Web Developer (PHP) Vacancy

Web Developer Vacancy

If a computer screen full of code doesn’t make your palms sweat and result in an urge to watch The Matrix, you might be just what we’re looking for at Workhouse!

By now you’ve probably seen every played out cliche in the job advert playbook… so we thought we’d take the honest approach:

What we’re supposed to say:

“We’re experiencing phenomenal growth in digital.”

What we really mean:

“We’ve got websites coming out of our ears and we’re worried the dev team might go postal soon.”

What we’re supposed to say:

“Our digital team achieve continued success due to our passion, creativity, focus and enthusiasm.”

What we really mean:

“We develop pretty cool stuff and you could too.” – See some of it here.

What we’re supposed to say:

“We’re looking for an enthusiastic and experienced web developer.”

What we really mean:

“We’ll take enthusiasm over experience any day. We can teach skills, but not attitude.”

All jokes aside, Workhouse is a friendly, fun environment to work in and we’re incredibly passionate about what we do and take great pride in the work we do for our fantastic list of clients. It’s this work ethic that recently won us the title of ‘Creative Agency of the Year’ at the 2017 Red Rose Awards and has us nominated as finalists for the BIBAs 2018! We were also listed as the highest ranked integrated agency in Lancashire in Prolific North’s annual Top 50 list two years in a row.  

We’re based in the beautiful Ribble Valley countryside in Ribchester (near Preston). Sure, it’s not your conventional office location, but we’re easily accessible and we wouldn’t swap our rolling countryside views and fresh air for a city centre industrial estate any day of the week!

In your role as a web developer, you’ll work alongside our accomplished dev team on a range of exciting client projects (and some fun internal ones too!). We’re looking for someone enthusiastic who loves to overcome a wide variety of coding challenges.

Skills that pay the bills:

We develop most of our websites/platforms in Laravel. If you don’t have any experience in Laravel, we’ll get you up and running very quickly, so a willingness to learn new skills is essential.


Demonstrable experience and an understanding of PHP

An understanding of HTML5 / CSS3 and SASS


An understanding of Laravel

An understanding of MySQL

An understanding of  JavaScript / jQuery

An understanding of Version Control Systems (GIT)

Employee Benefits Package:

Competitive salary (DPE)

Generous holiday entitlement

A company pension scheme

A healthcare plan after 2 years of service

A childcare voucher scheme

A relaxed place to work in the Ribble Valley countryside

Company outings

If you are interested in joining our team please send your CV to Marc O’Neill, Development Team Manager at marc@workhousemarketing.com or alternatively get in touch via our Contact Form.

By making an application to work with WORKHOUSE ADVERTISING AND MARKETING LTD, you agree that the data in your application and any obtained in relation to it, including that from any interviews, selection processes, references or publicly available information, will be used by WORKHOUSE ADVERTISING AND MARKETING LTD to process your application. If your application is successful, the data will be used to administer your HR record. We will treat your personal data as being confidential and will comply with all applicable UK Data Protection legislation in respect of it. If your application is unsuccessful, we will store your data for a period of 12 months for the purposes of monitoring our recruitment processes and also, during this time, may contact you with details of further opportunities with WHM. You have the right to request a copy of the data we hold about you. You can do so by emailing hello@workhousemarketing.com