Job Opportunities

Job title: Senior Website Developer


REF: 908

ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY: Internal – External


JOB STATUS: Casual Appointment (51 weeks)

SALARY PER ANNUM: £26,067 to £35,505 dependant on skills and experience

DIRECTORATE: Public Engagement & Learning



Kew is the world-leader in plant diversity science, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a major visitor attraction, that shows the importance of plants in all our lives. Kew’s mission is to inspire and deliver science-based plant conservation worldwide, enhancing the quality of life. 

In this key role, you will develop and administer the Content Management System (currently Oracle) which delivers Kew’s external website, intranet and mobile applications. The website underpins key marketing and communcation activities, enhances visitor experience, supports membership and fundraising and raises awareness of the work of Kew.

Over the next 12 months Kew will be migrating the web and intranet from the current Oracle CMS to an open source environment (Drupal). You will be responsible for maintaining the current CMS and assist in the migration of content and functionality to the new platform and support the ongoing development of the new platform.

Educated to degree level, you will have formal qualifications or training in computer science, web development technologies and methodologies, or the equivalent level of experience. You will be experienced in developing web applications with CSS, XHTML, JavaScript, and HTML 5 and have a good understanding of open standards and open source software such as Drupal (version 6 or 7).  You will have worked with a range of CMS solutions and be experienced in the support and maintenance of web, intranet and mobile service.

Benefits include 30 days’ holiday per year, a choice of defined benefit or stakeholder pension, a flexible benefits scheme, as well as a great working environment.

CLOSING DATE: 24th July 2013 at 10 am

INTERVIEW DATE: Week beginning July 29th

How To Apply

1. Download and read the Job Profile.

Job Description, Person Specification and Additional Information (Word)

2. Complete an Application Form and an Equality and Diversity Form.

3. Return your completed Application Form and Equality and Diversity Form to Please be advised that we do not accept applications by post.  If you have a disability or a special need that requires support please contact us on 020 8332 3135.

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