Web Developer: British Gymnastics

British Gymnastics has the following permanent full time post, based at Lilleshall National Sport Centre

Web Developer
37 hours per week

£25,000 to £29,700 per annum (dependent upon experience) + 34 days’ annual leave (includes Bank Holidays and Company Days)

British Gymnastics is the UK Governing Body for gymnastics. We exist to support, lead and inspire all those involved or interested in gymnastics; from the creation of new programmes and activities at grass roots level in the community, to the development of talent producing international gymnasts.

British Gymnastics is constantly working to improve its IT systems and services to both staff and members and is currently contributing to a number of headline projects and investments. To support the programme of work, the department is looking to recruit an experienced programmer/developer to help maintain and develop the functionality of current systems in line with business developments and work on new development projects across a range of websites, web applications, mobile applications and internal systems.

The Role

The main responsibilities of the role are:

  • Working on a project-by-project basis, developing IT solutions across a range of systems and applications, including public facing systems such as the BG website, online shop, e-learning system and member’s portal; mobile apps for iOS and Android; and internal systems such as CRM database, the intranet, eBIS accounting system etc.
  • Working on browser technologies and server side framework development; developing platforms; integrating systems, web and mobile platforms; building, configuring and testing in line with project requirements; ensuring that systems are tightly integrated with the core CRM system; manipulating databases through stored procedures and web service technologies etc.
  • Liaising with colleagues from across the business for input into data architecture, data security, styling, branding, content etc.
  • Creating prototypes and templates, working with colleagues and user groups for testing, monitoring/reflecting on user experiences and modifying where appropriate
  • Creating and maintaining operations manuals for all systems and application developments, ensuring code is fully documented and version controlled
  • Supporting on-going functionality improvements and support evolving design, development and use of web applications and systems, scoping the new functionality, developing back-end and front-end programming, testing and integrating into the operational system
  • Supporting company-wide software including maintenance and testing regimes and responding to allocated helpdesk tickets.

The Person

The ideal individual will have/be able to demonstrate an active interest in current web site, web application and systems development and good working knowledge of a range of current IT software maintenance and development skills (acquired through formal qualifications and experience of maintaining and developing web based systems), including:

  • Programming languages (PHP, ASP, JavaScript, Jquery, Ajax, CSS, SQL and C#DotNet)
  • Scripting and coding languages (HTML5 and CSS)
  • Extending content management systems
  • Use of web services (SOAP and XML) and current web standards (W3C standards).
  • Use of version control systems (Git).
  • We also require good interpersonal/customer service skills and organisational skills for the successful delivery of project based work.

British Gymnastics is an equal opportunities employer and aims to provide a discrimination-free working environment. We are committed to an action plan and policy in line with the Equality Act 2010, which ensures that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment because of a protected characteristic.

Further information and applications

To apply for this post please complete and return an Application Form along with a copy of your CV and equality monitoring form .

Completed applications are to be returned by post or email to
British Gymnastics, HR Department, Lilleshall National Sports Centre, Newport, Shropshire TF10 9NB

Tel: 0845 129 7 129 ext 2398
Email: HR@british-gymnastics.org

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 3rd April at midnight
Unfortunately only applicants selected for interview will be contacted.

Date published: 05 March 2018
Date updated: 05 March 2018


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