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Learning Applications Developer

Learning Systems Team

Location:  Kings Meadow Campus
Salary:  £33,348 to £44,414 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Tuesday 20 June 2023
Reference:  REG154723

Would you like a rewarding job where you can play a part in improving student experience? We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced PHP Developer to join the University of Nottingham's Learning Systems Team.

We are responsible for developing and maintaining the University's Virtual Learning Environment (Moodle) and other applications used to support our teaching and learning activities. This role is an excellent opportunity to help Learning Technologies with its goal of enabling the teaching staff to deliver world-class learning opportunities to our students.  We recognise that a team with varied backgrounds and experiences produces better solutions for use in teaching and learning on a global campus and a more supportive workplace. We are particularly keen to receive applications from groups who are currently underrepresented within our team, such as women and people from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic backgrounds.

What you will do

You will work as part of a cross-functional team to upgrade and extend our software applications in line with the department and University's strategic goals, ensuring you consider accessibility, security, and user experience in your work. You will work with LAMP stack environments to deliver a high-quality experience.

You will work alongside the rest of the team and our Faculty and School Support colleagues to produce creative, robust solutions with a user-centred approach.

About you

You will have experience working in a team environment using modern development practices. A proven innovator who can bring your skills and experiences to delivering development projects across our systems portfolio and work constructively with various stakeholders to influence and shape the technological environment and deliver against ambitious institutional goals in a rapidly evolving learning technology landscape. 

The post is offered on a full time (36.25 hours per week) permanent contract. Job share arrangements may be considered.

Don't meet every single requirement? We know many people won't apply for a role unless they meet every part of a job. If you are excited by the opportunities of this role, but your experience doesn't align perfectly with every requirement, you should still apply; you may be the right candidate.

What we can offer

Hybrid working arrangements with a blended office and home working approach each week. You will be based at King's Meadow campus but may occasionally need to visit one of our other Nottingham sites.

As a university, we are committed to providing generous employment packages whilst supporting the well-being of our staff to help you reach your full potential.

As a university employee, you will have an excellent choice of benefits and rewards, including access to fitness and health facilities, staff discount and travel schemes, a generous holiday allowance (plus additional university closure days) and a highly attractive pension scheme.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Douglas Buck, email DOUGLAS.BUCK@NOTTINGHAM.AC.UK. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

Please note that applicants for this post will be considered on an equal basis, subject to the relevant permission to work in the UK as defined by the requirements set out by UK Visas & Immigration.  Please visit: for more information.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependents accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see the our webpage on Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge.



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