Front End Web Developer


Job Description

Do you have experience of working with JavaScript, React, HTML, CSS and Git, related web technologies and their application and a proven ability to develop responsive websites? Then join Shelter as a Front End Web Developer and you could soon be playing a vital role within our cross-functional digital team.

About Shelter

A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change, with individuals, in communities, across society, and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.

At Shelter we are united by our purpose to defend the right to a safe home. Our enemy is the social injustice at the core of the escalating housing emergency. We believe that to win that fight, we must be representative of the people we are here to help and those who support our movement for change. In all our people decisions, we take pride in being inclusive, fair, equitable and transparent.

We have committed to combat racism both within and outside Shelter and welcome you on our journey to becoming a truly anti-racist organisation.

About the team

Our growing and evolving cross-functional digital team spans front and back-end development, QA, UX, service design, content production and more. We are leading the development and implementation of Shelter’s overall digital strategy and making sure best practice is applied to all online activities. And a new organisational strategy phase, will see a shift in emphasis to using digital to meet the challenges ahead. In short, there has never been a better time to join us.

About the role

A key member of our in-house development team and reporting to a Senior Front End Developer, you’ll get to work closely with QA Engineers, Product Managers and other disciplines within the team to get products built, deliver data to drive iterations and realise the potential of Jamstack technologies available to us. You will take part in regular code reviews and contribute to our pattern library for use by in-house and external developers, all the while keeping up to date with emerging technology trends and latest developments in web standards, sharing your knowledge with the team.

About you

You’ll need strong communication and collaboration skills to allow you to interact with technical team members and non-technical stakeholders alike. You’ll also need experience of working with JavaScript, React, HTML and CSS and a knowledge of the principles and standards of user-centred design. Our tech stack comprises Gatsby, Contentful, Netlify and Circle CI so any experience with these would be beneficial, as would experience of working to agile methodologies such as Scrum or Kanban.

How to apply

Please click ‘Apply for Job’ below. You are required to submit a CV and a supporting statement. The supporting statement should include responses to the ‘About You’ points in the job description of no more than 350 words each. Please provide specific examples following the STAR format and ensure you demonstrate how you address the behaviour below throughout your responses:

  • We prioritise diversity and have an inclusive and open mindset

Any applications submitted without a supporting statement will not be considered.


We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest-free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.

Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.

To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website. Apply to be part of our digital team and be the change you want to see in society.

Safeguarding is everyone’s business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.

Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.