Back-End Website Developer (Volunteer)

Job reference: 000017

Location: Remote

Salary: Not specified

Employment type: Volunteer

Department: IT

Hours per week: 2

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual to join our charity and contribute to our aim of supporting youth to fulfil their best potential. As Website Developer, you will play an important role in shaping Teenage Helpline’s online presence by building and maintaining its website. 

About Teenage Helpline 

Teenage Helpline is an online mentoring service run by young people to be used by young people. The aim of Teenage Helpline is to provide the first stepping stone for young people who may need professional support, but do not yet feel comfortable seeking this support for themselves. We also provide a mentoring service for young people who do not require professional support, but would benefit from a little extra attention and support to help them cope with personal issues.  

About the role  

As the website developer you will be responsible for creating and managing the interchange of data between the Teenage Helpline website and the users. Your primary focus will be development of all server-side logic, definition and maintenance of the website, and ensuring high performance and responsiveness to requests from the front-end. You will also be responsible for integrating the front-end elements built by your co-workers into the application. A basic understanding of front-end technologies is therefore ideal as well. 

This is a voluntary role, ideal for students or recent graduates looking to expand their experience and workplace knowledge on a work-from-home basis. 


Key Responsibilities:  

  • Be up to the challenge of building a website
  • Integration of user-facing elements developed by a front-end developer with server-side logic
  • Building reusable code and libraries for future use
  • Optimisation of the website for maximum speed and scalability

As this is entirely an online organisation, any successful applicant will be required to have access to a computer and internet, with a space they can comfortably and privately work from home.  


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