Front End Web Developer

Help us make beautiful and accessible websites for leading arts and cultural organisations

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Role: Front End Web Developer
Salary: £30-£35k – depending on experience
Location: Fully-remote team (UK-based)
Type: Permanent, full-time – with the option to work flexible hours

Applications are now closed – we're currently interviewing for this role

Here's what to expect from the application process: Want to join the team?


Is this you?

You have commercial experience as a front end developer – possibly at an agency – and are ready for a new challenge. You care about writing maintainable, scalable, well-documented code, and build for accessibility and performance.

Comfortable with a level of autonomy – managing your own time and to-do list – you also enjoy talking-through ideas, and being an active part of a friendly team, focused on building the best possible websites for leading arts and cultural organisations.

Day-to-day, you welcome new challenges and can move between multiple projects. You’re a problem-solver and a doer. Most at home when elbow-deep in code, you can also communicate clearly with less technical folks. A good communicator over Slack and video chat, working from home suits you nicely – and you have a decent internet connection. You're fluent in spoken and written English, and you live and have the right to work in the UK.

If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you – and we particularly welcome applications from people currently under-represented in the tech industry.


Job description

As part of our front end dev team, you'll help maintain existing websites, as well as building new, responsive user interfaces – with semantic HTML, CSS, and JS – and wiring them into Craft CMS.

Additionally, you’ll:

  • Write tests and document the results
  • Diagnose and squish bugs
  • Write clear, useful technical documentation
  • Take part in code reviews
  • Keep up-to-date with relevant technologies, and approaches to work
  • Have a keen eye for design detail; turning flat designs into responsive interfaces

Our front end stack includes: Sass, Vue.js, Twig, Craft CMS, Gulp, Web Pack


About Supercool

Hello! We're a friendly team of problem-solvers, based all over the UK, who create websites that make life easier for arts and cultural organisations – and their audiences.

Accessibility-focused

A belief that art and culture is for everyone runs through all that we do, so we have a strong focus on accessibility.

A 100% remote team

We all work from home, so are heavy users of Slack and video chat day-to-day, and meet in person 2-3 times a year (lockdowns permitting). We can provide financial support to help you set up a home office if you need it, as well as providing a laptop or any other equipment you need.

We care about your work/life balance

Standard work days are Monday-Friday 8am-4pm, and we offer flexible working outside of core hours (10am-4pm). Though we try and stick to these hours, sometimes you'll be needed at other times – if you're asked to work outside of these hours, you'll get Time Off In Lieu.

Learning = good!

We support and encourage openness to learn, and individuals’ professional development – making sure there’s time for R&D as part of the team, as well as self-directed learning. If you're interested in doing a course or would like to attend a conference; holler! We're excited by new developments in tech, and everyone’s ideas and input help to shape the company and how we work.

Meet the team 👋

Passionate, knowledgeable, and experienced, we're a mix of developers, designers, digital strategists, and data geeks. Meet the folks you'll be working with over on the About page.


Salary and benefits

  • £30k-£35k depending on experience
  • Fully-remote working
  • Flexible hours
  • Minimum 31 days holiday – including Bank Holidays and a company-wide 2-week break over Christmas
  • Additional leave for long service, from 2 years
  • NEST Pension with employee and employer contributions
  • TOIL for working outside of regular hours (this should be a given, but isn't always!)
  • Professional development opportunities to learn, and attend/speak at conferences
  • Working with clients in the charitable sector

How to apply

Applications are now closed – we're currently interviewing for this role.

The process

To reduce unconscious bias, certain information – including your name, date of birth, contact details, and educational qualifications – will be hidden from the hiring panel during the initial CV / Cover Letter review. Once we've reviewed your application:

1. Phonecall

If your application demonstrates suitability for the role, we’ll arrange a half-hour phonecall, so we can find out more about each other. (We can provide you with a few talking points in advance.)

2. Interview

If shortlisted, we'll invite you for a 1-hour interview – via video chat – at a time that suits you. We’ll talk in more detail about the role, and your experience, skills, and ambitions. Interview questions will be shared with you in advance, so you'll have time to prepare.

There may be follow-up questions after the interview.

3. Technical test

If the interview goes well, we'll ask you to complete a short technical test. This task will be designed to find out what you know, and what you don't know (yet), as well as your approach to problem solving. It's not a ‘pass or fail’ thing.

We'll keep you informed of your progress in a timely manner, and won't keep you hanging on. If you can't do any of the above, or have specific access requirements, please let us know – we're happy to discuss alternatives.

Here's what to expect throughout the application process: Want to join the team?

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