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Front End Developer

WANTED: A front end developer to join our co-operative digital team. Use your knowledge of technology and your developer skills to help amazing charities and nonprofits change the world through building websites and web apps..

You are:

  • Keen to make the world a better place
  • Organised and self-motivated
  • Eager to keep on learning and sharing skills
  • A great communicator

If this sounds like you then we’d love to talk to you.

We’re a not-for-profit co-op filled with digital designers, developers and campaigners, working with big names like Choose Love, Lumos, Church of England, Oxfam, Business Human Rights Resource Centre, Samaritans and many more. If you'd like to join our team and help us to deliver great work then we want to hear from you.

Our Studio is in the Custard Factory in Digbeth, Birmingham. You can work from wherever you like, but we try to get together as a team in one place a couple of times a year - pandemic dependent - and we ask that your working hours have a significant overlap with the GMT timezone.

To find out more about our team and culture, see: https://www.dev.ngo/join/


Front End Developer

You will be a crucial part of our team, helping us to deliver our projects and have a big impact on the world.

There’s plenty of technical jargon in here, but simply put, we're looking for intelligent people who have an eagerness to learn new things, and the communication skills to be able to work effectively with our and our partners.

As well as the technical knowledge, we need people that get it—people who are natural problem solvers and know when to yell for support, helping to cut down and simplify complex problems with interfaces that function smoothly with both design and back-end code.

We're looking for the right person over any specific laundry list of skills but here's our wishlist. If you have some/all of these, we'd love to hear from you.

You should probably have some mix of these...

  • A keenness to be working closely and collaboratively with backend developers and designers
  • A love for clean, hand-coded semantically marked up HTML 5
  • A passion for CSS, including Sass
  • An understanding of working with git and core principles of UX and UI
  • Knowledge of Vue.js, or other similar frontend frameworks
  • The knack of adding just the right amount Javascript
  • Experience with coding for accessibility
  • Comfort translating designs from Sketch and Invision
  • Proven experience

For this particular role we're expecting some level of front end experience - but don't worry if you don't tick all the boxes.

We also like talking to people who enjoy...

  • Working in an agency environment (albeit a not for profit one!)
  • Being able to work on projects for charities and non-profits
  • Unobtrusive JavaScript
  • Optimising page speed for the right level of performance
  • Caring about their impact on society

In return you'll get...

  • A salary of £32,500 - £38,750 per annum in line with your experience and responsibilities. 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.
  • The opportunity to work with world-leading charities to change the world
  • Flexible paid leave of 30 days per year (+ public holidays)
  • A workplace that is both fun and supportive
  • Great hardware
  • Studio space at Digbeth’s Custard Factory to work from post-pandemic or fully remote working, or a mix of both
  • Optional membership of the Developer Society co-op, giving you democratic input into the running of our organisation, including electing representatives and voting rights. This is something that sets us apart.

Contract details...

  • Starting date: February/March 2022
  • This role is initially for a fixed 12 month contract

Applying

We’ve kept the process nice and simple. Just fill out this short form and we will be in touch with you: https://devsociety.typeform.com/to/wVgDzSL9

Final date for submitting applications is Friday 28th January 2022.

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.


We have no involvement with emailing or cold calling agencies, so if that’s you, please don’t get in touch. If we change our minds one day, we’ll let you know.