ADS • FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom

Security Vetting Administrator

Salary:  £29,400 per annum, depending on experience

1–2 days/week at home

9-day fortnight

Core hours 9–5.30

Job Description

The Role ​

To assist the Head of Government Security Services and Deputy Security Controller in managing ADS’s process for sponsoring National Security Vetting (NSV) level security clearances for staff and member companies, including aftercare requirements and invoicing.

As a Security Vetting Administrator for ADS, you’ll play a crucial part in assisting members by processing requests for national security vetting. You’ll also assist in delivering training, guidance, and governance to our member companies.

You’ll join part of an expanding team in the ADS Security Vetting Team and assist in administering the day-to-day operations with support from the ADS Security Vetting Team and wider ADS Government Security Services team. The NSV machinery is changing, and the job holder will also support in implementing changes necessary and help shape our offer to members going forward.

This full-time role presents a great opportunity to work in a vital business function for ADS, that supports across all our sectors. There will be an opportunity to focus on customer service and liaise with key figures across member companies and in government. The role sits within the Services Sector in ADS, where you will work with a close-knit team and have an opportunity to shape your role and develop your career in a fascinating sector.

This role will require occasional domestic travel within the United Kingdom and overnight stays.

The role reports to the ADS Deputy Security Controller.

The Skills & Competencies


  • Mandatory: UK citizen, with the last 5 years residency in the UK with ability to gain security clearance at Security Check (SC) level.

Personal qualities

  • Self-motivated individual who is able to work independently.
  • Confident and clear communicator.
  • Customer service focused, particularly through timely delivery of functions.
  • Attention to detail, methodological and organised.


  • Excellent coordination and organisation skills.
  • Able to prioritise competing demands.
  • Excellent inter-personal communication skills.

Skills, knowledge and experience

  • Experience in an office-based administration/coordination role.
  • Experience in dealing with personal and sensitive information.
  • Experience in dealing with high volume requests.
  • Experience in customer service.
  • Proficient user of standard Microsoft Office products (training will be provided for the in-house database).
  • Desirable: understanding of UK national security vetting regime.

Contract & Benefits

Salary; £29,400 per annum, depending on experience

Contract; Permanent, fulltime role, Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours per week

Location; Hybrid working- 3 days in the Farnborough office and 2 days from home

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Benefits; bonus, pension, private health insurance, life insurance, season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme, 9-day fortnight, hybrid working, extended remote working, enhanced parental leave, 28 days annual leave, buy additional annual leave, long service additional annual leave

Company benefits

9-day fortnight
Open to job sharing
Open to part time work for some roles
Open to compressed hours
Work from anywhere scheme
Flexible working week
Enhanced sick pay
Compassionate leave
Season ticket loan
Travel insurance
Time off in-lieu
28 days annual leave + bank holidays
Buy or sell annual leave
Optional unpaid leave
Company shutdown periods
Enhanced maternity leave
Shared parental leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Cycle to work scheme
Salary sacrifice
Life insurance
Annual pay rises
Skilled worker visas
Employee assistance programme
Volunteer days
Teambuilding days
L&D budget
Enhanced sick days
Mental health platform access
Fertility benefits
Menstrual leave
Gym membership
Wellbeing allowance
Health insurance
Women’s health leave
Mental health days
Pregnancy loss leave
Childcare credits
Adoption leave
Cinema discounts
Charity donation scheme
Commuter loan
Fully stocked snack cupboard
Meditation space
Life assurance
Interest free loans
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Working at ADS

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London, Farnborough, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Toulouse

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

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Flexa100 2024
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