KTP Associate – Web Developer

University of Plymouth - KTP and Enterprise Solutions

Research and Innovation

Salary: up to £21,000 (+ £4,000 personal development budget)

We are seeking an enthusiastic and creative web developer to work on an innovative collaboration between Essential 6 and University of Plymouth.

The Role: The key objective of this joint project is to create an innovative IT driven, secure learning platform to optimise individualised face-to-face and remote training development, delivery and pre and post assessment.

The Candidate: It is essential that the successful applicant should be a graduate / post graduate in a relevant discipline (or demonstrate that they have the equivalent level of recent academic knowledge/research) such as Computing, Computer Science, Computer Security, IT for Business Computer Systems and Networks, with a passion for systems and web development.  

Experience in the areas such as software development, systems design and integration, database design, user interface optimization, web/cloud technologies and app development would be desirable. Knowledge of e-learning platforms and information security would be an advantage.

You will also have good interpersonal and communication skills and be personable, enthusiastic and able to engage others in development work. The successful candidate will also have excellent initiative, attention to detail, be tenacious and have the ability to solve problems creatively. 

There is a possibility for continued employment with Essential 6 once the fixed term project has ended.

The Company: Essential 6 Ltd has been trading since 2007 and from our head office in the English Riviera town of Torquay, we provide training services throughout the United Kingdom. We have developed a strong reputation with our customers for providing high quality training delivered by excellent and highly rated trainers. For further information on Essential 6 please visit their website www.essential6.co.uk

University of Plymouth: University of Plymouth is one of the UK’s Top 5 modern universities (Times Higher Education ‘150 Under 50’ 2016 league table), and has a strong reputation for innovation. We are at the heart of Plymouth and play a key role in the civic, cultural, social and economic life of our vibrant waterfront city.

The Project:  Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) is one of Europe’s leading graduate recruitment programmes helping businesses to improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills that reside within the UK knowledge base. The successful candidate will receive technical support and mentoring from 3 University of Plymouth academics, Prof Nathan Clarke, Dr Shirley Atkinson and Prof Anthony Gilbert as well as practical and formal management training and development. 

For an informal discussion on the role please contact Nicola Burton, Administrator, on email nicola.burton@plymouth.ac.uk.

This is a full-time post working 37 hours per week on a fixed term basis for a period of 22 months commencing no later than 15th January 2017.  This position will be based in Torquay, Devon.

The successful candidate should have the right to live and work in the UK prior to appointment.

Closing Date: 12 Midnight, Sunday 11th December 2016

Interviews are expected to take placing during the week commencing 19th December 2016

University of Plymouth is committed to an inclusive culture and respecting diversity, and welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is a Stonewall diversity champion.

The University holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award which recognises commitment to advancing women’s career in STEMM academia.

University of Plymouth has been recognised by Bloomberg as one of the 50 best UK employers for 2016.

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