Monthly Archives: October 2012

Part time positions available at IS Requirements and Solutions

The University of Kent Requirements and Solutions team is looking to employ enthusiastic part-time web developers, web designers, and web content editors who enjoy using the latest technologies in IT, the web, and media. This is a great opportunity as it offers the chance to develop and support a range of central services, departmental websites and web applications.

Opportunities are available for advancement within the team to specialise in a particular area, supervise other staff, or learn how to become an IT consultant and project manager. Students who have worked on the team have on average achieved a first degree and have moved on to companies such as Sun, Siemens, Blackwell’s, Oracle, and IBM.

Employment: flexible hours 0-20 (will vary according to student workload)
Salary: £8-13 pounds per hour (approx)

To apply, submit a cover letter stating which position you are applying for and copy of your CV. Please include examples of websites you have designed or developed, links to, or DVDs of photography and video work, any technical documentation or code, as appropriate to the position you are applying for. If you have a physical art or photographic portfolio you can bring to an interview please mention this in your application to

Developer duties:

  • Developing and maintaining new websites, services, tools and databases.
  • Providing support for web authors of the university.

Skills required:

  • Proficient in back end programming using PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS and Javascript. Java and Perl knowledge would also be an advantage.
  • Extensive knowledge of Windows, MS Office and of working with computers on a regular basis
  • Experience of testing and evaluating products (preferable)
  • Good knowledge of Dreamweaver (or other web publishing tools)

Designer Duties:

  • Providing support for web authors of the University, designing new websites, web graphics and snippet tools.
  • Applicants without experience or specific web skills but a background in art are encouraged to apply.

Skills required:

  • Skills with Photoshop (or another design suite such as in-design or illustrator)
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Skills with interface designs and ability to produce a variety of graphical concepts.
  • An interest in digital display and media planning and capabilities.

Editor Duties:

  • Providing support for web authors and departments of the University, maintaining websites, writing website copy and assisting in the build of websites.

Skills required:

  • Good English writing skills
  • An interest in web technologies and writing for the web
  • An eye for detail and a creative approach to content creation

General Skills needed for all positions:

  • Good command of English and the ability to express ideas and processes clearly
  • Experience of writing/editing documentation
  • Good knowledge of Dreamweaver (or other web publishing tools)

Launch of redeveloped Medway School of Pharmacy website

Dear Web Publishers,

We are pleased to announce the launch of the new Medway School of Pharmacy website. The project aimed to bring the website up-to-date using modern design practices and technologies and focus on image rich and dynamic content whilst staying within the Medway School of Pharmacy branding.

The website can be found here:

Launch of new UELT, Learning and Teaching websites

Dear Web Publishers,

We are pleased to announce the launch of three new websites: UELT, Learning, and Teaching. The UELT website has been redeveloped and updated with a new structure with a focus on the services provided by UELT. Please update any links that you have to the old UELT site with these new links.

UELT website: This hosts corporate information about the department and internal teams including how they contribute to the university, department strategies, staff profiles and detailed information about the 4 teams (which can be found on the about page).

Learning website: This site includes a wide range of services based on Learning at the Univeristy of Kent for students and staff.

Teaching website: This provides a wide range of services and information on teaching at Kent which includes guidelines, rules and regulations and assistance in the form of information and contacts.

Best wishes,

Launch of new websites and index pages

Dear publishers,

We are pleased to announce the launch of the following sites and features.


Each of the departments within SECL have a newly redesigned index pages to help promote key areas of content within their site.

SOTSEC (Part of Tizard)

SOTSEC-ID is a collaborative group of professionals engaged in providing group treatment to men with intellectual disabilities who are at risk of sexual offending.

Culture and the Canada-US Border (CCUSB)

CCUSB is an international research network dedicated to studying cultural representation, production and exchange on and around the Canada-US border. Funded by the Leverhulme Trust, CCUSB comprises core members in the UK, Canada and the USA, with a wider network of European and North American affiliates.

Best Wishes,

Web Consultancy and Solutions
Requirements and Solutions
Information Services
01227 (82)4851