Experience of designing, developing and maintaining Full Stack PHP based web applications for a minimum of 2 years in a professional or commercial environment
  • Experience of designing, developing and maintaining MySQL based applications for a minimum of 2 years in a professional or commercial environment
  • Experience of using Version Control and Continuous integration systems and processes in a professional or commercial environment
  • High level of technical skills appropriate to this post, especially the use of PHP, HTML5, CSS, Javascript, jQuery, MySQL, SSH, Git, Continuous Integration systems (ideally Jenkins), PHPUnit and Linux command-line
  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to empathise with 16-19-year olds within a college situation
  • High level of numeracy
  • Good level of general education
  • Experience of problem solving under pressure
  • Ability to manage several projects at once
  • Ability to work outside normal office hours on occasions
  • Enhanced DBS Clearance
  • Ability to meet the requirements of the Asylum and Immigration Act (to be legally employed to work in the UK)


  • Experience of managing and maintaining LAMP servers in a professional or commercial environment
  • Experience of developing with MVC frameworks such as Yii or Laravel
  • Experience of developing and consuming APIs both internally and externally in a professional or commercial environment
  • A clear understanding of developments in post-16 education
  • Successfully completed or working towards an appropriate qualification to degree level

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