Alex Lee is IT expert with a long involvement with Friends of the Earth and other campaigning organisations. He has been the senior developer for disruptive and cutting-edge web service at a large university, and now works freelance, focusing particularly on Drupal projects. He is a qualified trainer, an excellent team player and communicator, and he is people focused whether delivering training, campaigning, or developing software.

Work experience

Work experience

Full Stack Developer

Jan 2013 - Present
Alex Lee Web Developer

As a freelancer, Alex has worked on many Drupal sites. He offers my expertise on improving sites and implement solutions to meet the client's goals, such as improving custom functionality, performance, SEO, security, usability, design, forms and more. 

Drupal & Civicrm Contractor

May 2013 - Present
Friends of the Earth Europe

Alex redesigned the FoEE process for sending e-newsletters to members in 2013. He worked on understanding their businesses processes to find the best way to reduce the time that FoEE took to build content, then created a system using the Drupal CMS to achieve this. Since then he has provided ongoing Drupal support, advice and development for their complex site.


Jun 2015 - Present

As a recently appointed director of this national charity, my remit is to give specialist advice and oversight for digital issues. I am also advising on a EU funded project to educate the public across Europe on organic farming practices.

Volunteer (IT, Training, and Environment)

Jul 2015 - Oct 2015
SALVE International

Alex volunteered with a charity that works with homeless children in Uganda. He ran training sessions with staff, teaching them skills in Excel, PowerPoint, Wordpress, and CiviCRM, advised and implemented permaculture solutions for their environmental projects, and set up a database system for records.

Drupal Contractor

Jun 2015 - Jul 2015
Intelligent Solutions

Intelligent Solutions is a digital agency, and was required by a client to rebuild a Drupal website. Alex was brought in to provide the expertise on redesigning, restructuring, improving SEO and performance on a large national origination's website. He also had to make recommendations based on vague requirements into complex new features that met the needs of client.

Learning Consultant

Nov 2014 - Jan 2015
Campaign for Learning

Alex led strategy and development of an e-learning site for a charity, using principles of good teaching to creating interactive social online activities to support learning about digital issues in education.

Drupal & CiviCRM Developer

Jan 2014 - Dec 2014

GMCVO Databases web and database agency for local charities and social enterprises. I helped understand requirements, developed solutions and provided training for a large number of clients based on quick turnaround time, as well as introducing better ways of working such as version control and reporting on helpdesk data.

Digital Learning Contractor

Nov 2013 - Jan 2014
Manchester Metropolitan University

MMU's Step Up to Social Work programme contracted Alex's services to develop a cutting-edge interactive e-learning package for iPads using Apple's iBook developer and Moodle.

Senior Developer

Oct 2009 - Sep 2012
Manchester Metropolitan University

Alex was the senior programmer in a number of challenging large scale digital projects as part of a team of four programmers. This included creating a "one stop shop" for all students' digital learning materials, a web portal that integrated disparate services, and completely transformed an unpopular complex calendar system into a user friendly jQuery calendar that pulled in assignment and exam data.

Joint Coordinator (Volunteer)

Feb 2009 - Dec 2011
Manchester Friends of the Earth

Alex volunteered as a joint coordinator large local group, chairing and organising meetings, managing campaigns, and organising events. I also developed websites for them, wrote a social media strategy, and led on many other organisational and managerial tasks.



BSc. Computer Science (2:1)

2001 - 2006
Liverpool John Moores University



Code Club Pro Trainer

Jan 2015 - Jan 2015
Code Club Pro

Certification for teacher training on delivering the new IT curriculum in schools.

BTEC Level 3 in Training and Education

Nov 2014 - Jan 2015


Oct 2013 - Oct 2013
Abandon Normal Devices

A 'critical engineering' workshop on techno-politics, forensics, and manipulation of computer networks.

E-Campaigner Training

May 2012 - May 2012

PRINCE2 Project Management

Mar 2011 - Mar 2011

Digital Skills

Drupal, Wordpress, e-commerce, CSS, LESS, HTML Email Design, JQuery, Linux Server, Windows Server, OSX, Raspberry Pi, Vagrant, Apache, GIT, C#, ASP, PHP, Angular, CiviCRM, Moodle, REST, Web Services, OAuth, XML, XLST, MySQL, Oracle, MSSQL, Photoshop, Illustrator, video editing, LAMP stacks, Networking, HTML scraping, OO design, Microsoft Project, Active Directory, workflow design and more