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Lead Application Developer

Lead Application Developer

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  • Sector:

    Public Sector & Not-for-Profit

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  • Salary:

    £47000 - £54000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Jaydn Harding

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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Lead Application Developer - Salary up to £54,000 with potential £4000 Bonus - (4 Days a Year on site)

The Opportunity

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is at the heart of making sure Wales' natural resources are being used sustainably so that future generations can benefit from them.

If you want to put your technical skills to good use and get involved in exciting projects which impact the lives of everyone here in Wales, we want to hear from you!

Offering agile working, flexible working and remote working with generous annual leave allowances, civil service pension, CPD and a wide range of health & wellbeing benefits ensures that Natural Resources Wales remains an employer of choice for job seekers across Wales and beyond.

NRW are passionate about creative a diverse workforce and positively encourage applications from under-represented communities. They embrace quality of opportunity irrespective of disability, neurodivergence, ethnic origin, colour, nationality, gender expression and gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, culture, or religion. They put the principles of human rights, equality, fairness, dignity, and respect at the heart of their values.

NRW are committed to equal opportunities and guarantee interviews for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

With over 100 web applications, associated databases and API's, real-time environmental modelling, public alerting and reporting and IOT data collection of over 650 remote locations - interesting and exciting work with purpose is never far away.

Yolk Recruitment is working in partnership with Natural Resources Wales to find them high calibre technical talent from across Wales. We are currently working with them to recruit a Lead Developer who can effectively manage and champion a wide range of stakeholders while leading software development.

The Role

You will be guiding the software development team, working closely with the Digital Integration partner and key stakeholders.

  • Writing clean and secure code in a test driven way
  • Identifying approaches and technologies, determining when software should be written
  • Lead the team in technological areas
  • Promote knowledge of and adoption of best practices


You will have a proven track record of effectively working as a senior developer, with strong coding skills, and ability to coach and mentor your team.

  • You will have good C#/.Net coding skills
  • Be proficient in a wide range of technical systems
  • Solid working knowledge of Microsoft Azure and M365 environments
  • Good understanding of API development and use.


Aside from working on meaningful projects that positively impact the people of Wales, the successful applicant for this Lead Application Developer role will be rewarded with the following:

  • Salary of £54,000
  • Civil service pension scheme
  • Variety of working patterns
  • 28 days annual leave (increasing annually to 33 days)
  • CPD ranging from practical to further and higher education courses
  • Active & sustainable travel benefits such as Cycle to Work and season ticket loans
  • Payment of professional membership fees relevant to your role

Yolk Recruitment is the exclusive recruitment partner to Natural Resources Wales and therefore all applications will be managed by the team at Yolk following NRW's own fair and transparent recruitment process.

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