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Application deadline:
01 March 2013
Interview dates:
£12,000 p.a. pro rata

The IFS is looking to recruit a website intern, to maintain and develop the Institute’s websites.

We are looking for a website intern whose job will be to maintain and develop the Institute’s websites, intranet and web administration system. The IFS website is hosted in-house and uses the symfony framework with PHP and PostgreSql on a Linux Debian server configured with Apache.

Key responsibilities are:

  • To ensure that the websites run smoothly and to identify and correct any bugs or errors.
  • To work with colleagues to develop and merge the IFS intranet and internal Wiki.
  • To work with the IT team to ensure optimal configuration of the web server.
  • To edit or add functionality to the site in consultation with the Head of Communications.
  • To engage with the communications team and research colleagues to help improve the website’s presentation of the Institute’s work for visitors to the site.
  • When required, to help keep the content of the site updated via the web administration system.
  • To use technical expertise to suggest new uses of technology that could enhance the website.

Person specification

The jobholder must have good programming knowledge and be willing to learn new skills and is confident working with websites. He or she will need to work with colleagues to make sure that there is understanding on both sides about the needs of the IFS and the various technical means that could be used to achieve these.

Essential skills and attributes

  • Sound knowledge of html, CSS and javascript.
  • Experience of PHP and SQL programming for the web.
  • Familiarity with database-driven websites.
  • Experience of and interest in web programming and in producing clear, navigable websites.
  • Willingness to research new technologies and learn how to use them.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and move projects forward within an agreed timeframe.
  • Ability to communicate with others, including those with less technical knowledge of programming and website structure.

Desirable skills and attributes

  • Knowledge of the symfony framework.
  • Knowledge of using and configuring Apache.
  • Experience of Linux, especially Debian Linux.
  • Experience working in website programming.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter by email to with Website intern in the subject line, explaining why you would be suitable for the job. The deadline for applications is 1 March 2013.