Developer - JRN 20804 / 20805

Vacancy Type
Police Staff
Area Command / Department
Digital Policing
Contract Type
Full Time
Salary Range
£42,582 - £46,437
Closing Date


**The salary for the role is up to £54,242* per annum depending upon experience (*this includes a market forces supplement).  This role also has an additional on-call allowance attached to it.


Agile working – working from home as well as Forth Banks Police Station


Ever wondered what it’s like working behind the scenes for one of the UK’s largest Police Forces? Here at Northumbria Police, we are extremely excited to offer an amazing opportunity to come and join our Digital Policing team playing a key role in delivering quality policing services through technology. Information and communication systems help the Force to ensure that accurate and reliable information is made available to those who need it, when they need it and where they need it.


What do I need?


·       A degree, HND or equivalent qualification, and/or have relevant experience.

·       Excellent communication and team working skills.

·       Good technical skills and experience in the full Software Development Lifecycle

·       Experience with Java 8 (onwards).

·       Experience with Spring and Spring Boot.

·       Experience with Java Persistence frameworks (specifically Hibernate and Spring Data JPA).

·       A good understanding of RESTful web services and SOAP.

·       A good understanding of SQL (Oracle and SQL Server).

·       Familiarity with Maven and CI tools (Jenkins).

·       Experience of Mulesoft would be desirable but training will be offered.


The Role:


Would you like to play a key role in serving your community through the development of exciting new technology that will support our police officers and staff to deliver an outstanding policing service?    


If so, Northumbria Police is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Developer to work within a small team of Developers in the delivery and support of an exciting programme of technical change. 


As a Developer, you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your strong Java, Web and Back-End Development skills, as well as your ability to effectively problem solve.  You will be able to apply your system development experience using an agile delivery methodology, to deliver and support key technical solutions as well as interfacing between some really interesting police solutions.


What will I be doing?


You will be developing new and upgrading existing inhouse-built applications and integrations as well as supporting the effective running and maintenance of existing solutions, utilising your knowledge and expertise in Java, Web and back-end development.


You will work with end users and affiliated stakeholders to understand the challenges that are being experienced to ensure any solution or fix delivered contributes to an efficient and effective policing service.


For further information please see the role profile


Vacancy Contact


Interested to learn more? To discuss the position in more detail please contact the Talent Acquisition Team by email at


Terms and Conditions


Vetting Level – Recruitment Vetting (RV)

Applicants must be a resident of the UK for a minimum period of 3 years to ensure vetting checks can be successfully performed.  A job offer will be dependent upon vetting clearance, medical information and references.




·       24 days’ leave, excluding bank holidays, increasing to 29 days for 5 years+ service.

·       Enhanced Maternity, Shared Parental and Adoption leave.

·       Flexi Time Scheme – allowing you to fit your working hours around your individual needs.

·       Agile working – option to work from home, your team zone, and spaces across the force. 

·       Fantastic market leading public sector pension scheme.

·       Corporate Travel schemes – local rail, bus services and metro.

·       Access to Private Healthcare and Eye Test Vouchers.

·       Discounts on shopping and eating out thanks to the Blue Light Card and Blue Light Tickets.

·       Also, to take care of your physical and mental well-being, we’ve invested in extensive paid sick leave, trained mental health first aiders on-site, an employee advice service and access to gyms in some stations. 

·       Sports & Social Club – join our thriving sports scene at Team NP and enjoy further exclusive discounts on days out and travel.

·       Cycle to work scheme.


Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion


At Northumbria Police we are all different and that’s our greatest strength. We draw on the differences in who we are, what we’ve experienced and how we think. We protect and serve everyone and therefore believe in including everyone. We welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all areas of the community as appointments are based solely on merit.


Important Information


Northumbria Police are currently undertaking a role and reward project in respect of all police staff posts. Please note this is a newly published pay banding subject to consultation at Northumbria Police.


All staff including those appointed on fixed term contracts must successfully complete their probationary period before they are eligible to apply for a Northumbria Police vacancy.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.