Lead Developer - JRN 20775

Vacancy Type
Police Staff
Area Command / Department
ICT Department
Contract Type
Full Time
Salary Range
£37,134 to £40,662
Closing Date


The role:

Salary Banding: From £40,550 - £44,402
inclusive of a 9.2% Market Forces Allowance

Base Location as required within the Force area including Home Working

ICT develop and maintain a number of applications and information systems using Java as the primary development language. 

The Force is entering an exciting new era of technology led change which is heavily dependent on a number of key skillsets including Java development skills.  

To support the effective and efficient delivery of our new and existing Enterprise systems and its team of Java developers, the ICT department would like to recruit a capable, experienced and motivated Lead Developer with strong experience of Java Web and Angular Development who, as well as delivering a development service, can lead and advise on development approach, design and planning of strategic development work, solving problems and offering consultancy to the Java development teams.   

The successful applicant will be contributing to innovative and dynamic solutions using an agile delivery methodology to deliver a high quality standard of workmanship.

In return for your dedication and experience, we offer 23 days’ leave, excluding bank holidays, increasing to 28 days for 5 years+ service.  We support our people inside and out of work – offering a very competitive pension scheme, childcare vouchers, and discounts on shopping and eating out thanks to the Blue Light Card. And to take care of your physical and mental well-being, we’ve invested in trained mental health first aiders on-site, an employee advice service and access to gyms in some stations.  We also offer flexible working both from an agile approach to work location through to flexing how you want to work your contracted hours to accommodate both successful service delivery and a healthy, balanced home life.

What will I be doing?

You will be supporting your fellow Java Developers with your extensive knowledge and expertise in Java Web and Angular Development, to aid in the resolution of issues and problems and offer guidance in tooling and technique that is most appropriate to utilise when delivering a task. 

You will also aid the Project Managers with technical planning and validate/assist with the estimation of development tasks.

You will apply your development capabilities to the development and delivery of new Java-based change requests and work packages.

What do I need?

Experience as a Lead Developer with capability to offer consultancy and advice in development approaches and strategies; 

Excellent communication and team working skills;

Strong estimating and planning capabilities;

Solid technical skills and experience in the full Software Development Lifecycle;

Extensive experience in Java development language;

Strong experience in RESTful Web Services, MVC frameworks, Apache Tomcat, Javascript, HTML and CSS for user interface development, XML and JSON for data exchange and Oracle Databases;

A minimum of 5 years commercial experience in Java;

3 years’ experience in Java Spring Framework;

2 years’ experience of Angular 2 onwards;

Experience in Agile delivery methods;  

Commercial experience of Hibernate/JPA for database access  and the JQuery Javascript library for user interface development would be beneficial;

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

For further information please see the role profile: Lead Developer.docx

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. 


If you have any queries with regard to the application process please contact the Talent Acquisition Team by email at careers@northumbria.pnn.police.uk


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.

Vacancy Contact: 

To discuss the position in more detail please contact Tony Rutherford, Development Manager, by email at Tony.Rutherford.4520@northumbria.pnn.police.uk. 

Northumbria Police fully supports a policy of equal opportunities and we welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. Appointments are based on merit alone