RSPB • Flexible in UK

Developer

Employment type:  Full time
Salary:  £33600 - £44625 per annum

3–4 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly

Job Description

Developer

The RSPB has always been here to save nature - from our origins as a campaign to end the use of feather in women's hats right through to our present-day ground breaking research, saving species from extinction, protecting some of wildlife's finest sites in the UK and beyond and engaging millions of people in the wonders of wildlife. We've been successful because we've always adapted. We've never stood still. We have and continue to evolve.

Your role in saving nature

The RSPB’s digital estate is vital to our mission to give nature a home – from rallying people together to speak up for nature, to inspiring a love of wildlife, to raising the income that pays for our conservation work in the UK and around the world.

We look to our Developers to contribute competency and capabilities to the development team within the Technology Design and Delivery team. You will work both individually and collectively to support new and existing platforms. Delivering high standards of code and ensuring your experience and skills bring in-depth effectiveness to a variety of tactical and strategic projects.

You will be able to communicate effectively with a range of technical and non-technical stakeholders, demonstrating initiative with a positive and proactive attitude. Be able to respond to business requirements with innovative solutions and present creative lateral thinking to technical roadblocks.

You will be able to work without direction translating business requirements into technical solutions, conduct code reviews ensuring work is production ready, highly effective, and efficient. You will be comfortable in multi-project sprint-based environment, focussed on efficiency and removing constraints by turning obstacles into opportunities.

You must be commercially competent throughout your range of skills and be able to draw on a wealth of experience. Confident to go beyond your comfort zone and experiment with unfamiliar technologies when needed and thrive in dynamic teams exhibiting agility and capability with high frequency delivery cycles.

Essential Skills

  • Be able to bring competency and capabilities to the development team within the Technology Design and Delivery team. Delivering high standards of code and ensuring your experience and skills bring in-depth effectiveness to a variety of tactical and strategic projects.
  • You will be able to communicate effectively with a range of technical and non-technical stakeholders, demonstrating initiative with a positive and proactive attitude.
  • Responsive to business requirements with innovative solutions and present creative lateral thinking to technical roadblocks.
  • Ability to work without direction translating business requirements into technical solutions, conduct code reviews ensuring work is production ready, highly effective and efficient.
  • You will be comfortable in multi-project sprint-based environment, focussed on efficiency and removing constraints by turning obstacles into opportunities.
  • Commercially competent throughout your range of skills and be able to draw on a wealth of experience. Confident to go beyond your comfort zone and experiment with unfamiliar technologies when needed and thrive in dynamic teams exhibiting agility and capability with high frequency delivery cycles.

The Technology Design and Delivery Team use with a range of technologies and platforms and are always looking to develop solutions in the most suitable for each project. You may be working with a range of these including .NET Core, JavaScript, React, NPM, SharePoint and Azure.

Benefits:

· To be a part of the largest nature conservation charity in the country, consistently delivering successful conservation, forging powerful new partnerships with other organisations, and inspiring others to stand up and give nature the home it deserves

· 34 days of annual leave includes bank holidays

· Employee volunteer day with charity or organisation of choice

· Up to 4 weeks Sabbatical opportunities after 5 years of service

· Live Assurance

· Pension

· Toil and Flexible Working.

This is a Permanent, Full-Time role, 37.5 hours per week. We support a healthy work life balance and full remote working to help save nature through people.

Due to the critical nature of this role, we will interview applicants as soon as possible and will close the post once successful applicants are appointed. For further information please contact jolyan.turrall@rspb.org.uk

As part of this application you will be asked to provide a copy of your CV and complete a short form.

The RSPB is an equal opportunities employer. This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Before applying for this role, we recommend reading through the candidate guidance notes attached to the top of this advert.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to compressed hours
Sabbaticals
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Shared parental leave
24 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced sick pay

The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility

First we assess the flexibility options RSPB provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure RSPB is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

We ask the hard questions so you don’t have to.

Working at RSPB

Company employees

2400

Gender diversity (male:female)

41:59

Office locations

Across all 4 UK Countries
What employees are saying

I feel the RSPB is very flexible and this is reflected through the Line Management chain - I know I have the flexibility on a daily basis to start early / finish late, if something crops up at home - I am very satisfied :)

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