Head of Digital / Web Development

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The role

Raconteur Agency is a leading B2B marketing agency at the beginning of an ambitious growth phase following significant investment. Critical to this growth will be the expansion of the agency’s digital capabilities to complement its well-established strategy, content and marketing offerings. The Head of Digital will be at the heart of this exciting next phase.

The Head of Digital will lead all digital client projects and own the digital strategy for the agency. The role will be pivotal in defining and growing the agency’s digital offering and winning new business so the candidate must have the capability to bridge commercial, creative and technical, alongside excellent communication skills.

The role will be supported by two developers but the Head of ‘Digital’ will also be directly involved in build so the candidate must still have an appetite to be hands on.

The Head of ‘Digital’ will also be tasked with further developing the team with roles such as a Digital Strategist.

Key responsibilities

  • Set digital strategy, choose tools and manage delivery for all (digital) client projects (websites, tools and digital experiences)
  • Define the agency’s core ‘digital’ product offering(s)
  • Consult clients on best practice at both pre and post sales stages
  • Deliver pitches
  • Front end development
  • Manage marketing automation integrations
  • Establishing best practice for digital production and workflow management
  • Lead team of developers and digital strategist 

Key skills

Technical

  • JavaScript (ES6 / ES5)
  • Experience with a JavaScript framework (React / Vue)
  • CSS and at least one preprocessor (we use Sass)
  • PHP 7 (object-oriented methodologies) and MySQL 5
  • Git version control
  • REST API (JSON)
  • Front-end performance best practices
  • Good understanding of web standards
  • Good understanding of SEO best practices

Business

  • Ability to complete tasks on your own as well as collaborate as a strong team member
  • Troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

Nice to haves

  • WordPress (theme development and plugin customisation)
  • GatsbyJS and / or GraphQL
  • Gulp / Grunt task runners
  • Composer and NPM package managers
  • CSS in JS (styled-components / Emotion)
  • LAMP / Docker stacks
  • Experience utilising Memcache and Varnish
  • TypeScript
  • Experience of UX and digital design

Salary: £75,000 - 80,000 DOE 

Direct reports: 2

Benefits:

  • Private health insurance and dental insurance (Bupa)
  • 25 days holiday per annum, +1 additional day holiday for each year worked at the company
  • WFH policy
  • Well paid maternity, paternity and adoption policies
  • Generous L&D budget
  • Raconteur Day (annual day away from the office which does not use any holiday)
  • Fruit! Loads of it!
  • Mentor scheme
  • Discounted gym membership and a range of additional perks
  • Lots of social activities (wine club, yoga, 7-a-side football!)
  • Well stocked drinks fridge

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

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Looking for perks? We've got you covered!

  • Social 😁

    Quarterly wine club, finishing early every Friday to celebrate achievements, quarterly team socials, quarterly companywide social, ‘Raconteur Day’ each summer which is dedicated to off-site activities and ‘Raconteur of the month’ - integration and having fun sits at the heart of our culture here.

  • Holiday 🏖️

    In addition to the competitive holiday allowance (25 days plus bank holidays), we close between Christmas and New Year and offer one additional day of holiday for each of the first 3 full years you’ve worked here.

  • Health insurance 🏥

    We offer all of our employees Vitality health insurance that provides cover for hospital fees, specialist fees, physiotherapy, diagnostic tests plus rewards for healthy behaviours.

  • Dental insurance 👨‍⚕️

    We provide Bupa dental insurance that will pay towards an extensive range of dental treatments, provides full cover for many emergency treatments and includes two free check-ups a year.

  • Discounts 🤑

    Enjoy a number of different offers and discounts through our various partners such as discounted gym memberships, up to 40% off select UK and European flights, up to 25% off Ocado plus much more!

Culture

At Raconteur we care about what our employees think, which is why we’ve teamed up with Peakon to regularly check how we are doing.

Peakon is an anonymous employee feedback platform. It measures the engagement of each employee on an individual level, as well as on a team and company wide level.

Everyone who works here helps to shape Raconteur with their ideas and feedback, which is used to steer positive changes, as well as celebrate what we’re doing well.

We currently have a Peakon score of 9/10, putting us in the top 5% of companies in our industry.

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