October 17, 2013
Become GMDSP Code Fellow

FutureEverything, in partnership with the Connected Digital Economy and Future Cities Catapults working with local authorities in Greater Manchester is developing a programme to enable the synchronised release of linked open data across Greater Manchester.

The programme places external coders in local authorities in order to help them locate and release data across the region in a coordinated way.

FutureEverything is looking for three motivated early career developers/data experts who will relish the challenge of working on this exciting and ambitious project. The ‘fellowship’ will be for 16 days between the 2nd December and the 25th March. It is expected that the days worked will be flexible and dependant on the needs of the project with the potential of ‘fellowships’ being extended after March.

The GMDSP Code Fellow programme will offer the chance to work closely with Local Authority IT and data teams proposing and implementing solutions to enable data to be released programmatically. The Code Fellows will be supported by the Local Authorities, the Fellowship peer group and FutureEverything.

If you feel like this is a challenge you can rise to get in touch.


16 days between 2nd December and 25th March

Number of fellows:



£200 per day for 16 days work = £3,200

Organising host:

FutureEverything CIC, employed on a freelance basis

Host organisations:

Manchester City Council, Salford City Council and Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council Description: We are looking for enthusiastic people with knowledge and experience of front-end web development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, etc.), scripting languages (PHP, Ruby, Python, etc.), data formats (XML, JSON etc.) and “back end” technologies such as database systems (MySQL, MongoDB, SPARQL, linked data, etc.) and web servers.

Developers should be able to work proactively, have a good level of spoken and written English, and a willingness to engage with public sector staff. Each developer will be placed within a different local authority / host organisation to work on a range of projects during the period of the placement. Creativity and self-reliance are important.

Closing Date for Applications:

Friday 15th November 2013

Interview Date:

Friday 22nd November 2013

Application process:Please send an A4 covering letter and a recent CV to

Further Information:

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