Senior Vetting Officer

Hertfordshire  ‐ Onsite
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Senior Vetting Officer

Base Location: Watford/Birmingham (with intermittent travel to other UK offices including Canary Wharf)

The KPMG Business Services function is a cornerstone of our UK business. Operating from 20 UK locations and sitting with KPMG Central Services we do work that matters.

Within Central Services we are part of a community of experts across a wide range of critical activities who help grow, run, and protect KPMG in the UK.

From HR and Learning, Finance, Procurement, Facilities and Business Support, through to Risk and Legal, Corporate Affairs, and Sales and Marketing, our approach is focused on driving the improved performance of the firm, which we support with diligence and expertise.

KPMG is one of the world's largest and most respected consultancy businesses, we've supported the UK through times of war and peace, prosperity and recession, political and regulatory upheaval. We've proudly stood beside the institutions and businesses which make the UK what it is.

Why Join KPMG as a Senior Vetting Officer

As a Senior Vetting Officer in the Security Clearance Team, you will work as part of a team to manage the clearance and compliance process for our employees.

You will take ownership and act as a key contact for all cases handled, taking all necessary actions and maintaining records to ensure we meet our statutory and accreditation obligations.

The role will entail close working with other People Operations teams and liaising across the business with key stakeholders including but not limited to Risk, the Security Controller and numerous high profile clients. You will be perceived as proactive, credible, and accountable.

Due to the nature of the data handled within this role and the obligations of the IPSA regulations, you must be able to obtain suitable National Security Vetting clearance.

As a member of KPMG, you are expected to demonstrate the Firm's values at all times.

What will you be doing?

Carry out the correct level of security clearance requested for colleagues and other third parties, and act as a key contact for our stakeholders, reporting updates, progress on active cases, and managing expectations, to enable the business to resource client needs

Take accountability and be proactive, ensuring all casework and queries are resolved accurately and within SLA, escalating where appropriate to the Senior management team

Build relationships with other People Operations teams ensuring we are working together as an effective Shared Service Centre

Assist the team in identifying and implementing process improvements to enhance the service we deliver

Create and engage with new ways of working to meet an ever-changing environment

What will you need to do it?

Knowledge of the various Security Clearance levels and requirements and able to use this knowledge to know when to escalate to our Risk team or within People Operations

Understanding of our GDPR obligations given the level of personal and sensitive data handled

High levels of resilience, with experience of working in a highly pressurized client centric environment

The ability to priorities workloads within a high pressure, autonomous environment

An ability to build relationships and communicate with people at all levels, both written and verbal

Excellent attention to detail

The ability to influence and confidently negotiate at all levels

Good organizational and literacy skills

Good proficiency with IT Office, including Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc. as well as SAP or equivalent HR system

To discuss this or wider Central Services roles with our recruitment team, all you need to do is apply, create a profile, upload your CV and begin to make your mark with KPMG.

Our Locations:

We are open to talk to talent across the country but our core Central Service hubs for this role are:

  • Watford
  • Birmingham

With 20 sites across the UK, we can potentially facilitate office work, working from home, flexible hours, and part time options. If you have a need for flexibility, please register and discuss this with our team.

Lorien Internal is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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12 months
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