Service Care Solutions Ltd
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Vetting Officer and Administrator - Police

Service Care Solutions are looking for a team of Administrators to work on a full-time contract with a local Police Force in Sidcup, East London.

Purpose of the job

The purpose of the role is to safeguard the people and infrastructure of the Metropolitan Police Service (Met) through effective security vetting.

Conducting vetting checks within the guidance set by College of Policing Authorised Professional Practice (APP).

The vetting unit is a naturally fast-paced and dynamic environment where no two days are the same.

You do not need any previous experience, instead we're looking for flexible, motivated people with common sense and strong work ethics, who can remain calm under pressure, with attention to detail and good communication skills.

What does the average day look like? Your core duties will include:

  • Conduct vetting checks for Officers and Staff researching the applicant's professional and private life, financial affairs, associations and employment history

  • Conduct vetting checks for contractors, subcontractors and agency staff engaged by the Met and to advise on the suitability for employment.

  • Maintain, update and archive documents/files to ensure that the system is accurate.

  • Identify, investigate and assess any matter relating to the applicant's suitability for employment which may be a potential threat to security.

    Make decisions on the information found whether further research is required and provide a report regarding concerns.

  • Take prompt and decisive action in relation to problems encountered in the vetting process.

    Able to prioritise own work according to targets set within the unit.

  • Refer vetting failures to the Senior Vetting Officer /Force Vetting Manager for consideration with accompanying report detailing rationale for failure.

  • Liaise with other forces or external agencies on vetting procedures and specific cases providing information on complaints history where appropriate.

We view diversity as fundamental to our success.

To tackle today's complex policing challenges, we need a workforce made up from all of London's communities.

Applications from across the community are therefore essential.

Essential criteria:

  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

  • A team player

  • Proven research an analytical skills.

  • Good attention to detail

  • Ability to maintain a high level of diplomacy, tact and discretion in the managing of sensitive and confidential information

  • Methodical and thorough approach to work

  • A desire to show initiative

  • Good Organisational skills

  • Good at multitasking and prioritising workloads

  • Ability to stay calm under pressure and able to work to tight deadlines.

  • Experience and understanding of Met IT systems, Outlook, Word, Excel

The role will be subject to national security checks, so it is advised that applicants have resided in the UK for at least the last 10 years.

If this is something you could be interested in, please just call Martin Cookson on 01772 208962.