Vacancies at Essential Adventure

Current Vacancies @ Essential Adventure


1. PHP Web Developer (in house)


Key Details.

We're seeking a PHP Web Developer to manage the development of the company website, as well as various back office systems. Applications welcomed from anyone who is able to demonstrate a suitable level of PHP experience, ideally using the Code Ignitor framework - whether you're looking for a Graduate role, or you're looking to switch jobs. This is a superb opportunity to gain experience as a lead developer, in an interesting and very dynamic / agile role.


The Role & Key Responsibilities.

  • Developing the customer facing website - improvements to ensure improved functionality & usability across the website product;
  • Developing back office systems including our supplier booking system, task management system and in general improving the effectiveness of our entire back office systems;
  • Developing an online booking system and managing the integration of supplier product feeds;
  • General design and development work which enhances our business performance


Experience / Skills.

  1. Core Skills: Must Basic PHP5, and MySQL knowledge is essential along with the ability to code using HTML5, CSS, and jQuery. The successful candidate will need good communication and inter-personal skills, and to quickly take instructions in a fast moving environment.
  2. Additional Skills: Any experience in OO MVC frameworks, particularly CodeIgniter is preferred, and any experience in Git Versions Control will also support the application.
  3. Qualifications: The candidate will need GCSE’s in English and Maths (preferably B or above) and A levels or NVQ in a computing related subject. 


Salary & Benefits.

Competitive salary and pay structure, dependent on experience, with a proportion of performance related pay. The successful candidate will be eligible for staff discount and we are prepared to be flexible on working hours providing deadlines are met on time. The position will be based at our store, at Glanvilles Mill Shopping Centre in Ivybridge.


How to apply.

Send a CV by email to, for the attention of Matt Trenchard. If you'd like to have a chat before submitting your application, please give us a call on 01752 418042. Many thanks and we look forward to hearing from you.

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