Senior Java Developer - JRN 20220

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


Salary Banding: From £40,550 – To £44,402 

The salary for this role is inclusive of a 9.2% Market Forces Allowance

Location: Base Location as required within the Force 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 Senior Java Developer to join a small team of Java Developers in the delivery and support of an exciting programme of technical change.  

In this role, you would have the opportunity to demonstrate your excellent problem solving skills and your system development experience using an agile delivery methodology.  

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 working with your fellow Java Developers to support the effective running and maintenance of existing applications as well as designing and creating new applications, utilising your extensive knowledge and expertise in Java Web and Angular 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.   

You will ensure that the quality of your delivery is of a high standard and meets the acceptance criteria specified by the organisation.

What do I need?

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 3 years commercial experience in Java;

2 years’ experience in Java Spring Framework;

1 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

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. 

Northumbria Police are currently undertaking a role and reward project in respect of all police staff posts. For further information please contact the Talent Acquisition team.


If you have any queries with regard to the application process please contact the Talent Acquisition Team by email at


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 the Talent Acquisition Team by email at

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