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Security Cleared IT Jobs

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Certes are experts in the security cleared IT jobs market and have helped thousands of candidates realise their potential in this broad and varied employment sector. 

Most security clearances for IT positions last up to 12 months after a project is completed and there is usually no need to go through the process again if you join a security cleared IT post during that timeframe.

Please be aware of the following when considering a security cleared IT job:

  • If you have not gained the required security clearance for a particular position you will not be able to begin your employment until it has been granted.
  • Security clearance is not limited to just UK nationals but granted to non-British nationals as well.
  • You will have to satisfy the criteria that is stipulated for that specific level of clearance. 

We specialise in filling vacancies in the security cleared jobs sector including:

Not Already Security Cleared?

Finding employment within the security cleared IT jobs market is much easier if you are already security cleared and have a valid security cleared IT jobs ticket. But this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t apply for vacancies within this sector if you are not already security cleared. As long as you meet our credentials, we will help you secure that ideal position or contract for when you have received your security clearance.

There are four main types of national clearances for security cleared IT jobs:

  • Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) and Enhanced Baseline Standard (EBS) – also known as Basic Identity Job Checks. These are not formal security clearances, but are designed to reassure an employer of a candidate’s honesty and reliability if they are given access to confidential data. 
  • Counter Terrorist Checks (CTC) – this level of clearance is required for employees who may come into contact with information regarding national security.
  • Security Check (SC) – is given to people who will have access to secret or top secret information and is prominently required for government work.
  • Developed Vetting (DV) – this is the highest level of security clearance and required for individuals who have unlimited and unsupervised access to top secret information or those working within intelligence or government security agencies.

Security Cleared IT Jobs Expertise

Our strength and reputation in providing support for candidates requiring security cleared IT jobs comes from our ability to fully understand the broader commercial requirements of a business and the key recruitment and staffing issues these subsequently create. Our track record of delivering effectively against clients’ service level expectations is borne out of our focus on attention to detail and our desire to achieve effective results.

As a preferred supplier of security cleared IT and cyber security jobs to a multitude of clients involved in government and governmental IT projects, we have an on-going need for IT professionals who hold current security clearance at all levels, plus those willing to undergo security clearance in the near future.

Change Manager

Negotiable - London I am currently recruiting for a Change Manager for my Central Government client based in London. This will be an initial 6 month contract with a target rate of £400 and a maximum of £470 per day. The client has advised that ideally they are looking for someone with a continuous background in Change Management within Financial organisations of a few years and not someone that is just starting out as a Change Manager. This also needs to be continuous. Essential Experience: * Prince 2 - Practitioner * ITILV3 - Practitioner * Strong Stakeholder Management - please provide examples If this is so... Find out more →

Ref: 52226/001 Published: 6 days ago
SC Cleared Business Analyst - Law Enforcement / Policing

Negotiable - London I am recruiting for an SC Cleared Business Analyst to work for my Central Government client based in London on a 12 month contract. YOU MUST HAVE VALID SC CLEARANCE LAW ENFORCEMENT OPERATIONAL OR POLICING BACKGROUND IS ESSENTIAL Essential: 1. Provision of Business Analysis 2. Requirements Definition and Management 3. Business Process Testing 4. Benefits Management 5. Business Modelling 6. Relationship Management 7. Business Process Improvement 8. Experience of working with customers in complex stakeholder environments. 9. Ability to communicate technical concepts to non-technical people 10.... Find out more →

Ref: 52221/001 Published: 6 days ago
User Researcher

£400 - £425 per day - Bristol User Researcher £400 - £425 per day Bristol 30 day contract Short term contract role working directly with our ministerial client. This role will work alongside the agile project team including the Service Manager, Product Manager, Delivery Manager, User Researcher. Candidates will have the following: *Experience of working on GDS compliant digital projects. *Experience of identifying users of specific, niche services in the public domain (particularly those similar to the military service records service) and securing their participation in user research. *Experience of delivering outputs ... Find out more →

Ref: 52080/001 Published: 10 days ago
Paas Technical Architect - SC Cleared

£710 per day - London I am currently recruiting for a Paas Terchnical Architect for my client in the government sector. This is an initial 3 months contract. Pay rate of £710 per day. Working from London Office Candidate must already hold full SC Clearance The role: - Technical Leadership and decision making for the existing team to deliver an excellent user experience. - Provide Cloud Foundry and technical expertise to ensure that the technical direction meets user needs. - Support the product manager in writing stories and in meeting current and potential users of the PaaS. - Suggest solutions to problems that... Find out more →

Ref: 52178/001 Published: 17 days ago

Security Cleared IT Jobs

Our clients are continuously requiring security cleared IT professionals and Ex Forces personnel