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Front End Developer

Apply now Job no: 051609
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: England - Newcastle, Scotland - Glasgow City Centre, UK
Categories: IT - Digital Solutions

Job Title:  Front End Developer
Business Unit: CIO, Digital Solutions  
Salary: Starting from £26,000 - £34,000 per annum
Location:  UK, Flexible
Contract Type: Permanent  

Feeling Insatiably Curious about your next adventure?

In our quest to make things better, we never stop looking at how every bit of fundraising works. We sweat the small stuff because we know it makes a big difference for our customers. But at the heart of this are our people – who we couldn’t do without. Our bold and brilliant colleagues who bring their A game every single day. The question is – are you ready to bring yours?

Our Virgin Money Giving platform brings people together and helps them change our world for the better, one challenge at a time. We want to make a difference, not a profit. So, unlike some other fundraising websites, we don’t take a penny for ourselves. And we pass on Gift Aid in full. Which means more money goes to the causes that you care about.

We‘re looking for a Front End Developer with a real passion for what they do. If you’re looking for a new role that gives something back, then you may have just found it! Our Digital Solutions Virgin Money Giving team helps our customers raise millions every year for good causes. We love what we do and it’s a truly exciting time to join the team!

So, what’s missing?

We are looking for a Front End Developer who is ambitious and loves the techy side of being a technologist but also someone who will ensure that the customer experience is always at the heart of it.

We believe that collaboration is key, with Agile at the heart of everything we do. We aren’t perfect (who is?) but we strive to improve by iterating as we go. We’re looking for someone who can not only help us continue to disrupt the not-for-profit fundraising sector, but who can also play a role in shaping and making us better at what we do. Our Virgin Money Giving team work on a mixture of projects and BAU to continue to develop our product to make our customers love us. Our ideal applicant will have knowledge and some experience of engineering automation practices, with a thirst to learn about the DevOps practices of continuous integration and continuous deployment. We are looking for technologists; not just with a passion for technology but someone who also cares about delivering engaging customer experiences.

Day to day you’ll be:

  • Working as part of a multi-disciplinary Squad delivering work in Sprints.
  • Contributing to standard Agile planning ceremonies (sprint planning, sprint retrospective) as well as Daily Stand Ups.
  • Working as part of a multi-skilled agile development team, executing high quality code changes and supporting delivery on our Java application.
  • Delivering changes via a continuous delivery pipeline as well as being part of an exciting technical transformation journey
  • Working in fast paced and friendly environment where you will have the opportunity to learn, develop your career, as well as supporting an ambitious business with an exciting future.

To be successful you’ll need to bring:

Previous experience of working as a Front End Developer and sound knowledge of the following:

  • HTML, CSS, JS (JQuery)
  • Experience of the Bootstrap framework would be good, but not essential
  • Experience working with Restful services/APIs
  • A solid understanding of Responsive and mobile first design
  • Cross-browser development skills
  • Experience using content management systems.
  • Testing and debugging issues.
  • Source control experience (GitHub, etc.)
  • Experience of agile, DevOps and continuous delivery methodologies would be an advantage
  • We work best we all work together so you’ll need to be team player with a real motivation for being at the forefront of what we do and the enthusiasm and the drive to always look for ways to make things better
  • Problem solving

Our aim is to nurture a skilled, diverse and committed workforce where every individual – regardless of background – can share our purpose, reach their potential and be rewarded appropriately for their contribution to our success. There is a lot to learn but you will be supported every step of the way by our Technical Leads and wider team.

Overall, your attitude and approach are just as important as the experience and skills that you will bring

RED HOT Rewards
• A generous holiday package and the option to buy more!
• Private Medical Insurance - with the option to extend to family members.
• Pension!  A market leading pension – we’ll top up your contributions too. 
• Flexible benefits – customise your rewards to work for you!
Inclusion at Virgin Money
Inclusion is at the heart of everything we do here at Virgin Money. It’s good for you, it’s good for us and it’s amazing for our customers. We know that great minds don’t think alike, so we rely on your diverse thoughts, feelings, beliefs and backgrounds to be the best we can possibly be. Got any questions about this or need some support with your application? We’d love to hear from you so get in touch with our friendly team at or
Point to note…
At the minute, depending on which team you are joining, lots of us are working from home. This is something that may change over time, and if so, we will come together in one of our hub locations, giving you the chance to meet your new colleagues in person. We will of course, make sure you have the IT equipment to access our systems and to interact digitally with your new team and colleagues, but we thought it best to let you know this in advance, so you can make sure you are set up to work safely and productively. If you have any questions on this let us know! 
Now the legal bit…
If we offer you a job and you accept, there are some checks we need to complete before you can start with us. This will include a credit and criminal record check, as well as providing 3 years' worth of satisfactory references.

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