Job Description for a Web Designer/Developer

My Holiday Marketing Ltd is looking for a passionate WEB DESIGNER/DEVELOPER proficient in MYSQL AND ASP with some experience of CSS and PHP desirable.

We have a vision to build a leading brand and need a web genius to make that vision happen. If you are totally addicted to the world of website design and development; if you’re the kind of person that gets home and switches on the computer rather than the TV and if you possess a hunger for learning and the pursuit of innovative design, then we’d like to talk to you.

You could just as easily be newly graduated with a relevant degree – or self-taught with brimful of technical skills and knowledge that you’d like to put to the test in a high-profile environment.

This is an opportunity to cut your technical and design teeth on the development of new websites for a growing UK holiday marketing brand. You’ll be doing more than just site development. You’ll play a key role in the design and build of new sites and integrating them with a wider social network campaign, link networks and database marketing programmes.

You’ll be joining a small team of dedicated marketing and business entrepreneurs, with holiday property backgrounds working in North Devon. We’ll also encourage your ongoing development and offer a competitive salary.

Please note that this is an in-house post and that we are not seeking to appoint designer/developers on a freelance basis.

The information below sets out what we are looking for in more detail. To apply, please send us a CV which demonstrates how you meet our needs together with two referees and links to examples of websites or other online projects for which you have been responsible.

E-mail to: rick@myholidaymarketing.co.uk

TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE

ESSENTIAL!

We’d definitely like you to have:

1 Practical knowledge of one or more of the following languages:

  • .Asp (Essential)
  • MySQL (Essential)
  • HTML (Esential)

2 Experience in building and working with Content Management Systems like WordPress/Portals/E-commerce sites/ or other similar online applications.

3 Crafting a fluid and exciting user experience driven by flawless UI design.

4 Creating front-end web design, including designing interfaces, style guides and email campaign and newsletter templates.

DESIRABLE

We’d prefer it if you could demonstrate:

1 Knowledge of any of the following (or, if not, a willingness to learn):

  • CSS
  • PHP
  • .NET

2 Server hosting management skills

3 Integrating our social network platforms with MHM sites and client sites

4 Implementing W3C standards in browsers/cross platform deployment of sites (XHTML, CSS based layouts etc.)

5 Developing and managing web-based e-commerce solutions

RESPONSIBILITIES

You will be responsible for:

1 Front-end website designs and development for our corporate sites and other holiday cottage websites for clients, e.g. www.woolacombebeachapartment.co.uk

2 Developing and managing our Corporate and Directory sites, e.g www.myfavouriteholidaycottages.co.uk

3 Implementing website SEO review recommendations. Where appropriate, you’ll receive training and advice from our SEO Director

4 Developing and implementing Web-based Software and Services to benefit and develop My Holiday Marketing products, services and processes

5 Liaising with other members of the team regarding implementation of specifications and requirements

6 Providing time/cost estimates for development work tasks ·

7 Assisting with testing, release preparation and support of websites and other online services

8 Interacting with clients, creating web templates, developing different styles of design and layout, communicating with technical and non-technical staff and modifying 'design' based on requirements.

9 Other tasks as directed by the Directors

APTITUDES

We’re looking for someone who is

* Methodical and disciplined in approach to development tasks

* Comfortable working to a demanding schedule of work and able to set yourself high standards in terms of code quality and consistency which is thoroughly tested to achieve agreed requirements

* Ability to follow a specification and to implement it in code

* Able to raise, monitor and, where possible, resolve project or development issues

* Possesses an understanding of design concepts and ability to work with designers

* Understands the marketing-side of web design and UI development

* Possesses good written and oral communication skills

* Possesses sound visualization & strong fundamentals of usability

* Is self-motivated and flexible

At this stage, we are happy to consider Web Design/Developers proficient in PC or Mac programmes. We will consult with the successful candidate as to their preferred hardware and software for the job.

You'll report to: The Directors

You'll liaise with:

1 The Directors: (Four directors: Operations, Marketing, Technical and SEO)

2 The Marketing and Bookings Officer

3 Freelance web-designers

4 Clients

WHO WE ARE

My Holiday Marketing Ltd is a North Devon company providing a range of services for holiday property owners throughout the UK, including directory sites, website design, search engine optimisation and social network platforms.

We are a young company developing a healthy reputation for our fresh approach to online holiday property marketing helping to keep their customers ahead of the competition. We have a strong customer focused ethos and a commitment to meeting deadlines – whatever it takes.

We use the online world to establish relationships with holiday property owners and those looking to book a holiday cottage through a multi-channel communications strategy.

We currently have:

1 A directory site (www.myfavouriteholidaycottages.co.uk), still in its infancy and which the successful candidate will be given the opportunity to develop.

2 An ongoing website design service for individual holiday property owners. Examples include:

Candidates must live within a commutable distance of our offices, currently in Bratton Fleming, Barnstaple, North Devon or be willing to relocate to North Devon.

REMUNERATION:

£15-20,000 subject to experience and expertise.

20 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays

PLACE OF WORK:

My Holiday Marketing, Bratton Fleming. Barnstaple