Lead Frontend Developer


We have an opportunity for a senior frontend developer in our Cheltenham office. Ideally you will be an experienced frontend web developer, with an interest in building web apps. Our current pipeline has a mixture of existing ‘classic’ frontend projects and new universal javascript apps which you will be leading. This is a relatively new area for the business, so we are looking for someone with a desire to help the team grow, and to work with the head of digital to plan and scope projects.

You will be responsible for taking wireframed/designed visuals and functional specifications and creating not just standard websites but also web apps (some using in-house or 3rd party APIs). You will have a good eye for design, attention to detail and pride in your work.

We are a forward looking team with good developers who are passionate about new technology. If you think our next project would benefit from something you’ve read up on, then we’ll happily listen.

Required Skills

  • Javascript (React)
  • Web Apps
  • CSS
  • HTML
  • CSS pre-processors (Sass)
  • Gulp/Grunt
  • Git/Subversion

Desirable Skills

  • Experience working with APIs
  • Node.js
  • Express
  • PHP (Laravel)
  • Appreciation of Accessability (WCAG)
  • CMS (Processwire/Wordpress)

Upcoming Work

We have several projects in the pipeline that you would be involved in using the following technologies:

  • Universal Javascript (App development)/React
  • 3rd party APIs
  • Laravel


  • Company pension
  • Health cover
  • Central Cheltenham location

Does this sound like the role you would like to be doing?

If so, please send your CV to joinus@jfd.co.uk along with a short cover letter detailing your salary expectations.