SYP -Enterprise Architect – Sept 2022

Nunnery Square, Melton
£49,134 - £54,774

Role: Enterprise Architect – Sept 2022

Department: Information Systems

Location:  Nunnery Square, Sheffield/Melton, Hull

Salary: £49,134 - £54,774

Hours: 37 hours per week

Contract Type: Permanent

We are looking to recruit our first Enterprise Architect to head up the existing team of Technical Architects and work as part of an extended IT Senior Leadership Team. The Enterprise Architect will be responsible for enhancing the quality of IT products and services by working with the business units and finding technology solutions to meet their needs.  The successful candidate will have a broad technology background and be able to include top vendors in their solution strategies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Developing a deep understanding of the current IT set-up, its strengths and opportunities to leverage better performance and lower running costs.
  • Develop and maintain the IT architecture and plan the roadmap for enhancing the IT offering in line with business strategy.
  • Work with the business units to understand requirements and design solutions that will deliver their strategic objectives.
  • Plan the modernisation of tools used to support the current IT set-up and retire out of date ones.
  • Assist in the maintenance of the IT Strategy and ensure that it continues to deliver quality services to business units and supports the strategic objectives.
  • Be the focal point for all strategic aspects relating to the development of IT services as they move to the cloud and as core business systems are refreshed.
  • Own the IT Enterprise Architecture, Master Data and Architectural Standards, working closely with the business units to create a future roadmap with a focus on moving away from legacy systems.

Skills and experience:

  • Holds a diploma level qualification (or higher) in a relevant discipline or can demonstrate comparable practical experience.
  • Strong Enterprise Architecture experience including Applications, Data and Business domains.
  • Has a proven record of accomplishments in leading large-scale architectural projects using a recognised Enterprise Architecture framework.
  • Detailed knowledge of the application of ITIL framework and Prince2 methodology.
  • Can demonstrate outstanding problem solving and analytical skills to resolve issues deliver agreed solutions, including presenting technical ideas and concepts in a simple and logical way.
  • Robust knowledge of security architecture and IT Quality Assurance processes.
  • Advanced experience of working within a mobile, cloud and infrastructure environment.
  • Is an effective leader who is able to demonstrate an ability to manage staff.


For further information relating to the role and tasks of this position, please refer to the attached role profile.


We offer generous entitlements and supportive policies to enable a better work-life balance, some of which are listed below:

  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Flexible and agile working
  • Generous ‘family’ leave
  • Voluntary CPD Events for all staff to allow continuous development
  • Mentoring & Coaching Scheme
  • Paid Professional Subscriptions when relevant to role
  • Access to a range of occupational health facilities
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Employee assistance service (accessible 24/7)
  • Additional benefits for Westfield Health members
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Sports and Social Club


Applicants must meet the minimum requirement checkable history criteria, which must be taken into account for individuals applying to work with South Yorkshire Police in any capacity.  A minimum checkable history of 5 years is required for this role and successfully undergoing recruitment vetting procedure is a pre-requisite of employment with South Yorkshire Police.

Appearance & Standards:

The Force is currently reviewing the Appearance and Standards Policy, with particular focus to Tattoos.  All visible tattoos will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, pending consultation of the Policy review.  Until such time, please do not be discouraged from applying to the Force as any visible tattoos will be discussed on a case-by-case basis.  Any tattoo which could be deemed inappropriate, or cause offence will not be accepted.  If you have tattoos, you will need to make a declaration at the time of application.

South Yorkshire Police’s Key Values:

Please find attached information sheet on South Yorkshire Police’s Key Values. The force has a particular focus on three areas, Fairness, Integrity and Trust. Under each of these three headings there are key behaviours we expect all employees to adhere to.

Closing Date:

Sunday 2 October 2022 at 23:55

Closing dates are not normally extended, other than in exceptional circumstances and agreement is made with the Talent Acquisition Manager, Recruitment and the Line Manager for the role.

Contact point for applicants:

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact David Breeds (Head of IT) through david.breeds@southyorkshire.police.ukPlease do not contact David for an application form. Alternatively, you can contact Alan Maltby on 01482 630080.

Further Information:

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Diversity & Inclusion:

South Yorkshire Police welcome applications from under-represented communities.  For further information on diversity and inclusion within South Yorkshire Police, please visit the diversity and inclusion page:

Apply for the role:

Our preferred method, to capture your talent, is via a CV/ Cover letter. Please email your CV/Cover letter to Recruiting at: before the closing date.  Please ensure you include the name of the role and the closing date in the subject field of your email. Ideally, you should write no more than 500 words detailing how you meet the essential criteria of the role you are applying for.  Please include in your CV your career history and other relevant self-taught/non-work-related experiences that are relevant to the role. Please also include detail of your responsibilities and achievements.

Note to candidates:

Please note that, should you be successful at the interview stage, the relevant internal or external pre-employment checks are required.  These include vetting clearance or review, prior to being appointed to the new role and start date being agreed.


This opportunity is closed to applications.