RAF Association – Support Web Developer


£25745 – £27100 pro rata for 30 hours per week

Based at our HQ in Leicester LE3 1UT with agile home working

About us

For over 90 years, the RAF Association have championed a simple belief – that no member of the RAF community should ever be left without the help that they need. The RAF Association is one of the leading providers of welfare assistance to the RAF community and we exist to ensure that their sacrifice does not result in suffering, poverty, loneliness or isolation. Last year, we supported over 85,500 members of the RAF community who required practical, emotional or financial assistance. For the sake of everyone who needs our help, we continue to evolve and innovate to meet new challenges and remain at the leading edge of service provision. We champion the best interests of the RAF community and work together to make sure no one is ever left behind.

About the job

Due to continued investment in our digital transformation journey, we have a newly created position that will support the design, development and testing of the RAF Association group’s web properties to ensure they offer market leading experiences and engagement opportunities for our supporters. In addition to supporting day to day web development activities, the role will support the technical maintenance, content management and user support of websites and landing page experiences for the whole Group. Reporting to our Front End Web Developer, you will support with all web development activity but in particular the maintenance of all group websites. You will have responsibility for ensuring all websites and hosting is configured for optimal performance and security in line with changing trends and technology.

The role is busy and varied and allows you to be fully ‘hands on’ with both technical support and engaging with a wide and diverse range of stake holders. A creative individual will thrive on working collaboratively with colleagues to build user-focused content pages and experiences using information architecture that drives engagement and action.

About you 

Whilst a degree within a web development environment would be desirable, a current and up to date knowledge and experience of WordPress maintenance is an essential requirement. You will be able to tell us about your WordPress (or similar CMS) skills, your familiarity with managing website hosting as well as knowledge of UX and IA principles across different devices. Ideally you will have knowledge of agile project methodology and management tools and a working knowledge of designing optimal user experiences using usability analysis, stakeholder engagement, and UAT.

Whilst the role is very technical we also need you to have an enthusiastic, friendly personality to confidently deliver support and training to end-users across all our websites.

It is highly recommended that you read the supporting role profile and person specification prior to applying for the role.  This is available to download on our website www.rafa.org.uk

Why join us?

You’ll be joining a fantastic, engaged environment committed to really making a difference. We offer a wide range of benefits including generous holiday entitlement as well as a range of other benefits including pension, EAP and 4 x times life cover. Employees also can take part in a number of fundraising events as volunteers, for which there is additional leave provision of one day per year.

To apply

Please submit your CV and covering letter to jobs@rafa.org.uk

Closing Date                  8am Monday 13 June 2022

Interview Date              week commencing 20 June at Atlas House

Applicants who demonstrate valuable experience may be offered an informal telephone discussion ahead of the closing date so please do not delay in applying. We’d love to hear from you!

The RAF Association is a Disability Confident Employer. Please let us know if you require any assistance with your application.

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