Senior Front End Developer

Job description

We are looking for a Senior Front End Developer to work on a range of websites, CMS and web applications projects for midsize to enterprise clients including well known brands such as WaterAid, BAFTA, National Grid, National Youth Theatre, University of Central Lancashire, Stagecoach Bus and Wave Utilities.

The ideal candidate is a hands on professional, with experience of working in a team environment to develop solutions using frameworks or CMS platforms such as Drupal, Wordpress, Symfony and Laravel.

The Senior Front End Developer is responsible for directing and leading the development of high quality HTML, CSS and JavaScript. This role requires a focus on producing quality maintainable code, and someone that is passionate about accessibility, usability, performance and creating the end user experience. Whilst this role is highly focused on the front end, a broader understanding of the end to end stack would be an advantage.

Primary Role & Responsibilities

Leading by example, you will support the Operations Director and Head of Development in driving and maintaining high standards of technical development, communication and behaviour across the team.

Delivering high quality solutions, focussed on helping clients achieve their goals.
Collaborating on Solution Architecture, design and UX to deliver usable, accessible and visually impactful results.
Contribute to the scoping and planning of project delivery.
Motivate, inspire and lead junior members and peers in your area of expertise.
Communicate technical solutions at an appropriate level, for mixed audiences, including clients


Senior Front End Developer qualifications and skills

4+ years on-the-job experience of commercial website or application development.
4+ years of HTML, CSS and front end JavaScript.
3+ years experience with version control systems (preferably Git) and team workflows.
Experience or knowledge of using advanced techniques and tools, such as; SASS, Twig, Gulp, Grunt, BEM, Atomic Design and Pattern Libraries.
Ability to produce and review high quality, clean code, with a focus on standards and accessibility
Strong teamwork and communication skills


Desirable qualifications and skills

A good Software Engineering, Computer Science Degree, or a relevant apprenticeship qualification.
Experience of theme development for Drupal, Wordpress or other CMS
Sketch, Illustrator or Photoshop experience to produce or update wireframes, mockups and prototypes
Knowledge or interest in decoupled or headless applications.
Understanding or experience of front end testing and automation tools
Broader experience (or the desire) of working with frameworks such as React, Gatsby and VueJS.

The Package

We offer a competitive salary, dependent on qualifications and experience. On top of this we provide a range of benefits, perks and opportunities to provide a rewarding package.

Perks and benefits of working for Access

Pension Scheme with employer contributions
Peer to peer bonus and recognition scheme
Choose your own computer and equipment
Free fruit and healthy (and the occasional not so healthy) snacks
Training and personal development fund
Conference and networking support and funding
Flexible hours and remote working days
Part-time and full-time positions
Tax free bike scheme
Tax free childcare vouchers
Additional maternity, paternity and sick leave support
24 days holiday (up to 29 days with additional loyalty holiday entitlement)
… and your birthday day off!
Paid and subsidised social events
Free secure car parking
Free indoor secure bike store
Free and subsidised onsite fitness and wellbeing classes
Showers and personal lockers

The Agency

As a new team member of Access, you will be welcomed to a close-knit team, currently of around 30 people, with a plan to grow.


Each member of Access is given responsibility to make any role their own. New learning and training is strongly encouraged and supported with our outstanding commitment to personal development – everyone is motivated to create their best work in a fun environment.


We know our greatest asset is our employees, and as such we’re actively seeking diverse applications. By joining us, and bringing your own unique experiences, you are helping to create a more inclusive marketing workforce. We can’t wait to work with you.


As a company, Access create, design, build, support and consult. We are a truly creative integrated agency – and we always do more than is expected. We are experienced and proactive problem solvers. We’re here to build, imagine and create industry-leading work. We deliver innovative marketing and digital solutions that answers difficult business challenges for some of the world's leading companies and organisations.



Why join Access?


A collaborative, supportive environment that truly listens to its employees

We’re a privately owned company that treats you as an individual

Professional and Personal Development: mentoring, support, training and knowledge transfer (including membership of The IPA www.ipa.co.uk)

An open approach to work, R&D and internal knowledge sharing