Company Introduction

A Leading, multi award winning, education services provider is currently seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and creative Front End Developer, to join our digital team in our Colchester office, located on the Knowledge Gateway at the University of Essex. They are leading the way in the development and delivery of innovative educational training and digital products, which make a difference through raising standards in schools. Their mission is to motivate and inspire school teachers and school leaders to achieve outstanding results through engaged learning and visionary leadership.

If you would like to be a key member of the team, in this fast growing successful company, we would be pleased to hear from you

Job Description

We are looking for a passionate Front-End Web Developer, who is highly motivated to combine the art of design with the art of programming. The right candidate will have a passion for delivering quality user experiences, a portfolio of your recent work and excellent verbal and written communication skills.

The candidate should be experienced in HTML 5, CSS, JavaScript and JQuery. The job will involve building and maintaining websites and products, working with our back-end developer and wider digital team. Knowledge of Foundation and Bootstrap frameworks is important. The candidate will need a track record of building sites that demonstrate a fantastic attention to detail. The developer will work from In design layouts produced by our design team, and will be expected to play a significant part in the interpretation of the designs, contributing to UX/UI and motion.

The role will also include SEO support for our digital marketing team, ensuring our website and applications integrate fully Google Analytics and AdWords and other third party tracking applications


  • Develop new user-facing features
  • Build reusable code and libraries for future use
  • Ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs
  • Optimize application for maximum speed and scalability
  • Assure that all user input is validated before submitting to back-end
  • Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders

Skills And Qualifications

  • Excellent understanding of web markup, including HTML5, CSS3
  • Basic understanding of server-side CSS pre-processing platforms, such as LESS and SASS
  • Excellent understanding of client-side scripting and JavaScript frameworks, including jQuery
  • Excellent understandingof advanced JavaScript libraries and frameworks, such as AngularJS or  KnockoutJS,
  • Excellent understanding of asynchronous request handling, partial page updates, and AJAX
  • Basic knowledge of image authoring tools, to be able to crop, resize, or perform small adjustments on an image. Familiarity with tools such as in design or Photoshop is a plus.
  • Excellent understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and ways to work around them.
  • Good understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git / SVN
  • Good understanding of SEO principles and ensuring that application will adhere to them.

The position is available on a full time basis and offered with a salary range of £25,000 - £30,000, plus performance related bonus