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Developer (Accessibility)

Campaigns and Digital

Location:  University House
Salary:  £35,014 to £38,059 per annum
6 months Fixed Term
Closing Date:  Friday 21 August 2020
Interview Date:  Tuesday 08 September 2020
Reference:  072020-269

The developer role is key to delivering the University’s Accessibility project for the corporate website. Ensuring that our web content is accessible and available to as many prospective students as possible.

Reporting to the Head of Campaigns and Digital and managing two Web Officers focused on web accessibility. You will take a leading role in reviewing and updating the accessibility road map and carrying out the development required to ensure that we are compliant with The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) Accessibility Regulations 2018.


  • Able to provide a portfolio and examples of previous work.
  • Proven knowledge and understanding of UX/UI which puts usability and accessibility at the forefront.
  • 3 years front end development experience in HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery.
  • 3 years’ experience of front end development using ASP.NET, C# and MVC5.
  • Use of source control repositories such as GIT, SVN or TFS.
  • Experience in Agile/Scrum development methodologies.


  • Experience in Photoshop or Fireworks.
  • Experience of building to meet WCAG 2.0/2.1 guidelines.

You will be joining an ambitious Marketing and Communications team, responsible for attracting students to study with us at a hugely exciting period in the Birmingham City University story. We are a major part of the transformation of Birmingham, with a £340m investment in two superb campuses right at the heart of this great city. With an ambitious Vice-Chancellor in post, alongside a high profile Chancellor, Sir Lenny Henry, there has never been a better time to be part of Birmingham City University.

When completing your application, please ensure you attach a copy of your CV and a Covering Letter. You are advised to remove personal details from these documents, including your name.

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This role will not attract sufficient points to obtain a sponsored Tier 2 visa under the points-based immigration system, however, applications are welcome from candidates who don’t currently have the right to work in the UK, but who would be eligible to obtain a visa via another route.

Please note on occasions where we receive a large number of applications, we may close the advert ahead of the publicised closing date. If this does happen, we will contact all candidates via email who have started but not yet completed their application, giving 48 hours’ notice.  We would therefore advise that you submit your completed application as soon as possible.

Birmingham City University are an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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