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The mission: help build a better world

This is not just another job. If you want to use your skills to fight injustice, support refugees, make humanitarian aid more effective, build tools for human rights defenders, and generally just change the world for the better then DEV might be the right home for you.

We are a not for profit co-op working with some of the biggest and most impactful NGOs and charities in the world. We work on solving fascinating problems with inspiring people and we are committed to empowering each other at the same time.

We believe that great people want to do meaningful and challenging work. If you are an amazing designer, developer, campaigner, fundraiser, project manager, or you think you have other skills that our NGO partners could benefit from then we would love to hear from you.

And if you would like to know more about what it's like to work at DEV, check out 10 reasons why I love working at our not-for-profit digital co-op for some more detail (and great GIFs...we love GIFs). You can also see a bit more about our awesome neighbourhood Digbeth and what it's like to work from here.

This might also be the first time you've thought about leaving the corporate world behind but don't worry, our list of 5 reasons to start working at a not for profit right now should help you take the next step.

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Ben Freeman

The Developer Society

Working at DEV means not just working for great causes and with great partners, but with a team that wants to create a great place to work and looks out for each other

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Janina Westwell

The Developer Society

If you want to make an impact and create real change, this is where you will be given the tools to do it


Paul Evans

The Developer Society

In life, there aren't many chances to make a meaningful difference in the world. We get those chances every day.

Dan Pink's illustrated talk at the RSA reveals the hidden truths behind what really motivates us at home and in the workplace.

We believe we should work hard in order to be happy, but could we be thinking about things backwards? In this fast-moving and very funny talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that, actually, happiness inspires us to be more productive.

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi asks, "What makes a life worth living?" Noting that money cannot make us happy, he looks to those who find pleasure and lasting satisfaction in activities that bring about a state of "flow."

Pay that is meaningful

  • We've put a lot of time into researching and discussing the best pay structures for our unique not for profit co-op tech shape. You can read more about the thinking that shapes our salary structure in our Pay Principles and see the specific details on how a salary is determined in How We Do Salaries.

Other benefits

  • The chance to work with amazing charities and nonprofits who are making a really positive difference, work which is all about impact
  • Flexible working from home, part time and flexitime available
  • A great work/life balance
  • The opportunity to become a member of our coop and have an equal ownership stake in the organisation (i.e. you're as much of an owner as our founders and everyone else)
  • The chance to try new things when you want to, to make real and active change as part of our coop
  • 30 days holiday (pro-rata) plus UK public holiday
  • A MacBook to match the needs of your position and any other equipment needed to do your role
  • Access to a co-working space in your area if you prefer that to home-working
  • An enhanced parental leave package which include 3 months fully paid leave for anyone accessing maternity and shared parental leave and full pay top up for statutory paternity leave
  • A tailored budget to support professional development
  • Mental health support through collaboration with NHS Devon Partnership as part of our Mindful Employer Commitment: https://www.mindfulemployer.dpt.nhs.uk/

A positive place for everyone

  • We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our team. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status and we actively encourage and welcome applications from under-represented groups. For a more in-depth read on the importance of diversity in organisations, see this great piece from our friends at The Engine Room.
  • We provide lots of support for neurodivergent people who are looking to join our team. We’ve partnered with Exceptional Individuals to set up a process to support candidates with conditions such as ADHD, Autism, Dyspraxia, and Dyslexia so your application won’t be negatively impacted. If you have concerns regarding disclosure or form filling, feel free to contact Exceptional Individuals prior to application or interview for impartial advice. This won’t negatively impact your application in any way!
  • We work hard to create a positive, equal, and welcoming environment for everyone but we recognise this is an ongoing process of improvement. If you have any thoughts or suggestions on things we can do better, please get in touch with us at studio@dev.ngo.

Don't see an open position that looks right for you?

We're always keen to hear from great people who would like to join the team. If you don't fit into one of our currently open roles, or you have a different set of skills which you could bring to DEV, then we'd love to hear from you via this short form and we'll contact you when the right opportunity comes along.