Organisation NERC
Organisation Detail British Geological Survey
Reference Number IRC245642
Location Nottingham See on Map
Salary £24435 - £30544
Date Posted 25 June 2018
Grade UKRI-Band C
Contract Type Open Ended
Hours Full Time
Closing Date 30 July 2018
Interview Date 10 September 2018

Brief Description

Salary: £24,435 to £30,544 per annum (depending on qualifications and experience)
Grade: UKRI - Band C
Contract Type: Open-Ended
Hours: Full Time
Closing Date: 30th July 2018
Interview Date: 10th September 2018

An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Web Developer to join our Corporate Communications & Publications Team at our headquarters in Keyworth in Nottingham.

Primary Tasks:

  • to develop and maintain the BGS websites, adding new content as required and requested by the Corporate Websites Manager, working as part of the Comms team
  • produce clean, precise code with attention to detail, using XHTML, CSS, jQuery & JS
  • responsively fix bugs or attend to issues raised by clients on an ad hoc basis
  • adhere to web development standards, including accessibility and mobile device optimisation
  • to gather feedback from clients and utilise this to deliver on their requirements in a timely and pleasant manner.

Other Tasks:

  • interact with the informatics team in their application development sprints.

Organization Description

UK Research and Innovation is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation. More information can be found at

The British Geological Survey (BGS), founded in 1835 is part of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), and is the world's longest-established national geological survey and the UKs premier centre for earth science information and expertise.

Shortlisting and Interview Criteria



  • BSc degree or equivalent qualification.



  • some work experience in web development.



  • knowledge of XHTML, CSS3, JavaScript JQuery and use of plug-ins/other libraries
  • knowledge of web accessibility mobile friendly best practice
  • proficient in front end web design and UX optimisation.


  • knowledge of Map API – openlayers, google maps, leaflet
  • PHP
  • Oracle and SQLServer awareness
  • SQL
  • Agile
  • user specification and requirements gathering
  • ColdFusion
  • social media analytics
  • an interest in Geology and related sciences.

Skills and Abilities


  • ability to present their work clearly to non-technical staff
  • effective written communication skills
  • ability to work unsupervised
  • good attention to detail
  • ability to prioritise work and meet tight deadlines
  • ability to work within a variety of teams and to participate as a team member
  • flexible approach
  • ability to adapt to changing priorities
  • ability to empathise with the needs of the business and colleagues and relate this to your support role in the organisation.

Personal qualities


  • approachable
  • alignment to BGS core values.


  • able to travel off-site occasionally.



  • demonstrates an interest in the work of BGS and NERC
  • displays an enthusiasm for their role and a desire to develop this further
  • demonstrates an interest in their own continuing professional development
  • demonstrates curiosity and a drive to resolve problems.

As this job does not fulfil the Home Office Code of Practice criterion for obtaining sponsored migrant worker status we will be unable to apply for sponsorship for anyone not eligible to work in the UK.   At interview, all shortlisted candidates are required to bring with them identification documents and original documents that prove they hold or can obtain the right to work in the UK. You can check your eligibility here:

Working hours will be 37 per week excluding lunch breaks. A generous benefits package is also offered, including a company pension scheme, 30 days annual leave plus 10.5 days public and privilege holidays. NERC has an equal opportunities policy and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. People with disabilities and those from ethnic minorities are currently under represented and their applications are particularly welcomed. Guaranteed interview scheme for applicants with disabilities.

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