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Head of Web Development

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About the Role

Working with the Head of Digital Communications and Planning, this role is responsible for the technical development and maintenance of Queen Mary’s website and related web presence, ensuring that the University’s web presence is informed by user need and meets supports the objectives of the University.

You will build and manage a team of six, who deliver technical development and maintenance of the Queen Mary website.

About You

The successful candidate will have experience both in technical web development, as well as strong stakeholder or client-facing experience. You will be solutions-focussed, and have experience working through technical challenges in a complex environment.

You will be comfortable developing excellent stakeholder relationships, and use your expertise and ability to negotiate good outcomes to get the best results.

As a digital professional, you will have a solid understanding of contemporary development methodologies, processes and platforms. You may also have some experience developing process improvements and increasing efficiencies.

You will also have some experience mentoring, leading or developing other team members.

Alongside your technical and professional experience, you will also be interested in furthering Queen Mary’s commitments to inclusivity and diversity, and be used to bringing a sense of positivity and enthusiasm to your previous roles.

About the Department

You will join a forward-thinking, solutions-focused team within the Marketing and Communications Directorate. Our directorate is responsible for raising the awareness and reputation of Queen Mary among its target audiences, and for increasing the quality and quantity of Queen Mary applicants. We collaborate with stakeholders, we support staff, students and prospective students to achieve more.

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities.

The post is based in Whitechapel in London. It is full-time permanent appointment, with an immediate start date. The starting salary will be Grade 6, in the range of £48,035 – £53,625 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability.

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic groups as these groups are underrepresented at this level at Queen Mary.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Matt Harnett at [email protected]

To apply for this role, please contact Lucy at Prism Search, [email protected]

The closing date for applications is 15th July 2022 Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

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