Senior Architect (Service)

Information and Communications Technology
Kidlington, Southampton
Band 5V, up to £75,000 per annum dependent on skills, knowledge and experience, plus benefits.
Full Time

Exciting challenges lie ahead – new digital technologies and alternative ways of working are transforming the way we protect our communities and bring people to justice. We recognise that continued training and professional development is important and we aim to continue to improve on your capabilities. TVP as an employer contribute 13.5% of pensionable pay into a member’s pension pot. You will be entitled to 30 days of annual leave per annum pro-rata for part time (plus Bank Holidays). Click here to watch a video about the ICT Department and what it means to work with us.


This role provides an exciting opportunity to be part of an evolving architecture team within a dynamic organisation, where you will be responsible for ensuring that the business receives architecturally compliant and deliverable designs and integration management processes.


You will be responsible for leading the service lifecycle, including service strategy, design, and supporting the transition into live operation.


You will be an enthusiastic individual who is able to work well with the wider business, including the enterprise architecture function, and provide leadership behaviours to support and coach the team around you.


In return for your extensive knowledge of modern ICT technologies, you will receive exposure to many exciting technologies, including Microsoft Office 365; Public Cloud (Azure and AWS IaaS, PaaS and SaaS); Artificial Intelligence; Robotic Process Automation; Network Modernisation and Digital Policing initiatives.


You will be able to demonstrate:


  • A proven background in service architecture, design & management, with significant experience gained in architecture roles.
  • A holistic view across different technical concepts (e.g. System, Service, Performance, Support, Flow analysis, Security).
  • Experience with formal design and service delivery methodologies including TOGAF and ITIL.

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 16659.


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 30th August 2020.


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.