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Webmaster

Shepherd Neame Brewery

  • 37.5 hours
  • Competitive

Shepherd Neame is Britain’s oldest Brewery based in Faversham, Kent. As an independent family business we own and operate over 320 pubs and produce a wide range of ales and lagers, including Spitfire Ale, Whitstable Bay and Bishops Finger. A permanent opportunity has arisen for a Wedmaster in our IT department.

We are looking for a Webmaster to maintain 250+ websites, to meet our infrastructure needs and support our internal users. In this role, you should be detail-oriented and an excellent communicator.

Balancing a creative eye with an analytical mind is essential. You will need to enjoy working with a number of different teams and managing a number of different stakeholders.  Looking forward we will be looking for strong project management skills as we upgrade our websites during 2020 and 2021. If you also have a strong technical background, we’d like to meet you.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Build functional and easy-to-use websites using a CMS
  • Test websites across browsers, operating systems and devices
  • Work with our development agency to maintain, configure servers and ensure site security.
  • Optimize loading speeds and capacity
  • Debug pages and fix broken links or images
  • Update website content and review search engine optimisation
  • Monitor and analyze site performance (e.g traffic, conversions)
  • Address user complaints
  • Ownership of Google console, tag manager and analytics
  • Provide web support, amendments and updates for licensees running Shepherd Neame tenanted pubs as well as managing transition of email services
  • Manage web processes for purchase, sale or transfer of pubs
  • Carry out any other duties that may be reasonably expected by management

What are we looking for?

  • Proven experience as a Webmaster or Web Developer
  • Knowledge of web analytics and SEO
  • Familiarity with web standards
  • Working knowledge of website management tools
  • Knowledge of DNS, CDN and Domain management
  • Proficient in HTML/CSS, XML; knowledge of SQL and Javascript is preferred
  • Strong troubleshooting and analytical abilities
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • Ability to generate creative ideas
  • Attention to detail and strong organisational and project management skills
  • BSc/BA in Computer Science, Design or a related field is preferred

Benefits

  • Competitive Salary and company benefits.
  • Company pension scheme.
  • Staff discount scheme in our Managed House pubs and hotels.

Closing date for applications: 20th November 2019