Senior Network Engineer (Security)

Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
Band 3S, circa £37,433 - £40,251 per annum dependent on skills, knowledge and experience plus 5% on-call allowance 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 place a great deal of importance on the wellbeing of our staff. We have a number of professional departments providing help and support including a Welfare team. 

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 lifestyle discounts, career performance related pay increases and positive work-life balance. You will be entitled to 24 days of annual leave per annum pro-rata for part time (plus Bank Holidays). Discover our department and what it’s like to work for us from our Information and Communication Technology - ICT page on the TVP Careers website.

Technology Services is a function within the Joint ICT Department of Hampshire Constabulary and Thames Valley Police. We are responsible for keeping the blue lights on and delivering innovative solutions to ensure Police Officers and staff can access key services that allow us to stay online, connected and ahead of the game. We are looking for dynamic technologists to help support our next generation infrastructure environment. 

Working within our Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) team, you will be responsible for supporting different infrastructure platforms, and delivery mechanisms, including Cloud, IaaS and hybrid. Working with Cisco IOS, Juniper JUNOS, Checkpoint, Palo Alto, Microsoft Azure and VMware NSX to name a few. Our security engineers are responsible for the provisioning, deployment, configuration and administration of the network security hardware and software. 

You will play a key role in supporting our business-as-usual initiative responsible for resolving technical issues, assist with lifecycle management of existing solutions and carry out routine housekeeping and maintenance checks to maximize system availability. You will apply functional knowledge and technical support to our various network offerings and contribute towards innovative solutions to our customers. 


It is essential you are experienced in the following areas: 

  • Delivering and supporting virtual, physical and cloud-based infrastructures, within an ITIL focussed environment. 
  • At least 3 years’ practical experience in the configuration and support of enterprise level network infrastructure. 
  • Configuration and support of network security technologies including, but not limited to;
    • Firewall security rule management
    • VPN administration
    • Web content inspection
    • Cloud networking technologies such as Azure or NSX 
  • Ability to utilise network management tools to support customers’ networks, and interpret, diagnose and where necessary remediate any issues highlighted. 
  • Demonstrate excellent troubleshooting skills to investigate, diagnose, and rectify issues relating to the infrastructure technologies. 
  • Must have strong communication skills including experience in communicating to Senior Management level. 
  • Ability to produce high quality technical documentation including;
    • Standard operating procedures
    • Knowledge base articles
    • Detailed troubleshooting documentation 

You would be expected to be a Subject Matter Expert in at least three of the following: 

  • Cisco IOS
  • Juniper JUNOS
  • Checkpoint Firewall
  • F5 load balancers
  • Palo Alto appliances
  • Microsoft Azure/O365
  • VMWare NSX 

Desirable technical skills: 

  • Practical experience working with third parties (ISP’s or vendors) to manage a corporate network infrastructure.


If you have not held residency in the UK for a combined period of 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 17975. Information received in the body of the email will not be submitted for review. 

If you have any queries please contact the ICT Recruitment team at quoting the job reference number. We will endeavour to respond to your query as quickly as possible. 

The closing date for enquiries and receipt of completed applications is Sunday 20th June 2021.


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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