Open access developer

Location: Multiple locations available

Contract: Fixed term contract

Salary: from £31,000 per annum, when working full time (35 hours a week)

Open access developer

Salary: from £31,000 per annum to £36,000 per annum depending on experience - when working full time (35 hours a week) 

Contract: Full time, 12-month fixed term contract 

Location: Nottingham preferred (Bristol, Harwell, London, Manchester will be considered) 

We’re looking for amazing people to help us drive a digital revolution for the benefit of society.  

About you 

We know that sometimes people can be put off from applying for a job if they think they can’t tick every box. But we realise the ‘perfect candidate’ doesn’t exist. So, if you can do most of what we are looking for, go ahead and apply. You could be exactly what we need!  

We’re ideally looking for someone with: 

  • The ability to write efficient, stable, secure, maintainable and performant code 
  • Excellent knowledge and experience with web front-end technologies, including: HTML, CSS, Javascript, JSON, RESTful APIs.  
  • Experience with LAMP stack development and administration.  
  • You will need to be passionate about learning new and exciting technologies, processes and techniques, and able to quickly utilise that learning to produce quality software. 
  • An ability to forge and build successful working relationships whilst maintaining a focus on customer service and delivery 

About the role 

We have a deadline to enhance our existing and successful services in the next year to meet the needs of a global revolution in the way that research is published: this role will be instrumental in making sure we meet that goal. The Compliance Developer Analyst will take part in an iterative agile process intended to continually improve and modernise every aspect of our policy services.  

You will contribute to the development of new features, and the maintenance of existing tools and services. This includes development, testing and documenting, to an agreed standard, and with an agreed set of tools. The core focus of this role will be to develop intuitive designs and user experiences, test these with clients, and develop the relevant code/design patterns for incorporate into projects.  

For the full job description, please click here. 

About Jisc 

We want a world where people learn, discover and thrive through access to technology. No matter who they are or where they live. We’re a social enterprise, so every penny we create is reinvested in our core purpose.  

We’re a place where people make a difference to our members, feel valued and have fun. Our values are our guiding principles. They are: pride, passion, pace, trust, and teamwork.  

Why work at Jisc  

We want to make sure our people have the flexibility they need to balance their personal lives and do well at work. So, we focus on outputs rather than presenteeism and are open to a whole range of ways of working including flexible hours and working from home.  

We’re always learning and developing. All our people have access to a huge variety of learning resources to help them achieve this.  

Our benefits are great too: 

  • We offer 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays and 3 days Christmas closure)  
  • You have the option to join the generous USS pension scheme 
  • We provide discounts on IT equipment, a cycle to work scheme and season ticket loans 
  • We also offer generous parental leave arrangements, career breaks and volunteer leave  


This role will be based in Nottingham ideally, but other locations will be considered. 

Connecting with each other is a doddle, thanks to our technology, but getting face to face is something we value and find time for when we can, so you may need to travel on occasion. Our main offices are in Bristol, Harwell, London and Manchester. 

Other stuff you need to know 

At Jisc we celebrate diversity and know that it’s critical for our success. We work hard to make sure we’re inclusive. So, if you are great at what you do and share our values, we want to hear from you.  

If you need any adjustments made to the application or selection process so you can do your best, let us know. We will be happy to help.  

We review CVs as we receive them and interview as soon as we receive good applications. We don’t use closing dates. So, please apply as soon as possible to avoiding missing out on this role.  

Here at JISC we are fortunate to have technology that allows us to work from home. In line with government guidance surrounding COVID-19 we have recently closed our offices however we want to reassure you that this doesn’t mean that we will stop recruiting. Interviewing online is common practice in today’s world and we will be arranging all interviews virtually for the time being.

Don’t hesitate to send your CV if you are interested.

No agencies please. 

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