Senior Drupal Web Developer

History of Parliament

(Two year fixed term appointment)

This post holder with work in close association with the Institute of Historical Research, University of London

The History of Parliament Trust is responsible for researching and publishing one of the most highly regarded works of historical reference.  Its volumes provide summary biographies of Members of Parliament, surveys of politics and elections in each constituency, and introductory material, from the fourteenth century to the nineteenth. Published in print and online, all of the History’s work up to 2010 is available on its website (currently 22,000 biographies and 2,800 constituency articles, in 26 million words). Forthcoming developments include the publication of the series for 1422-68, and incorporation online of the History’s coverage of the House of Lords.

The History of Parliament enjoys a long-standing and close working relationship with the Institute of Historical Research, University of London (IHR), and especially with the IHR’s Digital research group. The Institute oversees the file preparation of the History’s new print volumes, and provides a technical advisory network and environment to support the work of the Senior Drupal Developer.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Drupal Developer who will maintain and further develop our growing web presence. The postholder will be responsible for the security, maintenance, development and redesign of the websites of the History of Parliament Trust. These include the main site (, along with several development sites covering current research projects. The postholder will also oversee the data standardisation of the existing History of Parliament applications and future data mining for research purposes. The role combines extensive Drupal site maintenance and development, along with opportunities for creative working on large sets of historical data.

Applicants should have experience in Drupal development, the ability to work with large datasets and proficiency in content management. They should have excellent interpersonal and analytical skills and be able to work independently and within a team. The appointment is for a fixed term of two years commencing on a salary of £45,776 per annum inclusive of £2,134 London weighting. Further particulars can be downloaded from our website at

Closing date for applications: Friday 6th July 2018.   
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 24th July 2018.

History of Parliament, 18 Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2NS

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