Junior Developer

£31,430 - £41,550••


Bristol, Charlbury, US, Philippines & Remote

Total remuneration package: £31,430 - £41,550 per annum, pro rata.**

We’re Torchbox, a progressive digital agency on a mission to help charities create transformative, high-quality digital products and services in low-risk, cost-effective ways. We’re proud to be the creators of Wagtail, one of the leading open source CMSs, now used by Google, NASA, the NHS and thousands of other organisations around the world.

This is a great time to join Torchbox. We’re proud to be an employee owned digital agency,  business is booming in the UK and US, Wagtail is flying high and we’re doing great work with many, incredible, mission-driven organisations.

We are looking for Junior Developers to join our team! 

You’ll work alongside talented developers, designers and project managers who will mentor and support your progression.

Please note this role would suit someone who is looking to begin their career as a Developer. If you’ve got more experience, we have Developer & Senior Developer roles open on our website.

To get the best out of the position you will need: 

  • To know the basics of Python programming and core fundamentals of software engineering

  • Solid HTML / CSS / JavaScript

  • Good understanding of relational databases

  • Experience with version control and familiarity with the command line

  • Knowledge of Django, HTML5, Backbone.js or similar, PostgreSQL, Redis / MongoDB / another non-rel DB is desirable 

  • Git

  • Basic Linux sysadmin

  • Unit testing

  • A current technical blog and / or an active Github profile

  • An understanding of how the web works and the curiosity to delve deeper into it.

  • To show initiative in problem solving and to communicate what you have already tried when asking for help

  • To be comfortable working in a busy team, for multiple clients

  • To share our values

What we can offer you:

  • The opportunity to be a co-owner of Torchbox, shaping and sharing in our success. Be a partner, not just an employee. Our Voice Groups provide the chance to share your vision within Torchbox

  • The chance to work with our brilliant clients, making the world a better place

  • Competitive salary with annual review with annual employee owners and performance bonus

  • Training and conference budget to accelerate your development.

  • Flexible working hours; the option to work fully remotely, split your time between office and home, or choose to be in one of our offices fulltime, enabling you to work in a flexible way that best suits your needs.

  • Free eye tests, flu jabs & shopping discounts

  • Private health scheme and access to mental health support

  • Ethical pension scheme, with a 5% contribution from Torchbox

  • Wellness programme and cycle to work scheme, alongside other Torchbox offerings, good for both you and the environment.

  • Regular virtual and in-person events, weekly veggie team lunch (when we’re in the office)  & parties including our famous Torchfest

  • 25 days holiday, plus public holidays

**This is made up of a base salary £24,200 - £33,000 and a bonus of £7,230 - £8,550. The bonus comprises a (tax free!) £3.6k EOT bonus and a company performance bonus. The bonus is paid in two tranches. The company bonus can be higher or lower based on company performance.

If you need any help completing the application form then please email [email protected] or if you would prefer to apply by phone then give us a call on +44 (0) 1608 811 870

No agencies please.

Serious benefits

  • Performance and ownership bonuses
  • Trips, including bi-annual skiing!
  • Unlimited personal development budget
  • Mental health and wellbeing support
  • Flexibility to make working life work for you
  • Be an owner, not just an employee
  • Socials, online and IRL
  • Free lunches

Open to all

We welcome neurodivergent individuals and applicants from ethnically diverse backgrounds that are under-represented groups in the creative and technology industries.

If you need any help completing the application form then please email [email protected] or if you would prefer to apply by phone then give us a call on +44 (0) 1608 811 870

No agencies please.

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Who we work with

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  • Penn State University logo
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