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Web front end developer and designer

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Web front end developer and designer

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									                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Christian Aid Role Profile

Role title:          Front-end web developer / designer                                       Line manager:             Senior web designer                                           Management responsibilities:                    No
Role family:         Communications                                                           Matrix manager:           N/A                                                           Expected travel per annum:                      No travel
Positioned in:       Publishing                                                               Budget authority:         No

Role context                                                                    Role purpose                                                                                          Education and qualifications
The role-holder will work within strict guidelines and the framework of our     The Web front end developer / designer designs and develops front end code and Flash                  • Higher education / degree in graphic or digital or new media design or relevant work
corporate Poverty Over branding. The role is demanding and the workload         applications to allow the implementation of online design graphics and assets. Working in             experience • Advanced qualification or relevant work experience in using web design
of a shifting and strenuous nature. The role holder will be expected to         collaboration with colleagues in the team, the post is responsible for the design of web and          software packages
adapt to this demand and show a level of resilience in meeting these tight      digital media communications for Christian Aid, ensuring high standards of design and visual
deadlines.                                                                      impact throughout, applying and developing Christian Aid’s digital corporate identity.




                                                                                                                                                                                      Knowledge required
                                                                                                                                                                                      Essential: graphic and typographical design, web and new media technologies, user-
                                                                                                                                                                                      centric design approaches, contemporary industry developments, CSS 2.0, XHTML,
                                                                                                                                                                                      ActionScript 3, XML, Server side scripting, JavaScript, Ajax, online audio and video
                                                                                                                                                                                      streaming, Web 2.0 applications, Windows and Macintosh internet environments,
                                                                                                                                                                                      Photoshop, Illustrator, Freehand, Dreamweaver and Flash image optimisation, usability
                                                                                Role outputs                                                                                          and accessibility and World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards familiarity with
Relationships                                                                 • Well designed andonline design graphics and and Flash applications allowing the
                                                                                implementation of
                                                                                                  developed front-end code
                                                                                                                            assets within Christain Aid brand parameters
                                                                                                                                                                                      CMS systems and Drupal. Desirable: knowledge of Tridion, Drupal, Venda and of
                                                                                                                                                                                      international affairs
Reports to senior web designer in the Communications and Brand division
within the Advocacy and Communications department.                              which maintain best user experience.

                                                                                                                                                                                      Experience and skills
Works with other units within the Communications and Brand division and
cross-organisationally, particularly with the web editors in the Digital      • Delivery of digital Publishing resourcedirected by across the organisation and on occasion with
                                                                                colleagues in the
                                                                                                    design projects as
                                                                                                                        team and
                                                                                                                                   the Senior web designer, working with              Designing in a commercial or large non-commercial web-based environment of creative
                                                                                                                                                                                      concept development, maintaining existing websites and implementation of new
Production team
                                                                                external suppliers.                                                                                   websites and micro sites, of graphic design requirements, creating a range of online
                                                                                                                                                                                      design elements ranging from micro sites, web pages and other web content using
                                                                                                                                                                                      extensive development skills.
                                                                              • A proactive contribution to the implementation and developmentdevelopmentAid’s online brand
                                                                                is made, working to existing online style guides and suggesting
                                                                                                                                                of Christian
                                                                                                                                                             to best meet the
                                                                                organisation’s online communication requirements, in collaboration with colleagues in the
                                                                                Design and production unit.

                                                                              • Design and brand coherence are integrated and adhered to on multi-media projects.

Decision-making
Responsible for delivery of front end code required by digital design
projects.
                                                                              • Colleagues provided with creative direction and expert knowledge appropriate areand
                                                                                guided and
                                                                                           in the Design and production unit and other teams as
                                                                                                                                                 in web design
                                                                                                                                                                 supported,
                                                                                                                                                                                      Christian Aid core IT skill requirement          Intermediate
                                                                                typography.
                                                                                                                                                                                      General
Responsible for implementation and development of online brand in
collaboration with colleagues in design and production, editorial and other                                                                                                       •   Further details of specific tasks and duties will be agreed with the line manager as part
teams in the Communications and Brand division.                                                                                                                                       of the performance agreement. Any reasonable duty may be assigned that is consistent
                                                                                                                                                                                      with the nature of the job and its level of responsibility.
Contributes to learning and knowledge-sharing within the team relating to                                                                                                         •   Abide by the Code of Conduct, policies and procedures within Christian Aid.
web design and user-interface best practice.
                                                                                                                                                                                  •   This role profile is not prescriptive; it merely outlines the key behaviours the role-holder
                                                                                                                                                                                      requires to be successful in the role; the key behaviours and responsibilities are subject
                                                                                                                                                                                      to change. Any changes will be made in consultation with the role-holder.

                                                                                                                                                                                  •   Must be in sympathy with the aims of Christian Aid as it seeks to express the concerns
                                                                                                                                                                                      of the Churches in relief and development, and strengthening poor communities.



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Core competencies:                                                                                                  Role-specific competencies:

A: Innovation and creativity                                                                                        E: Attention to detail
                                                                                                                    Working in a conscientious, consistent and thorough manner.
These behaviours are about demonstrating openness to new ideas and seeking opportunities for Christian
Aid to grow and be more effective at achieving its essential purpose. We also seek to learn from our
experiences, adapt appropriately to change and make effective decisions on the most appropriate
intervention.                                                                                                            •      Promote concern for thoroughness and accuracy
                   Contribute to the creation of new opportunities for Christian Aid's growth or improving work
        •          group working practices.
                                                                                                                    F: Project management
        •          Contribute to the promotion and implementation of learning within the work group.                Planning, implementing, monitoring and completing projects, ensuring effective management of scope, resources, time, cost, quality, risk and
                   Contribute to the success of change initiatives and understand the need for change as a means    communications.
        •          of strengthening the organisation.

        •          Make day-to-day decisions that impact on the delivery of a work group goal.                           •      Contribute to project delivery.


B: Effectiveness and accountability                                                                                 G: Resilience
These behaviours are about demonstrating the ability to organise and execute work plans in a way that               Remains energized and focused in the face of ambiguity, change or strenuous demands.
strengthens the work of Christian Aid. Everyone is accountable for their contribution to the achievement by
Christian Aid of aims and objectives set out in its key strategy document Turning Hope into Action .

        •          Deliver cost-effective work plans that demonstrate the greatest return on investment.                 •      Adapt to ongoing, or regular strenuous work demands


        •          Contribute to the organisation and implementation of work group plans.

        •          Contribute to and deliver on work plans to achieve work group objectives.
                   Contribute to the identification of options for resolving issues affecting own work group, and
        •          work with others to implement them.

C: Team work
These behaviours are about demonstrating effective working practices with individuals and work groups;
supporters and partners; staff and volunteers; and any other stakeholders. They emphasise the need to
act as one organisation in an environment that reflects many different cultures and disciplines.


        •          Contribute to and apply Christian Aid's culture, structures and policies within a work group.

        •          Contribute to the effectiveness of the work group.
                   Contribute to a culture that positively values the diversity of people, views and ideas within
        •          Christian Aid.

        •          Contribute to the positive achievements of work-group objectives.


D: Communication and interaction
These behaviours are about relating to others, communicating and networking effectively about the work
of Christian Aid, and presenting information and expressing opinions confidently to internal and external
audiences.

        •          Contribute to the delivery of information, ideas and opinions within a work group.

        •          Contribute to the maintenance of networks and relationships within and outside the work group.

        •          Share ideas, question opinions and participate in discussions confidently.

        •          Engage confidently using English language.



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