Front-end Developer

Role: Other

Location: London

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 31 December 2022

Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum

Specific Hours: 35 Hours Per Week

Front-end Developer

We have a great opportunity for a confident Developer to join our Technology team at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS). You will work as part of a team looking after our publishing systems and our public sites. Our Editorial colleagues in Pharmaceutical Press write and maintain a number of gold-standard clinical reference works on drugs and medicines using our bespoke publishing systems. You will develop and maintain the front ends and user interfaces for Pharmaceutical Press’s publishing software, systems, and customer-facing digital products.


  • Proficiency with web technologies including HTML5 and CSS3.
  • Proficiency with client-side web scripting languages (JavaScript) and frameworks such as Angular, React or Vue.JS. We prefer to use Vue.JS (but a very small part of the role will also involve working with WordPress and Angular.JS).
  • Appreciation of the design and technical constraints imposed by back-end code and frameworks (we use Play 2 and Scala for our back end).
  • Experience with continuous integration systems (e.g., Jenkins) and version control (e.g., Git); basic understanding of cloud platforms such as Amazon AWS, possibly including serverless tech (e.g., AWS Lambda).
  • Ability to demonstrate previous contributions to the development of commercial websites

The Team

Our technology team is made up of around 24 people with more than half being technical. We are a close-knit group where we prioritise collaborative working, and we work very closely with our colleagues in the wider business. Our scrum master manaes our agile development practices using either Scrum or Kanban. We enjoy working on projects that have a valuable impact on the healthcare of our wider society.

How we are currently working

We continue to support our employees to work flexibly and from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. When our office re-opens, there is an expectation for this role to attend the London office on occasions where there is a need to do so; otherwise, the majority of the role can be done at home or at one of our offices.

What we offer

  • Employee benefits
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Flexible working
  • Gym membership discounts
  • Season ticket loans
  • Ride2Work scheme
  • Free annual flu vaccinations
  • MediCash and Private Medical Insurance
  • Enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Adoption leave
  • Learning and development opportunities.

At RPS, we encourage professional growth, and if we can help you achieve your ambitions we will.

Closing date:  Applications closing date is not set. We will review applications as and when they come in.

If you would like to learn more about the role, please view the job description here.

To lean more about RPS please visit our career page.

Please attach your CV and covering letter.


We are passionate about creating a culture of belonging, inclusion, and diversity these are part of our core values at RPS and we are striving to have an organisation that represents the diversity of the profession. At RPS we do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age or disability and we encourage applications from all backgrounds.

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