Vacancy Details

Vetting Aftercare Engagement Officer

Job number: SP05782
Profession: Security
Location: Sellafield, West Cumbria
Contract type: Permanent contract
Salary: £50,367
Posting date: 13/05/2024
Closing date: 02/06/2024
Profession: Security
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Starting Salary: £50,367 with the opportunity to earn £52,945.
Further salary progression available subject to performance in role.
Bonus: Up to 10% base salary per annum, based on achievement of Company targets and personal performance.
Working Pattern: Days (37 hours per week).
Location: Sellafield, West Cumbria.


What will the successful candidate be doing:

The Vetting Aftercare Officer develops, manages and maintains a stakeholder-facing engagement strategy. The strategy is required to provide primary support and sustain strong communication links with Sellafield Ltd and the supply chain. The role is to be undertaken with the intention of promoting Vetting Aftercare, interpreting and delivering advice and information in relation to the management of insider threat.

Responsibilities include:

• To provide a single point of contact for Sellafield Ltd and the Supply Chain Workforce for Vetting Aftercare and where appropriate provide support to the Vetting Aftercare administration process.

• Promote and develop the profile of Vetting Aftercare in Sellafield Ltd and the supply chain.

• Develop and maintain key internal and external stakeholder relationships, providing advice and guidance on current Vetting Aftercare best practice in order to influence and promote capabilities and capacity.

• Act as a single point of contact for liaison in relation to strategic delivery (eg, ONR, trade unions, Programme & Project Partners (PPP) etc).

• Reduce the risk of insider activity, protect the organisation’s assets and where necessary, support investigations to resolve suspicions or provide evidence for disciplinary procedures.

• Minimise the likelihood of existing pass holders becoming a security concern.

• The management, retention and disposal of confidential personal data in compliance with Data protection requirements.

• Undertake and manage data analysis to drive site delivery on expected behaviours and standards on behavioural characteristics.

• Develop, manage and undertake development workshops in relation to Vetting Aftercare and reducing the insider threat.

• Develop, manage and maintain an efficient communication strategy for Vetting Aftercare in the supply chain.

• Conduct assurance checks on the Sellafield Ltd supply chain and governance processes.

• Create and continuously improve approved security vetting processes and arrangements.

• To make recommendations to the Personnel Security Vetting Manager in relation to changes to clearance levels and site access issues.

• To suspend site, IT and Information access should there be significant concern relating to an individual’s clearance.

• To withdraw sponsorship of an NSV clearance where there is significant concern relating to an individual.

• To approve or deny any agreement to acknowledge BPSS clearances confirmed by other nuclear sector companies.

• Endorse or decline Security Risk Assessments.

• Authorise additions, amendments and removals on the Security Management System.

• Deputise for Personnel Security Manager whenever required.

*Please note, this role is named internally as Vetting Aftercare Engagement Officer.


The Ideal Candidate:

Essential Skills:

• Degree (min 2:2) in relevant discipline or equivalent, a relevant recognised professional qualification, where appropriate together with adequate years relevant experience within personnel security.

• Good interpersonal and communication skills across all levels.

• Proven ability to wield influence over and interact proactively with internal/external stakeholders.

• Resilient, with high levels of personal integrity and credibility needed to challenge, question, persuade and influence at all levels, and make difficult decisions which personally affect employees.

• Proven ability to provide effective administrative support in a demanding environment, sometime under time pressure.

• Good judgement and decision making in relation to personal matters relative to the holders of a NSV security clearance.

• Self-motivated and can demonstrate high levels of resilience, honesty and integrity.

• Ability to network and connect with other professions in order to deliver successful outcomes.

• The ability to implement effective prioritisation in a constantly changing environment.

• Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications.

Desirable Skills:

• Good stakeholder management and interpersonal skills.

• Good communication and presentational skills.

• Good understanding of Data Protection requirements.

• Professional Registration with a relevant institute (eg, Security Institute etc).

• Experience of working within and delivering services in a highly regulated environment.

• Experience of working with law enforcement and other local authority agencies.

• Experience of working directly with a regulatory body.

• An understanding of Civil Nuclear operations and the activities conducted by Sellafield Ltd.

• Experience of working as part of a Personnel Security capability.

• An understanding of the key principles of Personnel Security within a Civil Nuclear environment.

• Good understanding of Data Protection requirements and legislation (including UK GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018).


Why choose Sellafield?

Seventy-five years ago, we helped to create the nation’s nuclear deterrent. Today, we’re using our unrivalled knowledge of nuclear to create a clean and safe environment for future generations.

In cleaning up the birthplace of the UK’s nuclear industry, we are once again generating growth and employment in West Cumbria, the North West of England and beyond.

Our 11,000 strong workforce is joined by more than 40,000 people from the best of the best in the nuclear supply chain, from small Cumbrian businesses to global market leaders. We need this diversity of thinking, of backgrounds, cultures and experiences.


What’s in it for you?

At Sellafield Ltd, we are committed to supporting our employees in fulfilling their potential. With 100 years of work in front of us, we offer comprehensive training and development opportunities, enabling you to feel inspired in your role. Whatever area you join us in, you’ll find a genuinely exciting and rewarding career.

Making sure our employees feel supported is important to us. Therefore, to help you get the most out of life in and outside of work, we also offer a range of employee benefits:

• Be a part of Sellafield’s 100 year mission.
• An attractive defined contribution pension scheme – the company will match up to 13.5% for a 7% employee contribution!
• You will be eligible to take part in an Annual Incentive Scheme, which provides a bonus payment up to 10% base salary per annum based on achievement of Company targets and personal performance rating as discussed with line management.
• 30 days annual leave + bank holidays. Plus, the ability to purchase 2.5 days per year.
• The ability to carry over 10 days annual leave each financial year.
• Paid Sick Leave.
• Family Friendly Policies – Visit our Rewards & Benefits page to read more.
• Cycle to Work Scheme.
• Lifestyle Benefits sasra.co.uk
• Learning & Development Opportunities https://careers.sellafieldsite.co.uk/work-with-us/learning-and-development/
• Reward & Recognition Policies.
• Welfare & Employee Assistance Programme.
• Free Aviva Health App & Annual Health Check.
• MyDiscounts – Employee Savings & Discounts.
• MyBenefits – A Charity Giving Scheme.
• Many, many more! Click this link to visit our Rewards & Benefits page: https://careers.sellafieldsite.co.uk/work-with-us/rewards-and-benefits/


Please Remember:

• As part of the application process you will be asked to provide evidence of your qualifications. Attaching them at application stage will ensure a smooth process and prevent delays.
• In the event of a high number of responses to any advert, Sellafield Ltd reserves the right to close the advert early.
• Please regularly check your Spam/Junk folders for news about this vacancy, correspondence could contain invitations to interview and other important updates.

Sellafield Ltd are recognised as a Disability Confident Employer (Level 3). Disability Confident employers offer an interview to disabled applicants that meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. Sellafield Ltd define the minimum criteria as the ‘essential skills’ which are listed on the vacancy notice. Whilst completing your application form, you will be able to indicate if you wish to be considered under the disability confident scheme. If you would prefer to discuss this directly with us, please contact the GBS Recruitment team on [email protected].


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