Compliance Administrator

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Please note: We're all currently working remotely due to Covid-19. We hope to be back in the office later this year.

At PA we are proud of the work we do to protect our clients and their citizens. Aspects of this are inevitably sensitive and we therefore have a number of working areas at our Melbourn office that are approved by UK Government for secure work to be performed, our Secure Working Environments (or SWEs). Understandably there are additional processes and regulations that we need to adhere to for the SWEs and which the projects that use them must comply with. The SWEs include the Aviary, the Shed and the Dungeon.

The SWE Admin Officer will be responsible for administrative support to the projects the SWE spaces. The role is essential to PA delivering great work for key clients. Projects include multi-year projects such as Oakdoor and Perch and classified work for MoD and SIC.

  • Providing an end to end service for all project administration for classified work
  • Managing classified materials: to include, registration, maintenance, & destruction
  • Arrangement and Liaison point of all secure internal and external visits into the SWE 
  • Arranging and administering secure transportation of materials to/from various secure sites

Central to the role is the provision of high levels of support to all SWE room users including:

  • Responding quickly and accurately to all support requests
  • Responding efficiently to internal/external clients
  • In parallel it is to ensure that the SWEs meet HMG requirements including:
  • Ensuring compliance with HMG process & policy and escalating any issues of non-compliance/risk to the Security Controller   
  • To continuously improve the facilities, systems and processes for operating in the SWEs
What we're looking for
  • Adaptable, flexible and pragmatic
  • Determined self-starter, with drive and initiative, prepared to challenge
  • Inspire confidence at senior business level with a professional approach
  • Effective communicator (in person and in writing) able to argue a case coherently and persuasively at all levels
  • Strong attention to detail and process orientated
  • Complete discretion shown always. Known for doing the right thing not the easy thing
  • Well organised and able to work on a variety of concurrent tasks and deliver against deadlines
  • Working effectively, sensitively and collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders


  • Private medical insurance
  • Interest free season ticket loan
  • 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
  • Company pension scheme 
  • Annual performance-based bonus
  • Life and Income protection insurance
  • Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn)
  • Additional optional benefits (Dental, critical illness, spouse/partner life assurance)
About us

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world.

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 3,200 specialists in consumer, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government, health and life sciences, manufacturing, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists. We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Europe, and the Nordics.

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

Inclusion & Diversity

We believe that diversity makes us a stronger firm and look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skillsets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment – one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to PA’s goals, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

We welcome international applications, but we are unable to offer sponsorship for work permits, so you will need to have the full right to live and work in the UK. Unfortunately, your application will be automatically rejected if you do not have these rights.

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Job information

Firm: PA Consulting Group

Location: Cambridge



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