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Vacancy Type

Fixed term contract

Fixed Term Duration

2 years

Employment Type

Full time

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Student Union

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  • Job Description and Person Specification (PDF, 849.29kb)
  • Web Developer



    35 hours per week, 2-year fixed term contract

    ARU Students' Union are looking to recruit a Web Developer to join our team. As our web developer, you will play an essential role in creating and maintaining our website. You will collaborate with other members of our team on various web projects, ensuring that our digital presence is up-to-date and fully functional.

    What you will be doing

  • Collaborate closely with the Communications and Marketing team to design and develop our website
  • Develop microsites for larger annual SU projects such as the SU Awards and Welcome Week
  • Monitor website performance, develop strategies and integrate new website functionality that will improve user experience
  • Ensure website functionality and troubleshoot potential issues
  • Create and maintain website documentation, including coding standards, content management, and version control
  • Manage the website helpdesk, resolving the routine requests that come in from the teams across the Students' Union (SU)
  • Stay up-to-date with emerging trends and technologies in web development
  • Ensure compliance with industry standards, such as accessibility and data privacy regulations
  • Make recommendations for future, long term improvements, to the website and the user experience
  • What we're looking for

  • Degree in computer science, web development, or a related field
  • Experience in web development and design
  • Working knowledge of front-end web development languages, such as Bootstrap, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Experience working with content management systems
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication and collaboration abilities

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of people from different teams, all of which have varying requirements

  • Effective organisational skills with the ability to prioritise work
  • Why work for us?

    We offer:

  • A generous holiday entitlement
  • A contributory pension scheme
  • Comprehensive training and development opportunities
  • Discount schemes
  • Flexible working policy
  • About Anglia Ruskin Students' Union (ARUSU)

    ARUSU represents approximately 28,000 students at Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) across campuses in Cambridge, Chelmsford, Peterborough, and London. In addition, we provide a range of services; academic and welfare advice, support to students running societies and volunteering opportunities in and around the campuses. Whilst we play an important student representative role that sometimes sees us challenge the University, we work closely with them and support areas of delivery within their strategy.

    We are committed to equal opportunities in employment - we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

    The closing date for this role is Wednesday 22nd November at midnight.

    Interviews will be held on Friday 1st December in Chelmsford.

    To apply for this role, click on Web Developer Working for ARU Students' Union powered by StaffSavvy (

    Job details


    Web Developer


    Anglia Ruskin University


    United Kingdom


    November 18, 2023

    Application deadline

    November 22, 2023

    Job type



    Computer Science,Engineering

    About the employer

    Anglia Ruskin University is amongst the most prestigious universities located in East Anglia, United Kingdom. The origins of the university can be traced back to the year 1858 when John Ruskin founded the Cambridge School of Art. With time, the Essex Institute of Higher Education merged with Cambridgeshire College of Arts and Technology to form Anglia Polytechnic. In 1992, it was named as Anglia Polytechnic University, and in 2005, it was renamed as Anglia Ruskin University. Keeping in mind the overall development of the university, over a period of time, it invested more than £115 million on its campuses.

    Based in East Anglia, the university has four campuses and partner institutes in the country as well as in international locations. University's four campuses are located in Chelmsford, Cambridge, Peterborough, and London. Its flagship Cambridge campus is home to high-tech clinical skills labs, which also include mock hospital areas. Initially based in the city center, the Chelmsford campus moved to a new location in the year 1992. One of the main highlights of this riverside campus is the School of Medicine, which was set up in 2018 and is the foremost such school in Essex. The Chelmsford campus also boasts of its Queen's building, which was opened by none other than the Queen herself.

    The Guild House Peterborough campus, which was established in the year 2011, specializes in social and healthcare courses and is dedicated to training professionals of the corresponding field. Located in proximity to the city center, this campus has a strength of nearly 1200 students. The London campus was founded in 2015 and offers different undergraduate and postgraduate courses. In order to mark its presence in the UK and globally, the university partnered with a number of different institutions in the country, as well as across the world. Within the UK, it joined hands with University Centre West Anglia and University Centre Peterborough, while overseas, it entered into partnerships with colleges of different countries like India, Malaysia, Mauritius.

    The university offers undergraduate as well as postgraduate courses in different fields, keeping in mind the diverse requirements. There are postgraduate research courses available at the university as well, during which students can access modern facilities and gain hands-on experience. In addition, the university offers different part-time and continuing professional development (CPD) courses, which are particularly for working professionals. With the distance learning facility, students can gain access to study resources and online workshops.

    The university has more than 1,00,000 alumni present in 165 nations, who are working in different spheres. Some of the notable alumni are Chris Beckett (academic and author), Angela Hartnett (entrepreneur), Ian Miller (English footballer), Tony Palladino (English cricketer), and Barbara Yung (Hong Kong actress).

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