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Junior Web Developer

Reference
1816391
Contract Type
Permanent
Sector
Education, Media & Communications
Location
London, GBR
Expiry Date
23/01/2019
Junior Web Developer Description Our mission is clear: to become one of the UK’s leading universities for in-depth industry engagement. As a pioneering Higher Education Institution (HEI), we’re transforming industry today and tomorr...

Job Description

Junior Web Developer

Description

Our mission is clear: to become one of the UK’s leading universities for in-depth industry engagement. As a pioneering Higher Education Institution (HEI), we’re transforming industry today and tomorrow, by designing and delivering education powered by industry experience.

At Pearson College London, industry engagement drives us; it’s not just what we do, it’s who we are. And it is what will take us, and our students, into the future. Every university focuses on “employability” - what sets us apart is the level of industry engagement that we’re able to offer. Industry engagement is at the core of everything that we do; our industry partners deliver workshops for our students, they also design, develop and deliver our courses, offer our students internship opportunities, set them live briefs and attend their end of term showcases.

When you combine higher education and industry, everyone benefits. Especially when there’s a need for graduates to stand out from the crowd in a competitive market.

About the team

This role sits within the External Relations Department at Pearson College London. Behind the scenes of the College, the Marketing, Recruitment and Communications Teams work hard to build our brand and engage with customers and stakeholders. We’re a driven, creative, supportive and fun group of people. As a growing organisation, we work in a fast paced environment but one where we nurture talent, share ideas and work collaboratively.

About the role

We are looking for a Junior Developer to join our team to enable us to develop our website, CRM system, email platform and other online communication tools. This is a new role that will provide development, technical support and operational maintenance.

You’ll be part of the External Relations Team and the ideal person we’re looking for is someone who is passionate about technology, eager to find solutions and wants to put their HTML, CSS and JS skills to the test, expanding your skills in a growing company. An important part of this role will be the ability to develop technical solutions in collaboration with colleagues from across the College. You’ll help bridge the gap with non-technical colleagues by explaining things in plain English.

Key responsibilities

  • Coding new components, features and functionality into the Pearson College London website and other digital products using programming languages such as HTML, CSS, Javascript, Jquery.
  • Helping to develop the Pearson College London website, Escape Studios eShop, digital platforms such as Ghost, Live Chat, Zoom, ResponseTap, HotJar and any other connected platforms
  • Liaising with the DevOps team in our parent company (Pearson plc) to ensure that the Pearson College London website is running effectively and resolving any technical and infrastructural issues that may arise
  • Coding HTML marketing emails
  • Working with the Website Manager to create and manage the content of the website, including training new members of staff, creating user-guides, assisting web editors and publishing new pages.
  • Helping to implement and maintain the search engine optimisation (SEO) strategy
  • Working with the Graphic Designer to continuously improve the design of the Pearson College London website

Why Pearson College London?

We’ve come a long way in a short space of time: We continually innovate and in the past year the College and our students have been nominated for several awards, including the CIM’s Marketing Excellence Awards 2018, the Times Higher Education Awards 2017 for Business School of the Year and Outstanding University Entrepreneurship Award, the HEIST Awards 2017 for Best Marketing Team, Best Prospectus from a Specialist Institution and Best Website. Our Escape Studios undergraduate degrees team received a Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) finalist certificate recognising our collaboration with industry to develop the programmes for the benefit of our students who are now benefiting from the ​innovative ​approach to course development.

Real world ready:We collaborate with industry, thought leaders and experts to anticipate industry needs. We create experiences that develop savvy, work-ready graduates, who are ready for the real-world - today and tomorrow.

Transformative:We’re transforming and disrupting HE and industry. We challenge the status-quo.

Team rules! Students, industry, colleagues, thought-leaders - collaboration, inclusion and transparency are crucial to success.

Engaged and curious:We are constantly engaged and curious about changing industries, and learning by doing.

Pearson is an equal opportunities employer. We do not discriminate against employees or job applicants and select the best person for each job based on relevant skills and experience.

We are also committed to building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce and encouraging equality and diversity.

The information you provide will stay confidential, and be stored securely. It will not be seen by those involved in making decisions as part of the recruitment process.

Qualifications

Essential requirements

  • HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery
  • Has knowledge of SEO best practices for web layout and page optimisation.
  • Ability to build web pages using a content management system (CMS)
  • Ability to create email templates using HTML and CSS
  • Keen to learn and grow skill set

Desirable requirements

  • Qualification in a related subject
  • Experience of using Adobe Experience Manager (AEM)
  • Salesforce or any customer relationship management (CRM) experience

More great things about working here….

We’re part of Pearson Plc, the world's largest education company. Pearson has over 30,000 staff worldwide and this role is based in their offices in London. Pearson is committed to a world that’s always learning and to its talented team who makes it all possible.

We’ll expect a lot and we know you’ll do great work, so we give a lot back with some of the best benefits in the business. We know that one size doesn’t fit all so our workplace programs meet the different needs of our diverse teams, and their families too. There is a range of options, too many to list here, but when you join you can expect:

  • a starting holiday of 25 days increasing to 30, with options to flex up or down
  • an annual incentive plan based on company and individual performance
  • generous pension scheme - contributions are double matched by Pearson
  • stock purchase options
  • health plans, and an employee assistance programme for you and your family, to help balance work, family and personal life including flexible working, dental plans, childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme and season ticket loans.

If we sound like a good match for you, or maybe for a friend, we’d love to receive an application. Find out more about how learning makes us, at www.pearson.com.

Primary Location: GB-GB-London

Work Locations: GB-London-190 High Holborn 190 High Holborn London WC1V 7BH

Job: Technology

Organization: Core

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Dec 19, 2018

Job Unposting: Jan 18, 2019

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1816391

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.