Working For DDC

Positions vacant at DDC will be listed below. If there is no information, then we are currently fully staffed.

The Company

Due Diligence Checking Ltd operate as a market leader in the processing of online criminal record checks and pre-employment screening, completing over 150,000 checks each year. This accounts for approximately 2.25% of the current market. Many of the existing clients have a regulatory requirement for criminal record checks, to ensure safeguarding needs are met within their industry. Recent developments have allowed the company to build in this market, and offer additional checks and full pre-employment checking services. These services can be offered to any organisation recruiting people in the UK. This is a growing market with the introduction of mandatory ‘Right to Work’ checks for all UK employers.

Roles Currently Available (3):

If you would like to apply for any of the roles, please email a covering letter and CV as an attachment (.pdf preferred) to jobs@ddc.uk.net, plus links to any relevant portfolio work or open-source software contributions if applicable. Please include a statement explaining the relevance of your portfolio/OSS work to the position.

DDC Senior Developer With DevOps Expertise

About the role

We are looking for a new team member to join our Web Development Team. As an established business we have been going since 2002 and have experienced steady growth every year we’ve been around. We are now in a position to add to our development team to drive improvements to our web applications, and the technical infrastructure that supports us.

Job Details & Responsibilities

  • Working closely with senior staff to plan, design and build project deliverables
  • Improve the DevOps toolchain
  • Moving towards a Continuous Integration/Deployment design
  • Working with other developers and the IT manager to implement projects
  • Maintenance of existing applications and systems
  • Code review and mentoring of the team
  • Database design and maintenance
  • Refactoring code

Core technical competences:

  • PHP 7.2+
    • Composer and package management
    • Frameworks (Symfony, Zend)
  • DevOps
    • Docker
    • Docker compose
    • Ansible
    • Linux
    • Apache/Nginx
  • Javascript
    • Javascript libraries and frameworks (jQuery, Backbone, React etc)
    • NPM and NodeJS
  • Front-end implementation
    • Responsive design
    • SCSS
    • HTML
  • Object orientated programming
    • Design patterns
    • SOLID
  • Test-driven development
    • Functional testing
    • Unit testing
  • MySQL
    • Optimisation
    • Indexes, Keys
    • Database design
  • Source Control
    • Git
    • Bitbucket
    • Code Reviews
  • System design
    • API

Professional competences

  • Motivated self-starter – you work independently to build and solve issues without prompting
  • Computing degree, or equivalent background and/or experience
  • Secure and responsible approach to work – you keep on top of the latest security issues, and you are aware of legal aspects and industry best-practices (including GDPR)
  • Forward-thinking: building for tomorrow
  • Tenacious problem solving ability
  • Cooperation with in-house task management and development practices
  • Understanding of Agile processes and software design
  • Experience leading projects
  • Takes responsibility for own learning
  • Enjoys mentoring other team members

Perks

  • Monthly IT team meetings outside the office so you can get creative and discuss ideas with your colleagues
  • Friendly office environment
  • Budget for external training courses
  • Located near shops, train station and bus stops
  • Remote working options after initial on-boarding and training.
  • Additional holiday for length of service

Wage

  • up to £40,000 pa (DOE), plus project-based bonuses

DDC Senior Developer

About the role

We are looking for a new team member to join our Web Development Team. As an established business we have been going since 2002 and have experienced steady growth every year we’ve been around. We are now in a position to add to our development team to drive improvements to our web applications, and the technical infrastructure that supports us.

Job Details & Responsibilities

  • Working closely with senior staff to plan, design and build project deliverables
  • Working with other developers and the IT manager to implement projects
  • Design new systems and improve existing systems
  • Maintenance of existing applications and systems
  • Understand and implement modern standards and practices
  • Code review and mentoring of the team
  • Database design and maintenance
  • Moving towards a Continuous Integration/Deployment design
  • Refactoring code

Core technical competences:

  • PHP 7.2+
    • Composer and package management
    • Frameworks (Symfony, Zend)
  • Javascript
    • Javascript libraries and frameworks (jQuery, Backbone, React etc)
    • NPM and NodeJS
  • Front-end implementation
    • Responsive design
    • SCSS
    • HTML
  • Object orientated programming
    • Design patterns
    • SOLID
  • Test-driven development
    • Functional testing
    • Unit testing
  • MySQL
    • Optimisation
    • Indexes, Keys
    • Database design
  • DevOps
    • Docker
    • Docker compose
    • Ansible
    • Linux
    • Apache/Nginx
  • Source Control
    • Git
    • Bitbucket
    • Code Reviews
  • System design
    • API

Professional competences

  • Motivated self-starter – you work independently to build and solve issues without prompting
  • Computing degree, or equivalent background and/or experience
  • Secure and responsible approach to work – you keep on top of the latest security issues, and you are aware of legal aspects and industry best-practices (including GDPR)
  • Forward-thinking: building for tomorrow
  • Tenacious problem solving ability
  • Cooperation with in-house task management and development practices
  • Understanding of Agile processes and software design
  • Experience leading projects
  • Takes responsibility for own learning
  • Enjoys mentoring other team members

Perks

  • Monthly IT team meetings outside the office so you can get creative and discuss ideas with your colleagues
  • Friendly office environment
  • Budget for external training courses
  • Located near shops, train station and bus stops
  • Remote working options after initial on-boarding and training.
  • Additional holiday for length of service

Wage

  • up to £40,000 pa (DOE), plus project-based bonuses

Administrators

Due Diligence Checking Ltd is looking to recruit for two administrator positions.

The requirement is for a full time contract. Successful candidates will be given an initial one year engagement but, the company is growing so there is a strong expectation of the successful candidate being offered a permanent role if they perform well.

The work covers all aspects of processing Disclosure and Barring Service applications (formerly Criminal Records Bureau) conducting online Identity Validation Checks and administering pre-employment checks on behalf of clients. Generally the role will include:

  • Data entry of applicant details
  • Production of personalised application packs
  • Making telephone reminder calls to applicants
  • Transferring data from paper forms to online system
  • Checking application forms and personal documents
  • Contacting applicants by telephone to correct errors or omissions
  • Answering ad-hoc queries via telephone or e-mail
  • Contacting former employers
  • Running checks using third party applications

The role offers the opportunity to work in a modern IT based office covering all aspects of administration. There will be a lot of telephone and e-mail interaction with clients and applicants, but there is no selling involved.

Given the importance of the work we do, we look for people with an eye for detail and accuracy when checking documents and entering information onto a database, good internal and external communication skills and a good telephone manner. You must also be well organised and be able to prioritise work load. The industry is continuously going through a period of change so there is a requirement to learn new systems quickly and pick up new processes accurately.

Full training will be given on DDC processes, but applicants should possess good IT skills (i.e. able to use WP, e-mail and web applications). There is a possibility of incorporating study for a higher level NVQ into the role.

Starting salary is £9.20 per hour, with a further increase once the initial training has been completed. DDC operate a clear role progression allowing the successful applicant to increase the hourly rate by completing further training.

The position of Administrator is for 5 days a week based on a 8 hour working day (8.40am to 5.00pm with a 20 minute lunch break). Applicants should have previous experience or a suitable academic record but we are willing to consider somebody if they possess adequate basic skills and interview well. Existing holiday commitments will be honoured.

The preferred candidate will be required to apply for a Basic Disclosure and provide references. All employees are encouraged to progress to counter-signatory and will be subject to DBS approval. DDC aims to provide a positive working environment in pleasant surroundings.

If you have the necessary skills, please send a covering letter including why you would be good at the job, your CV and any other information you wish to be considered by Thursday 30th Septemer 2021 to jobs@ddc.uk.net.

We look forward to hearing from you.