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Policy Coordinator (UKSV)

  • 23/05/2024
  • £27,750.00 - £29,000.00 /yearly
  • Part Time & Permanent
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Part Time & Permanent


£27,750 - £29,000 yearly

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Job Description

This role will be based in either Glasgow, York or Milton Keynes. UKSV operates a hybrid working policy. There is flexibility to split your working week but with a minimum requirement of 60% in the specific Cabinet Office Hubs listed above.

Job summary

UK Security Vetting (UKSV) is recruiting into the Policy Team to help deliver key priorities. The Policy Coordinator role is critical to the smooth administration of the Policy Office, and offers the job holder a unique insight and learnings into senior policy and decision-making. This will be a busy role in a fast-paced environment, and will provide access to senior colleagues and stakeholders. Opportunities to work closely across Government with other policy teams within the Government Security Group, and more widely across UKSV. This is an excellent opportunity for an organised and motivated individual to support and work alongside the Policy Lead.

Job description

Key roles and Responsibilities

As a Policy Coordinator, your key duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Acting as the first point of contact for the UKSV Policy Team.
  • Responding to and/or directing queries to the relevant parties.
  • Providing vetting advice across a range of vetting policy areas.
  • Work with colleagues to analyse and consider various elements of policy, and make recommendations on the action required.
  • Maintaining up-to-date electronic filing systems, which support the operational delivery of vetting policy.
  • Develop your professional excellence working in an environment that is committed to development and professionalism.
  • Occasional travel may be required to other site locations: York or Glasgow.

Person specification

As a Policy Coordinator within UK Security Vetting, we are looking for people who have the following expertise and attributes:

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and orally; able to confidently advise and voice opinions with colleagues and senior officials.
  • The ability to lead on activities or projects which involve working through others to deliver and have experience of identifying opportunities to improve ways of working.
  • Able to make confident judgements, taking the initiative on tasks, and able to network to collate information and complete work.
  • Organised, able to multitask, and deal well under pressure and to deadlines.
  • Handle sensitive information with discretion and confidentiality.
  • Excellent IT skills, including knowledge of Google Products.


  • An understanding of policy-making, reviewing, and researching is desirable.


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Managing a Quality Service

We only ask for evidence of these behaviours on your application form:

  • Communicating and Influencing
Alongside your salary of £27,750, Cabinet Office contributes £7,492 towards you being a member of the Civil Service Defined Benefit Pension scheme. Find out what benefits a Civil Service Pension provides.
  • Learning and development tailored to your role.
  • An environment with flexible working options.
  • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity.
  • A Civil Service Pension which provides an attractive pension, benefits for dependants and average employer contributions of 27%.
  • A minimum of 25 days of paid annual leave, increasing by one day per year up to a maximum of 30.

This role will be based in either Glasgow, York or Milton Keynes. UKSV operates a hybrid working policy. There is flexibility to split your working week but with a minimum requirement of 60% in the specific Cabinet Office Hubs listed above.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles (opens in a new window), and will assess your Behaviours and Experience.

Application process

At the sift stage you will be assessed on the Behaviour and Experience elements of the Success Profiles.

You will be asked to provide a 250-word statement on the Behaviours Communicating and Influencing.

To assess experience you will be asked to provide a 500 word Personal Statement and a name blind (anonymous) CV.

Should a large number of applications be received, an initial sift may be conducted using the lead behaviour,Communicating and Influencing may be assessed at sift, as well as the personal statement. Candidates who pass the initial sift may be progressed to a full sift, or progressed straight to assessment/interview.

Selection process

At interview, you will be assessed on the Behaviours and Experience elements of the Success Profiles. 

The Behaviours being assessed are Communicating and Influencing, Delivering At Pace and Managing a Quality Service.

Expected timeline (subject to change)
Expected sift date 14/06/2024
Expected interview date/s 24/06/2024
Interview location - Google Meets Video Conferencing

Reasonable Adjustment

If a person with disabilities is put at a substantial disadvantage compared to a non-disabled person, we have a duty to make reasonable changes to our processes. 

If you need a change to be made so that you can make your application, you should: 

Contact Government Recruitment Service via [email protected] as soon as possible before the closing date to discuss your needs. 

Complete the Assistance required section in the Additional requirements page of your application form to tell us what changes or help you might need further on in the recruitment process. For instance, you may need wheelchair access at interview, or if youre deaf, a Language Service Professional.

Further information

If you are experiencing accessibility problems with any attachments on this advert, please contact the email address in the 'contact point for applicants' section.

Please note that this role requires SC clearance, which would normally need 5 years UK residency in the past 5 years. This is not an absolute requirement, but supplementary checks may be needed where individuals have not lived in the UK for that period. This may mean your security clearance (and therefore your appointment) will take longer or, in some cases, not be possible.

For further information on National Security Vetting please visit the following page 

Please note terms and conditions are attached. Please take time to read the document to determine how these may affect you.

A reserve list may be held for a period of 12 months from which further appointments can be made.

Any move to Cabinet Office from another employer will mean you can no longer access childcare vouchers. This includes moves between government departments. You may however be eligible for other government schemes, including Tax Free Childcare. Determine your eligibility at

If successful and transferring from another Government Department a criminal record check may be carried out.

In order to process applications without delay, we will be sending a Criminal Record Check to Disclosure and Barring Service or Disclosure Scotland on your behalf.

However, we recognise in exceptional circumstances some candidates will want to send their completed forms direct. If you will be doing this, please advise Government Recruitment Service of your intention by emailing [email protected] stating the job reference number in the subject heading. 

For further information on the Disclosure Scotland confidential checking service telephone: the Disclosure Scotland Helpline on 0870 609 6006 and ask to speak to the operations manager in confidence, or email [email protected]

New entrants are expected to join on the minimum of the pay band.

Applicants who are successful at interview will be, as part of pre-employment screening, subject to a check on the Internal Fraud Database (IFD). This check will provide information about employees who have been dismissed for fraud or dishonesty offences. This check also applies to employees who resign or otherwise leave before being dismissed for fraud or dishonesty had their employment continued. Any applicants details held on the IFD will be refused employment. 

A candidate is not eligible to apply for a role within the Civil Service if the application is made within a 5 year period following a dismissal for carrying out internal fraud against government.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.


Successful candidates must undergo a criminal record check.
Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check (opens in a new window).

See our vetting charter (opens in a new window).
People working with government assets must complete baseline personnel security standard (opens in new window) checks.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK nationals only.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code (opens in a new window) sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles (opens in a new window).
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.
The Civil Service also offers a Redeployment Interview Scheme to civil servants who are at risk of redundancy, and who meet the minimum requirements for the advertised vacancy.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Civil Service is committed to attract, retain and invest in talent wherever it is found. To learn more please see the Civil Service People Plan (opens in a new window) and the Civil Service Diversity and Inclusion Strategy (opens in a new window).
This vacancy is part of the Great Place to Work for Veterans (opens in a new window) initiative.
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Contact point for applicants

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Recruitment team

Further information

Appointment to the Civil Service is governed by the Civil Service Commissions Recruitment Principles. If you feel that your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles, and wish to make a complaint, then in the first instance you should contact Government Recruitment Service by email at : [email protected]
If you are not satisfied with the response you receive, then you can contact the Civil Service Commission at [email protected]. For further information on the Recruitment Principles. and bringing a complaint to the Civil Service Commission, please visit their website at:


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