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Head of Development - Digital Services - Poole, Dorset

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    PHP Development

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  • Salary:

    £55000 - £65000 per annum + remote working and training

  • Contact:

    Tom Rayner

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  • Job Ref:

    TR - HOD - PD_1631271705

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    16 days ago

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Head of Development

Poole, Dorset

Salary £55,000 - £65,000 plus benefits and remote working options

(Split home and office working approach post COVID)

Digital projects, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, LAMP, PHP, AWS, iOS

We are looking for a Head of Development to join an award-winning digital technology specialist based in Poole, Dorset. For the past five years they have been growing their internal IT team as well as delivering projects to a global customer and client base throughout Europe, North America and Australia.

Within this role you will be responsible for a team of developers each at differing levels of coding ability and providing them the opportunity for personal development and growth. There will be a certain amount of hands on within this position where you will help develop digital platforms, websites and web applications.

This is a great opportunity to make a big impact in a fast-growing digital environment. The role will be broad, varied with a range of challenges and opportunities that requires a committed and engaging individual with a long-term mindset.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Ability to build high end, bespoke technical web applications and dynamic responsive websites

  • QA your own work to fix, meet or even exceed delivery expectations

  • Being part of the senior management team and together with driving business strategy and direction

  • Work closely with the internal design and UX team and project managers to ensure projects are scoped and planned correctly

  • Lead, manage and develop a team of developers

  • Maintaining and monitoring project plans, project schedules, work hours, budgets and expenditures.

  • Ensure that our products continue to converge as one platform

  • Lead and progress the core platform transformation project as a top priority

  • Drive forward new development projects to delivery within agreed timescales

  • Organise, motivate, develop and as necessary, recruit, the software development teams

  • Ensure software is appropriately configurable and customisable to meet customer needs

Skills & experience

  • A technical appreciation and previous development history with a range of technology which might include:

  • UX/UI Interface, PHP, LAMP, MVC JavaScript, HTML5, Node JS, JSON, Mobile Apps (iOS, Android), AWS, MVC frameworks

  • Combined business, software development management, team leadership, and technology experience

  • Extensive people management experience

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Salary & Benefits:

  • Salary: £55,000 - £65,000

  • Pension

  • 28 days annual leave

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Flexible working

How to Apply:

Please send your CV to or call 02380 765 808 for immediate consideration.