Vetting Case Officer

West Mercia Police
Stratfordupon Avon
£19521 - £21618/annum
17 Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Vetting Case Officer

Stratford, Warwickshire

Fixed Term Contract until 31st March 2018

Full Time

The closing date for this post is 12 noon on Friday 28th July 2017

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 8th August 2017

A strategic alliance has been formed between Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police in order to enable both forces to meet the challenge of reducing policing budgets. By working more closely together the forces will benefit from greater operational and organisational resilience, making us the fourth largest geographic police area in England and Wales.

Benefits to include:

Career development

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) a free 24/7 confidential support service for all staff

The main purpose of the role is to undertake effective decision-making regarding security vetting of individuals both for internal force applicants and external Police National Contractors Vetting Scheme.

Main Responsibilities:
To exercise effective decision-making in granting, refusing or withdrawing Force or Non Police Personnel Vetting and informing Vetting management accordingly.

To ensure effective case management of vetting files undertaking all tasks required to progress cases to conclusion to the level appropriate to the roles of the individuals.

To interrogate the Police National Computer, Police National Database, Complaints System and other related computer systems including financial systems belonging to credit agencies for the purpose of confidential vetting of personnel.

To carry out vetting interviews, face to face / telephone and produce reports / summaries / rationales to support final decision.  Preparing files for, and attending appeals panels.

Provide advice and information over the telephone or in person on a wide range of queries in accordance with the policy and procedures of vetting, referring relevant issues for follow up to Line Management.

To ensure that security vetting review and aftercare requirements are effectively managed and undertaken.

To prioritise own workload ensuring deadlines are achieved and high quality of service to the customer is maintained.

Ensuring confidentiality of information in respect of records maintained and tasks undertaken in accordance with the Data Protection Act and other relevant legislation.

To ensure that the processes within the vetting function are completed in an accurate and timely manner in accordance with the policies and procedures utilising computer based systems and manual systems where appropriate.

To undertake other duties commensurate with the nature, level of responsibility and grading of this post, as required.

5 A-C grade GCSE`s (or equivalent) including English language.

An understanding of relevant policy / legislation (e.g. Data Protection Act, Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and National Vetting Policy.

Experience of researching, interpreting and collating complex information and presenting accurate, comprehensive documentation demonstrating thorough attention to detail.

Able to assimilate and apply information, make decisions and act on own judgement.

Able to work to strict deadlines, managing a high and diverse workload.

Experience of investigative interviewing.

Ability to analyse, assimilate and record complex information interpret and apply legislation / policy and make informed recommendations and decisions.

Excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to communicate with officers, staff and members of the public.

Ability to enter information accurately using appropriate IT systems. 

Ability to demonstrate and maintain the highest standards of integrity and confidentiality.

Proven ability to manage high process driven workloads in accordance with strict deadlines.

Special Conditions:
Mandatory Training requirements 
Corevet – in house
PNC – Course
PND – Course
Local Intel (Genie) – Course
Experian – in house

We want our organisation to be as diverse as the community it serves. We welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

You will be required as part of Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police recruitment process to successfully complete vetting and credit checks