Information & Communication Technology (ICT)

The Joint Information and Communication (ICT) department serves both Hampshire Constabulary and Thames Valley Police Forces, two of the largest non-metropolitan Police Forces in England and Wales, policing the counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, covering a diverse population of nearly four million people.

Police Officers put themselves on the frontline every day of their working lives, so supporting them with the very best technology solutions and services is critical for their wellbeing and effectiveness.

What does the ICT department do?

Thames Valley Police and Hampshire Constabulary’s Joint ICT department plays a critical role enabling our staff and officers to make the most effective decisions about protecting people and bringing offenders to justice by providing the right information, at the right time, at the right location and in the right way.

We design products and deliver services that help our officers to combat crime, protect the vulnerable and enable safer communities, making a difference that really matters.

UK Policing is in the middle of a significant change journey at the forefront of the public eye, and technology is pivotal to this change.

The scale and the complexity of change to advance policing is huge, leading edge integrated command and control systems, Windows 10 and Microsoft 365, Data Architecture, Service Automation and artificial intelligence (AI) solutions are just some of the in-flight change initiatives in our portfolio, ensuring we provide the very best service to the public and our officers.

Why join ICT?

It is an incredibly exciting time to be working in the joint ICT department. With approximately 40 in-flight projects and programmes, there is a real opportunity for your work to influence directly the quality of service our frontline officers deliver.

Looking forward, ICT will play a pivotal role as we look to explore the benefits that tech such as wearables, artificial intelligence (AI) and chatbots can deliver to policing. There are opportunities at all levels across the department and we are particularly keen to make the most of skills in data, cloud management, Office 365 as well as specialist capabilities in knowledge management and service introduction.

We are always looking for highly talented individuals who share a passion to achieve something worthwhile. We recognise that different people bring different perspectives, which leads to new ideas and solutions to the challenges we face.

Join us and work as part of a great team where your contributions can directly and positively impact policing and the communities in which you live.

Is there career progression in ICT?

In our fast-paced department, there are always opportunities for career progression and development. We also have Personal Development & Leadership Team who offer courses and coaching to help strengthen your skills in the direction you wish to take.

What benefits are there?

TVP as an employer contributes 13.5% of pensionable pay into a member’s pension pot. You will enjoy a fantastic range of benefits including 22-30 days annual leave per annum pro-rata for part time (plus Bank Holidays), lifestyle discounts, performance related pay increases and positive work-life balance.


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