Salary: 18,200 - 23,600 (Dependent on Experience)

Salary: 18,200 - 23,600 (Dependent on Experience)

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Web developer

Salary: £18,200 - £23,600 (dependent on experience)

Hours: Full Time

Start date: May 2017

Location: 1, Checkpoint Court, Lincoln with occasional travel to London

Job description

Do you believe code can change the world? We do. We are looking for a web developer who would like to put their skills and talent to good use developing online products, tools and services that will have a positive and lasting impact.

As our web developer, you will oversee the development of our online products and services, responsible for the design, installation, testing and maintenance of new websites and software. This job is about much more than justplaying around with code. This is an important role within a passionate team looking to make a positive difference to people and communities.

Roles and responsibilities

You will be responsible for:

  • Writing code in one or more programming or scripting languages, such as PHP or JavaScript;
  • Developing a new online interactive health platform for Social Change UK;
  • Develop current live websites and platforms;
  • Coding new websites and online platforms, working with the in-house creative designers and marketers to maximize engagement on our websites;
  • Planning and prototyping new applications;
  • Presenting ideas for system improvements;
  • Producing detailed specifications and writing code;
  • Fixing bugs in existing projects;
  • Creating technical specifications and test plans;
  • Writing and testing code and then refining and rewriting as necessary, refactoring and optimising existing code;
  • Testing the product in controlled, real situations before going liveand general fault finding;
  • Preparation of training manuals for users
  • Further developing the product in response to customer wants and needs and analysing user requirements;

Testing new programs and fault finding (duplicated);

  • Integrating existing software products and getting incompatible platforms to work together;
  • Maintaining systems by monitoring and correcting software defects, once up and running;
  • Consulting clients and colleagues concerning the maintenance and performance of websites and with a view to writing or modifying if needed;
  • Investigating new technologies and integrations;
  • Continually updating technical knowledge and skills by attending in-house and/or external courses, reading manuals and accessing new applications, and staying up to date with new trends and advancements in web development;.
  • Testing new features thoroughly to ensure they perform the correct task in all cases;
  • Running performance benchmarking tests;
  • Reviewing code;
  • Building and testing Application Program Interfaces (APIs) for applications to exchange data;
  • Researching, incorporating and contributing to Open Source projects;
  • Gathering requirements from clients and users;
  • Learning and testing new technologies, frameworks and languages;
  • Building and maintaining databases;
  • Documenting code so other developers can understand and contribute to it;
  • Attending and speaking at conferences and workshops;
  • Designing information architecture within an application or website.


Web developers need to demonstrate a range of technical knowledge in areas such as client-side components, server-side languages, web application frameworks and database management systems, as well as experience with version control systems, and a thorough understanding of the architecture of web applications and web security and encryption.

You will need to have:

  • attention to detail;
  • logical approach to problem solving;
  • ability to work independently and in mixed teams;
  • experience of development methodologies (like agile and waterfall);
  • ability to manage a complex range of tasks and meet deadlines;
  • good communication skills.

Experience in a customer service environment and managing client relationships is desirable and a confident and determined approach is essential.

Closing date:April 21st 2017

Application process: Please send a CV and covering letteroutlining your skills to Kelly Evans at Social Change UK:

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