Web Developer

ARU is ranked in the world’s top 350 institutions in the 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and are a global university transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research. Their research institutes and four faculties bridge scientific, technical and creative fields. They deliver impactful research which tackles pressing issues and makes a real difference to our communities. ARU's academic excellence has been recognised by the UK’s Higher Education funding bodies, with 16 of the research areas assessed as world-leading. In 2021, they were awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for world-leading music therapy work.

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.


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