Senior Developer

We’re looking for an experienced Drupal developer who can work independently but also integrate with our small team. You’ll be expected to contribute to project planning and decision-making; be proactive in sharing your ideas; and be comfortable challenging the ideas we already have whenever a better solution presents itself.

This will involve:

  • Making things for easier for users and content contributors. From simple things, like signing up to become a member of Oppla, to more involved interactions, such as adding a product to our marketplace; all need to be improved. We want to make these interactions easier and more rewarding for our users. We have ideas for redeveloping our content types and making the CMS easier for people to interact with; and we have a lot of user feedback to help us identify where improvements need to be made.
  • Redeveloping/rebuilding Oppla in Drupal 9 (currently D7) with a new, modernised design and user experience. We have graphic designers in-house who can work on the interface and an associate who can advise on UX, but we need a technical developer to join the dots and make it happen.
  • Streamlining our content management system and helping us to rationalise the content we hold across multiple datasets. We have team members with a good understanding of database management and who can action content changes, but we need help realising what needs doing in Drupal.
  • Preparing for freemium services. Oppla’s core services will always remain free of charge, but we’d like to develop revenue streams around some premium/add-on features. Introduction of these freemium services will come after we’ve launched the new Oppla, but we’d like to ensure the development process takes account of this and includes facility for handling transactions when the time comes.

Organisation background

Countryscape is a multi-disciplinary company, founded in 2002. We combine the creative skills of a communications agency with the scientific knowledge of an environmental consultancy.

Countryscape is also a partner in Oppla, a web-based knowledge hub and community focussed on natural capital, ecosystem services and nature-based solutions. Oppla has grown to become the world’s largest community dedicated to nature-based solutions; and the Oppla team is active in several, large scientific research and innovation projects, predominantly those funded by the EU Horizon programme. Within these projects we lead or contribute to work packages focussing on communication, dissemination and exploitation activities.

In this role you will be employed by Countryscape to work mostly on Oppla projects. You will manage the redevelopment of the Oppla platform and several linked project platforms.

We are a small team that prides itself on producing high quality work in a friendly and transparent manner. We are an equal opportunities employer and operate a proactive environmental policy, seeking to minimise the environmental impacts of everything we do.

Conditions of service

Salary: £50,000 - £70,000 based on experience

Hours of work: The basic working week is 37 hours. Flexible working will be considered.

Annual leave: Annual leave entitlement is 25 days plus 8 public holidays.

Location: Based in UK with regular visits to our Manchester office. You will be required to travel to occasional meetings around Europe.

Application process 

To apply for the position, please complete the Application Form on this page and upload a copy of your CV. Applications without a fully completed application form will not be considered. Enquiries should be addressed to

Closing date: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the application form will be closed when a suitable candidate is found

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Equity and Diversity

We are committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background. We value diversity and acknowledge the underrepresentation of people from certain backgrounds both within our sector and team.

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