Senior PHP developer (UK remote)

Join us in developing sites that change lives for those who need it most.

We are looking for a senior php developer to join our team. But this isn’t any normal job… at Reason Digital you regularly work on a range of exciting and life-changing digital projects.

We solve problems that actually matter

Reason Digital is a unique and special place to be. As one of our Development team, you’d be working every day with charities and other pro-social organisations to change the world for the better with tech.

Joining our team means working on a diverse range of inspiring and life-changing digital projects. Rather than spending our time selling more stuff on the internet, we build digital tools, like this:

  • A chatbot to provide support to young people at risk of being groomed or exploited

  • An app that helps parents and carers of children with serious illnesses, to better manage their complex medicinal routines

  • Web-based peer to peer platform, which helps those in need to apply for the benefits they need and deserve

The work we do makes getting out of bed a whole lot easier. So, how do you fancy joining our team of digital heroes today?

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A remote-first workplace

There’s no doubt about it – It’s a strange time to be hiring. Like many others, our team has worked remotely for eight months now, and we’re proud to say that we’re still delivering beautiful and impactful work that changes lives.

As a result we’re opening up to a new way of working. Reason Digital is now a remote-first organisation. This means:

  • We still have a lovely office space in the Northern Quarter of Manchester, and when it is safe to return, we’ll offer this as a collaboration space or a base to work from depending on your needs.

  • We are flexible with how people choose to work; full-time remote working, or part-time remote working.

The role: Developer

Salary: £35,000 – £40,000

We’re looking for a person who believes that digital should be used to solve problems that actually matter; Someone that can put digital to use in helping people, not just serving customers. Someone who thrives working with external partners and a project team around them. Someone who wants to build for social change, and a genuine commitment towards our cause and our work.

The ideal candidate will have a track record in working as a developer in a project team, will relish the nature of agency work and solving a huge range of problems for a diverse set of clients.


  • Build Drupal and WordPress sites and webapps for charity clients
  • Contribution to the continuous development of our tools, process and culture


We’re looking for an ‘all rounder’, but here are some of the areas that we feel are particularly important to the role. You don’t need to have experience of all of these, but they should help give you a picture of the work we do.

We’re also open to a range of candidates in terms of experience for this role.

What success looks like for this role

  • Adding to our agency portfolio of high quality, impactful work

  • Hitting individual, team and project goals

  • Delighting clients with great, simple, technology solutions

Track Record

Background in / experience which includes at least 3 years experience of:


  • PHP;
  • Unit, integration and end to end Testing; Peer review
  • Estimating work from specifications
  • API work & Setting up databases
  • WordPress (Desirable)


  • Working within an agency (or comparable environment – multiple constrained projects / multiple unconnected stakeholders)


  • Direct accountability to senior figures on client side

  • Working with clients of varying digital maturity, technical knowledge and organisational seniority

Tech for Good

  • Direct experience of working in the non-profit or social good sector is not essential, but some experience of designing for social change is essential

Personal Style

Works towards continuous improvement

  • Researches, experiments, and adopts new techniques without compromising the team or client experience

Has self awareness & empathy

  • Has strong convictions loosely held; confident in abilities but always open to learning

  • High level of emotional intelligence; able to gives, receive and act on radically candid feedback

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Our bright and airy offices are right in the heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter within easy walking distance of all major train, tram and bus stations and, though we are a remote-first organisation, this space can be used for collaboration or as a base to work from if WFH full-time just isn’t for you. We offer a competitive salary based on experience and give you the choice to work on either a Mac or a PC.

There is other great benefits you will have access to too such as:

  • Flexible working hours

  • Enhanced maternity and parental leave package

  • 28 days holiday and the ability to purchase up to 5 more days through a salary sacrifice scheme

  • Paid sick, emergency and compassionate leave

  • Company pension

  • Cycle to work scheme and other salary sacrifice schemes providing tax efficient ways to pay for parking, gym memberships and more…

  • Paid volunteering leave

  • Childcare vouchers

  • Eye care vouchers

  • Access to training, materials and the ability to attend conferences and networking events where relevant

  • A staff perks package offering money off high street and online shopping, technology, motoring, travel, food, experiences and popular attractions

You can also opt-in to the 9-day fortnight scheme. This means you compress your working fortnight into 9 days instead of 10, giving you every other Friday off. That’s an extra 26 days off per year!

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