Security Vetting Support Officer

Job Reference: BBBH72799

Posted by: Carl Delaney

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Industry: Defence and Military
Stevenage, UK
£20 – £20 per hour

Description of role:

World Class Defence Organisation based in Stevenage is currently looking to recruit a Security Vetting Support Officer / Security Controller Subcontractor on an initial 12 month contract. The role will be 2 days onsite and 3 days from home.

Contract Duration: 12 Months (initially and then ongoing thereafter)

Hourly Rate: £20.00ph

Security Controller / Vetting Officer Job Description:

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.


  • 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/experience required:


  • 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


  • 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

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