We’re Hiring

December 3, 2021

Web Developer

Full time / Permanent
Salary £27 – 33K + benefits (DOE) 


The opportunity

Are you a web developer looking for a new career opportunity in the creative services industry? Hillside Agency is looking for a talented and motivated person to join their design team in Edinburgh.


Job description

Hillside Agency is currently looking for a WordPress developer with a minimum of three years of industry experience. This is a great opportunity for a skilled and ambitious individual who can respond creatively and enthusiastically to a multitude of challenges. The applicant should be confident in taking a web project from start to finish, liaising directly with clients whilst working both independently and as part of a team.

The role will be Edinburgh-based with an opportunity to work remotely or hybrid depending on the situation. The position will allow freedom to shape your role within a team of other creatives in a highly regarded agency in the hub of Leith. We’re a small team with all the flexibility, responsibility, and opportunity that goes with it, so working hours and salary are negotiable if you’re the right person for the role.


Required Skills

  • Experience in creating bespoke WordPress themes and functionalities via PHP.
  • Good overall experience working with HTML5, CSS3, PHP, jQuery, MySQL.
  • Site mapping, wire-framing, designing, and developing.
  • Creating website prototypes, using Adobe XD, Sketch, or similar.
  • Understanding of device and browser compatibility issues.
  • Routine maintenance, problem-solving, and improvement of clients’ existing websites (including e-commerce websites).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • The ability to self-manage projects, timelines, and allocated budgets, as well as work to tight deadlines.

Desirable Extras

  • Working knowledge of search engine optimisation best practices.
  • Experience in contributing to creative tenders and cost estimates.
  • Developing motion graphics in After Effects.
  • Excellent knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Good knowledge of design principles, industry standards, current web design trends & technologies.
  • The ability to adapt to new software & applications as required, to fulfill the role’s responsibilities as outlined above.

About us

Hillside is an independent creative agency based in Edinburgh that has been producing high-quality visual communication for more than 25 years. Our portfolio includes work for the National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, the Royal Society of Edinburgh, HMV Fopp, Irish Writers Centre, Fort William MTB World Cup, and TweedLove Bike Festival.

As a guide to the standard and depth of work we are expecting from the applicants, here are some of our most recent websites:

RSE Covid Commission
Bringing Colour to Clay
Willow Den
Púca Festival
Irish Writers Centre
Burns & Beyond


How to apply

Please email your CV and work examples to hello@hillsideagency.com

Closing date: 29 January 2022