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, completing over 90,000 criminal record checks a 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 expand into 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 (1):

Junior Web Developer

Due Diligence Checking Ltd. are looking for a graduate/experienced junior developer or someone looking to move into a mid-level role in the near future. We want you to make a big contribution to a rapidly growing company. We want you to be innovative, open to fresh ideas and ambitious. You will have access to the full range of technologies we employ, and you will get the opportunity to shape future developments.

The Opportunity

We are looking to recruit a junior web developer to join our in-house development team. The long-term progression plan for this role is to become a core member of the team and increase in skill level to full-stack competency. You will work alongside and learn from other senior and mid-level developers, external contractors and project managers. There will be opportunities to learn and to develop your skills with both in-house and external training sessions.

Please email a two page CV as an attachment (.pdf preferred) to jobs@ddc.uk.net, plus links to any relevant portfolio work or open-source software contributions. Please include a statement explaining the relevance of your portfolio/OSS work to the position. This is training role so we would encourage anyone to apply who feels they have the potential to meet the below requirements.

Job Details:

  • £24,000 – £28,000 , plus project-based bonuses
  • Defined goals to increase basic salary to include in-house training, external courses and self-taught modules.
  • 40 hours per week
  • Office-based in Syston (North Leicestershire)

Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with senior staff to input into project deliverables
  • Be part of developing a new platform for future products
  • Maintenance of existing Zend Framework-based web applications
  • System testing and peer code review

Core technical competences:

  • LAMP stack: PHP 7
  • OOP, MVC (or understanding of other design patterns)
  • System design (Fault tolerance, post mortems, latency, logging coverage)
  • Comfortable operating via the command line, shell scripting
  • Experience of a testing, release and validation workflow
  • Good task and time management ability
  • Knowledge of information security practices
  • Knowledge of Docker or other container engines
  • Knowledge of Symfony or other PHP frameworks

Preferable technical competences:

  • Frontend HTML/CSS/JS experience
  • Automated testing (Unit / scripted tests)
  • Interest in current and future web technology developments, such as testing systems and evolving best practice.
  • Experience with automation tool: Chef / Ansible / Salt
  • Experience with version control software (e.g. Git, Mercurial, Bzr, Subversion

Professional competences and qualifications:

  • Computing degree, or equivalent background and/or experience
  • Secure and responsible approach to work
  • Forward-thinking: building for tomorrow
  • Tenacious problem solving ability
  • Cooperation with in-house task management and development practices

Perks

  • A powerful computer with multiple monitors, set-up to your personal preferences
  • A lively office environment
  • Monthly developer meetings focused on creative thinking and long-term objectives
  • Budget for external training courses
  • Good coffee making facilities, including fresh ground coffee

Senior Full Stack Web Developer – Now Closed

Due Diligence Checking Ltd. are looking for a talented developer who is ready to make a big contribution to a rapidly growing company. We want you to be innovative, open to fresh ideas and ambitious. You will have access to the full range of technologies we employ, and you will get the opportunity to shape future developments.

The opportunity

We are looking to recruit a full stack web developer to join our in-house development team. The primary responsibility will be for delivering the major projects that will shape the future of our business. You will also work with the rest of the team to ensure our application works faultlessly, day-in day-out. You will work alongside other senior and junior developers, external contractors and project managers. There will be opportunities to learn and to develop your skills with both in-house and external training sessions.

Please email a two page CV as an attachment (.pdf preferred) to jobs@ddc.uk.net, plus links to any relevant portfolio work or open-source software contributions. Please include a statement explaining the relevance of your portfolio/OSS work to the position.

Job Details:

  • £pa, plus project-based bonuses
  • 40 hours per week
  • Office-based in Syston (North Leicestershire)
  • Start date – flexible
  • Job Advertisement: November 2018
  • Deadline: Until filled

Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with senior staff to plan, design, and build project deliverables
  • Be part of developing a new platform for future products
  • Maintenance of existing Zend Framework-based web applications
  • Improving the DevOps toolchain

Core technical competences:

  • LAMP stack: PHP 7
  • Databases: MySQL/MariaDB, designing, configuration and tuning
  • Linux server operations (Ubuntu/Debian/Centos/Redhat)
  • OOP, MVC (and understanding of other design patterns)
  • Basic mail server admin (Dovecote/postfix, exim)
  • System design (Fault tolerance, post mortems, latency, logging coverage)
  • Experience with version control software (e.g. Git, Mercurial, Bzr, Subversion)
  • Comfortable operating via the command line, shell scripting
  • Experience of a testing, release and validation workflow
  • Good task and time management ability
  • Understanding of information security practices

Preferable technical competences:

  • Zend Framework (or any other modern PHP framework)
  • Frontend HTML/CSS/JS experience
  • Working with Virtual Machines / Vagrant / VirtualBox
  • Automated testing (Unit / scripted tests)
  • Interest in current and future web technology developments, such as testing systems and evolving best practice.
  • DevOps experience
  • Some experience with Continuous Integration
  • Docker experience
  • Experience with automation tool: Chef / Ansible / Salt

Professional competences and qualifications:

  • Forward thinking. Aware of current trends, can balance between building for the future and being conservative with technology choices.
  • Thinking in steps rather than giant leaps, building a progressive plan that strives to be forward thinking.
  • 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
  • Forward-thinking: building for tomorrow
  • Tenacious problem solving ability
  • Cooperation with in-house task management and development practices

Perks

  • A modern and powerful computer, with multiple monitors
  • A lively office environment
  • Monthly developer meetings
  • Budget for external training courses, such as General Assembly
  • Good coffee making facilities, including fresh ground coffee

Sales and Business Development Manager – Now Closed

DDC is an established company with excellent market presence and has sustained consistent growth. There is potential for significant growth within the current market and with the introduction of new services in 2018 the sky is the limit. If you want to work for a growing organisation with a clear route to growth and unlimited earning potential then this is the role for you. You need to have a passion and drive for sales to excel and you will be working for one of the best providers in the industry.

The Opportunity

For DDC to reach its desired growth we are looking for a motivated and keen sales person to increase our market share for criminal record checks and promote the full pre-employment product range. The market is competitive yet also holds many opportunities for growth.

DDC have many unique selling points within the market and believe that the right person can hit and exceed revenue targets. Current market growth is heavily attributed to word of mouth and referrals, however, the organisation has a marketing budget for a more focused approach. The sales and business development role will be heavily involved in guiding this investment and generating new marketing sources.

The Role

You will report to and be fully supported by the Sales and Marketing Director. The remuneration structure in place is clear and achievable.  As DDC is a growing organisation, you will be involved in all elements of the sales function from lead generation to account implementation.

The role’s main aim is to achieve revenue targets through:

  • New lead generation through various marketing channels
  • New business generation
  • Finding tender opportunities
  • Completion and submission of public tenders
  • Maintaining relationships with existing client base
  • Attend external client sales meetings, presentations and demonstration of services
  • Management of marketing budget
  • Use and interact with CRM system (Pipedrive)
  • Manage new product launches

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience in HR, compliance or legal industry
  • Have experience in a business to business sales environment
  • Have a good understanding of data protection, or a desire to learn this core business function
  • Be able to demonstrate a track record for sales growth and hitting revenue targets
  • Be self-motivated
  • Be capable of generating your own leads
  • Have excellent written communication skills and a professional writing style
  • Have a professional selling manner
  • Possess excellent time management ability
  • Be a superb communicator at all levels within a business
  • Uphold the core values of the company
  • Hold a full UK Driving Licence

Benefits

  • Package includes a car allowance
  • Positive working environment
  • Training budget to improve skill and knowledge
  • Uncapped earnings potential
  • Pension provision

Salary

OTE: £35,000 – £40,000+

Base salary: £20,000 – £25,000 p.a.

Plus car allowance and additional commission based on % of revenue over target

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 NOW CLOSED to jobs@ddc.uk.net. We encourage early applications as interviews will be conducted throughout this period.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Administrators – Now closed

Due Diligence Checking Ltd is looking to recruit for an administrator position.

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 , 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 NOW CLOSED to jobs@ddc.uk.net.

We look forward to hearing from you