Security Vetting and Support Officer


Location: Neath Port Talbot Principle Area

Job Type: Full time


Security Vetting and Support Officer Security/Legal

Location: Port Talbot, Wales

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full time

Salary: Competitive rate

Description of role:

We are looking for a well-motivated and enthusiastic Security Vetting and Support Officer to join our Security team. Day to day you will act as the first point of contact for all vetting enquiries and take the lead in coordinating and managing all vetting requirements for the end to end vetting process. Supporting the Personnel and Facilities Security Controller(s), the successful candidate will also undertake activities to support the overall security programme to enable the team and the business to meet its legal, operational and commercial obligations concerning the management and delivery of secure work. Tasks will include administration and document management whilst assisting with planning, governance, risk management and control, process improvement and training and awareness.

Although experience in personnel security or National Security vetting is preferred it is not essential. Experience working in a business support administrative, document management role is essential.

You will be required to achieve a UK security clearance for this role. To meet the national security requirements you will need to have been a resident in the UK for at least 5 years.


This position may require you to travel to other TWI sites within the UK.

About us:

TWI Ltd is a world expert in engineering, materials and joining technologies with significant property assets. We provide industry with advice and know-how in design, fabrication, failure analysis and prevention.

We offer opportunities to collaborate with inspiring and expert teams and a supportive environment in which you are actively encouraged to share your ideas and continually develop your own skills and knowledge. If you are looking to join an organisation that is fuelled by innovation, teamwork, and openness, this role could be for you.

Diversity statement:

TWI Ltd is committed to treating all employees fairly and to being an inclusive employer. Our aim is to create a work environment where our employees can reach their full potential. We put Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the heart of our people practices to attract, develop and retain the best talent.


We recognise that it’s the differences of our people that gives us our competitive edge and enables us to maintain our world leading reputation. This is why we are committed to ensuring there is diversity across every level of our organisation; representative of the Members and societies we serve. We have made Inclusion our number one corporate value to demonstrate our commitment to ensure it is at the core of everything we do at TWI.

Why work for TWI?

We offer a competitive salary, share-in-success bonus scheme, generous pension scheme (both employee contribution (flexible amount) and TWI contribution (up to 10% of salary), holiday (25 days + 8 bank holiday’s), private health and dental cover, career development and training, onsite employee restaurant, onsite gym, day nursery available for companies on Granta Park (Cambridge) site (subject to availability), onsite parking and more.

We know that balancing work and personal life can at times be challenging. This is why we continue to review and implement family friendly policies including hybrid working, flexible working, enhanced maternity pay and paid parental leave.

External Funding:

This position has been produced as part of an initiative known as AEMRI (Advanced Engineering Materials Research Institute), which is funded by the Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO) using European Regional Development Funds (ERDF).

Closing Date: 05 December 2022

Reference number: 205/22

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TWI Culture

As one of the world’s leading independent research and technology organisations, we are committed to attracting, motivating and retaining the best talent from around the world. Our goal is to develop the next generation of experts to address future industry challenges.

We are committed to creating a culture that recognises and respects the differences between people while valuing the contribution everyone makes to TWI.

We recognise the diversity of our staff and students makes a positive and important contribution to our continuing success.

TWI offers a comprehensive training programme, incorporating both in-house and external courses to support staff development.

TWI Values:


Building effective working relationships, we accomplish more together

Innovation and Expertise

Championing new ideas and sharing knowledge with each other

Taking responsibility

Achieving our objectives and personal development

Customer focus

Building trusting relationships with our customers


Accepting and engaging positively with change


Valuing the contribution from every individual, creating value for our customers

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