Digital Apps Developer (Fixed Term Contract)

Information and Communications Technology
Kidlington, Southampton
Band 3R, circa £31,789 - £34,182 per annum dependent on skills, knowledge and 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
Secondment/Fixed Term Contract

Fixed term contract/ Secondment for 6 months


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 with exciting challenges that lay ahead – new digital technologies and alternative ways of working are transforming the way we protect our communities and bring people to justice.


As a Developer in the Digital Centre of Excellence you will be responsible for the creation and establishment of new capabilities and services e.g. Robotic Process Automation, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and many other cognitive services and emerging digital capabilities.


You will be required to work with the wider ICT and operational policing departments to deliver and support quality solutions in line with business requirements, maximising time to value striving to deliver continuously and incrementally.


To be successful you will be able to demonstrate:

  • Recent hands on experience to Robotic Process Automation (BluePrism, Thoughtonomy) is sought but experience in alternatives will be considered (i.e. UI Path, AA, NICE)
  • Awareness and interest in existing and emerging Digital capabilities
  • Familiar with MS Azure, able to build, script and manage services, set up and install Blue Prism components and ensure resilience in design
  • Experience as a full stack software developer and systems designer of complex IT developments from initial concept through development and implementation to operation and support. You will have experience in different development methodologies and approaches
  • Undertake peer reviews of code, component designs and documents to ensure quality delivery.
  • Familiar in the technical delivery of solutions during the software development lifecycle whilst adhering to local and industry development standards. Use of source code repository’s and IDE, release and configuration management


TVP as an employer contribute 13.5% of pensionable pay into a member’s pension pot. You will be entitled to 24 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.


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 17028.


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.


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 12th July 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.