Front End Developer

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 01/12/2023 23:59
£37,336 - £41,418 per annum
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
County Hall, Morpeth
Number of posts:
Closing date:
1 Dec
Further Information
Do you want a challenging and rewarding career with real opportunities to change the lives of people in Northumberland? If you are dynamic, dedicated and enthusiastic then we want to hear from you.

We have just embarked on a change journey through 'BEST' which will support the council to deliver its three priorities of economic growth, tackling inequalities and delivering value for money. BEST focuses on a number of transformational changes that will deliver improvements for customers and staff, whilst making the council more modern, effective, efficient and fit for purpose, and we’re looking for a proactive and engaging person to help us drive it forward.

This new fixed term role until 31st March 2026 will work as part of the Digital & IT Service who are on a mission to design and develop modern, user-centered digital services that will make a difference to the lives of people in Northumberland. As we embark on this exciting journey, we are looking for talented individuals who share our passion for innovation and customer-centricity. We need people who are creative, agile, and thrive in a collaborative environment to help us make this transformation a reality. This is an opportunity to work on exciting projects and make a real impact in the community. You'll have the chance to work with cutting-edge technology and contribute to the development of innovative solutions that will improve the way we deliver services to our residents.

It’s a great time to join Northumberland County Council, as we embark on an exciting and bold transformation journey, to do the best for our residents, customers, our staff, and the county.

About the role:
As a Front-End Developer, your primary responsibilities will include:

· Designing and delivering user-centered digital services across the council, from discovery to live service.

· Designing and developing user interfaces for web applications using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and other web technologies.

· Ensuring the overall quality of the front-end code and user experience.

· Collaborating with cross-functional teams, including developers, project managers, deliver managers and service managers, to define service requirements and ensure user needs are at the forefront of all service design.

· Establish and maintain effective user research and engagement strategies to ensure that services are designed to meet user needs and expectations.

· Developing and maintaining effective design systems and patterns to support the delivery of high-quality digital services.

· Ensuring adherence to best practices, industry standards, and project deadlines.

· Staying up to date with the latest front-end development trends, technologies, and best practices.

More information can be found in the attached job description and person specification.

About you:
. You will be passionate about technology and how it can play a pivotal part in transforming the lives of our residents, and service users - and you will understand that any technology transformation needs to be driven by user-needs.

. You’ll be a creative thinker and someone who loves to solve complex business problems.

. You’re collaborative by nature and firmly believe that a collaborative approach will ensure organisational buy-in.

This opportunity is not just about taking on a brand-new role or working with a great team, it is about wanting to make a real difference for the people who live, visit and work in the county. This is a brilliant opportunity for someone looking to use their experience to deliver in a role with a true sense of purpose.

So, if you're ready to take your career to the next level and be a part of something truly transformative, join us at Northumberland County Council's IT and Digital team! Apply now and be a part of the future of digital service delivery in Northumberland.

Why choose us?
We have some outstanding benefits to offer you, including:

· 26 days annual leave plus public/bank holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years of service (pro rata for part-time employees).

· Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme.

· Flexi scheme – up to 2 days flexible leave available per month (pro rata for part-time employees).

· Local government discount schemes available to all employees with offers at local businesses along with various national brands.

· Commitment to work/life balance offering flexibility through various schemes including job sharing, home working, flexible working, term-time only, and compressed hours.

· Car leasing scheme.

Please visit https://careers.northumberland.gov.uk/ for more information regarding our benefits.

Further information:
Please note that this is a fixed term position until 31st March 2026 but applications on a secondment or part-time basis would be considered for the right applicant. For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please check the Northumberland Council website.

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme, please email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk or ring 01670 623930 with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored into the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview, please also let the team know. This information will be treated as confidential and will only be used to check that you meet the essential requirements of the post.

Although we advertise on North East Jobs, and other websites, your application process will be directed to our Tribepad system. Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered on Tribepad, including your invite to interview if you are shortlisted. Please check your emails regularly, including Spam/Junk, after the closing dates for notifications.

To apply, please click here: https://jobs.northumberland.gov.uk/members/?j=728 
Please note
This job is closed for applications.