Interesting. Never had an issue with listing Arrse on the form.
Just seen the post:It depends on the clearance level and intended employment. I can think of several other and prolific arrests who have similarly dropped off the radar.
Guns is over in Canadia so they may, and obviously do, take a different line on things. UK NSV didn't seem to care very very recently.Just seen the post:
A bit worrying, wasn't an issue on DV fairly recently.
Your security clearance relates to you. A specific post may need only need the most basic or the the highest vetting1) What's it like working for the MOD directly? I am guessing it is different from my time in the Army.
2) Does security clearance retain with the individual or the post?
Not quite right. Security clearance - particularly the higher levels - goes with the post. If you move post then your clearance may end/be reduced as appropriate.Your security clearance relates to you. A specific post may need only need the most basic or the the highest vetting
Working for the MoD is pretty different to being in the Army - but in any situation it can make a big difference as to the individuals you are working with
A soldier can be called upon 24/7
A civilian 42 hours a week (less 5 hours lunch - so 37 hours)
That doesn’t mean you can’t be flexible on time, but does mean you should not be working 50 hours a week
I’m a C2, which means I’m expected to be professional and to be responsible for my area of work
Excellent advice. As I said earlier in the thread, there is a strong emphasis from NSV these days on internet vulnerabilities. The risk of being on Arrse is being associated with some of the more rabid posters (so avoid anything to do with threads on racism, migrants etc)Not quite right. Security clearance - particularly the higher levels - goes with the post. If you move post then your clearance may end/be reduced as appropriate.
Depending on the situation, even if moving between posts that require the same level of clearance, your clearance for the post you’re leaving may be rescinded and you’ll need to wait for it to be reinstated for the new post. That doesn’t mean you’ll need to go through the vetting process again; it’s more of a formality for the receiving post/dept to ensure you’re appropriately vetted. Again, it very much depends on the level of vetting held and the nature/location of the work.
If you work (or intend to work) in high end vetted jobs, don’t have a big interweb footprint - better still, don’t have one at all. If you do feel the need to blog or comment on websites then keep it sensible and calm and ideally without pics of you, your family or anything other than the flowers in your garden. Better still, somebody else’s garden.
Have you ever googled yourself? Try it and see what you find. The more you find, the bigger a problem it is. Commenting on ARRSE wouldn’t automatically be an issue unless you were overstepping the mark on what you say or how you say it.
A good gauge is - if what you say can be attributed to you by somebody who knows you or if somebody in the game who doesn’t know you can guess what you do and where you do it then it’s probably best that you don’t say it.
Or more simply, if your interweb presence suggests that you’re a total cock - then you probably are.
When my DV was reviewed last year there was a whole section to fill in to list social media platforms used, internet forums frequented and porn sites thrapped away to.How would they know you are on Arrse?
Apologies, but it seems a tad paranoid, unless I am missing something?
Depends on the location and post so it's impossible to generalise. Most places are pretty good though and your time in the Army should serve you well, especially if you get a job working with (or for) serving Desk Officers. Good luck ...What's it like working for the MOD direct? I am guessing it is different from my time in the Army.
I dont think that the case officers are looking to see if you are giving away military secrets; it's more about the internet company that you keep, hence my com.ents about avoiding racist, sexist, homophobic "banter".A fair question. I would imagine most people on Arrse either left the Mob many moons ago and don't know enough about current ops to give anything away. Or, what little they do rabbit on about is largely irrelevant, irreverent and entertaining. (I miss the humour/banter so that's what draws me in).
However, there are a prominent number who discuss much but really should know better and I'm often surprised at the level of detail they go in to. Personally, I don't care as it's not my problem but I do know people who do care and very much think it is their problem - and it's at that point that it matters.
Partly. Vetting isn't an exercise in mind control so the fact that one may have homophobic or other divisive views for instance isn't necessarily a blocker. There may be religious or cultural reasons why such views are held and whilst considered disagreeable within the general norms of society, it may be the accepted (and expected) norm in yours. It's all about context and how vulnerable it makes you set against the wider picture and general conduct of your life.I dont think that the case officers are looking to see if you are giving away military secrets; it's more about the internet company that you keep, hence my com.ents about avoiding racist, sexist, homophobic "banter".