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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.

Quality Service Officer (SC Cleared)

Negotiable - London Role - Quality Service Officer (SC Cleared) Contract - 12 months Location - UK Location Please note this role has been deemed in-scope of IR35 Security Cleared Quality Service Officers required initially for a 12 month contract, various locations. The role will be to support the development of a Forensic Services Quality Management System across my clients commands ensuring compliance with ISO 17025 standards. Develop and maintain ISO 17020 policy and procedures ensuring they are fit for purpose. Carry out audits against working practices within the Forensics Services Quality Management Sys... Find out more →

Ref: 52369/001_1490184641 Published: 4 days ago
Release Manager

Negotiable - London I am currently recruiting for an SC cleared Release Manager for my central government client based in London. This will be an initial 13 month contract with a target rate of £400 and a maximum rate of £470 per day. SC clearance and Government experience is essential for this role! Essential experience * ITIL Intermediate Level * A relevant academic and/or vocational qualification (e.g. ITIL Foundation) * Proven experience of working as a Release Manager in a service management environment. * Proven experience of managing outsourced suppliers * Excellent communication Skills * Strong Custome... Find out more →

Ref: 52326/001_1489055796 Published: 17 days ago
DV Cleared Office Administrator

£150 - £200 per day - London DV Cleared Administrator London April - December 2017 contract £150 - £200 per day (depending on skills and experience) Valid DV Clearance Required Our client is currently looking for a DV Cleared Administrator to assist with team administrative duties. You will be assisting two teams with paperwork organisation, varied office duties and filing/paper management. The role is integral to the business and we will be looking for an individual to sign up for the full duration of contract until the project is completed. The role may be repetitive but we the individual will be self driven, compete... Find out more →

Ref: 52322/001_1488971250 Published: 18 days ago
Technical Lead

Negotiable - City of London, London Technical Lead London with some UK travel 12 months Rate dependent on experience Leading public sector department are seeking an experienced Technical Lead to provide hands on technical leadership in the development, operation and ongoing improvement in a major project. Responsibilities will include: *Work with product managers to understand user needs for new and existing services. *Work with delivery teams and partners to break technical requirements down into appropriate pieces, and to identify key requirements for integration with internal and external systems. *Lead the identification ... Find out more →

Ref: 52292/001_1488216588 Published: 27 days ago

Security Cleared IT Jobs

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