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Front-End Developer

Royal Society of Chemistry
Hybrid (Cambridge) or Remote (within the UK)
£50,200 - £61,356 per annum
Closing date
19 Sep 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

At the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) we embrace flexibility and offer hybrid working, which means our teams come together when they need to collaborate.

Although this role is contractually based at our Cambridge office, you will be able to work from home within the UK, with the expectation that you will attend the office as needed for your role.


The role

We are looking for a Front-end Developer, who will contribute to the design, build and continual improvement of RSC software applications.

As a Front-end Developer, you will be responsible for front-end software development and you will be collaborating with the other development teams and QA. You will undertake software development tasks as a key developer on the team; peer review and pair program to ensure quality and good design.

You will elicit requirements, along with effective interpretation and implementation of user stories, and specify the technology components of green field and brown field systems and projects. You will provide expert technical guidance, ensuring best practice for development processes, specifically DevOps and continuous delivery pipelines.

In this role it is expected that you will attend the office on an ad-hoc basis. If you need flexible working arrangements, please outline this in your application.


What we are looking for:


  • Proficient in HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Familiarity with modern front-end web development frameworks and technologies, such as React, Angular or Vue.js
  • Familiarity with version control systems e.g. Git for collaborating and managing code changes
  • Experience with responsive design and cross-browser compatibility.
  • Able to produce working UI code from provided wireframes or graphical layouts (e.g. Figma files)
  • Some understanding of performance optimisation
  • Knowledge of Accessibility guidelines and SEO principles
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills


  • Awareness of enterprise application architecture, considering security, data protection, performance and high availability.
  • Basic knowledge of backend technologies
  • Familiarity with frontend design tools such as Adobe Creative Cloud, Sketch of Figma
  • Experience with Agile practices such as Scrum or Kanban
  • Experience with CSS pre-processors such as SASS or LESS

A full job description is available here.


About the RSC

The Royal Society of Chemistry is a not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to advance chemical sciences. We are a provider of knowledge, a professional body and a voice for chemical sciences, with a heritage that spans 179 years. We work with industry and academia to promote collaboration and innovation. We advise governments on policy, and we promote the talent, information and ideas that lead to great advances in science.



At the Royal Society of Chemistry, we promote a healthy work/life balance and flexible working options across the organisation. We offer a comprehensive benefits package to all employees including:

  • 26 days paid holiday per annum
  • 35-hour working week with flexible options
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Paid volunteering days
  • Pension plan with up to 12% employer contributions (depending upon your contribution)
  • Life assurance at four times basic annual salary

If you are interested in this role, please apply before the end of the closing date. When applying, you will need to provide an up-to-date CV and a supporting statement (no more than 500 words) indicating how your skills/ expertise match the competencies outlined in the Job Description. 

Visit our Work For Us website to learn more about us, our benefits, equal opportunities statement and inclusive culture pledge.

At the RSC, we recognise the benefits of a diverse workforce and welcome applicants from a range of backgrounds to apply. We particularly encourage applications from disabled and ethnic minority candidates.

As a part of the Disability Confident Scheme, we endeavour, where possible, to offer an interview to candidates meeting the essential criteria of the role, who has a substantial physical/mental impairment which impacts their ability to carry out day-to-day tasks.

We are committed to making our recruitment processes accessible to all and as part of this, we are flexible in the ways we give and receive information. If you would like to apply using a different format, please contact the Recruitment Team at or on +44 (0) 1223 432229 and we will do our best to put any reasonable adjustments in place.

If you have any questions, please contact us at



The Royal Society of Chemistry is the largest organisation in Europe for advancing excellence in the chemical sciences. Supported by a worldwide network of members and an international publishing business, our activities span education, conferences, science policy and the promotion of chemistry to the public.


The RSC has a broad range of diverse career opportunities. Our teams are highly motivated and successful with our employees citing 'the people' as the best thing about working at the RSC. Working for the RSC provides a great opportunity to keep up to date with the latest developments in science without working in a lab.

Company info
Royal Society of Chemistry
01223 432441
Thomas Graham House
Science Park
Milton Road

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