Jobs at NHBS

Web Developer

Closing date

13/02/2017

Summary

www.nhbs.com is the one­stop shop for natural history, ecology, conservation, other environmental books and equipment. We are growing and need to strengthen our team with another in­-house web developer.

What we're looking for

We seek a developer to work full-time in employment in our offices in Totnes, Devon. Working as part of our small in-house development team, the appointee will be responsible for building new web functionality to assist online sales, marketing, order processing and customer management. This is a very versatile role and a great opportunity to learn how a modern e-commerce business works from the ground up.

We break work down into small fast projects and rapidly implement core functionality. You need to be able to deliver innovative solutions on time and be happy pitching in with a wide range of IT odds and ends e.g. sys admin, hardware, testing etc.

This job is for you if you want do more than just write PHP code at a web development agency. This is an opportunity to be an important part of a great company and make a difference.

Our technology

We run www.nhbs.com on a system built with open source products that integrate with our business system and a wide range of 3rd party services.

  • Our tech stack
  • Yii Famework 2 - PHP
  • Netsuite
  • JQuery
  • Bootstrap
  • Mysql
  • Solr
  • Algolia
  • Redis
Requirements
  • Versatile programming skills with knowledge of web technologies and principles
  • Experience with PHP, JavaScript, JQuery, MySQL, CSS, REST, Git and OOP
  • Understand the concept of responsive web design
  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with non-IT colleagues and customers
  • Hands-on, get-the-job-done mentality
  • You aim at delivering clean, high-quality, well documented code
  • You are passionate about software development
  • Willingness to learn new skills on the job
Preferred skills
  • Experience with the Yii Framework especially version 2
  • Knowledge in Netsuite www.netsuite.com
  • Design skills using Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience with responsive web design
  • Comfortable with setting up new computers and other sysadmin tasks
Our offer to you

Our office is based in Totnes. The successful candidate will be joining a diverse and friendly workforce of 28 staff in an open office environment.

This position reports to the Senior Manager (IT & Systems).

This position is available immediately. Salary: £18000 - £20000 depending on experience. It is based on a 37.5 hour week with the 28 days holiday p.a, including bank holidays.

Application

Please write a covering letter detailing why you are the right person for the position. Please include a list of your preferred software stack and links to work you have done that is public.

Please email your CV and Covering Letter to the Senior Manager, John Eskilsson (johne@nhbs.com).

After interview, short listed candidates will complete a trial day before being made a formal offer of employment.

Customer Services Advisor

Summary

NHBS (www.nhbs.com) is a world leader in supplying Natural History, Ecology and Conservation books and ecological survey equipment to institutions, retailers, companies, libraries, academics and private customers around the world. This is an opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join our customer services team. The customer services team is the first point of contact for our diverse range of customers.

Resposibilities

You’re the type of person who thrives on getting details right, enjoys communicating effectively with customers and colleagues alike, and is confident in prioritising multiple demands. We offer a fast-paced environment where team-work, initiative and quick thinking are valued, and where a demonstrated passion for ideas and for what NHBS does is more important than specific knowledge in any field.

Skills required
  • A good telephone manner and outstanding written communication skills are essential
  • High degree of computer literacy
  • Attention to detail
  • Language skills: a second language in addition to English would be advantageous
  • Above all, we value a common sense approach, critical thinking and a willingness to learn new skills
Our offer to you

Our warehouse and office is based on the industrial estate in Totnes. We have been selling natural history and science books since 1985, and ecological survey equipment since 2009. The successful candidate will be joining a diverse and friendly workforce of 28 staff.

This position reports to the Customer Services Manager.

This full-time permanent position is available immediately. Salary: £15,500 – 16,500 p.a. (depending on experience), based on a 37.5 hour week Mon-Fri, with the position attracting 28 days holiday p.a, including bank holidays.

Application

We are looking for someone who is interested in what NHBS does and how we can help our customers. Please make clear in your covering letter why you are that person - also tell us what about NHBS interests you.

Please email your CV and Covering Letter by the 25th of January 2017 to the Customer Services Manager, Natalie Mawson (nmawson@nhbs.com). After interview for the post candidates will complete a trial day before being made a formal offer of employment.