Vetting Officer 21 views

Up to £30, 034 plus a £2,000 South East allowance per annum and a generous benefits package

FTA for up to 12 months, 37.5 hours per week

Based at Culham, Oxfordshire (hybrid working)


Keen eye for detail? You can play your part in maintaining national safety.


The Civil Nuclear Constabulary (CNC) is an armed police service that’s dedicated to the nuclear industry. Our vision is to be recognised as a provider of a world-class service for the protection of nuclear material and facilities. Given the critical nature of our work, the honesty and integrity of our people is essential – it’s important that all of our new recruits are thoroughly vetted before they join our team. As Vetting Officer, we’ll rely on you to identify those who can deliver our mission.


As Vetting Officer  at the CNC you’ll be at the forefront of providing a competent vetting service. You will be the first point of contact for all queries and issues and will work closely with internal departments to identify and address any issues. You’ll be responsible for conducting the full range of checks for all individuals joining the CNC.


You’ll review applications and produce recommendations on individual’s suitability to hold clearances and work with us. To do this, you’ll collate, review, and analyse information, conduct interviews where necessary, and produce detailed reports. You’ll not only look after joiners to the CNC, but current staff who have notified a change in personal circumstance.


Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • A good standard of education.
  • Experience of complex decision making, with a sound understanding of the legislative, organisational, or personal impact of decisions
  • The post holder should have an ability to analyse and scrutinise evidence from a number of different sources and of preparing detailed, accurate and concise written reports, summarising, and presenting data in a clear format.
  • Proven experience of a high level of IT skills including Word and Excel.
  • Ability to use own initiative and prioritise own workload, with experience of managing a large caseload of a complex nature whilst maintaining high levels of attention to detail.
  • Experience of problem solving, and a proven ability to work to agreed time scales in a pressurised, customer focused environment.
  • Good communication skills across all mediums including an ability to elicit information whilst remaining professional with a level of empathy and understanding.
  • Experience of carrying out a role that demands a high degree of honesty and integrity due to the nature of the sensitive information that the Vetting department handles.
  • To have a good working knowledge of PNC, PND, Open-Source Checking, Electoral Roll, Experian, Gatekeeper, Optio and Centurion systems to ensure that all vetting recommendations are carried out using evidence from all available sources.
  • To understand and interpret various pieces of legislation, codes of practice and guidelines. Use their knowledge and expertise to extract and apply the relevant aspects to ensure compliance in order to protect the CNC from litigation, corruption, mistakes, and reputational harm.


Please note that this role requires national security vetting clearance.


Your application:


Please submit your CV and Cover Letter detailing your experience against the Knowledge, Skills Experience section in the JD attached. Please provide examples that demonstrate experience against each of the points to strengthen your application.

Please contact the Police Staff Recruitment team if you would like to discuss the role further-


As police staff the public expect us to display the highest standards, values and professional qualities at all times. The CNC values and Code of Ethics applies to all police staff and sets out the principles and standards of behaviour we expect to see, and you are responsible for displaying and delivering these to the highest standards.

This role has been assessed as suitable for hybrid working, which will be discussed and agreed with the successful individual.

Benefits of working for the CNC


  • 27.5 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Additional 30 minutes time worked during the week to accrue additional leave, which can be used for period between Christmas and New Year
  • Generous pension scheme (20.7% employer contribution, 8.2% employee) The employer contribution for this grade is £5,587.75minimum per year, and minimum employee contribution of £ 2,213.50 minimum. A  total minimum annual pension contribution of £7,795.25 for this grade!
  • Flexi-time working scheme
  • Bonus scheme – dependent on organisational performance, up to a maximum of 7% of salary
  • Officers and staff also have the opportunity to join the national Blue Light Card scheme which offers discounts on a variety of products and services to those working in the emergency services, NHS and Armed Forces
  • Free parking on-site
  • Free gym on-site
  • Enhanced family friendly and wellbeing policies
  • Cycle to Work scheme

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion are central to the values of our organisation. At CNC we value and embrace the unique experiences, identities and abilities that each of us bring to our roles. We strive to empower everyone to bring their authentic self openly and safely to work.

Through the dedicated commitment of our affinity networks, ED&I team and wider HR departments, we are on a journey to embed our ED&I commitments, ensuring the CNC is an employer of choice; where everyone feels included.

Please review the video links below which will give you an overview of the vetting process that you will be required to go through if you are successful in your application to join the CNC:


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