Health Libraries Group: Expression of interest - development of a new HLG website - January 2012
The Health Libraries Group (HLG) is a UK based network of individuals working in or professionally interested in health and social care information. Our 1500 members work for the health service, the academic sector, the independent sector, government departments, professional associations, charities and public libraries. We are a Special Interest Group of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP).
The HLG Business Plan has as one of its objectives to 'create distinct identity for HLG through developing independent website with Web 2.0 functionality and enhanced resources for member'
We are therefore seeking to commission a Web Developer to enable us to meet this objective.
By June 2012 a new website is designed, created and hosted with a newly registered URL. Training is provided to members of HLG in order to effectively maintain the site and all support and technical documentation is produced.
17th February Return of proposals
8th March Interviews at CILIP HQ in Central London
2nd April Project starts
12th June Final website presented to HLG Committee
12th July Launch of the website at HLG 2012 Conference
A more detailed timescale will be discussed as part of the selection process.
The website is to have the following functionality:
Accessible (incorporating latest functionality to enable maximum accessibility of the website, including disabled users and users of smartphones and tablets)
Password protected area for member only content
Incorporates Web 2.0 technologies and integration
Documentation for continuing maintenance and initial training for the web developer
Further technical documentation covering all aspects of the site
Builds on the mock-up beta site and existing website content is transferred to the new site
Uses an easy to use Content Management System, and assumes no HTML knowledge of the person who will maintain the website
Registered and hosted (domain name and new URL)
Registered with Google Analytics
Contains keywords that enable it to be ranked high in search engines
Complies with the corporate branding of CILIP and HLG
Incorporates the websites of two of our three sub-groups HLG Wales and Libraries for Nursing
Flexible enough to adapt to changing technology and user preferences
Sufficient storage capacity to enable storage of content in all media, including archiving
An inviting and dynamic look and feel using icon based menus
An ability to provide post launch technical support with the view to an ongoing support contract
The Web Developer should submit a fully itemised budget, including for hosting, registering and any ongoing support as well as training sessions and production of documents.
The budget should also incorporate day-to-day operating costs (travel expenses, telephone costs and so on)
THE WEB DEVELOPER
This opportunity is offered either on a secondment or consultancy basis.
We are looking for someone with the following skills and experience:
Proven web development and design skills, evidenced by examples of current or previous work
An understanding of how to attract and maintain visitors to the site
Knowledge of what is required at all stages of web development from understanding the initial brief to design, registration and launch
Familiarity with designing websites to be used on mobile devices
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written including ability to produce training documents
Excellent time and project management skills and the ability to prioritise and work to deadlines
Highly motivated and able to work remotely and unsupervised
Enthusiastic and able to get on with people at all levels
We would particularly welcome applications from people who have knowledge of the health library and information sector.
ACCOUNTABLE TO AND SUPPORT FROM
The appointed Web Developer will report directly to the Chair of Membership and Publicity of the Health Libraries Group, who will be accountable to the HLG Committee. The researcher will be expected to attend and present the final website to the 12th June 2012 HLG Committee meeting.
This will be issued to the successful applicant and will cover such things as copyright, confidentiality, payments and deliverables.
Intellectual Property Rights will remain with HLG
A proposal should be sent by email to Gary Birkenhead at [log in to unmask] by 5pm on Friday 17th February 2012
The proposal should give consideration to the information above and include the following:
Your understanding of the brief and the outcome
Timing and number of days work proposed
Experience and background information, including your CV
An outline of why you think you are suitable to undertake this work
Fully costed breakdown, including VAT where applicable
Interviews will take place on 9th March 2012 at the CILIP Headquarters in Central London.
The project will start on 2nd April 2012 and be completed by June 2012 when the Web Developer will present the final report to the HLG Committee meeting.
Further information can be obtained from
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Mock-up website (template for proposed new site)