What Is Vetting
Owing to the sensitive nature of our work we must be satisfied as to the honesty and integrity of our staff. We must also be satisfied that there are no significant vulnerabilities to the people who work here or to the organisation itself. We look at candidates very carefully before making a decision to hold DV status.
Candidates are required to obtain the highest government security clearance, Developed Vetting (DV). Vetting ensures the individual can be trusted with sensitive government information. Information provided and obtained during the vetting process will be treated in strict confidence and is held separately from recruitment information.
We do not publicly disclose the identities of our staff. Discretion is vital. You should not discuss your application, other than with your partner or a close family member, providing they are British. You should inform them of the importance of discretion. You should not post on social media about your application or discuss it with anyone else at this stage. You will receive guidance during the recruitment process.
Please note, you should only launch your application from within the UK. If you are based overseas, wait until you visit the UK to launch an application. Applying from outside the UK will impact on our ability to progress your application.
QuestionnairesYou will complete detailed questionnaires, discussing these with a vetting officer and agreeing references for interview. To avoid delays to your application please provide full and accurate information.
Vetting OfficerVetting officers are not employed to make moral judgements, they expect people will have had varied life experiences and will take a realistic view of modern life and its pressures.
ReferencesProviding character referees is an important part of the vetting process. Your referees should be people who have known you well over a significant period of your life.
Later on in the process you will be asked to provide details about yourself, family, partner and friends and associates. You have to provide financial information and there will be a check with a credit reference agency. You will also have to provide information relating to your health and lifestyle.