S&N Genealogy - Vacancies

Who we are

We're a long established family run genealogy business, developing one of the top websites for researching your family history. We are always striving to use new technology and creative solutions to help our users break down brick walls in their research.

We offer a great environment for those seeking a career and personal development. Our offices are based in rural Chilmark (near Shaftesbury and Salisbury).

IT Posts and Office Jobs Available

These posts offer both opportunities for advancement and a positive and rewarding working environment. All necessary training given.

Junior PHP Developer

Location: Chilmark, Wiltshire, SP3 5AF

Salary commensurate with knowledge, qualifications and experience

What we’re looking for

We are looking for a junior developer to join our company in an idyllic rural office setting. If successful, you’d be working in a small dynamic team, across our entire tech stack, from front and back end web development, mobile apps, desktop software and internal tools.

Must have
  • Demonstrable knowledge of PHP.
  • Working knowledge of CSS, HTML, JavaScript.
  • Creative thinker who is up for a challenge and willing to learn.
Nice to have (but not required)
  • Comfortable writing SQL queries.
  • Experience with the MVC pattern.
  • Experience using Git.
  • Experience with test-driven development using PHPUnit.
  • Experience with Linux systems.
Duties and Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop new high quality internal and external solutions using a variety of technologies.
  • Extend and support existing solutions.
  • Write feature and unit tests to applications as appropriate.
  • Take responsibility for full projects as required, and see them through to completion.
What we do:
  • OO MVC PHP 7 / MariaDB / JQuery / CSS3 / HTML5 / GIT / TypeScript.
  • PHP based portfolio of websites supporting our business, from simple static sites to custom made e-commerce shops and our flagship online genealogy subscription service.
  • Apache Cordova based Android and iOS mobile application.
  • Electron based Windows and macOS desktop application.
We offer:
  • Pension scheme with employer contributions.
  • Up to date technology and equipment, including a dual monitor setup.
  • IntelliJ IDEs.
  • Standing desks.
  • Free parking.
  • Fully subsidised annual summer and Christmas parties.
  • 20 days holiday (increasing with years of service), + bank holidays, + Christmas week shutdown.
  • Excellent work life balance, with no “overtime” culture.
  • Salary commensurate with knowledge, qualifications and experience.
Who we are:

In our 28 years as a family run genealogy business, we have been constantly innovating and have grown to be one of the top websites for researching your family history in the UK. We are always striving to use creative solutions and new technology to help our users break down brick walls in their research.

Junior I.T. Digitisation

Location: Chilmark, Wiltshire, SP3 5AF

Would you like to work for one of the leading British Family History organisations to help preserve the records of our ancestors for future generations?

We are expanding our digitisation team in Chilmark, Wiltshire.

What is digitisation?

Converting physical books, maps and other media into a digital format for our worldwide users to search and view and add to their family trees.

Skills required?

All training is given, but experience in photography and Adobe Photoshop or Acrobat would be an advantage.

What qualities will applicants have?
  • Efficient worker - Digitisation is a balance between speed and quality
  • Diligence - You'll be working with documents that are over 100 years old and need to be handled with care
  • Willing to undergo government security checks

Data Quality Assistant

Location: Chilmark, Wiltshire, SP3 5AF

If you have a puzzling mind and would enjoy the challenge of reading documents that are centuries old, this is the job for you.

We require an assistant to help with data checking and quality control as we digitise and publish family history records onto one of the leading family history websites in the country.

Knowledge of Excel would be beneficial, but training will be given.

This position is for maternity cover, from the beginning of September, but there is potential for becoming a permanent member of staff.

How to apply:

Print an application form or ring 01722 717007 for a form, and return it to us in the post at: Recruitment Manager, S&N Genealogy Supplies, West Wing, Manor Farm, Chilmark, Salisbury, SP3 5AF.

Email your application form to us at

Fax your application form to 01722 716160

Click here to download the Application Form