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Junior PHP Developer: Online Communications Unit

Job Summary
Online Communications Unit
Communication and Marketing Department
Reference number: E19127

UCT's Communication and Marketing Department (CMD) is seeking to appoint a Junior PHP Developer to work in the department's Online Communications Unit.

The Communication and Marketing Department is a high-pressure, fast-paced and demanding work environment and therefore requires an individual who is highly motivated, organised, flexible, detail-orientated, and has a great work ethic. The position requires someone who enjoys working in a team and is passionate about the world of web development. The successful candidate will support other units both internal and external to CMD and will work on and provide support for UCT's various web system platforms.

Minimum requirements

  • National diploma (NQF 6 Level) in Information Technology or similar field
  • 3 years relevant work experience in the web and application development industry
  • Demonstrable work experience in PHP, front-end web development, MySQL and HTML
  • Proven experience using front-end frameworks
  • Proven experience using web content management systems
  • Demonstrable experience in web design using tools/applications such as Photoshop or alternative graphics editing programs
  • Experience using Google Analytics, Webmaster Tools and Custom Search Engine

The following would be advantageous:

  • Experience working with bulk communication systems (e.g Mailchimp)


  • support the Senior PHP Developer with ongoing daily tasks
  • become an expert user of all UCT's official web content management systems
  • document, plan, develop and roll out web applications as required
  • train users on UCT's official web content management systems
  • write reports, business requirements, testing scripts and other documentation as required
  • manage project deadlines
  • edit and process (add metadata, rename and file) images in the CMD digital repository

For more details about the position please refer to the position description.

The annual remuneration package, including benefits, is negotiable between R378 433 and R445 215

To apply, please e-mail the below documents in a single pdf file to Ms Abigail Dixon at recruitment03@uct.ac.za:

  • UCT Application Form (download at http://forms.uct.ac.za/hr201.doc )
  • Motivation letter, detailing how you meet the minimum requirements for this job
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Portfolio of work and/or list of websites that you have developed or developed part of. Describe briefly your role in the development of each.

Please ensure the title and reference number are indicated in the subject line. An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete and will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and will be required to undergo a competency test.

Telephone: 021 650 1673
Website: www.hr.uct.ac.za/
Reference number: E19127
Closing date: 01 April 2019

UCT is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress in achieving its equity targets. Our Employment Equity Policy is available at http://www.uct.ac.za/downloads/uct.ac.za/about/policies/eepolicy.pdf.

UCT reserves the right not to appoint.

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