Front-end developer with experience in WordPress

We Are Potential Limited

About We Are Potential Limited

We Are Potential are a social impact technology organisation that combines strategic thinking and appropriate technology to provide innovative solutions that make a practical difference. We Are Potential works with governments, civil society, research organisations, private sector companies and others to realise their digital potential, helping them to deliver impact in the face of the world’s economic, social and environmental challenges.

We work with some amazing people really trying to make a change in the world, so we want you to believe that technology can help to support them do this.

We are based in the south of the UK, with a remote team. Due to current Covid-19 related restrictions, we are operating without an office space and support our team members to create a safe and enjoyable place to work at home.

About the Role

We Are Potential are seeking a front-end developer to work with us to deliver a number of exciting digital projects using the WordPress CMS.

The projects are communication websites for 2 international research projects; one working to highlight women’s struggles against gender justice in South Asia, and another providing research, evidence and data for solutions to mitigate the social and economic impacts of Covid-19 and promote recovery across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.

As a small organisation, we are looking for someone who can bring a breadth of skills to the role, including bespoke PHP coding, WordPress front and back-end experience, code management and deployment.

This temporary role will primarily consist of template development for 2 new WordPress websites from flat designs and wireframes. Experience with responsive and adaptive design is strongly preferred. In addition, an understanding of the entire web development process, including design, development and deployment, with back-end knowledge, is welcomed.

You will be working closely with the project manager and designer during the project lifecycles.

There will also be opportunities to work on other projects as required, this may extend to back-end development, bug fixing, functional and design improvements.

Candidate requirements:


  • Experience building responsive PHP based applications and websites using the WordPress CMS
  • Experience of developing custom themes for WordPress websites
  • Ability to convert comprehensive layout and wireframes into working HTML pages
  • Excellent coding skills in PHP/MySQL, HTML/CSS, JavaScript/jQuery
  • Ability to adhere to coding and documentation standards and the desire to write code that you’ll be proud of in the future
  • The ability to learn fast and find solutions
  • Excellent organisation skills and ability to work well in a team
  • Be confident in making decisions when armed with clear goals and values.
  • Have good communication skills, be well organised and work independently
  • Want to do something good in the world


  • Experience creating custom WordPress plugins
  • Experience of using custom post types, custom taxonomies and the plugin Advanced Custom Fields.
  • Experience of using version control systems – ideally Git.
  • Willingness to explore unfamiliar frameworks, technologies, and software packages with excitement

Responsibilities and tasks

The tasks are:

  • Developing the front-end for a number of communications websites/information management systems for an international research organisation
  • Liaising with designers and project managers as appropriate
  • Deploying to hosting environments
  • Working on functional improvements to back-end and front-end of the websites
  • Working on other projects as required including:
  • Researching options and making recommendations to solve business problems and optimise performance
  • Troubleshooting bugs and issues

The key responsibilities are:

  • Code, test, correct and document complex WordPress templates from agreed specifications/designs
  • Ensuring high-performance and accessibility are incorporated
  • Managing and deploying code changes to server environments
  • Provide input into estimating features and stories
  • Implementing features and stories from our project backlog
  • Work as part of a team and contribute to a positive team environment

Working hours

20 hours per week. We allow flexible working, but you should be available for (pre-arranged) calls/meetings during our core working hours of 10am - 3pm on your working days.

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Job Details

Salary: £9.50 per hour

Location: Remote

Working hours: 20 hours per week (flexible hours)

Contract: Fixed term

Role: Executive

Start date: 06/03/2021

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