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We are looking for an experienced web developer to join our team as a Senior Developer and help us to continue building great software for our churches and other organisations.

If this is you then your primary role will be developing our two main products which is our Church Website platform and our Church Management software and church mobile app.

The software is continually being developed so you will be adding new features and developing the products. You will be making changes to software that is used daily by people around the UK.

We are looking for experienced developers so you must have at least 5 years developing in a commercial environment with high working knowledge of either Laravel or CodeIgniter.

This is an exciting position to make a difference and work in a company serving the Kingdom developing software used by 1,000s of churches. As a small company, we have a team that supports and advises churches/clients on using our software and a developer... team which continually enhances the software. We always log suggestions from churches using our software so this will often feed into the development process that you will be a part of.

You will be involved in the planning of new features and bring these ideas to life in a way that really helps our clients. The software you develop will make a real difference to our clients as you will see from the feedback received when your work is released.


Excellent programming skills.

PHP, SQL, Laravel or CodeIgniter, Javascript, CSS3, Bootstrap, AJAX, GitHub , Docker.

The desire to explore and experiment with new technologies.

Excellent testing methodology. Good communication skills (both written and verbal), Ability to work in a team as well as by oneself

Knowledge of AWS (EC2, S3, RDS)

Working at iKnow Church and Church Edit

As well as working with a friendly team making a difference in churches around the UK you also get:
• 1 day a month to learn something new - everyone gets one Friday free each month to learn something new to help them in their personal development. You might want to learn a new programme or skill which is why we set aside 12 days a year to work on your own learning or project.
• Subscription for online training
• Your Birthday Off - no one should have to work on their birthday so if your birthday falls on a working day then you get the day off.
• 26 days holiday per year (+ bank holidays) increasing to 28 days per year after 2 years and 30 days after 5 years
• 10 Week Paid Sabbatical - it may seem a long way off but after 10 years with the company you get a 10 week paid Sabbatical.
• Up to 4 extra bonus holiday days per year (If the development team achieves 80% of quarterly rocks then you get an extra bonus holiday day the following quarter)
• Activity each quarter - each quarter we plan to meet together for an activity. Recent quarters have included F1 Arcade, bowling and paintballing

Salary £38,000 - £52,000 based on experience.

To apply please send your CV and a covering letter to [email protected]

This job is hybrid based with 2 days per week in our Solihull office.

Here are a few things Developers have recently said about working at Church Edit & iKnow Church:

"Going from a larger company who had no idea what they were doing from top to bottom to a smaller company who know exactly what they are doing in every aspect."

"As a small company, your work will have immediate impact upon the real users. Your ideas about improvements will be seriously listened to, without being dismissed out of hand. Managers actually listen to what you are saying, and actual have an idea what you are talking about"

"Working as a developer with Edit Websites is a rewarding experience, allowing me to work on a variety of challenges from small changes to whole module redesigns, which constantly encourages personal growth and learning. Working within such a friendly team also creates a unique positive, supportive and collaborative atmosphere
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