Security Clearance Office Lead
Human Resources, London
Security Clearance Office Lead
Human Resources, London

Who we are:

NTT Data UK are hiring for a rapid growth opportunity in their Public Services work. A greater volume of larger projects, many of which require SC clearance, are in the pipeline. The current administrative and ad-hoc approach (which has served reasonably well to date) to getting staff cleared is not scalable to support anticipated future growth and there is need to industrialise.

This Role is to lead the setup, growth and scaling to support the onboarding of appropriately skilled, SC cleared permanent staff, and have the means to run an ongoing ‘Clearance Office’ longer term. This is a brand new role in the business and an extremely exciting opportunity for the right candidate to make the role their own.

What you'll be doing:

Key Responsibilities:

  • To own and manage a scalable Clearance Office, creating and utilising documented and known process to achieve an appropriate level of SC Clearance to support our Clearance goal
  • To provide accurate reporting on the status of a Subjects clearance, the volume of people in process and at what point they are within a standard lifecycle
  • To pro-actively drive and manage the clearance process from the point a Subject is identified through to the point they are cleared (or refused clearance)
  • To provide reporting and controls to ensure clearance Expiry Dates are managed (with re-submission where appropriate) as well as ensuring that Clearances are not unintentionally lapsed early
  • To ensure that the outcomes of the clearance lifecycle are appropriately secured with business need visibility to support the resourcing growth and demand profile
  • To evolve and execute against these objectives in the processing of the increased volume of Subject Clearances required to achieve the overall goal targets
  • To ensure that all Stakeholders in the process understand their responsibilities in achieving the Clearance outcomes, through well maintained guides, regular briefings and updates

What you'll need:

  • Able to demonstrate experience of managing a UK Clearance process
  • Drives process improvements, evaluating progress and seeking improvements
  • Strong interpersonal capabilities evidenced at all levels from administrative through to senior management with proven ability to influence stakeholder outcomes
  • Ability to identify clear outcomes and approaches to report against progress with defined indicators and measures
  • Familiar with the use of M365 systems such as SharePoint and PowerBI 


...and finally:

Our team believes in hard work. We celebrate each other’s success and are always honest with each other. When we work together, we are unstoppable. We aim to build a strong professional community where everyone can mentor others and be mentored and can grow professionally through training and support to reach their career goals. The focus on clients, teamwork and foresight are our DNA and we are looking for someone who shares and embodies these core values, leading by example.

To support your hard work and dedication, we will offer you the following:

  • 25 days of holidays, with the possibility to buy or sell 5 days within your first month. The opportunity, as we grow, to experiment new industries, such as, Public Sector, etc.
  • An online training platform with 3000+ courses, accessible from everywhere, to sharpen your skills
  • …And much more!

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Service Line Manager

Andrew Groves
Head of Recruitment

"Andrew has worked in Tech/Online businesses for 20 years, building direct recruitment models that balance cost and delivery through teams who really understand and love the business they work in."

2 Royal Exchange

“Upon joining the NTT DATA UK family, you will experience a culturally diverse organisation living our values of Clients First, Teamwork and Foresight as we partner with our customers every day.

At NTT DATA UK, we are proud to support and invest in our people. We offer a variety of rewarding career paths and opportunities to develop professionally - with access to cutting edge innovation.”

Simon Williams, CEO, NTT DATA UK

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