Awarded to Experis Limited

Start date: Thursday 16 August 2018
Value: £12,900
Company size: large
Health Education England - Genomics Education Programme

Wordpress Developer

3 Incomplete applications

3 SME, 0 large

6 Completed applications

5 SME, 1 large

Important dates

Tuesday 31 July 2018
Deadline for asking questions
Thursday 2 August 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Tuesday 7 August 2018 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Summary of the work
The specialist will work on the migration of the current website to a user validated Wordpress instance. In addition to migrating existing content they will also produce a range of Wordpress plugins, templates and widgets for custom post types. The work produced will form the beta version of the website.
Latest start date
Friday 17 August 2018
Expected contract length
2 months, with the option to extend for a further month.
West Midlands
Organisation the work is for
Health Education England - Genomics Education Programme
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
Summary of the discovery findings/recommendations

- Continue to have and improve a dedicated GEP website
- Take the opportunity to better demonstrate the impact of the Programme
- Reorganise the website structure to better guide users through their journeys
- Hold back from introducing a dedicated Teaching (resource) section
- Group content around healthcare specialism collections
- Progressively reveal content to cater for the range of genomics knowledge and awareness
- Introduce a dedicated Education section
- Further develop structured content
- Introduce a site-wide search
- Improve the mobile experience
- Move away from PDFs for HTML appropriate content
Who the specialist will work with
The specialist will work with the GEP Web & Multimedia Manager, key stakeholders and the user research agency to understand and deliver development priorities for the migration of our current website to a single Wordpress instance. The specialist will be the sole developer skilled at the creation of Wordpress websites including the creation of custom content types, custom taxonomy structures, custom meta boxes and widgets within a customised child theme aligned to the HEE brand.
What the specialist will work on
Liaising closely with the Web & Multimedia Manager, the specialist will be required to convert user validated prototypes and wireframe mockups to a working Wordpress website. The specialist will need to create plugins for custom post types with their own custom meta boxes, taxonomy, views and widgets all themed to the latest HEE branding guidelines.

The specialist will ensure that all work produced meets the needs of internal and external stakeholders of the GEP. The specialist will work closely with key members of the user research team to understand and implement prioritised needs.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Birmingham, with the option to work remotely for some of the development work.
Working arrangements
- The specialist will work in our office in Birmingham for approximately 3 days per week in order to be close to key users of the applications.
- We would like the specialist to work a 5 day week.
- We would be happy for the specialist to work remotely for some of the development work.
- This role is outwith IR35.
Security clearance

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions

Skills and experience

Buyers will use the essential and nice-to-have skills and experience to help them evaluate suppliers’ technical competence.

Essential skills and experience
  • Minimum 3 years in a professional Wordpress development role
  • Evidence of contribution to the Wordpress community, e.g. via support, code or plugins
  • Strong experience of frontend UI development via frameworks like Bootstrap
  • Strong experience of child theme development and optimisation
  • Demonstrable experience of Wordpress plugin and custom post types development
  • Ability to take ownership of the entire development lifecycle, i.e. development and testing through to deployment
  • Ability to present and communicate technical solutions to a technical and non-technical audience
  • Strong experience of working in cloud based infrastructure such as Azure or AWS
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience of working closely with service users to fully understand their needs
  • Core Azure experience (Web Apps, SQL Azure)
  • Experience of integrating Google Tag Manager

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work in a very transparent and collaborative manner with our organisation
  • Have an open approach to team working with non-technical clients
  • Be able to manage own work tasks with minimal management
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Reference
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. The rate for this is very low. Realistically, you will need to pay the specialist slightly more perhaps than the displayed charge rate. And that's before any margin etc. Can this be reviewed?
Yes, there may be scope to increase the daily rate.