University of Bath

University of Bath

Head of Digital Development (KW11592)

United Kingdom

Closing in 3 days

Job title Head of Digital Development

Department Marketing, Communications and External Affairs

Salary Starting from £45,585, rising to £54,395

Grade Grade 8

Contract Type Full Time, Open Ended

Placed on Wednesday 03 April 2024

Closing date Sunday 21 April 2024

Interview date Wednesday 08 May 2024

Reference KW11592

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About the role

We are excited to be building a Marketing, Communications, and External Affairs function within the University of Bath. For more information on the department and to view more opportunities, please click here.

Are you skilled in digital development, with a deep understanding of coding and experience managing the technical infrastructure of websites and applications? Can you inspire, manage, and develop a multi-skilled team of designers and developers?

If so, then we have an opportunity for you as our next Head of Digital Development.

This key management position sits within our Marketing, Communications, and External Affairs department and plays a crucial role in delivering our mission by enabling audiences to effectively engage with the University's digital platforms.

We are seeking a skilled individual to lead our Digital Development team based on user-centred design to build digital products for the University.

We would love to hear from you if you are:

  • A product owner with a proven track record in owning, delivering, and maintaining digital roadmaps, with deep knowledge of web standards and accessibility.
  • A team leader who fosters a culture of growth and development.
  • An advocate for best practices who promotes test and behaviour-driven development, W3C standards, accessibility, and usability.
  • A technical expert who provides support, advice, and guidance in coding and scripting languages, with the ability to review code within an MVC architecture (familiarity with one or more of HTML, CSS, SASS, PHP, Ruby, or JavaScript) and manage codebases using version control tools.
  • A natural collaborator who works closely with stakeholders across an organisation to align digital initiatives with strategic goals and foster strong working relationships.
  • What we can offer you:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance
  • we are a family-friendly University and with an increasingly agile workforce, are open to flexible working arrangements
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities
  • a number of support options available for new and existing staff to help with the cost of some immigration expenses which you may be eligible for: Relocation allowance, Visa Reimbursement, Interest-Free Loan.
  • Find out more about our benefits.

    We consider ourselves to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams.

    We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

    Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

    Further details:
  • Job Description & Person Specification

  • Terms and Conditions of Employment

  • We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.

    Job details

    Title

    Head of Digital Development (KW11592)

    Employer

    University of Bath

    Location

    United Kingdom

    Published

    April 04, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 21, 2024

    Job type

    Administration/Managerment

    Field

    Architecture and Design,Computer Science,Business and Economics

    About the employer

    Situated in Bath, Somerset, United Kingdom, University of Bath is a public university that received its royal charter in 1966. The University of Bath has been consistently ranked amongst the top universities in the UK and is known for its expertise in research and teaching. In 2004, the university launched the SET squared Partnership with the universities of Bristol, Southampton, and Surrey. This is the largest partnership ever, comprises of a combined staff of 6,400 researchers, and has a research budget of £266 million.

    The university is known for its four faculties: management, science, humanities and social science, and engineering and design. The university has been recognized for its excellence in research facilities and according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), 87 percent of the university's research has been defined as world-leading. Notably, the university's research into child poverty and support for vulnerable people won a Queen's Anniversary Prize in 2011. The university's research grants and contracts portfolio is worth around £150 million.

    The university constantly finishes at the top of student satisfaction rankings and excelling in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Psychology. It was also awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework. Because of its high-quality teaching, Bath's graduates are highly sought after by the UK's top employers.

    In 2004, Bath University invested in creating a sports training village, which has emerged as one of the best training centers for athletes in Europe. In 2013, the University became a founder member of GW4, an alliance of universities sharing intellectual and physical resources. Also, in the same year, the university opened a block of 75 flats for students living on campus. In 2012, the university began a three-year campus improvement project to improvise and expand student accommodation, teaching space, and a £10million arts centre. The university has invested over £450 million on its campus over the last decade.

    In 2015, the university inaugurated a specialized area for arts, education, and events. The University of Bath has a well-built infrastructure with all the essential facilities and amenities a student will require. The university gives equal focus on sports and offers one of the best sports facilities in the UK. The university-based athletes won six medals in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

    Almost one-fourth of the students enrolled are from outside the UK, so, the university offers a perfect internationally diverse experience. Airbus, World Bank, Nike, Ford, and Rolls Royce are some of the industry leaders, which collaborate with the university.

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