Security Vetting Officer

Mott MacDonald

Location: England

Job Type: Full time


Our portfolio of defence projects offers an extensive range of programme support capabilities to defence agencies, including the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD), and several other worldwide defence sector service suppliers. Mott MacDonald are looking to hire a Security Vetting Officer who will be responsible for providing support and process all types of vetting, new applications, transfers, shares and extensions and renewals.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Ensure caveats or restrictions relating to clearance holders are handled, recorded, and communicated correctly
  • Maintain an 'up to date' Vetting spreadsheet, and ensure that this information is mirrored in our Central Vetting Register
  • Comply with all Government standards relating to aftercare for all clearance holders in line with the Industry Personnel Security Assurance Framework
  • Conduct and follow all security processes created to handle security appraisal forms, change in personal circumstances, travel & security briefs
  • Liaise with the United Kingdom Security Vetting and other HMG vetting authorities
  • Inform the Divisional Security Controller about any Security Incidents
  • Observance of the Official Secrets Act and contribute towards a positive Security culture
  • Arrange site passes and Drug and Alcohol screenings
  • Act as point of contact for all staff and contractors for both specific vetting and general enquiries
  • Ensure enquiries are dealt with effectively and efficiently considering data protection and other security considerations in relation to disclosure of information

Required for the position of Security Vetting Officer.

  • You will need to be willing to be government cleared at SC level
  • Understand security vetting processes having worked in a similar role previously
  • Strong organisational skills, ability to work independently, accurately, and methodically under pressure, handling several matters simultaneously, whilst meeting time limits
  • Ability to respond to changing priorities without compromise to client sites
  • Good command of the English language (both oral and written) and sufficiently well-developed IT skills with Microsoft products
  • It is essential that the post holder can operate, interrogate, and produce accurate reports and outputs that will be used by the organisation
  • Experience in handling a high scale of confidential and sensitive information in a discreet and professional manner

Preferred, but not essential

  • Worked in a security department (desirable)
  • Knowledge of Security, HR, or Procurement processes (desirable)

Mott MacDonald's support services are the driving force behind our organisation enabling us to run efficiently and effectively. The team works collaboratively to offer specialist advice, best practice and technology to all areas of our business specifically designed for our global reach.

The application process
Read the information provided and if it sounds like the right role for you please apply online as soon as possible. Our online application process takes about 10 minutes and you'll need to upload your CV/resume. You have the option to upload a cover letter - to help explain why you're interested in applying for this role.

We can offer:

  • Pension matched up to 7%
  • Competitive annual leave and the option to purchase additional annual leave
  • An annual professional institution subscription
  • Life insurance
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Annual company performance bonus scheme - Subject to company performance
  • Flexible benefits scheme to suit you, including cycle to work & Interest free season ticket loans etc.

Equality, diversity and inclusion
We put equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of our business, seeking to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all. We encourage individual expression in our workplace and are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels they have the opportunity to contribute.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to apply or attend an interview, please contact us at and we will talk to you about how we can assist.

Agile working
At Mott MacDonald, we believe it makes business sense for you and your manager to choose how you can work most effectively to meet your client, team and personal commitments. We embrace agility, flexibility and trust.

More about Mott MacDonald
We're a global engineering, management and development consultancy.
Our purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes in everything we do, relentlessly focusing on excellence and digital innovation, transforming our clients' businesses, our communities and employee opportunities.
A fundamental part of this is respecting each person's differences and striving to meet their needs.
Our values: progress, respect, integrity, drive, excellence

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