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Job title Head of Digital Development

Department Marketing, Communications and External Affairs

Salary Starting from £45,585, rising to £54,395

Grade Grade 8

Contract Type Full Time, Open Ended

Placed on Wednesday 03 April 2024

Closing date Sunday 21 April 2024

Interview date Wednesday 08 May 2024

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Head of Digital Development

Are you skilled in digital development, with a deep understanding of coding and experience managing the technical infrastructure of websites and applications? Can you inspire, manage, and develop a multi-skilled team of designers and developers? If so, then we have an opportunity for you as our next Head of Digital Development. 

This key management position sits within our Marketing, Communications, and External Affairs department and plays a crucial role in delivering our mission by enabling audiences to effectively engage with the University’s digital platforms. 

We are seeking a skilled individual to lead our Digital Development team based on user-centred design to build digital products for the University.  

We are excited to be building a Marketing, Communications, and External Affairs function within the University of Bath. For more information on the department and to view more opportunities, please click here. This is an exciting time to join the University and we are looking for someone who can help us continue to build on our success, working collaboratively with colleagues to deliver our aims.

About You:

  • A product owner with a proven track record in owning, delivering, and maintaining digital roadmaps, with deep knowledge of web standards and accessibility
  • A team leader who fosters a culture of growth and development
  • An advocate for best practices who promotes test and behaviour-driven development, W3C standards, accessibility, and usability.
  • A technical expert who provides support, advice, and guidance in coding and scripting languages, with the ability to review code within an MVC architecture (familiarity with one or more of HTML, CSS, SASS, PHP, Ruby, or JavaScript) and manage codebases using version control tools.
  • A natural collaborator who works closely with stakeholders across an organisation to align digital initiatives with strategic goals and foster strong working relationships.  

What we can offer you:

Find out more about our benefits.

We consider ourselves to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams. 

We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.


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We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.