Web Support and Development Officer (Drupal)

The Wildlife Trusts

Newark, Nottinghamshire
£28,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Reference: NTXEW329278

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 2nd September 2018  


The Wildlife Trusts believe that people are part of nature and that a healthy, wildlife-rich world is the foundation of our wellbeing and prosperity. We have a mission to secure Living Landscapes and Living Seas and to inspire society to value and act for nature.

We are looking for a driven and enthusiastic Web Support and Development Officer to join our team in Newark and help drive forward the rollout and development of our new Drupal 8 web platform across the Wildlife Trusts movement.

In this key position you will be a centre of expertise for queries and support in relation to a new Drupal 8 based web template. You will have overall responsibility for management of the shared codebase used by individual Wildlife Trust sites and you will manage the deployment of code changes using a Git based workflow the tools within our Pantheon (pantheon.io) hosting environment.

You will also work closely with our web development partners to provide local Wildlife Trusts with technical support, assistance with bug fixing, content creation queries, integration of social media, analytics and a range of third party services including online payments and donations. You will also prioritise, plan, develop and test new features within the website template and will play a key role in shaping the long-term direction of the initiative.

The role will also provide CMS training and website guidance and support to colleagues from across the local Wildlife Trusts and assist in all aspects of launching and operating their individual sites.

There is also an opportunity for the role assist with The Wildlife Trusts national website and work on other digital projects including the support and development of the Wildlife Trusts intranet. Other duties will include providing administrative support in the management and coordination of the collective website template project.

The successful candidate should demonstrate an honest and inclusive attitude with good organisational skills and the ability to prioritise and progress multiple issues. It would be advantageous if you have previous experience supporting / developing with Drupal 8 or earlier versions of Drupal and related technologies. However, applications are also strongly encouraged from individuals with a strong technical mindset and a keenness and ability to quickly learn and embrace new technologies.

The Wildlife Trusts is a grassroots movement of 800,000 members, 43,000 volunteers and 2,800 staff across the UK dedicated to our vision and driven by our beliefs. There are 36 Wildlife Trusts in England, four in Wales and Trusts for Scotland, Northern Ireland, Alderney and the Isle of Man. The Wildlife Trusts have an unmatched presence on the ground helping to inspire millions of people about wildlife every year and managing nearly 100,000 hectares of land. Being part of The Wildlife Trust movement enables you to make a real difference and we look for people who share our values.

Are you a technical expert that would like to make that change to working for a charity, knowing that you are supporting making a positive difference to nature across the UK? Then this is the role for you.

We value courage, respect, integrity, trust and responsibility. Whilst we are passionate in promoting our aims, we are not judgemental, and we are inclusive. Our society is divided, and The Wildlife Trusts want to reduce, not increase, that division.

The Wildlife Trusts is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

If you feel this is the role for you then we look forward to hearing from you.

Closing Date: 2 September 2018


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