Lead Developer - JRN 20775

Vacancy Type
Police Staff
Area Command / Department
ICT Department
Contract Type
Full Time
Salary Range
£40,550 - £44,402
Closing Date


Salary: £40,550 – To £44,402

The salary for this role is

inclusive of a 9.2% Market Forces


Base Location: As required within the Northumbria Police area including Home Working

The Role:

Do you have strong experience of Java Web and Angular development?   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 Lead Developer to guide and support a small team of fellow Java Developers in the delivery of an exciting new programme of technical change. 

In this role, you would have the opportunity to provide guidance and advice to your fellow team members with regard to their development approach, design and planning.   You will also be able to demonstrate your excellent problem solving skills whilst still contributing to the development of innovative and dynamic solutions using an agile delivery methodology. 

What skills and experience do I need?

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

• 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;


Solid technical skills and experience in the full Software Development Lifecycle

• Extensive commercial experience in Java development language

• Demonstrable experience of using Java Spring Framework and Angular 2 and above to deliver enterprise level system functionality

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

• Experience as a senior developer with capability to offer consultancy and advice in development approaches and strategies

• Strong estimating and planning capabilities

• Experience in Agile delivery methodology

• Excellent communication and team working skills

What will I be doing?

• Supporting your fellow Java Developers with your extensive knowledge and expertise in Java Web and Angular Development, 

• Aiding the resolution of issues and problems and offering guidance in best practice tooling and techniques, 

• Supporting Project Managers with the technical planning, validation and estimation of development tasks,

• Applying your development capabilities to the development and delivery of new Java-based change requests and work packages.


In return for your dedication and experience, we offer the following benefits:  

23 days’ leave, excluding bank holidays, increasing to 28 days for 5 years+ service.  

A very competitive average salary pension scheme

Flexibility in relation to home


• A flexible approach to working your contracted hours to accommodate both successful service delivery and a healthy, balanced home life 

Childcare vouchers, 

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.  

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. 

All job offers with Northumbria

Police are subject to pre-employment checks. 

These are made up of vetting, medical 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