Police, defence, aerospace & cyber security recruitment
We are experts in recruiting security cleared professionals across the policing, defence aerospace and cyber security sectors.
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Reed is a specialist in managing your resourcing requirements for job roles in which security clearance is vital. Whether you require professionals with baseline personnel security standard (BPSS) and non-police personnel vetting (NPPV), through to high-level security checks (SC) and developed vetting (DV), our expert recruitment consultants will support you in finding fully complaint, skilled professionals.
We operate in all sectors requiring a level of security clearance, including policing, justice, emergency services, central government, defence, aviation, aerospace and nuclear. Our specialists recruit for skill sets as varied as project and programme management, investigations, design and safety engineers, fraud, compliance, forensics and cyber crime, as well as providing consultancy and professional services.
Our specialists work with you to ensure you achieve your business objectives, whether you require niche, senior or volume hires, on a permanent, contract or interim basis. Reed is present on a number of key frameworks which incorporate security-cleared roles, including the Crown Commercial Service, HealthTrust Europe’s Total Workforce Solutions, ESPO Mstar3 and YPO.
Private sector recruitment
Our specialists work across a range of private sector markets requiring security cleared professionals, including defence, aviation and aerospace. Every consultant specialises in one of these sectors, so you will be working with an experienced industry expert when you recruit through Reed.
Our private sector specialists work with you to design innovative solutions to solve your resourcing challenges. We have an extensive portfolio of active security-cleared professionals, which encompasses an abundance of skill sets so, however niche your resourcing need, we have confidence that we can meet your requirements.
Whether you need drivers or senior-level project management and leadership resource, our private sector experts have a proven track record in sourcing vetted professionals for a range of roles at all seniorities.
Central government recruitment
We have one of the largest databases of professionals with the security clearance and skill sets required for roles in central government. Our consultants frequently attend seminars and career events to identify professionals with suitable skill sets for security cleared central government positions.
When you work with Reed, you are working with a resourcing partner you can trust. Our presence on multiple key frameworks, including the Crown Commercial Service, ESPO, HealthTrust Europe and YPO, provides you with a compliant route to market through our services and solutions.
Our central government specialists are experts in sourcing professionals for a wide range of roles across defence, nuclear, justice, policing and other related projects. Even if you require professionals with security clearance (SC) or developed vetting (DV), Reed has access to the talent you need.
Policing, justice and emergency services recruitment
We are experts in the provision of ‘blue light’ and justice skills. Reed has decades of experience in this area and has been involved in the delivery of resource for some of the biggest ring-fenced investigations in the UK.
Reed is responsible for maintaining a large proportion of all UK police force resourcing contracts, giving us the expertise and the scale to provide solutions to your recruitment challenges. When working with us, you have access to fast-track vetting for all police force entrants; we guarantee completion of non-police personnel vetting (NPPV) Level 2 checks within 20 days and NPPV Level 3 checks within 30 days.
Our expert consultants will help you scale up your policing, justice and emergency services resource, while also supporting you with your overall supply management. We recruit across a full spectrum of investigative roles, as well as positions requiring ex-police skills and knowledge, including forensics, working with coroners, family liaison roles and research jobs.
Reed understands the importance of having fully vetted and compliant professionals in nuclear roles. You will work with our expert nuclear recruitment consultants who specialise in the sector, so you can be assured that your consultant fully understands the sensitivity and importance of these crucial positions.
Whether you need continuous support or consultancy on a project-by-project basis, Reed is here to help. We are architects of detailed statement of work (SoW) packages and have vast project management experience, overseeing outputs and target deliverables from day one through to project conclusion.
We specialise in recruiting for a full spectrum of roles across this critical national infrastructure, from engineering and maintenance positions to security and project management. Whatever your nuclear recruitment needs, we can support you.
Cyber crime recruitment
If you need cyber crime specialists to help you protect your critical digital infrastructure, then Reed can assist. Our vast candidate database combines security cleared professionals and cyber crime specialists, meaning we can identify the right professionals to protect your organisation.
Whether you require professionals with full security clearance (SC) or developed vetting (VC), or those subject to less stringent checks, our recruitment experts have got you covered. Our presence on multiple frameworks illustrates our high-level of compliance, so when working with us you can be confident that any professionals we introduce you to will meet the correct standards.
Our specialist cyber crime consultants are experienced in recruiting for roles at all levels in the sector. Whether you are looking for professionals with leadership and project management capability, cyber crime consultants, managers, engineers or analysts, we will find you the specialists who fit your requirements.
And understand your pain points...
When investigations and other projects are approved, you have a limited timeframe to secure the resource you need. Reed has proven on numerous occasions that it can support organisations like yours to put skilled resource in place rapidly.
With an extensive database of former military and police officers that have active security clearance, we can deploy suitably qualified and experienced professionals at short notice. Whether through consultancy, SoW or project management, Reed’s experts will efficiently scale up or reduce project teams to meet your requirements.
Efficiently sourcing security cleared professionals suitable for positions in central government projects has always been challenging. That is why Reed’s recruitment specialists are always on the lookout for professionals with the skill sets which you need.
Our sector experts are continuously expanding their networks of defence, aerospace, nuclear and policing professionals to ensure we can provide resource when you need it. Reed’s experts regularly support and attend retirement seminars for police officers and service men/women to ensure they have a pipeline of suitably skilled, highly vetted candidates.
Reed’s experts maintain ongoing relationships with professionals suitable for c-suite and senior management positions in security cleared sectors. When a leadership vacancy arises, this enables us to quickly put forward engaged leaders who fit your requirements.
Our consultants are in continuous dialogue with their network of senior professionals, helping to guide, shape and influence their next strategic moves. They’ll instantly know which of their contacts would be interested in your position and whether their strategic vision aligns with that of your organisation. We’re so confident in our executive search capabilities that we offer up to an 18-month guarantee on any professionals we place with you using this service.
Reed’s recruitment consultants are vertical market specialists who have spent years immersing themselves in your sector. They understand the hard-to-acquire skill sets required in your industry and have built a network of professionals, many of whom have these niche skills.
When working with you, our sector experts take the time to delve into the challenges surrounding your resourcing needs, pinpointing where their network of professionals can support you. Your dedicated recruiter will assess professionals seeking new roles and even those who are not actively looking, identifying who would fit well within your organisation and their openness to joining you – particularly for those roles requiring professionals to move to challenging locations.
In many sectors requiring security clearance, the challenge of an aging workforce is becoming more acute. As many professionals retire, organisations are finding that their institutional skills and knowledge disappear along with them.
We can work with you to develop talent pipelines, allowing the next generation of professionals to emerge into the workplace with the skills and knowledge required to keep your organisation on track. Our sector specialists will help you make sure that you have put in place succession planning strategies which minimise the impact of key professionals retiring.
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