Senior Web Developer

4th April 2024

Are you passionate about making a difference through technology?

At Coracle, we're on a mission to empower marginalised communities through digital education solutions. We believe that Digital Literacy is a fundamental right, and our work focuses on providing educational resources to prisoners, isolated learners at sea, and children with disabilities. By offering access to education, we're not just providing skills; we're offering a pathway to rehabilitation, integration, and improved life prospects. This is both a social cause and a commercial opportunity, as we strive to bridge the digital divide and offer ethical alternatives for life choices.

Reporting to: Product Development Manager

Salary: £30k-45k depending on experience

Location: Cambridge 

Position Overview:

As an Experienced Web Developer at Coracle Online, you will play a crucial role in developing and enhancing our educational platform. You will work closely with our product development team to implement new features, improve user experience, and optimise performance using your expertise in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Progressive Web Applications (PWA). This role offers the opportunity to make a meaningful impact by supporting a social cause while utilising your skills in web development and progressive web technologies.

Key responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the product development team to implement new features and enhancements for the Coracle educational platform.
  • Develop responsive and user-friendly web interfaces using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Implement Progressive Web Applications (PWA) principles to enhance offline capabilities, performance, and user experience.
  • Optimise web applications for maximum speed and scalability.
  • Work closely with UX/UI designers to ensure a consistent and intuitive user experience across the platform.
  • Conduct code reviews and provide feedback to ensure code quality and maintainability.
  • Keep up-to-date with industry best practices and emerging technologies to continuously improve our platform.


  • Proven experience developing web applications.
  • Experience developing Progressive Web Applications (PWA).
  • Strong understanding of responsive design principles.
  • Familiarity with python, Django and test frameworks.
  • Good knowledge of version control systems such as Git.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills with a keen attention to detail.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively in a remote team environment.

Technical skills:

We're seeking individuals with advanced knowledge and skills in the following:

  • Progressive Web Applications (PWA)
  • HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Django templates, Bootstrap 5
  • Google Chrome OS
  • Git, Bitbucket, Jira, WebStorm or Visual Studio

Knowledge of eLearning software, learning management systems, SCORM and xAPI standards is beneficial

Personal skills:

  • Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting abilities.
  • Attention to detail and proactive approach to tasks.
  • Collaborative mindset and ability to work effectively within a team.
  • Analytical thinking and pragmatic decision-making skills.

Why join us?

You will also get:

  • A salary of 30k-45k£ depending on experience
  • 23 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Company pension
  • Free on site parking
  • Flexible working, with possibility of working from home on Fridays
  • Discounts from a range of suppliers and retailers
  • Casual dress

At Coracle Online, we uphold a commitment to treating all individuals with equality, fairness and respect including colleagues, candidates, clients and business partners. Our company and our clients are committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace where all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. We do not discriminate and welcome and encourage all applicants to apply. We are dedicated to ensuring that all candidates have an equal opportunity to be considered for employment.

We encourage candidates with disabilities to let us know about any reasonable adjustments they may require during the recruitment process or during their employment. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates and employees have an equal opportunity to succeed and will make reasonable adjustments to accommodate disabilities where possible.


GDPR Statement: Coracle Online is committed to the protection of personal data. We comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in our collection and processing of applicant information.


At Coracle, you'll have the opportunity to work on meaningful projects that have a positive impact on society. We're committed to fostering a supportive work environment where you can grow both personally and professionally while contributing to a social cause. If you're ready to apply your skills and make a difference, we'd love to hear from you. Join us in our mission to empower learners and change lives through education.

How to apply

Email your CV and covering letter to