Senior Apps Developer

Information and Communications Technology
Kidlington, Southampton
Band 3S, circa £37,433 - £40,251 per annum dependant on skills, knowledge & 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

Working in policing has never been more challenging as we work together to make our communities safer. This is your opportunity to take on a role with pride and confidence, inspiring change in our communities. We design products and deliver services that help our officers to combat crime, protect the vulnerable and enable safer communities, making a difference 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 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 the products 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. 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.


The role

This is an exciting role for a Senior Application and/or ETL developer 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. You will be part of a team undertaking the design and development of front-end and back-end solutions, supporting product delivery through all stages of the SDLC, following a defined route-to-live process, culminating in production environment deployment. Taking part in design/code reviews, unit/integration testing and documentation creation to ensure quality component delivery and support.


Who we are looking for:

You will be enthusiastic and self-motivated. You will be required to work with business stakeholders and the wider ICT department to deliver quality solutions in-line with defined business requirements. In addition, you will deliver enhancements and provide 3rd line support for existing applications as part of systems/application lifecycle management. We recognise that personal development and professional progress are important to the type of candidate to which this role would appeal and therefore, you will have the opportunity to take advantage of an array of training modules/programmes to aid continual development.


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 and we are looking for like-minded individuals.


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 pipelines and Visualisation tools. While we understand you will not have exhaustive experience in all areas, if you possess knowledge or have had an exposure to some of the following technologies, you would be well suited for a role within the team.


Experience, technologies, tools and skills

  • Object Oriented Languages (e.g. C#, Python or R)
  • Scripting or Mark-Up Languages (e.g. JavaScript, PowerShell, HTML5 or CSS3)
  • Client and Server-side frameworks (e.g. NET and/or .NET Core, Angular.js, JQuery, Node.js, Xamarin)
  • Relational and/or Non-Relational Databases (e.g. Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, SQLite or MongoDB)
  • Data Integration Tools (e.g. SSIS, SSDT)
  • Reporting Tools (e.g. SSRS, Business Objects, Power BI)
  • IDE (e.g. Visual Studio, Eclipse)

You will be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience in coaching and mentoring developers, through code reviews, component designs and documents to ensure quality component delivery.
  • Experience in developing software and designing complex IT systems from initial concept through development and implementation to operation and support.
  • Expert in the detailed solution design and build using multiple software languages and tools.
  • Ability to influence key business and technical stakeholders.

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, 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 16622.


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

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.

At Thames Valley Police, we are committed to better reflect the communities that we serve.  We encourage applications from our under represented communities including all ethnic or religious backgrounds, LGBTQ+, women and those with disabilities.  

Within our organisation we have a number of active staff support networks.  We are proud to be a ‘Disability Confident’ Level 2 ‘Employer’ that is supported by RAMP – our dedicated reasonable adjustments process.   For more information, please visit our ‘Supporting You’ page on our website,

We are also proud to have a Positive Action and Engagement team who can provide support and guidance to anyone from a Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic background throughout the Police Officer recruitment process as well as advise on career development and progression.  They can be contacted via:  

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This opportunity is closed to applications.