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Sensitivity Reviewer

FCDO Services
Hanslope Park, Milton Keynes
£54,340 - £64,130 + £1,750 location allowance + benefits
Closing date
27 Feb 2024

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£54,340 - £64,130 plus £1,750 location allowance and benefits

Based in Hanslope Park, Milton Keynes

Free shuttle bus available between central Milton Keynes and Hanslope Park

At FCDO Services we protect the UK’s interests around the world by providing secure construction, digital and logistics services to many Government customers. Our work is varied and wide-ranging: everything from making earthquake repairs to designing a new IT system. We do vital work every day.

Sensitivity Review of Government records is a key part of that work. From global diplomacy to digital security, the work of the Government is complex and sensitive – and so are the corresponding historical records. As a Sensitivity Reviewer you will decide whether files should be preserved for the public record at The National Archives and you will identify sensitive content that needs to be withheld, all in accordance with current legislation.

As a Sensitivity Reviewer you will use your excellent judgement to make these decisions. You will be able to quickly grasp complex themes and subject matter. We will add the rest, including a thorough understanding of the applicable legislation.

You have an excellent eye for detail. In a report you’ll be able to spot the one sentence that is sensitive. You are efficient, thorough, and bring the highest level of commitment to providing an impeccable service for our customers.

Your decisions contribute to the public record and maintain national security.

It is an exciting time to join us as we develop a ground-breaking digital review system to deal with the rapidly increasing volume of digital records which began in the early Nineties. We are also beginning to review digital records for other Government Departments. You will work with digital and paper records and contribute to the ongoing development of the Sensitivity Review Service.

Having ideally worked in HM Diplomatic Service, for another Government Department or for an international institution like the EU or the UN, you will have practical experience of navigating the subtleties of cultural difference and an understanding of how Governments and international organisations ‘operate’.

You may be looking for your next challenge within Government or public service or you may have transferrable skills from your career. Whatever your background you will have valuable experience and expertise to offer.

All our employees have to be security cleared before joining us, so you will need to undergo a vetting process if you’re successful in your application. This role will require you to undergo Developed Vetting (DV) clearance. You can find out more about vetting on our website.

Sensitivity Reviewers are graded FCDO Services D6 (equivalent to Civil Service Grade 7). Hanslope Park based posts attract a Location Allowance of £1,750 per annum.

FCDO Services recruitment is regulated by the Civil Service Commission.

It takes a diverse team to protect a diverse world.

The vital work we do takes an incredible community of colleagues, with different skills, backgrounds, cultures and identities. We support every individual, so that you always know you’re welcome and valued. It’s what makes us a Disability Confident employer. And Employers for Carers. And it’s how you know you’re joining an inspiring, inclusive organisation.

Closing date for applications: Midnight of 27th February 2024.


We construct and repair government buildings. We safeguard government tech. We deliver vital supplies securely to embassies in 168 countries. And a lot more besides. We’re FCDO Services, and our work is vital – but our skills are just like yours.

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