MEI web and graphic designer Job description

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MEI web and graphic designer
Job description
This position is to ensure that the MEI and FMSP websites function as intended, are up-to-date
in terms of design and functionality, and are driven by efficient and effective coding. There will
also be work to support the technical and design aspects of MEI’s Integral resources website;
and to help design materials that promote the activities of MEI and the FMSP.
The role will involve working closely with MEI colleagues involved in several strands of MEI’s
work.
MEI is a leading independent curriculum development body for mathematics and a major
provider of mathematics CPD. MEI manages the national Further Mathematics Support
Programme and is a partner in the NCETM consortium. The applicant will become an important
member of the MEI team.
The holder of this post will report to the MEI Web Manager.
Outline of the main aspects of the role
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Updating the current websites, making them mobile-responsive and adding an online
payment facility
Regular maintenance work to ensure the sites function as intended and are free of
clutter
Supporting staff who update the content of the sites
Ensuring the sites are up to date in terms of current web developments
Working with MEI’s Communications team to ensure the design and appearance of the
sites is up to date.
Keeping the coding behind the scenes efficient enough to ensure updates can be carried
out without fuss
Working with MEI’s Resources team to support the development of Integral
Working with strand teams to create images, adverts and flyers that promote their
activities
The person appointed to the post will need to be flexible and the exact nature of the role will
take account of the experience and strengths of the successful applicant.
If you have any questions relating to the role, please contact the MEI Finance and
Administration Manager, Dave Griffiths, [email protected] to arrange a telephone
conversation.
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Person Specification
Essential
• Strong web and graphic design skills
• Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Photoshop
• Fluency with HTML and CSS
• Experience designing responsive websites
• Experience in optimising user experience and user interface
• Experience creating and maintaining data-driven websites
• Proficiency with MySQL and PHP, and familiarity with Javascript
• Expertise in search engine optimisation
• Skills in optimising webpage loading speed
• Strong presentation skills.
• Excellent communication skills.
• High levels of self-motivation and enthusiasm
• The ability to think creatively and recognise opportunities
• The ability to meet deadlines
• The ability to work without direct supervision
• The ability to work as part of a team
• Excellent organisation and interpersonal skills
• The desire and commitment to provide excellent service
Desirable
• Appropriate web design professional qualification
• Education related IT skills such as using online classrooms, online learning
environments or producing video resources
• Expertise with mathematics teaching and learning technology
• Experience of working in an educational setting and an interest in mathematics and/or
education would be advantageous
• An appreciation of MEI's work and philosophy
• Graduate applicants preferred but all applications will be considered
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