Senior Developer - JRN 20804/20805

Vacancy Type
Police Staff
Area Command / Department
Digital Policing
Contract Type
Full Time
Salary Range
No Salary Detailed
Closing Date


***This is a career graded position: Grade H (£33,921) to Grade I (£41, 517)***

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 be able to offer an amazing opportunity to come and join us, in our Digital Policing team. Playing a key role in maintaining and improving the quality of policing services is technology. Information and communication systems are deployed and in use across the Force to help ensure that accurate and reliable information is made available to those who need it, when they need it and where they need it.

Agile working patterns apply to this position where informal agile working arrangements will be available as agreed with the vacancy manager and in line with the requirements of the role.

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

  • Recent experience in Java development language

  • Experience in RESTful Web Services, Apache Tomcat, JavaScript, HTML and CSS for user interface development, XML and JSON for data exchange and Oracle or SQL Server Databases

  • Some commercial experience in Java as well as in Java Spring Framework

  • Commercial experience of Hibernate/JPA for database access and the jQuery JavaScript library for user interface development would be beneficial, not essential.

The Role:

Would you like to further develop your experience of Java, Web and back-end 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 Java Developer to work alongside a small team of Senior Java Developers in the delivery and support of an exciting programme of technical change. 

As a Java Developer, you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your excellent problem-solving skills and your system development experience using an agile delivery methodology, and with a combination of experience and training progress to a Senior Java Developer.

What will I be doing?

You will be working alongside Senior Java Developers to support the effective running and maintenance of existing applications as well as helping to develop new applications, 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.


In return for your dedication and experience, we offer 24 days’ leave, excluding bank holidays, increasing to 29 days for 5 years+ service.  We support our people inside and out of work – offering a very competitive pension scheme, and discounts on shopping and eating out thanks to the Blue Light Card. 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.

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

Whilst this salary package is inclusive of a discretionary market supplement and on call allowance it is likely to be reviewed and revised within 6 months through our ongoing role and reward project.

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.