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Summary
Salary: £29000-35760 BSP - £32000 -38560 STP
Location: Boston Spa
Job Type: Permanent
Vacancy Group: Chief Operating Officers Portfolio
Category: Information Technology and Development
Closing Date: 30/01/2022
Date Posted: 07/01/2022
Reference: 03919

Description

                        

Full Time, Permanent,

Do you have what it takes to give flare to the British Library’s web estate?

Are you a skilled front-end developer with a keen eye for detail and a passion for coding standards? Can you translate wireframes and brand guidelines to search engine optimised, fully accessible front-end code?

We’re looking for someone to join our forward thinking web development team, who can bring with them modern framework skills and the desire to make change. In turn we can offer you a career to be proud of whilst enjoying the benefits of working in the Public Sector.

The British Library has a rare opportunity for a Front End Developer in our Web Development Team, based in Boston Spa (Wetherby), or St Pancras (London), (requirement is to be in the office one day a week at present) 

You will benefit from:

·        Flexible Working

·        25 days annual leave, plus 2.5 privilege days (and Bank Holidays on top!)

·        Employers Pension Contribution of 26.6%-30.3%. For example, if you contribute £1580 pa into your Civil Service Pension, the British Library will contribute £7,859 pa

·        Free access to Training Courses to upskill yourself

About you:

  • Experience and understanding of modern front-end development techniques.
  • Proficient understanding of web markup, including HTML5 & CSS3.
  • Proficient understanding of client-side scripting and JavaScript frameworks such as React, Preact, VueJS and/or Angular.
  • Proven ability to code Vanilla JavaScript.
  • Proven ability to work with APIs for content retrieval.
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git or SVN.
  • Proficient understanding of Webpack, Gulp, Grunt and/or similar build tools.
  • Good understanding of SEO principles.
  • Good understanding of AA Accessibility standards and testing tools.
  • Good understanding of front-end performance optimisation.
  • Good understanding of browser compatibility and testing.
  • Ability to provide accurate time estimates for front-end development work.
  • Basic knowledge of image authoring tools, to be able to crop, resize, or perform small adjustments on an image.
  • Ability to code and support websites built using older front-end web technologies, such as jQuery, HTML 4.01 and in-line CSS.

 

If this sounds like you then apply today! We would love to hear from you!

As one of the world’s great libraries, our duty is to preserve the nation’s intellectual memory for the future and make it available to all for research, inspiration and enjoyment. At present we have well over 170 million items, in most known languages, with three million new items added every year. We have manuscripts, maps, newspapers, magazines, prints and drawings, music scores, and patents. We make our collections and programmes available to all. We operate the world’s largest document delivery service providing millions of items a year to customers all over the world. What matters to us is that we preserve the national memory and enable knowledge to be created both now and in the future by anyone, anywhere.

In return we offer a competitive salary and a number of excellent benefits.  Our pension scheme is one of the most valuable benefits we offer, as our staff can become members of the Alpha Pension Scheme where the Library contributes a minimum of 20.6% (this may be higher dependant on grade. Another significant benefit the Library provides is the provision of a flexible working hours scheme which could allow you to work your hours flexibly over the week and to take up to 5 days flexi leave in a 3 month period. This is on top of 25 days holiday from entry and public and privilege holidays.

 

For further information and to apply, please visit www.bl.uk/careers quoting vacancy ref:03919

Closing date: 30 January 2022

Interview date: 09 February 2022

We are unable to provide sponsorship under the UK Skilled Worker visa for this role, as it does not meet the eligibility criteria required for this immigration route


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Disability Confident

We are a Disability Confident employer, and make a commitment to recruit and support disabled people. We guarantee an interview for disabled candidates who meet the minimum (essential) requirements for a vacancy

Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme, Proud Employers - LGBT Jobs


Description: employer_small (3)

Disability Confident

We are a Disability Confident employer, and make a commitment to recruit and support disabled people. We guarantee an interview for disabled candidates who meet the minimum (essential) requirements for a vacancy

Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme, Proud Employers - LGBT Jobs

In order to apply for this vacancy, you must be able to supply the required answers to the following questions:

  • Are you currently a British Library employee or agency member of staff?

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