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Marketing and Communications

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Senior Web Developer


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus


£28,120 to £30,914 per annum

Closing date

Sunday 23 January 2022

Contract type


Post type




About the role

As a Web Developer, you will support website development activity in relation to the University’s ambitious marketing strategy. You will join a very busy Digital Marketing Team that is responsible for supporting the marketing and recruitment activities of the Brand and Product Teams. 

Our aim is to deliver a vibrant, immersive and high-quality experience for our students by working as efficiently and effectively as possible. Having significantly improved our digital capabilities in recent years, we are currently operating a hybrid working model that allows many staff to flexibly combine on-site and remote working to best meet the needs of colleagues and students.

Our Web Developer role is a hybrid working role, should you wish to discuss the flexibility or on-site requirements before interview, please contact Marie Lawrence-Wilson, Interim Digital Marketing Manager

Principal accountabilities

Website Development

  1. Develop innovative, high quality technical web solutions by working with internal teams and external suppliers.
  2. Manage a wide range of development projects from small-scale updates to owning large projects to develop new functionality.
  3. Play a key role in the development and ongoing maintenance of the University website.
  4. Maintain and contribute to development of a number of content management systems.
  5. Help create technical solutions to support other functions such as CRM
  6. Be a first point of contact for technical website issues/support.
  7. Manage the testing of new and existing functionality.
  8. Implement search engine optimisation techniques throughout all development work.

Continuous improvement

  1. Develop your own technical specialisms.
  2. Research new technologies and ways of delivering projects and feed this into the team.
  3. Maintain and champion high quality technical standards for all team outputs.
  4. Produce analytics reports to monitor performance and use insight to provide insights to help inform web developments/improvements.
  5. Liaise with the Digital Systems Officer to help improve internal systems and processes.
  6. Support the creation of technical and user documentation for key functionality and where necessary provide basic training to end users.

Marketing and CRM

  1. Support key functions such as the preparation of data for CRM tools.
  2. Build a good understanding of relevant legislation such as GDPR.
  3. Assist the Marketing team with any other marketing activities that require web support.


  1. Undertake any other reasonable duties within the overall Marketing function, commensurate with the grading and level of responsibility of the role. This will include assisting at events such as on-campus and off-campus recruitment events and graduation.
  2. Adopt a professional approach in understanding and responding to client and customer needs. Act with due regard to Health and Safety.
  3. Adopt the University’s Core Values and Behaviours.

Person specification

Essential Criteria



Skills, knowledge and abilities

Business requirements

Desirable Criteria


Skills, knowledge and abilities


As well as competitive pay scales, we offer generous holiday entitlement. We also offer opportunities for further salary progression based on performance, and the opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme.

Find out more about pay and benefits

How to apply

You can apply by submitting an online application. Once you have signed in or registered with us you will be able to begin your application. If you are creating an account for the first time, please ensure you provide an email address that you access regularly as this will be our main means of contacting you regarding your application.

If you require any assistance, including the provision of any documentation in an alternative format, please contact the Recruitment team at

Please note all applications must be submitted online by Midnight GMT on the closing date of the vacancy.

Important information

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications.

Whilst this role is eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker Route, we recommend that you assess your individual eligibility before applying for this position.

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Our number one priority is to keep our staff, students and community safe as we continue to work through the pandemic. Upon appointment, full training will be given on the Health and Safety processes we follow.

Find out how we are ensuring the safety of our staff, students and community

Further details

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