Security Vetting Support Officer


  • £20 per hour
  • Stevenage
  • Posted: 26/03/2024
  • Contract
  • Job Ref: 216104866

Job Details

We are recruiting for a Security Vetting Support Officer for a leading Defence organisation based in either Stevenage or Bolton, This is a hybrid role with 2 days a week onsite, 3 days WFH. I deally you will have current SC Clearance, if not you must be eligible to obtain it.
Overview of department:
An exciting opportunity has arisen to work within the dynamic and vibrant environment of security vetting. This is a crucial area of the business which supports the delivery of security cleared personnel. You will be part of a highly motivated and progressive team who are the first layer of security in ensuring any personnel risks are identified and managed.
 
Responsibilities:

  • Support Recruitment in obtaining security clearances and checks for all new employees.
  • Supporting with the management of confidential and complex vetting enquiries.
  • Be point of contact for vetting issues/problems.
  • Liaise with UKSV and other external agencies when appropriate.
  • Work with external IT platform to obtain and update security clearances.
  • Provide support to areas of Security Services.
  • Lead on departmental projects for successful implementation to meet deadlines.
In addition, you will be required to support the Personnel Security Manager in the successful implementation of the Vetting Strategy. Your role will be diverse and fast-paced as you support the department and business in achieving its objectives and reducing risk to the organisation.
Skillset
Essential:
  • Experience of HMG BPSS and UKSV vetting processes
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Able to work under pressure and prioritise work as required
  • Professional meticulous approach, with a keen eye for detail
  • Experienced on the use of electronic Vetting Databases and multi IT platforms
  • 'Can do' positive attitude for success
Desirable:
  • Experience and knowledge of MOD and defence industry
  • Relevant vetting and Personnel Security experience or qualification
  • Awareness and knowledge of recruitment and on boarding processes for defence industry
  • Personnel Security awareness for the ongoing aftercare of security cleared staff
  • Presentational experience for the delivery of training
 This is an umbrella contract, the role is Inside IR35


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