Junior Developer

About the role

We are looking for an enthusiastic Junior Developer who will be responsible for supporting the Senior Developer to deliver change via the low code platform, Appian. You will work closely with colleagues across the organisation to deliver solutions using agile delivery. While the primary focus of this role will be the continued improvement of our core systems developed on the Appian platform, there will be other opportunities for you to build your technical expertise in other areas such as web development, Office 365 and SharePoint.

You will be an integral part of the team providing specialist digital infrastructure and will also support the digital solutions for social workers.

What will you do?

  • Support the development of custom solutions using the Appian BPM solution.
  • Support the creation of digital solutions including forms, scripting and workflow design.
  • Configure, debug, test and document new applications and enhancements including forms, reports, underlying logic and interface components.
  • Support the Senior Developer in the delivery of change and improvement.
  • Use your initiative to find creative solutions for our organisation.
  • Have a keen eye for detail, making sure output is always of the highest quality and follows coding standards.

What are we looking for?

  1. An understanding of Business Process Management Languages and Platforms/Frameworks. Ideally experience of Appian however, experience of other BPM tools would be suitable.
  2. Knowledge of an object-oriented language (Java, C#, .net core, etc).
  3. Basic knowledge of RDBMS platforms (such as Microsoft SQL Server, MariaDB, Oracle, PostgreSQL).
  4. Knowledge of content management systems such as Umbraco, Drupal or Ghost.
  5. Exposure to developing and debugging web applications and associated CSS.
  6. Knowledge of accessibility standards.
  7. Understanding of service-oriented architectures & distributed computing concepts.
  8. Understanding of Web infrastructures such as AWS or Azure.
  9. Basic knowledge of Business Intelligence and data mining.
  10. Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  11. A track record of respectful, open and honest behaviour including a demonstrable commitment to inclusion and diversity.

How to apply

To apply, please email the application form and equality monitoring form by midday on Wednesday 1 May 2019 to recruitment@socialworkengland.org.uk.

Selection process

We will assess you against the evidence you provide in your application form. Please make sure that you address the criteria in the ‘What are we looking for?’ section, and give examples of how you meet the requirements of the role. It will not be possible to give feedback at sift stage.


Interviews will take place w/c 13 May 2019 in Sheffield.

Interviews will seek to further understand your skills, knowledge, experience and motivation and test the key competencies of the role:

  1. Leading the way – Takes personal ownership of work and career development.
  2. Working as one team – Works supportively with others and builds strong relationships.
  3. Embracing change – Demonstrates openness to change.
  4. Respecting each other – Communicates with respect.

If you are successful, we will undertake routine security checks.


If you have any queries about the role or the appointment process, please contact recruitment@socialworkengland.org.uk 

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Corporate Services


£23,00023000 (increasing to £25,000 on successful completion of a six-month probation period)


Sheffield UK

Job type


Closing date

01/05/2019 12:00 pm

Annual leave

25 days a year leave rising each year to a maximum of 30 + 8 bank holidays

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