As part of the Kickstart scheme, Reech is looking for a Website Development & Support Assistant with passion, drive and enthusiasm to join the web development team to support the delivery of our client websites and apps. This is an opportunity to learn a great deal and to gain real-world experience!

Summary

The primary function of this department is to build secure, cutting-edge websites and apps using the world’s most trusted technology, and also support our clients with hosting and website care.

The role will be varied supporting across an abundance of clients and projects with:

  • Updating WordPress websites using CMS
  • Uploading content as part of website build projects
  • Assisting with the ongoing development of software and coding standards
  • Participating in quality control activities such as testing user acceptance testing
  • Assisting with creating websites that look good and convert well.
  • Assisting with updating existing websites.
  • Assisting with project management of website builds
  • Communicating regularly with other team members.
  • Communicating via email and telephone with clients, when required.
  • Assisting with basic support to a wide range of clients with the day to day running of their websites and hosting.
  • Support with improvements and maintenance of our internal websites/systems.
  • Management of tasks on Teamwork and Float.

Opportunities

Working within the Development team, the role offers the opportunity to gain knowledge across all departments, covering:

  • How to code in WordPress and WooCommerce
  • How to build email templates (MailChimp)
  • How to use Content Management Systems
  • Hosting & Website Support Services (security threats, plugins etc)
  • Project and Time Management
  • How to User Acceptance Test
  • Different forms of testing (mobile/desktop)
  • Managing clients and communication
  • Understanding website deployment
  • Our approach to SEO optimised websites (Yoast)
  • Our approach to designing websites and apps
  • Creation and management of sitemaps
  • Implementing Google Analytics and reporting on performance
  • Website performance reporting.

Essential skills, experience and qualifications

  • Candidates should have a basic understanding of HTML, CSS, JavaScript or PHP or relevant experience with web development.
  • Excellent telephone manner and confidence
  • Competent use of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel
  • Understanding of modern technology
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Self-motivated and able to work towards strict deadlines
  • Ability to solve problems quickly and completely
  • Ability to multi-task and stay organised in a dynamic work environment
  • Analytical and inquisitive, with excellent attention to detail.

Details

  • 25 hours per week
  • Office opening hours are Monday-Friday (9am-5.30pm). Contracted 25 hours will be split over the 5 days.