ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) - Testing Supervisor (Fixed Term Contract/Secondment)

Change Delivery, Equip Programme
TVP Broad Band 3G
Band 3G, circa £27,953 per annum, plus benefits
Full Time
Secondment/Fixed Term Contract


Secondment/Fixed Term Contract until 31st August 2021

Surrey, Sussex and Thames Valley Police are entering into the first Tri-force, cloud based procurement and implementation of a new single ERP solution (IT system covering HR, Finance, Learning & Development, Duties, Fleet and Procurement). This is a large scale, business critical project covering six counties in England; with scope for a further 32 public sector organisations to procure the same selected solution over the course of the contract period. A new single instance ERP is undoubtedly a key enabler to driving efficiencies within the back office as well as delivering significant operational benefits to front line policing. 

This is an opportunity to be part of an innovative, forward thinking collaborative team who are striving to make the most of cutting edge technology to drive back office transformation and deliver significant benefits to frontline policing. The ERP project offers an exciting opportunity for a proactive, organised, highly self-motivated individual to join a high profile, transformational venture. The organisation is looking to recruit a Testing Supervisor to support and co-ordinate the ERP testing workstream. 

Whilst candidates do not require specific technical IT skills, proven experience in a testing environment within a project will be a distinct advantage. In addition the applicant must have strong oral and written communication skills, with high attention to detail and experience of the operation of a busy team environment. General policing knowledge and project support experience is preferential but not mandatory. 

The post holder will be responsible for providing programme supervision and support services across the Tri-Force ERP transformational change programme and specifically the Testing workstream. The role will work for and under the direction of the Tri-Force ERP Programme Test Manager. The Testing Supervisor will be responsible for the day to day operation of the Programme Test plan and will ensure that the key programme and project management delivers definitions, plans, organisation diagrams, progress reports, issue and risk logs. Liaising with external consultants and suppliers will also form part of the role. 

The post holder will have an awareness of the testing activities required to deliver a complex IT programme and experience of testing administration. Demonstrable sound interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently, with ever moving deadlines within an organised and methodical approach is also essential. Openness to change and proactivity are key. Strong communication skills, with the ability to write reports, correspondence and deliver presentations to a high standard. Good interpersonal skills and a flexible approach to work. Proficient in the use of MS Office products Excel, Word, Outlook and Project software, with the ability to manipulate spreadsheets. 

For further information please contact Bryan Morgan, Thames Valley ERP Programme Manager on 07855 437952 or

Thames Valley Police Staff If you are a permanent member of staff applying for this role, please note it will be offered on a secondment basis. Important: All secondments are assumed supported and that your line manager and Head of Department/Commander or Deputy are aware of your intention to apply. If the secondment is not supported then a strong business rationale must be sent to quoting the reference number for the role.  Please note: Shift allowance, on-call or other job related allowances from the previous role will not be protected unless they are attached to the new role for the duration of the secondment. 

As part of the Thames Valley Police family you will enjoy a fantastic range of benefits including 22-30 days annual leave per annum pro-rata for part time (plus Bank Holidays), flexible working conditions, a wide range of lifestyle discounts, career development opportunities and have the option to join a local government pension scheme. To view a full list of our benefits, please click the below link. 

If you have any queries please contact People Services Recruitment Department on 0845 2 66 66 77 – Option 1 (internal 301 6500) quoting reference 17255. 

The closing date for enquiries and receipt of completed applications is Sunday 27th September 2020.


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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.