We are recruiting.
As we continue to grow we’re looking to expand all our technical team, and are currently recruiting a new Senior Software Developer. You’ll be interested in joining our small, friendly team who work around the country from home, or in our offices in Liverpool and Chichester. We aim to provide a supportive work environment that allows you to balance your work with your life.
We’re committed to inclusion and equal opportunities and to providing our employees with a work environment free from discrimination in which all can thrive. We recognise and value the benefits of a diverse workforce and we are seeking applications from people of all backgrounds.
More information about our approach to recruitment is below.
If you’ve recently applied to one of our other roles we will be in touch shortly.
Senior Software Developer
We are seeking a Senior Software Developer to work alongside our Technical Director, to help maintain, improve and develop our product. You will help charities do amazing things better.
You’ll spend a lot of your time in php, but this is a full-stack role, working on an established product.
Applications should be made through our application portal, with a closing date of 9am on 21st September 2020. Full Job Description and Person Specification available to download:
Thinking about applying? Here’s some things to think about
If you’re thinking of applying – thank you! We’re glad that you think you might want to join us.
We advertise in a number of different places, depending on the role and location requirements. These include the Guardian, Reed, The Voice, Even Break and Escape the City. We also advertise posts on this jobs page and on Twitter.
For each role we produce a job description which includes the things we’re looking for. In your application we ask for a small amount of identifying information, some diversity monitoring questions, and some questions about your skills. To reduce the chance of bias and make sure we focus on the abilities we’re looking for, the shortlisting panel only see responses to the skills questions. Applied give a more detailed description of this approach to hiring on their website.
When you submit an application you’ll be sent a unique URL which you can use to log in and edit your submission at any time up to the closing date. This means that you don’t have to fill out your form all in one go. Please only apply through the application portal, as we can’t accept unsolicited c.v.s.
Once past the closing date, the members of the recruitment panel will each score the applications based on evidence of the depth of understanding, appropriateness and comprehensiveness of the response. The questions are all linked to the key skills we’re looking for, so try to bear this in mind when answering. For example, if the role description says ‘Excellent communication skills’ we’ll look for evidence of this in your responses to the questions. For each question you have up to 250 words for your response, so make them count. If you feel you’ve given a complete response below the word limit then stop. There’s no extra points for padding!
We’ll add up the total scores and then use these to determine who to invite to interview. We hope to interview around 6 people. If we don’t feel that we can offer an interview, we’ll notify you as promptly as we can (this can be dependent on the number of applications we’ve received), and we’ll let you know why. At the risk of cliché, up to now we’ve been really delighted at the quality of the applications we’ve received, and it’s often just that other people had a little bit more relevant experience etc. But if you’re putting in the effort to apply, we’ll make the effort to respond as fully and as helpfully as we can.
Two or three of us will interview you. We may also ask you to prepare a brief task related to the role, which we’ll give you about a week’s notice of. This shouldn’t require a lot of preparation, just a bit of thought. We will want to get a sense of your manner and approach, and may be looking for particular characteristics in action – for example, an analytical approach, if that’s in the job description.
We look forward to hearing from you!