We believe Police ICT is a great place to work and offers a truly unique working life, delivering complex technical projects, infrastructure, platforms and applications using a wide variety of modern technology. No day will be the same as the previous one. You will be making a real difference by providing the best ICT service possible to our police officers and staff colleagues delivering our shared mission in fighting crime and keeping our communities safe.
We offer a fantastic range of benefits including flexible and agile working arrangements, as well as the chance to develop and progress your career in the many ICT disciplines within the department. Of course we offer the usual benefits of working for the Police including - public sector pension, paid holidays, flexible work base for most roles at HQ sites, leisure facilities and tax efficient childcare vouchers.
Here are the specific vacancies:
Developer – Data and ETL - Salary range £31,365 rising to £34,765 (subject to performance)
Fast and immediate access and analysis of information is essential in modern policing so this is an exciting time to be involved with database development work within the Police. The successful applicant will join a skilled team undertaking a variety of software development work using industry standard tools and methodologies. Applicants must have significant expertise and experience of XML, relational database design, either Microsoft SQL Server or Oracle, and software development. Proficiency in tools such as SSIS and SSRS and database programming is required. Knowledge of object orientated programming, C# or SharePoint would also be an advantage.
Development Team Leader – Data and ETL – Salary range £36k rising to £41k (subject to performance)
Fast and immediate access and analysis of information is essential in modern policing so this is an exciting time to lead database development work within the Police. The successful applicant will join a skilled team undertaking a variety of software development work using industry standard tools and methodologies. Applicants must have significant expertise and experience of XML, relational database design, either Microsoft SQL Server or Oracle, and software development. Proficiency in tools such as SSIS and SSRS and database programming is required. Knowledge of object orientated programming, C# or SharePoint would also be an advantage. As Team Leader you will be a technical reference and mentor for other team members as well as having line management responsibility.
ICT Client Development Engineer - £32,259 rising to £33,933 (subject to performance)
In this role you will be a vital part of the ICT Operations Team analysing, configuring, building and delivering Operating System builds and application packages to Forces’ desktop and mobile estate. You will also be providing technical support for these functions to front line operational teams. You will provide subject matter expertise in the area of client development for Operating System and application packaging to support the analysis, configuration, build and delivery of a wide range of deliverables using varied technologies to both users and the ICT department staff. You’ll be integrating new client solutions into the Force infrastructure using industry standard tools, such as SCCM or custom generated methods.
You’ll be independently undertaking assessment, investigation, analysis and resolution of complex problems with ICT products involving all aspects of client delivery.
Business Architect – £30,483 rising to £38,925 (subject to performance)
In this role you’ll be using your experience of TOGAF or Zachman to deliver the designs for enterprise-wide, business critical services by translating and aligning customer’s strategic business requirements into a high level architectural strategy and solution definition, providing advice and guidance to senior stakeholders across Beds, Cambs and Herts. You’ll be contributing to cost-benefit analyses, business cases, SoRs and ITTs and development plans, to ensure solutions are well designed and aligned to Force requirements. You’ll be involved in the evaluation and selection of proposals and solutions from suppliers of equipment, software and other IT service and product providers.
Technical Architect – £33,108 rising to £34,785 (subject to performance)
In this role you’ll apply your proven record in technology, network or application architecture planning, design and implementation to the design of secure and resilient technical architectures for major change initiatives. You will be able to translate logical designs into physical designs, taking account of business requirement, target environments, processes, performance requirements and security considerations. You’ll have and will need to maintain a broad technical knowledge of all IT disciplines and product capabilities, and apply that to analyse and determine their potential application and impact assessments across our technology estate.
Project Support Officer – £32,259 rising to £33,933 (subject to performance)
This role is critical in helping policing achieve its strategic and corporate goals by independently delivering small projects and supporting Project Managers to enable the efficient delivery of large complex projects e.g. delivering work-packages in a timely way or developing documentation and processes to ensure smooth transition into operations. You will be involved in delivering solutions which make a real impact on policing, using a wide variety of modern technology, using our pragmatic application of PRINCE2 . You may also be involved with the design and delivery of Project Management Office functions for the Projects team.
ICT Communications Engineer – Salary range £30,483 rising to £38,925 (subject to performance)
plus 11% Market Rate Supplement
This role within the ICT Communications team offers an exciting opportunity to support communication technologies across Beds, Cambs and Herts. Primarily based in Welwyn Garden City you will provide 1st and 2nd line support and maintenance of all communication services across the estate. This includes supporting Emergency and Non-Emergency call handling centres and associated equipment, including telephone exchanges, IVR, ICCS and Call Centre technologies. The role will be planning and managing the installation and relocation of communications equipment throughout 3 Forces, supporting critical policing functions. Experience with Avaya telephone systems and call centre solutions is desirable. After gaining suitable experience, the role holder will be required to participate in an "out of hours support" on-call rota, for which additional payments are made.