Web Programmer - Full Time - Cardiff University

Full-time Cardiff University in Cardiff

Web Programmer - Full Time

Wales Deanery (Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education: PGMDE) is looking to recruit a Web Programmer. This is an exciting opportunity to make a valuable contribution to an innovative development team in PGMDE at the Wales Deanery. You will be working on IT projects which facilitate and support key functions for the benefit of doctors, dentists and patients in Wales. The position requires sound knowledge of PHP and Javascript programming environments and knowledge of Apache environments. Systems analysis skills would also be useful.

You will be working in a dynamic, creative team of 5 which delivers projects of high quality to tight timescales. You will be an effective team player, able to learn and adapt quickly to change and new challenges. The role will require you to be involved in designing, developing, testing and demonstrating outcomes to stakeholders.

This is a full time, open-ended position of 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

Salary: £32,004 - £39,324 per annum (Grade 6)

Date post advertised: Thursday, 10th November 2016 Closing date: Sunday, 11th December 2016

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity. Our inclusive environment welcomes applications from talented people from diverse backgrounds.

To work closely with the Business Systems Support Unit Manager and the Systems Analysts to contribute to the analysis, design, implementation and testing of key systems which support the business processes of the Deanery.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities: •To contribute to the design, development, implementation and testing of the Medical Appraisal and Revalidation System (MARS) and other software systems. •To provide server administration and support for Deanery systems. •To work closely with the BSSU Manager to support partnerships and collaborations as necessary for the efficient and effective provision of key software systems and to identify and advise on software, hardware, network and service requirements. •To contribute to the effective development and integration of a variety of relevant databases and associated functions with MARS and other systems. •To contribute to the provision of one-to-one and group training programmes to support the users of MARS and other systems. •To maintain confidentiality of all information including electronic records across the School in line with the Data Protection Act and Freedom of Information Act. •To comply with and contribute to PGMDE quality assurance systems which ensure high standards of software and service. •To promote equality and diversity throughout the IM&T Strategy. •To liaise with Deanery stakeholders on a regular basis, provide reports and updates on software projects, contribute to effective team working, and maintain effective internal and external communication channels. •To be an active participant in CPD activities appropriate to the role. •You may be asked to perform other duties occasionally which are not included above, but which will be consistent with the role.

Person Specification
Essential Criteria:

  1. Good organisational and communication skills - written, oral and presentation, including the ability to communicate a range of specialist technical issues to technical and non-technical staff.

  2. Systems analysis, program design, user interface design, implementation and testing skills.

  3. Detailed high level working knowledge and expertise in the following programming languages and their application: PHP, MySQL, CSS, JQuery, AJAX and JavaScript.

  4. Knowledge of object-orientated programming.

  5. Knowlegde and experience of Apache server.

  6. Knowledge and expertise in PHPMyAdmin or equivalent.

  7. Degree/NVQ 4 or equivalent Professional Membership/experience.

  8. Track record as a team member developing, testing and implementing web based software systems using PHP, My SQL and JavaScript.

  9. Proactive, able to work on initiative.

  10. Evidence of ability to undertake and deliver projects to long and short term deadlines within a team and/or individually.

Desirable Criteria:

  1. Knowledge of Bootstrap and Responsive website deisgn.

  2. Knowledge of Agile and SVN or similar version control.

  3. Knowledge of Data Protection.

  4. Knowledge of Data Management, Security and Usability standards.

Additional Information
PGMDE Summary

Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education

PGMDE is responsible for the management and quality assurance of education and training of some 2,600 Doctors and Dentists in Wales and, for General Practitioners and Dentists, their continuing professional development in line with the requirements of the General Medical Council (GMC) and the General Dental Council (GDC). Our client group includes Foundation, Specialty Training grade doctors and Dental Vocational Trainees. The School also has a role in relation to overseeing the provision of Continuing Professional Development for General Medical and Dental Practitioners across Wales. Our goal is to deliver excellence in postgraduate medical and dental education for Wales by ensuring that all training grade doctors and dentists in Wales have access to high quality postgraduate facilities and educational support so that they can achieve their potential in service provision to the NHS in Wales.

PGMDE’s primary responsibility is Training which is delivered by NHS Consultants and General Practitioners (Educational Supervisors) across Wales. In addition to this major role in respect of training future doctors and dentists in Wales, the School also runs a number of taught academic courses tailoring existing course provision and developing bespoke short ‘training the trainer’ courses to target the continuing professional development needs of Doctors and Dentists in Wales.

Our central offices are situated on the Heath Park campus in Cardiff and house some 100 members of staff including the Head of PGMDE and Postgraduate Dean, medical professionals, management and administrative personnel. The majority of our staff, some 190 part-time educators are outposted in hospitals and general practices across Wales.

This post supports a diverse portfolio of business activities across the sections and units of Wales Deanery https://rsu.walesdeanery.org/

It will make a significant contribution to the design and development of software systems which support the Deanery business streams, all of which are informed by Welsh Government and the General Medical Council.

The Wales Deanery software development team’s values are team based, working to the highest professional standards in all aspects of software quality, testing and maintenance / delivery.

Further information about Wales Deanery may be found at www.walesdeanery.org and further information about software development in the BSSU at https://bssu.walesdeanery.org/

To apply, please visit http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AVL804/web-programmer/

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