Front-End Developer - Learning Platform

England, Essex, Chelmsford
07 Aug 2020
13 Aug 2020
Contract Type
Essex County Council (ECC) is one of the largest and most dynamic local authorities in the UK, serving a population of 2 million residents, and has a very successful track record of delivering transformational change. ECC anticipated change was needed in the public sector and has worked to deliver better quality at lower cost. We have an ambitious transformation agenda - one with the scope to reach every part of the council. We are changing the way we think, the way we work, and the ways in which we deliver our services. We are committed to becoming a place where individuals, partners and communities feel proud to play their role and genuinely want to belong. We're immensely proud of our flexible working options.


This technically skilled role will draw upon their professional experience to deliver modern front-end development including writing clean, accessible, testable code that is well documented and easy for other developers to re-use.

This role will work closely with the Organisational Development and Talent Management team to design bespoke learning custom pages and support materials via the myLearning online portal (Cornerstone on Demand) and elsewhere on the Essex County Council web estate.

The role will understand the barriers disabled people can face when using websites and digital services and the different assistive technologies they may use. They will advocate for making products as accessible as possible.

They will be able to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical colleagues and be experienced at working within a multidisciplinary team, applying technical expertise to help the team find the best solution to a problem.

1. Extensive experience of modern frontend web technologies (HTML, CSS/Sass and common Javascript libraries).
2. Knowledge of the latest accessibility guidelines from the W3C.
3. Experience of using version control (i.e. Git) for managing software projects.
4. Experience of learning platforms or digital learning design a plus
5. Experience of agile ways of working.
6. Experience of balancing the needs of users with organisation priorities to make the right decisions and act upon them.
7. Knowledge of user experience design good practice and usability considerations.
8. Knowledge and practical application of the Government Service Standards, Government Accessibility Regulations and Information Governance principles.

Please note that Essex County Council has determined that the off-payroll working rules will apply to this assignment and where a worker elects to provide their services through an intermediary (such as a personal services company) then income tax and primary national insurance contributions will be deducted at source from any payments made to the intermediary.

Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success.