Head Of Web Development

Competitive | Leeds | Permanent
Posted 9 days ago


Leeds City Centre
Competitive Salary

Do you want to work for an exciting Digital and Creative agency who aid brands to realise their potential?

With a social and vibrant culture, my client are looking for a friendly, motivated, experienced Web Developer to join their team as Head of Web Development. You may already be a Head of Web Dev, you may be a team lead, a senior, or an experienced Web Developer.


Lead and manage a team of Developers, supporting them in building innovative websites for clients. This will include line management duties such as recruitment, 1-2-1 meetings, identifying training needs and performance managing the team.
Develop and execute strategies of how to grow and nurture our Web Development offering and department. This will involve being pro-active in seeking new business, producing pitch documents presenting to prospective clients, and being responsible for ensuring the department hits revenue targets.
Take a pro-active role in managing the workload of the department: ensuring projects sit with the relevant internal resource so we get the best possible output for the client.
Technical scope – from gathering requirements through to researching potential solutions, the role will be hands-on in leading client briefs to identify the most feasible technical solution to meet their objectives.
Project Manageme – working direct with clients and leading communication to ensure projects are delivered on time and within budget.
Develop PHP-driven websites alongside the development team – whether building from scratch or optimising existing client solutions. These will vary in scale, complexity and purpose: from simple brochure-ware sites, to complex e-commerce solutions targeting a global audience.


A senior level Developer with strong and technical lead experience. This will include 5 years proven software development experience in PHP, object-oriented programming and MVC frameworks.
Experience in leading a team of Developers – including managing workload and motivating the team.
A skilled developer with first-rate HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and MySQL skills.
Experienced in working with Magento and WordPress platforms.
Strong understanding of GIT-based source control.
A strong working knowledge of web servers and the technology behind them.
In-depth understanding of modern front-end development practices and responsive design.
Strong leadership skills, excellent self-management, meticulous attention to detail and a logical problem solver.
A good understanding of online marketing overall from both a creative and strategic perspective.
An ability to think commercially when considering prospective solutions.
Personable and approachable, with an enthusiastic and motivational nature and an overall Zeal for development.
This is a unique opportunity for the right person to make a significant impact – both on their own career and for Zeal too. Zeal is a rapidly expanding agency, and so it’s massively important to find someone who has the right mix of enthusiasm and know-how to help drive us forward.


email me - rebekah.llewelyn@itqtech.com
call me - 01423 878 661


For more information about this role, please contact:

Rebekah Llewelyn

01423 878 661

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