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 and pre-employment checks, to ensure safeguarding needs are met within their industry. Our pre-employment services can be offered to any organisation recruiting people in the UK. This is a growing market within the UK and we are seeing a lot of positive growth within those services. 

Our ambition

As a service provider we are always looking at new services and ways to improve what we currently offer. This is done throughout the business from the technical aspects of the web application, to an improved customer service function. From a technical perspective our systems are in a constant state of review to find more secure and more reliable ways of doing things. This includes user experience reviews from all areas of the business.  All team members are encouraged to provide feedback on their role within the business, and we also ask our clients and applicants what they think. We have many working groups within the business that focus on things like quality, consistency, security and user experience. All team members are regularly invited to apply to join these working groups and provide valuable feedback to managers, to drive improvements. 

New team members

All new team members go through a induction process to ensure that you know what we are striving to achieve, and how we want to achieve it. This involves core learning on the different services we offer, and what excellence looks like within our industry, and within your role. We want every member to feel supported to achieve their maximum potential. Every year you will sit with one of the company Directors and review everything about your role, and how you can progress, and how the company can help you to achieve your personal goals. 

Business culture

We strive to create a positive environment for all team members within the business. In reality this means we’re quite a social group with regular company events such as Charity Bake-offs, Christmas Jumper days, meals out and a regular Friday morning business breakfast/lunch (we even have a dice to roll when we really cant decide what to have). 

Roles Currently Available (4):

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 experience to the position, or what brings you to apply. 

Web Developer x 2

About the role

We are looking for two new team members to join our Web Development Team. As the business has grown we have built new systems and services that our clients want. The Development Team focus on building good quality applications that integrate with other areas of the business. 

At current we are undertaking several project focused on some exciting new developments and improvements to the service which include integrations with AI based technologies, numerous API driven resources, web applications and a mobile application. 

Job Details & Responsibilities

  • Working closely with senior staff to plan, design and build project deliverables
  • 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

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 with projects and taking responsibilities within a team 
  • A passion for learning both in a peer-to-peer environment and with external courses/resources. 
  • Enjoys mentoring other team members

Perks

  • Monthly IT team meetings so you can get creative and discuss ideas with your colleagues
  • Friendly and social office environment
  • Budget for external training courses
  • Located near shops, train station and bus stops
  • Hybrid working environment available, after initial induction complete. 
  • Additional holiday for length of service

Wage

  • Up to £48,000 pa (DOE)
  • Defined pathway to attain ‘senior developer’ role
  • Clear progression and training plan
  • Annual wage/role review 

Marketing Executive (Part Time) x 1

Due to recent product developments and business diversification, DDC are looking for an enthusiastic and proactive marketing professional to join the DDC team. With the role heavily focused on digital marketing we are aiming to grow our online presence and enhance sales activity.

This role is managed by a company Director, as the head of the Sales and Marketing department. This team has clear objectives and an established process to drive sales into the business. The successful candidate will bring their own expertise and methodologies, to play a big part in delivering the key objectives of the business. The expectation is that this role will be involved in setting future objectives of the business, defining performance and sales related goals.

All services are provided on a business-to-business level so DDC are seeking experience in B2B marketing. There is no current expectation of marketing to consumers or individuals at this time, and no plans to do this in the future.

The company have established Google AdWords campaigns, SEO presence and website. Using your digital marketing experience, you would maintain and improve this through knowledge, training and copywriting. DDC champions continued professional development and would look for a successful candidate to demonstrate a desire to learn and undertake external training courses, but also to share learned knowledge with team members to help drive growth of the company.

Role and responsibilities

  • Create awareness of DDC’s services and develop the DDC brand
  • Work with the sales team to develop, maintain and deploy marketing projects
  • Create, deliver and manage Google Ad campaigns or equivalent, that are continuously optimised to deliver against our target of quality marketing leads to the sales team
  • Evaluate and review marketing campaigns, advertising and SEO to make sure the correct mediums are being used and campaigns are effective
  • Efficient management of the marketing budget
  • Write and proofread marketing copy for both online and print campaigns
  • Organise events such as conferences, seminars, receptions and exhibitions
  • Design and manage marketing projects to launch new products
  • Source advertising opportunities
  • Manage and update the company web site, with content approval processes in place
  • Produce regular creative content, including videos and blog posts
  • Manage social media platforms
  • Conduct market research & analyse to evaluate trends and markets
  • Suggest and implement new marketing channels
  • Uphold the core values of the company

Requirements

  • Marketing experience in business-to-business environment
  • Have excellent written communication skills and a professional writing style
  • Be a superb communicator at all levels within the business
  • Highly experienced in SEO
  • Be self-motivated

Desirable

  • Have experience in HR, compliance or legal industry
  • Have experience with CPC
  • Degree level educated or proven track record of training, education or course completion.

Office perks

  • Lively but professional office environment
  • Budget for external training courses
  • Located near shops, train station and bus stops

Roles details

  • Part time – 25 hours per week, with flexible working pattern to be agreed
  • £13,500 to £17,500 p.a. (£21,600 to £28,000 pro rata)
  • Performance bonuses based on new client activity and turnover
  • Based in the Syston office but Hybrid home working negotiable

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  to jobs@ddc.uk.net. Early application is recommended. 

Administrators (x2)

Due Diligence Checking Ltd is looking to recruit for two administrator positions. The requirement is for full time roles. Successful candidates will be given an initial one year engagement with a strong expectation for this to be made a permanent role.

  • Salary: £9.90 starting, going to to £10.80 after completion of initial training 
  • Hours: 08:40 to 17:00 (40 hours per week)
  • Days: Mon – Fri

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. General day to day duties include:

  • Processing of pre-employment checks from request by a client to generation of a final pre-employment reports
  • 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
  • Cross checking data sources for consistency
  • Investigatory skills to spot errors, omissions or mismatches 
  • 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.

Applicants should have previous experience or a suitable academic record but we are willing to consider somebody if they possess good 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 Countersignatory and will be subject to DBS approval. 

If you have the necessary skills and want t join the team, 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 Monday 18th April 2022  to jobs@ddc.uk.net. Early application is recommended. 

We look forward to hearing from you.

Accounts Assistant x 1 (now closed)

Due Diligence Checking Ltd is looking to recruit for a part time Accounts Assistant role.

The requirement is for a flexible , part-time role with approximately 20 hours per week. The ideal candidate will be available to work 8.40am to 5pm for the first 4 working days of every month for invoicing purposes, and then part time 3/4 days a week to include a Friday 8.40am to 5pm.

Given the importance of the work, we are looking for a person with an eye for detail and accuracy, good internal and external communication skills and a good telephone manner. You must also be well organised and be able to prioritise work load.

Experience with computerised accounts software is essential . The company currently use QuickBooks and bespoke internal software for the generation of accounts and invoicing information.

Full training will be provided on internal software and DDC processes, but applicants should possess good IT skills

Starting salary is £11 per hour, with a further increase to £12 per hour once the initial training has been completed.

Existing holiday commitments will be honoured. The preferred candidate will be required to apply for a Basic Disclosure and provide references. 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 1st April 2022.

We look forward to hearing from you.