Front-end website developer

Cog DesignLondona month ago


This is a front-end website (not apps) role, working within our team of designers, developers and project managers.

We’re looking for someone with aesthetic swagger and technical savvy.

Our back-end team handle the complex integration and technical implementation, leaving you to focus on the visual essence and online interactions. Although there’s bound to be some crossover.

You’ll be working in partnership with our design team to translate thinking into actions, suggest brilliant improvements and then push to make it all happen.

You’ll need to really care about finessing the detail and have a keen eye on the broader structure.

We need someone who can compartmentalise their thinking and juggle priorities. 

Our projects are hugely varied in scope and scale. You’ll be working on at least a couple of sites concurrently and will need to be flexible and adaptable enough to pick up on multiple short-term tasks as they drop in.

Mostly we need someone who is pragmatic, flexible and focused.

Within a generous and supportive team, you’ll be given the freedom to make this role your own and be empowered to implement improvements. We can fund courses and conferences, and arrange site visits and training to facilitate that process.


We’re looking for someone who can show us they’d be a great addition to our team. That probably means they can demonstrate the following: 


  • Enthusiasm for what you do
  • Enthusiasm for what we do
  • Organised and methodical with a meticulous eye for detail
  • A problem solver, calm under pressure
  • A multi-tasker who can switch gears when needed
  • A team player with a desire to constantly improve, and to help others do the same


It is important that you have the ability to (or the capacity to quickly learn to):

  • Interpret designs so you are building complete solutions not just making the front-end look like the flat visuals
  • Be sensitive to the nuance and subtleties that make the difference between good and great user experiences
  • Talk about your work in everyday language
  • Accurately estimate how long you need to invest in specific tasks

About Cog

We do our best projects with people who are genuinely excited about their work so we choose only to work with those people. For us that means working exclusively in the world of arts and culture.

Using WordPress as our CMS, we design and build unique websites that help arts organisations inspire their audiences. Formed in 1991, we are probably the most experienced agency working in the sector in the UK. We aren’t limited by technology or visual style, we work in the most appropriate way to convey our clients’ messages to their audiences. 


Around £35K

We’re expecting to pay around this sort of figure for a full-time UK-based developer. But we’re genuinely open to a discussion if you feel you are worth more, or if you feel you’d need to work up to this level. And, for the right person, we’d be happy to chat about options for part-time working or perhaps job sharing. 


Our studio is based in Greenwich, London. We’re working from home during the national lockdown but we usually enjoy the benefits of a full-time, studio-based culture. We’re happy to chat about alternatives (including remote working).

How to apply


Send a CV and some links to examples of your work. Use the email or cover note to let us know why you’d be the ideal fit for our team.


Applications close Wednesday 10th February.

We’ll get back to all applicants within a week. That might be to ask some extra questions, to arrange a first interview or to explain why we aren’t the right match at the moment.

We’ve got work to get on with straight away. But we’d much rather wait for the right person than rush to employ a compromise candidate.

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