IT Senior Developer Role (6 month fixed term contract)

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
£35-40k per annum (pro rata, dependent upon experience)
22 Mar 2018
05 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

IT - Senior Developer Role (6 month fixed term contract) - Cheltenham


Hours of Work:         

  • 8.30am – 5.00pm / 9.00am – 5:30pm
  • Full time
  • 37.5 hours



  • £35,000 to £40,000 per annum (pro rata, dependent upon experience)


We are the UK’s National Agency responsible for providing information and expert advice on international qualifications and skills. 

We are looking for an experienced developer to provide 6 months cover within our IT team in a dynamic and expanding business. 

This is a fast paced, technical role in a friendly and dynamic office.  As part of the IT team, you will provide: key developmental support to the business; work with internal and external clients to design and implement technical solutions; and front-line technical support for all staff.


Principally, as a member of the IT & System Development team within UK NARIC, the successful applicant will be required to:

  • Work with the IT & System Development Manager to lead the design and development of in-house created IT systems, databases, and online web-based products
  • Meet project goals and specifications in terms of time, cost, and performance
  • Appropriately identify and implement new and relevant technology to deliver project goals
  • Process and respond to internal and external IT requests within defined timeframes

Applicant requirements

  • Excellent team working skills
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Experience of working in a technical role within a busy office based environment
  • Flexible and adaptable with a proactive and positive attitude
  • Professional, courteous manner
  • Ability to thrive and remain calm, polite and patient in high-pressure situations

Key Responsibilities:

Principally, the successful candidate will provide front-line technical support and guidance for the business to both internal users and external clients and to assist the IT department in support of the operational and information needs of the business.


Please Note: Applicants must hold a current permit or visa showing their right to work in the UK




A degree from a UK University in a relevant discipline or equivalent professional experience

MCSD certification


ISTQB certification (or equivalent)



Technologies, skills, attributes and experience

At least 4 years professional experience working in a development role, with proven knowledge and experience of the commercial software development process and its technologies, along with understanding user requirements

Windows Server 2008 / 2012

Strong technical and development skills in:

  • ASP.NET (C#) 4.0 onwards
  • SQL server 2012 (strong working knowledge of Transact SQL and use of other RDBMS functions, stored procedures, optimization, etc…)
  • HTML / CSS, Javascript working knowledge
  • Experience in OOP development
  • Experience in working with MS Dynamics CRM

MS Exchange 2007 and above

Active Directory

Exposure to working with SharePoint

Knowledge of networks and network topology AJAX

MVC, jQuery, Bootstrap

Knowledge of database design and usage of both relational and non-relational databases

Experience in handling and manipulating large data; merging and filtering of data tables; analysis and reporting of data (SSRS/SAS/SPSS/EXCEL)

Technically minded with strong problem solving & analytical skills


Experience in development project management


Effective personal time management


Able to organise own workload effectively and prioritise tasks


Able to work closely and communicate effectively with colleagues at all levels


Assertive, professional and credible when liaising with external clients


Interview Date: To be advised 

Please note:  We do not conduct interview and candidate testing remotely.