Senior PHP developer

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?


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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