hours per week, 1.0 FTE
Do you have the skills to help us
develop our Moodle platform?
Are you passionate about Open Source
development, and being part of a community?
Do you enjoy supporting and using
We have an exciting opportunity for a Moodle
Developer to join our Application Development and Support team in the centre of
Cheltenham. The University is committed to putting Moodle, our Virtual Learning
Environment, at the heart of our student’s teaching and learning experience, supporting
the research needs of staff and students. We are looking for someone to join an
experienced existing team who can help us take the next steps
will be part of a small and experienced team of administrators that focuses on:
Supporting and developing technology
Delivering a great user experience
Balancing competing user demands
Keeping maintenance activities to a
will involve working with other developers, Learning Technologists and
academics to enhance and extend our Moodle platform, to support thousands of
teacher and student users. To this end, this role will include making best use
of native Moodle functionality and available plugins/themes as well as the
development of bespoke solutions, building on the Moodle core.
will find encouragement to innovate around support and system management, and
will be working in an environment keen to explore the boundaries of what is
possible. We encourage staff to keep pace with developments in the sector and
spot opportunities for the University to extend its service to students and
part of the application, we request that any evidence of your portfolio (e.g.
links to GitLab, GitHub, BitBucket etc) or details of Projects completed are
included. Depending on the experience of the applicants, we may also include a
coding test as part of the selection process.
generic Job Description for the role of System Developer & Administrator (Apps) is
attached [ Please see main job advert at https://jobs.glos.ac.uk/wrl/pages/vacancy.jsf?latest=00052658]; however, it is essential that the successful candidate can also
demonstrate the following skills alongside those requested in the person
Development experience with Moodle, or
similar Open Source VLE/CMS (e.g. WordPress or Drupal)
Design and coding experience in PHP,
Working knowledge of Bootstrap framework, MySQL database, Linux
and Support Skills:
Experience of administering Moodle, or other similar VLE
Providing end user support (Helpdesk)
skills (Desirable, but beneficial to demonstrate):
Familiarity with source / version
control (we use Git, but would welcome applications from those with experience
Knowledge of unit and CI testing eg.
Awareness of HE sector learning
teaching and research tools
Experience working with communities
such as Moodle, ALT, other open source or Education Technology forums.
Product issue tracking (we use Jira,
but would welcome applications from those with experience of others)
Closing Date: 18th November 2018
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Base location: Delta Place, Cheltenham
The University understands the benefits
of recruiting a diverse range of people and welcome applications from
under-represented sections of the community.