CMC is a trusted and respected supplier of security cleared staff to government organisations. We provide programme and project management professionals, and business change professionals to organisations in the Defence sector, and to intelligence and national security organisations.
We are always looking for staff and associates to join our team of cleared consultants and all opportunities can be seen in current vacancies. If you hold a clearance (now or in the past) and would like to register with us to be considered for current or future opportunities, please send your CV to recruitment [at] cmcpartnership [dot] com (subject: Security%20Cleared%20Application)
The main security clearance categories include:
Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS)
The BPSS is the recognised standard for HMG pre-employment screening. It forms the foundation for National Security Vetting and seeks to address identity fraud, illegal working and deception generally. The BPSS comprises verification of four main elements:
- Employment history
- Nationality and immigration status (including the right to work); and, if a formal NSV clearance is not required for the post
- Unspent criminal records.
Counter Terrorist Check (CTC)
Required for personnel whose work involves close proximity to public figures, gives access to information or material vulnerable to terrorist attack or involves unrestricted access to certain government or commercial establishments. The required criteria includes:
- A Baseline Personnel Security Standard Check
- A check against national security records
- UK residency for a minimum of 3 years
- Criminal record check.
Security Check (SC)
SC is required for access to certain Government establishments and for jobs involving access to sensitive information which is classified as 'SECRET'. The vetting process, which takes up to 4 weeks, includes:
- Completion of a security clearance questionnaire by the candidate
- Checking identity documents and employment/education references
- Checks against UK criminal and security records
- A credit reference check
- If considered necessary, checks against the criminal and security records of relevant foreign countries.
Developed Vetting (DV)
DV is the most detailed and comprehensive form of UK vetting. It is required for sensitive jobs and tasks, which involve long-term, frequent or uncontrolled access to SECRET material. The vetting process takes up to 6 months, and includes:
- Basic identity check
- Completion of security questionnaires
- Check against criminal records
- Financial check
- Interviews with a candidate's referees conducted by a vetting officer
- A detailed interview with a candidate conducted by a vetting officer
Disclosure Scotland is a service provided to manage and operate the Disclosure service in Scotland. Disclosures give details of an individual’s criminal convictions (and in the case of Enhanced Disclosures, where appropriate, non-conviction information).
This is advice is a guide only.
See Government advice on the Vetting Process for up to date information and further detail.