Junior Software Developer

Junior Software Developer – Counter Terrorism Policing (CTP)

The starting salary is £51,196, which includes allowances totalling £2,841.

The salary is broken down as £48,355 basic salary, which will increase annually until you reach the top of the scale £52,730. Plus, a location allowance of £1,841 and a non-pensionable allowance of £1,000.

Location: Birmingham/London with hybrid working

Every day, Counter Terrorism Policing (CTP) relies on a wide variety of technology to do its job, protecting the nation. This tech is vital – which is why your role as a Junior Software Developer will be so important. Joining a newly created team, you’ll help to transform the way in which we deliver technical solutions to operational policing. With your skills and knowledge, we can help CTP to keep the country safe.

As part of a new team of Software Engineers, you’ll provide technical support and expertise to CTP, designing and creating bespoke software and integrating external solutions to support operations and strategic work. You’ll work flexibly from home or one of our easily accessible offices in Birmingham or London, helping to build a world-class development function. 

Day to day, you’ll tackle longer-term projects and the integration of new infrastructure or applications. You’ll also work on the tactical development of scripts and hardware exploits, as well as analysing new devices and technologies. With your strong self-motivation, you’ll ensure that the various environments are well architected and documented. 

This is a junior role, but it’s not for a beginner – you must have designed and created bespoke software and integrated external solutions before. You’ll also know how to gather sources and types of information, applying a logical mindset to interpret large volumes of information, particularly quantitative. Finally, you’ll need to be fluent in at least three of the following languages to make the grade: 



  • MVC Framework

  • Python

  • JavaScript (REACT, Bootstrap Frameworks), Node.js

  • Database design

  • SQL / SQL Server

  • NoSQL technologies e.g. MongoDB, ElasticSearch, etc.


Ticked all the boxes? If you’re also a clear communicator who works well with others, we’d like to hear from you. 

In return for your efforts and expertise, we can offer a competitive salary, a Civil Service pension, excellent career development, plus a role that’s like no other. 


This post requires access to the most sensitive intelligence material on a daily basis. Applicants must hold or be prepared to undergo National Security Vetting (NSV) Developed Vetting (DV) level before taking up the post. 

Additionally, this material is of particular sensitivity to the UK and its distribution must be restricted to UK nationals. In approved circumstances dual nationals (of which one element is British) may also be granted access. However, in the event that potential conflicts of interest cannot be managed the post holder will not be able to see the intelligence material and will not be able to perform their duties. For the purpose of safeguarding national security and in line with Cabinet Office Policy, supported by Section 82(2) to (4) of the Police Reform Act (2002), applicants who do not hold or acquire Security Check (enhanced) (SC(e)) OR Developed Vetting (DV) clearance and meet the nationality requirements cannot be offered the post

Confidentiality Agreement

Applicants should also be aware of the need to sign a confidentiality agreement on taking up the post.

Our Employee Commitments

Counter Terrorism Policing aims to create an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere and culture and an environment where all our people feel a strong sense of belonging and are able to reach their full potential. Where any group or individual can be and feel respected, supported and valued to fully participate and contribute to our mission of “Working to keep people safe from Terrorism”.

Inclusion, diversity and equality is at the front and centre of our approach to make the composition of Counter Terrorism Policing more representative of the communities we serve.  As Counter Terrorism is rooted in Local Policing, to tackle today’s complex policing challenges, applications from across all communities are therefore essential and encouraged. Counter Terrorism Policing as a network is committed to ensuring that disabled people and those with long-term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations’.

Counter Terrorism Policing is committed to creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working arrangements, including part time working or job share. In addition, this role has been reviewed following learning from work during the Covid pandemic and may be done in an agile manner. In the first instance, please contact the vacancy holder to discuss how such arrangements could be accommodated (where applicable).

How to apply

Click the apply now button below and start your career at the Met. Applications will be via a detailed CV, Personal Statement, and online application form. Your personal statement should outline why you are interested in the role and how your skills and experience demonstrate your suitability for the role. (NB. Please do not attach 2 copies of your CV).


Completed applications must be submitted by 23:55 on 26 June 2024.

The Met is committed to being an inclusive employer with a diverse and representative workforce at all levels. We encourage applications from people from the widest possible range of backgrounds, cultures and experiences. We particularly welcome applications from ethnic minority groups and females.

As a Disability Confident employer, the Met has committed to making disability equality part of our everyday practice. We ensure that people with disabilities and those with long term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations. If you consider yourself to have access, workplace or reasonable adjustment requirements that need to be accommodated, we ask that you include this information within your application form. All matters will be treated in strict confidence and will not affect any recruitment decisions.

Read our full disability confidence statement.

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