PB4, Full Stack Software Developer

The Charity Commission regulates 167,000 charities across England and Wales ensuring that they work within a legal framework thus building public confidence that the £10bn generously donated is put to good use.

As a member of the Digital, Data and Technology directorate (DDaT), the post-holder will work closely with colleagues across the directorate, within the Solution Delivery function and alongside a number of other full-stack developers and test engineers.

The post-holder will be a key member of the development team delivering great digital services for Charities, trustees, charity representatives and members of the public. Working in an agile environment the post-holder will maintain existing digital services, working to continuously improve services and using past experience to influence the direction of future developments.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an enthusiastic and constantly developing team, taking a lead role in the development of digital services, guiding and mentoring associate team members, and boosting in-house skills and capabilities.

Job description

• Designs, codes, verifies, tests, documents, amends and refactors complex programs/scripts.

• Produce high quality software, following best practices and coding standards

• Support agile delivery methods by:
o Collaborating in reviews of work with others as appropriate (Such as Sprint Reviews, Pair Programming, Retrospectives)
o Utilising User Centred Design and test & data driven iteration.
o Working with colleagues to remove blockages.

• Acts as a mentor for less experienced software developers


• Experience working on a software development team using agile methodologies

• Experience of building digital services following design standards

• Experience of Object-Oriented design/development

• A good level of working knowledge with the product stack in use at the Charity Commission: Java EE, JSP, JavaScript, Docker, Source Control (E.g. Git), TSQL, HTML, CSS, JSON, XML

• Well organised

• Growth mindset


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Delivering at Pace
  • Developing Self and Others
  • Changing and Improving


This is your chance to make a contribution that really matters and to make an impact in an organisation where your voice will be heard and your hard work noticed.

As well as a generous Civil Service pension scheme and a flexible, family-friendly environment, you can look forward to other great benefits via our ‘Perkbox’ scheme. These include everything from an interest-free season ticket loan and bicycle loan after two months to discounts on gym membership, cinema tickets and restaurants.

We offer 25 days leave rising to 30 days after 5 years’ service and previous service with another government department will be recognised for this purpose.’

Any move to the Charity Commission from another employer will mean you can no longer access childcare vouchers. This includes moves between government departments. You may however be eligible for other government schemes, including Tax-Free Childcare. Determine your eligibility at https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/.”

Apply now!