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Forward Foundation is hiring

Senior Developer

You will be working for Forward Foundation as Senior Developer

Looking for developers to build apps for charities

We’ve got a wonderful opportunity for a talented Senior Developer to join the Forward Foundation. We help emerging organisations find new ways to transform young lives and to evolve so they can support and scale their innovation. We do this by providing funding, technical expertise and connections to organisations working with young people in the UK and Africa.

We’re looking for someone exceptional to join our small team. You will develop digital solutions for the Forward Foundation, our partners and the broader charity sector. You’ll need to have excellent technical skills, be great with people and have a creative mind. And you’ll need to passionate about technology and how it can be harnessed to support young people living tough lives.

We sit in the gorgeous offices of our founder and big supporter, technology experts Forward Internet Group. It's full of talented young people whom you will draw on to help our partners. And, as a bonus, there's free food and drink throughout the day, a bar and amphitheatre.

What you'll do

Create digital solutions for Forward Foundation’s partners (30%)

  • Scope and recommend digital solutions for the Foundation’s partners that are viable and appropriate.
  • Develop digital solutions for the Foundation’s partners, using appropriate platforms and languages.
  • Build the capability of the Foundation’s partners to maintain their new digital solutions, through training and mentoring.
  • Provide on-going technical support to owners of the digital solutions.

Create digital solutions for the sector (60%)

  • Scope and recommend digital solutions that address big challenges faced by the charity sector.
  • Build digital solutions that will have a transformative impact on the sector, using appropriate platforms and languages.
  • Support the design and execution of a plan to maintain and develop the solutions that the Foundation creates.
  • Evaluate the impact of the solutions the Foundation creates.

Develop our website (10%)

  • Play an important role in making www.forwardfoundation.org.uk an outstanding website by experimenting with new ideas and techniques.

Who We Are Looking For

  • Entrepreneurial, with a love of new ideas and a desire to make them happen. Passionate about technology.
  • Conscientious, with a desire to work hard and produce high quality work. Passionate about social issues, preferably with an interest in youth issues in the UK and Africa.
  • Independent, able to work little guidance.
  • Confident person who will enjoy the responsibility of leading the technical aspects of critical projects.
  • Flexible individual, able to respond to the needs of a small and growing organisation.

The Company

Why work for us:

Freedom - As part of the development team you will have technical freedom to explore and innovate software to transform young lives, right from concept, to deployment, and beyond.

Group - We share a gorgeous office in central London with our founder, and associated group businesses. As a result we receive numerous benefits, such as delicious free food, and entertainment. Being part of a group of internet businesses our technical staff are able to benefit from internal technical development opportunities and support such as mentoring and industry events we host.

Cause - The products our tech team builds will transform young lives. We want candidates who are passionate about growing their technical skill, and delivering high quality software in the process.

About us:

Forward Foundation are looking to hire exceptional developers who want to work for a great cause, within an exciting group of companies, and grow and develop in the process. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to devise digital solutions to some of the biggest challenges faced by young people and charities in London and Africa - using a lean approach to take projects from concept to deployment and beyond.

The Job


Job type: Permanent full time

Remote working possible: no

Level of experience required: Senior

Salary/package: Competitive + 6% company benefits


This job is located in London, United Kingdom

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