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Junior Web Project Assistant

Full Time Fixed term appointment of 2 years

Salary – £24355


Renowned internationally for its research excellence supporting a sustainable ocean, Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) has an exciting opportunity for a Junior Web Project Assistant to join the Marketing and Communications team.


Key Deliverables

This role will involve working closely with the Webmaster and wider Marketing & Communications team to assist with the design and development of websites and webpages to promote the organisation and to fulfil deliverables for funded projects.


This technical and creative role will focus on the building of websites within our content management system so knowledge of front-end web development is important, however, additional technical training will also be provided. Some design experience would be of additional benefit to the role but is not essential.


The postholder will also be required to assist with ad-hoc administrative tasks such as domain management and content requests, liaising with project leads and other staff to understand requirements.


Skills Specification


  • Demonstrable portfolio of work (web/digital)
  • Experience in front-end web development including HTML and CSS.
  • Expertise in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator for design and optimizing imagery for web.
  • Good understanding of web accessibility principles.
  • Good understanding of Search Engine Optimisation
  • Understanding of modern web development and browsers
  • Understanding of web performance techniques and principles.
  • Ability to use Google Analytics to monitor web traffic and user behaviour.
  • Keen to learn and develop skills and stay up-to-date with current web trends and technology
  • Excellent written skills in English


  • Experience in using a website Content Management System.
  • Creativity and design experience
  • Knowledge of Bootstrap (and SASS)
  • Experience using basic Javascript/Jquery


PML offers a variety of employee benefits which can be viewed here:


PML operates a hybrid working policy whereby employees are able to split their working arrangements equally between PML’s Plymouth offices and home based working.


As part of PML’s 20th anniversary of becoming an independent organisation with charitable status (2002-2022), we asked PML people why they enjoy working at PML and what makes it special –