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Now recruiting: Junior Web Developer

Junior Website Developer

Tickbox Marketing are currently expanding our development team to support our growing client base and looking for a self motivated and enthusiastic coder to join our team.

JOB OVERVIEW

The role would suit a recent graduate, young or experienced developer of who will be directly involved in updating existing clients’ websites, providing general support as well as new functional web development to existing solutions. Current solutions may include frameworks such as Laravel, Symfony and Codeigniter, experience of MVC based architectures would be desirable.

As a small team at a point of significant growth, we need someone who thrives in a fast-paced environment and embraces the challenge of playing a key role in helping make something special happen.

We’re looking for someone who is self-motivated, creative and an excellent communicator within a team. We encourage you to share and help develop creative ideas and are looking for someone who has the ambition to develop themselves and their role to match our plans for growth over the coming years.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Turning design templates/mock-ups into HTML/CSS
  • Website and internal quality system controls – Checklists, maintenance and retainers
  • Monitor, maintain and action client queries via the Support Portal
  • Development of CMS systems, back-end functionality, API’s and/or testing (including automated)
  • Maintain and administer systems
  • Client liaison via email and telephone with regards to support and/or development
  • Report to Technical Director on development/support duties

 

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

Essential:
Sets high standards of performance for oneself.
Uses good judgement in what and how to communicate with clients.
Seeks input from mentors and supervisors.
Actively applies feedback received to day-to-day work and strives to improve performance.
Listens to others and accepts input from team members.
Clearly articulate ideas and thoughts verbally.

Desirable:
Demonstrates flexibility in day-to-day work.
Accurately prepares written business correspondence that is coherent, grammatically correct, effective and professional.

 

KNOWLEDGE
Essential:
XHTML/HTML5
CSS (including CSS frameworks such as Bootstrap or Foundation)
PHP
MySQL
Basic server administration

Desirable:
Development frameworks (Laravel, Codeigniter)

Understanding of MVC architecture and deployment

GIT or Version control systems

Design
Advanced experience of LAMP server environment
iPhone Development Platform

SKILLS
Essential:
Confidently writes the four basic SQL statements.
Exhibits proficiency in HTML and PHP.
Independence in problem investigation and solving.

LAMP

Desirable:
Recognizes the fundamental differences between the various internet browsers.
knowledge of XML/XSL.
Knowledge and experience in REST and SOAP system interaction.
Ability to hand-code both HTML and PHP.
Taking and dealing with technical support requests

EXPERIENCE
Essential:
Turning design template/mock-up into HTML/CSS web page.
Taking and processing user-imputed data from web pages.
Storing data in databases
Retrieving, formatting and displaying data from databases.

Desirable:
Taking requirements from clients and preparing briefs and specifications
Following brief or specification in creation of design or system
Experience with integrating eCommerce Payment Portals
Experience with Content Management Systems, using or building

Applicants should send covering letter, CV, portfolio or links to previous projects, and examples of code work to info@tickboxmarketing.co.uk. The work examples should include HTML/PHP/MYSQL or demonstrate a solution to a problem which the applicant is proud of, be it complex or elegantly simple. Please include comments or notes with thought processes and reasons why certain methods were chosen.

 

Strictly no agencies.

 

 

Volunteer Makers rises to university’s challenge

Oxford and Cambridge have long been associated with students – but it was Volunteer Makers’ message that was being studied there in a busy month for Volunteer Makers and the Tickbox team.

May began with a training day for staff at University of Cambridge Museums. The organisation runs eight separate highly regarded museums as well as a world-famous botanical garden. Continue reading

New year, new sites, for busy Tickbox

Bristol A.R.C. care for 1000s of animals every year

Bristol A.R.C. care for 1000s of animals every year

It may have been a cold January, but there was no hibernating for the busy bees in our development team with two new sites launching in the month.

First up, we sprinkled some digital magic with an upgraded site for the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum (FOWA).

Westonbirt, near Tetbury in Gloucestershire, is the national arboretum and its 18,000 trees across 600 acres are managed by the Forestry Commission. Support from the Friends organisation is vital to maintaining and improving the beautiful and much visited site.

The new FOWA site helps them achieve their goals by incorporating innovative, specially designed online tools to allow supporters to fundraise for the organisation directly via the site.

FOWA members can now enjoy a clearer, more comprehensive interface with the organisation via the site, and there is now an online version of their magazine.

The site was developed using Tickbox’s collaborative approach. FOWA have been satisfied customers now for many years and appreciate the agency’s ethos.

The second major project also reunited Tickbox with an organisation they have worked with in the past – Bristol Dogs and Cats Home. The Bristol animal charity had launched a comprehensive rebranding exercise of its Animal Rescue Centre in the city.

As well as a press and advertising campaign, they commissioned Tickbox to provide a new responsive site.

Among the benefits of the new site is a new comprehensive and interactive animal rehoming section, and a fundraising platform that enables the Centre to set up and manage appeals.

The work will help the RSPCA in Bristol continue its work, caring for 12,000 animals annually, and rehoming 2,000.

There’s a certain symmetry in working for people who care for dogs along with people who care for trees, but we’re not reflecting on that, as we push on with a busy schedule in February.

Volunteeer Makers workshop_Snapping the Stiletto

Volunteer Makers start the year with stilettos, armour and dreaming spires

If 2017 was a busy year for Claire Sully and the Tickbox team as Volunteer Makers caught imaginations up and down the country, so 2018 has continued to build on that momentum.

Claire led Volunteer Makers workshops at the Royal Armories Leeds and with  Snapping the Stiletto, an Essex County Council inter-museum project.

These popular workshops explore how organisations can tap into the micro-volunteering revolution and how they can use the Volunteer Makers platform to achieve this for free for 6 months, followed after by low monthly fees.

Royal Armories is the home of the national arms and armour collection and is a must for militaria buffs as well as all those with an interest in our nation’s history.

Opened in 1996, the Leeds museum complements other Royal Armories’ sites at the Tower of London, and Fort Nelson, near Fareham.

From the weapons of yore to destroying the stereotypes of “Essex Girls”, the next assignment could not have been more different!

Snapping The Stiletto is a project that helps rebuff the “white mini-dress and high heels” cliché attached to Essex, by bringing the county’s museums together to uncover the real stories of strong and pioneering women.

Bringing these hidden stories to the public involved many volunteers, and this is where Volunteer Makers came in.

Museum Project Officer Pippa Smith said: “The training was really useful in bringing together the partners and giving us the time and space to reflect on where we all are with volunteering in our various organisations and how we can move forward.

“For me personally it showed me how the platform can work really well to provide a framework for what is quite a complicated project with a lot of partners.”

Another January highlight was when the Museum of Oxford launched its Volunteer Makers’ platform.

Its volunteer challenge scheme is designed to gamify working with the museum and encourages volunteers to fulfil a number of different roles and engage more closely with the institution’s work.

Cllr Dee Sinclair, who is on the board that runs the museum, summed up the Volunteer Makers’ ethos succinctly: “This is the perfect opportunity to expand volunteering to those who may not be able to regularly be involved. Volunteering can be flexible and can easily fit around your life.“

For more information on Volunteer Makers workshops with free use of the Volunteer Makers technology, get in touch.

We have moved…

Its business as usual, but from a new home!

Exciting things are happening at Tickbox and we wanted to share the news with you. Our existing client base has fuelled our growth and with Volunteer Makers expanding very quickly we have made the decision to be one step ahead and move into some new, slightly warmer and larger, offices. Snazzy eh!

We’ll still be based in south Bristol but in the comforting offices of the Tobacco Factory.

New officesFeel free to drop by for some freshly brewed coffee or for some lunch in the Tobacco Factory Café. It’s not an excuse to just go to the bar – we promise!

From November 18, 2016 we will no longer be operating from our old address (Baynton Road, Bristol, BS3 2EB).

Now pass me the scissors, lets get unpacked!