Solutions Architect

Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
Remote working
Band 4U, circa £51,844 - £55,746 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. 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 a solutions architect within a dynamic organisation, where you will be responsible for the design of ICT infrastructure across public, private and hybrid cloud, from problem definition through to requirements gathering, solution design and handover for implementation.


You will be an enthusiastic individual who is able to produce high quality designs, providing in-flight oversight and design governance throughout project delivery while working closely with the wider organisation, external vendors and deployment partners.


Your extensive knowledge of modern ICT technologies, will enable your 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. This role could be carried out remotely, with the occasional requirement for travel to Hampshire Constabulary and Thames Valley Police offices.


You will be able to demonstrate:

  • A proven background in solution architecture, design & management, with experience gained in architecture roles in secure environments.
  • Knowledge and experience of integration and secure communication between multiple systems, including Application, Data, Cloud and Hybrid Cloud Integration.
  • Experience with enterprise storage, networking and secure private, public and hybrid cloud, including IaaS, PaaS and SaaS solutions and cloud migration.


TVP as an employer contribute 13.5% of pensionable pay into a member’s pension pot. 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 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 outlining your skills and experience in line with the job requirements to quoting reference 17295.


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 22nd November 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.

This opportunity is closed to applications.