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WordPress Developer

Group:UK Website Team
Location:From home role with XR UK (UK Wide)
Hours per week:5-9
No. spaces available:
Meeting Time: Ad-hoc
Meeting Format:Conference call
Meeting Schedule:Ad-hoc
Essential Skills: WordPress development / PHP

CSS / Saas

Desired Skills:Timber for WordPress

CI/CD pipelines, Composer and Ansible

Server management, e.g. we currently use Laravel’s Forge
Accessibility considerations:

About the Website Team

The website team is the creative force behind, our primary public interface with the world. Having evolved organically over the past five dynamic years, the website is now due for some more transformative work. We're assembling a new website team dedicated to reshaping it into both the bold, public face of XRUK and an efficient pathway for welcoming new activists into our movement.

About the Role

As a WordPress Developer at Extinction Rebellion you will play a key role in shaping our website - the main %u201Cpublic face%u201D of the movement and our primary pathway for new activists coming into the movement.

Initially, there is a backlog of work to complete as part of a phased transformation of the website. There is also some work to do to build components properly into the WordPress CMS to enable the content managers to self-service in the future.

As this backlog diminishes, the maintenance of the website from a developer’s point of view is fairly minimal. We are looking for skilled developers able to jump in and support when needed.

Estimated 4-5 hours a week at the start, dropping to 1-2 on going. Although it can vary a lot, depending on what requests have come in.

We anticipate a senior and junior or mid-level developer working together on this.

As well as improving and maintaining the WordPress custom theme, there is the basic DevOps necessary for maintaining a website.


There will be a handover available from the outgoing developer

This role is being advertised by the following working group:

UK Website Team

Location: XR UK (UK Wide)

We design, build and maintain the UK Website ( We also design, build and maintain a "WP-Rebel" WordPress theme for Local Groups to create their own websites and we manage the distribution of it.

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