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Web Developer | WordPress

We want to enable you to build, develop and update our website so it stands out from the crowd and reflects our own company values. Before we even discuss technologies and languages, we want you to ensure our website is accessible, performs and gives our customers what they need from it.

Posted on

November 13, 2020
Job Title:Web Developer | WordPress
Responsible to:Head of Online
Hours:Monday to Friday / Flexible Hours
Location:Split between Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk / Remote

Purpose of Job/ Key Objectives

This role is key in the next step of scaling the SaveMoneyCutCarbon brand as you will be our first in-house developer. You will report to the Head of Online and work closely with this team in developing our platform to be class leading. In addition to this you will work with a third-party agency who currently manage all aspects of website development.

We want to enable you to build, develop and update our website so it stands out from the crowd and reflects our own company values. Before we even discuss technologies and languages, we want you to ensure our website is accessible, performs and gives our customers what they need from it.

We want an individual who will bring ideas to the table but of utmost importance is best practice and putting the customer first and helping the website achieve its business goals.

This role is key in the next step of scaling the SaveMoneyCutCarbon brand as you will be our first in-house developer. You will report to the Head of Online and work closely with this team in developing our platform to be class leading. In addition to this you will work with a third-party agency who currently manage all aspects of website development.

The technical skills required for this role are:

  • A strong practical knowledge of PHP and best practices up to and beyond version 7
  • Knowledge and experience of developing for the WordPress platform, with an emphasis on theme development. Plugin development experience would be advantageous but not essential. Fluency with typical WordPress commercial plugins such as Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) & Gravity Forms would be useful
  • Experience of WooCommerce and its API
  • JavaScript skills will be required, although at this time the majority of the code uses the JQuery library, rather than the ES6 standard (which nonetheless would be useful in a candidate)
  • The ability to write hand-coded standards-compliant cross-browser compatible HTML5 and CSS (including CSS3), and an understanding of best practices using these technologies, particularly semantic HTML. CSS in the site is compiled using SASS, so experience with this preprocessor (or its rival, LESS) would be an advantage
  • A good understanding of SEO and best practices
  • Knowledge of Git Version Control, particularly branching and merging, and modern deployment processes particularly useful. Experience of developing within a localised environment advantageous
  • Familiarity with MySQL / SQL would be an advantage but not required

Other skills would include:

  • Strong web portfolio demonstrating technical ability, flexibility and a broad range of skills
  • Have a good understanding of website navigation, information architecture, user experience / usability, and accessibility
  • Experience of W3C standards and accessibility levels
  • Knowledge of command line skills would be of interest, but not required
  • Strong practical knowledge of PHP, JavaScript and MySQL/SQL
  • Producing hand-coded standards-compliant cross-browser compatible HTML and CSS (including HTML5 and CSS3), and understanding of best practices using these technologies

About SaveMoneyCutCarbon

We are a new breed of fast growing, award winning business; using a digital focus to educate and attract customers, who are looking to improve their sustainability, energy, water and carbon emissions reduction. We then deliver exceptional customer service for engaged customers, through online sales and a range of technologies and solutions delivered in the field covering all aspects of energy & water savings, reducing carbon emissions.

Founded in 2012, SaveMoneyCutCarbon has helped hundreds of thousands of customers reduce their carbon footprint whilst saving money by using water and energy in more sustainable ways. A recently announced new relationship and multimillion-pound investment by Barclays will help SaveMoneyCutCarbon grow faster and we need exceptional recruits, those that think outside of the box, those that make things happen, to deliver against this ambition.

From schools, hospitals, hotels, warehousing operators and public sector organisations to thousands of homes across the country, SaveMoneyCutCarbon’s customers collectively save over 727 million litres of water and 23 million kWh of energy each year, delivering a carbon reduction of 6,765 tonnes per annum from completed projects and products sold on its online platform. The carbon reduction alone is equivalent to travelling 23.24 million miles in an average petrol car.

Covering an increasing range of solutions and technologies we only work with established, proven global manufacturers, and internally to support this we create technical sales “hubs” to make sure we have the expertise in house to support our wider sales and online customers, to ensure every customer gets the best guidance, expertise and ultimately savings.

We don’t focus on selling “things in boxes,” we sell savings, payback and peace of mind, working hand in hand with clients and manufacturers to uncover untapped saving opportunities, building robust business cases, specifying the best solutions, financing the projects, the supplying and often installing across the UK. While many global manufacturers have well established distribution channels for shifting boxes or technical networks, we are creating something new; a marketplace and platform focused on customers who are interested in and driven by energy / water savings and the reduced carbon emissions this can deliver.

Apply now and help us make something special

0333 123 5464

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