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About SpareRoom

Are you looking for a rewarding job? With over 3 million visits per month, we’re the UK’s leading flat and house share website. We’re in the top 10 UK property sites and the top 500 sites overall for UK traffic.

Over 10,000 people attend our London SpeedFlatmating events every year and we took the events to New York in 2012. SpareRoom New York launched in the autumn of 2011.

In 2012 we won two awards - Best Specialist Website and Best Customer Service - at the UK Landlord & Letting Awards, and in 2013 our founder and MD was named by Tech City Insider as “one of the top 100 people who are making digital London tick”.

The pioneering online business that has transformed the way people look for somewhere to live - Daily Express

Life at SpareRoom

SpareRoom’s staff are a diverse bunch of creative individuals who enjoy being part of a small team that packs a big punch.

We have two offices — our main one in the centre of Macclesfield (20 mins to Manchester or 1 hour 40 to London) and another in London’s trendy Spitalfields, a stone’s throw from the heart of Tech City. Both offer a relaxed and friendly working environment in light and open plan offices. Apart from it being an enjoyable place to work, SpareRoom offers a range of additional benefits such as sports membership contributions and extra holidays the longer you work for us.

Could this be you?

We’re looking for talented and enthusiastic individuals to add to our growing team, and to help us help millions of people find somewhere new to live. If you are creative and hard working, you will see your ideas having a direct effect on SpareRoom and how it develops.

We have the following roles available:

Assistant site moderator (Macclesfield)

Spareroom.co.uk are the UK's number 1 flat share website and are looking to recruit an Assistant Site Moderator to meet the growing needs of the business. The full time position will involve using a purpose built system to investigate suspicious adverts with the aim of preventing attempted scams or misuse of our site services. At times the position may also require liaising with external authorities and supporting other departments within the company.

Responsibilities and duties:
  • To investigate and take appropriate action on reports of suspicious adverts.
  • To provide information and advice to other departments and customers in relation to scam detection.
  • To assist in developing, monitoring and implementing processes to aid scam detection and prevent future instances.
  • Maintain information records and collate data to aid future investigations.
  • Ensure advert content including photos and videos meet the terms and conditions of the website.
  • Complete individual customer verifications and tenant reference requests.
  • Assist with the completion of DPA requests from relevant authorities.
Required skills:
  • The ability to demonstrate a high level of analytical understanding, an eye for detail and strong computer skills.
  • Initiative when working alone and as part of a team.
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and influence others.
Experience and Education:
  • The role involves some interaction with customers and may suit someone with a background in customer services. Any of the following may also be relevant: Financial services/E commerce fraud detection, Copy editing, Bookkeeping.
  • The successful candidate should be educated to A-Level or equivalent standard, a degree would be beneficial but is not essential.
  • You should be a regular and savvy internet user, understanding commonly used terminology and demonstrating an ability to recognise fake websites or scam emails.

Junior developer & site support (Macclesfield)

This is a great opportunity to join the talented team behind SpareRoom, and to improve your existing expertise and learn new skills. This is a varied role that includes the opportunity to learn new skills while building on your existing expertise. Covering a wide range of duties it offers the chance to define your own career path as you grow with the role and decide which direction you want to take.

The role will include:
  • Development using Perl, JavaScript, HTML and CSS
  • Working with developers to troubleshoot bugs and implement new features
  • Using SQL, HTML and CSS to develop and maintain custom mailshots
  • Supporting our customer services team
  • Providing internal IT support for SpareRoom staff
  • Documenting problems & their fixes, infrastructure and site features
Experience with any of the following will be an advantage:
  • Programming (e.g. Perl, JavaScript)
  • Database admin and development (e.g. ANSI SQL, MySQL, MongoDB, Sphinx)
  • Web server concepts (e.g. Apache, nginx)
  • Web technologies (e.g., HTML, CSS, JavaScript, AJAX, Android, iPhone)
  • Linux command-line, OS X
  • TCP/IP, networking, firewalls

Get in touch

Send us your CV and tell us why the SpareRoom team needs you: jobs at spareroom dot co dot uk

Where we are

SpareRoom’s main office is in Macclesfield, a historic market town surrounded by stunning Cheshire countryside and a short train ride from Manchester (it’s only an hour and 40 minutes from London). Our second office is in London, which is London - need we say more?

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Need any help?

If you need any help, our award winning customer services team are here from 9am until 9pm Monday - Friday and 10am until 8pm at weekends. Please call us on:

01625 666 750 or Contact us by email