Cambridge Weight Plan

Graduate Developer


Cambridge Weight Plan (CWP) goes way back. We can trace its roots back to the 60s, when biochemist Dr Alan Howard started to research the perfect diet. Since 1984, when the Cambridge Diet became commercial in the UK, more than 30 million people from all over the world have used our help, support and products. But that's history.

Today, it is a lovely, passionate and profitable group of people who provide support, flexible weight loss plans, products and business opportunities that help other lovely people achieve their goals. Whatever those goals may be. This is done through the unique personal one-to-one support Consultants provide through our direct selling model. This is the only way dieters will experience the brand. It is something we pride ourselves on. And something we do better than anyone else.

We'd like to think that the dieter's experience of Cambridge Weight Plan is a bit like having a friend by their side. But not like a nagging friend. More like a really supportive, knowledgeable, wise and experienced friend cheering them on.


Corby, Northamptonshire




The Finance/IT Department provides the company with a full service accounting function in support of business plan objectives.

It also provides, maintains and develops the organisation IT systems and infrastructure, including the core IFS solution used throughout the business. The company infrastructure runs on a VMware environment, hosting 12 virtual servers, supporting 160+ users.

The department is also responsible for our hosted VoIP telephony, as well as mobile devices and connectivity. IT also has overall responsibility for a fleet of 30+ printers.



  • To develop and enhance the organisation use of IFS.
  • To work with other departments to help document and improve IFS processes.
  • To work closely with our Business Analyst on IFS projects.



Management responsibility for:  No direct report.

Reports to:  Head of IT

Budgetary/financial framework:  No formal spend authority. No specific financial targets.



  • To work with all areas of the business to identify business improvement opportunities and become an 'IFS Champion'.
  • To map business processes to align/improve the use of IFS.
  • Create all relevant documentation and manuals.
  • As requested by the Head of IT or other users, to assist in developing functional use of IFS.
  • Become a lead role in the IFS Super Group, along with the Business Analyst.
  • Undertake other duties and tasks that from time to time may be allocated to the jobholder that are appropriate to the grade of the job.
  • Comply with all relevant internal rules, policy and procedures, including those relating to Health and Safety, GDPR, etc. and all those contained within the issued Employee Handbook.




  • Educated to degree level, (minimum 2:1) in an IT, science or business related subject.


Specific Experience:


  • I.T. technical skills
  • SQL programming experience is essential
  • Computer programming experience in PL/SQL, C++, Java, or C#
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Report writing
  • Team working


  • Coaching/mentoring
  • Project management
  • Work experience within a company or organisation using IFS or similar ERP system



  •  Advanced Microsoft Office skills



As of July 2018 all Employee Stakeholders enjoy the following benefits:

  • Discretionary profit share scheme
  • Company pension
  • Westfield Health – private healthcare for routine dental, optical, therapy treatments, consultations, counselling, MRI scans etc.
  • Birthday gift  “Love 2 Shop” cards
  • Free tea, coffee and fruit provided
  • 20 days annual holiday and an extra three days’ discretionary company holiday between Christmas and the New Year.
  • Summer Fun Day at local amusement park– Stakeholders and families attend for free
  • Fully paid for Christmas Party
  • Long Service Certificate Awards – cash sum for every five years served, plus one service day after 5 years up to a maximum of 5 days
  • Retirement package
  • External training and investment towards Stakeholder development


How to Apply

Please send a copy of your CV and covering letter and email to with 'Graduate Developer' in the subject.