Apps Development Team Leader

Information and Communications Technology
Kidlington, Southampton
Band 4U, circa £51,844 - £55,746 per annum dependent on skills, knowledge and experience plus benefits.
Full Time - All roles are available for flexible working including job sharing and part-time unless there are legitimate operational / business reasons why this cannot be accommodated

Different people bring different perspectives which leads to new ideas and solutions to the challenges we face and you could be part of something that matters.


The Organisation/Department

The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Department is a shared function that provides services for all information technology, communications devices and applications across Hampshire Constabulary and Thames Valley Police while collaborating closely with our neighbouring South Easterly regionally integrated police forces (SERIP) and adhering to national directives.


Click here to watch a video about the ICT Department and what it means to work with us.


The Team

We are increasing the permanent headcount within the Application and Data Development team to increase our ability to deliver high-value solutions for multiple, innovative, pioneering programmes aligned to strategic directives. Specifically delivering solutions that meet the objectives set-out within Digital Public Contact, Digital Transformation, Data and Technological Enabling programmes - all of which make a tangible difference to front-line policing and supports back-office functions.


We uphold ourselves against the highest ethical and professional standards while adhering to the policing principles, including; Accountability, Integrity, Openness, Fairness, Leadership, Respect, Honesty, Objectivity and Selflessness which underpin our decision making and forge a culture of achievement and improvement.


The role

This is an exciting opportunity for a Software Development Team Leader, operating within an organisation where you will be responsible for delivering innovative solutions using some of the latest technologies/platforms, conforming to industry, regional and national standards. This role carries a high-level of accountability for qualitative and timely software delivery with a requirement to technically lead, review, direct, motivate, coach, mentor and inspire a team of Application and Data Developers. In addition to the technical aspects, the role will include advising upon training plans, welfare and monitoring, undertaking initiatives for improving individual team members’ professional and personal development as well as increasing the overall collective capability of the team. For the successful applicant, this is an opportunity to instil new, diverse and creative ways of working to ensure the development function is equipped to be as innovative, efficient and effective as possible.


Who we are looking for

You will be already experienced in the role or a current senior/lead developer looking to move-up the career ladder. You will be an enthusiastic and motivational individual who would relish imparting their methods, working practices and instilling a team ethos within an expanding function. You must have the ability to self-organise and perform technical team leadership, directing, organising and instigating cross-domain/team activities. We would expect the candidate to be experienced technically, performing hands-on development when necessary while possessing the behavioural characteristics to overcome barriers, driving the products and team forward.

We recognise that professional progress is important the type of candidate that would find the level of influence, autonomy and responsibility this role brings appealing and therefore, you will have the opportunity to take advantage of an array of training modules/programmes to aid your continued development.


Organisations such as ours, underpinned by the growth mind-set do not assume that talent is irrelevant; merely that it isn’t enough. From a growth mind-set, we are looking like-minded, engaging individuals who have the agility, adaptability and innovation who strive to continually improve. The sense of satisfaction from being a fundamental part of any such achievement will be highly rewarding both personally and professionally for the right candidate.


You will get exposure to working with a variety of platforms, products and languages including Microsoft Azure, Android, Dynamics CRM, RESTful APIs, Relational & Non-relational databases, Enterprise level ETL solutions and Visualisation tools. To be someone well suited for this a role within the team, you will have experience of using much of our core technology stack – albeit to varying degrees. Any level of exposure to alternative tools & technologies would be advantageous.


Core experience, technologies, tools and skills

  • C#
  • .NET 4.6 + and/or .NET Core
  • JavaScript, HTML5 & CSS3
  • PowerShell
  • SQL Server 2016 +
  • T-SQL
  • Data Integration Tools (SSIS)
  • Visual Studio and Azure DevOps
  • Agile, Kanban, TDD


Advantageous experience, technologies, tools and skills

  • Python, R
  • Angular.js, JQuery, Node.js, Xamarin
  • Azure Application, Integration and/or Cloud Services
  • Data Modelling, Warehousing & Business Intelligence (SSAS, SSRS, Power Platform)


You will be able to demonstrate:

  • High Level solution/component design in accordance with technical architectures and agreed national/internal standards that are capable of meeting defined business needs and objectives.
  • Leads on the planning and preparation of coherent detailed development, acceptance and implementation plans covering all aspects of technical work.
  • Managing staff in a matrix structure, mentoring and influencing the technical teams to ensure all necessary peer reviews and development standards are applied.
  • Proficiency of managing the overall solutioning process, ensuring effective risk management and quality assurance and enterprise fit is maintained.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills with the ability to communicate complex information in a way that is relatable to the target audience and dealing with Stakeholders at all levels


The Benefits

  • 24 days holiday + up to 12 Flexi days annually + Bank Holidays
  • Ability to enrol in the LGPS pension scheme where TVP contribute 13.5% of pensionable pay into members pension fund
  • Availability for flexible working
  • Annually procured Visual Studio Enterprise subscription providing monthly Azure credits and access to software, licences and training content
  • Part of a forward thinking and autonomous team



If you have not held residency in the UK for at least 12 months within the last 3 years, we will not be able to process an application from you.


If you have any questions about the job please email Tracy Ryder on


To apply please send your CV together with a cover letter explaining your reasons for wanting to work with Thames Valley Police and why you feel you are suitable for the role in line with the job requirements to quoting reference 16584.


If you have any queries please contact People Services Recruitment Department on 0845 2 66 66 77 – Option 1 (internal 301 6500) quoting the job reference number.

The closing date for enquiries and receipt of completed applications is Sunday 27th September 2020. We may not always wait until the job advert closes to review and progress applications so we suggest that you submit your CV as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. 


Police Officers and Police Staff have access to a fantastic range of benefits, dependant on role, location and length of service. To view a full list of our benefits please click here


All posts require a level of Police Vetting as per the National Vetting Code of Practice. The residency requirement is necessary to enable all applicants to be checked in an equitable manner. Thames Valley Police will allow applicants to apply who do not necessarily reach the criteria as long as they have proven UK residency and supporting evidence where necessary. Applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

Thames Valley Police serves diverse communities; to truly reflect this, we are keen to recruit people from Black, Asian and other minority backgrounds. We value the knowledge and experiences that individuals bring from different cultures and welcome any contributions that can enhance the services we deliver to the public.

We believe in investing in all of our people, and run tailored Positive Action Initiatives to support our colleagues from underrepresented backgrounds in their personal and professional development, ensuring everyone has a level playing field to succeed, progress and feel fulfilled in their careers.