View Vacancy - Immigration Liaison Assistant (DEU19.034)

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Immigration Enforcement International (formerly RALON)

The British Embassy in Berlin is part of a world-wide network, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas and is currently looking to recruit a full-time Immigration Liaison Assistant.

Immigration Enforcement International (IEI) operates in more than 40 countries to prevent illegal immigration and disrupt the organised immigration crime groups behind it. IEI Berlin deliver this by working with police and carriers (airlines and their agents) across Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Sweden to reduce the threat of inadequately documented arrivals (IDAs) reaching the UK through civilian aviation (flights).

Main Purpose of Job:

  • You will handle and develop our intelligence, creating packages related to the air threat to disrupt criminal activity and/or for subsequent criminal investigations and prosecutions;
  • You will provide administrative and organisational support to the Immigration Liaison Manager (ILM) and Immigration Liaison Officers (ILO) as necessary;

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the team email inbox including responding to, actioning and referring on emails as appropriate;
  • Maintain risk databases, including substantial data entry and related background research;
  • Prepare statistics and reports;
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders including Embassy colleagues, airlines and local Law Enforcement across the Germany/Austria/Switzerland region;
  • Organise regional travel, training sessions and internal/external meetings in consultation with the ILO/M;

  • Proficiency in English and German (written and spoken, minimum of C2 level for CEFR framework*);
  • Previous experience of working in an office environment in a support role performing a wide range of administrative tasks;
  • Previous experience in engaging with stakeholders, customers and partners at all levels;
  • Experience of working in an area with a high level of personal responsibility and track record of being accountable for own actions / decisions;
  • IT literacy, a good knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point is essential;
  • Ability to work effectively within a small team;
  • Ability to process and understand data and information, turning these into concise and accurate reports;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; confidence in dealing with government officials at all levels;
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and to prioritise workloads where required;
  • Ability to respect the confidentiality of work issues and understand the personal and professional consequences of lapses in security;
  • Flexibility. Occasionally the position may require the job holder to work extended hours or work flexibly, sometimes at short notice;
  • Able to successfully pass security clearance procedures;
  • Previous experience of working in a law enforcement or intelligence environment/working in similar position or previous relevant experience;
  • Basic knowledge of UK and German government/civil service structures;
  • Previous experience or knowledge of the travel industry, aviation and/or security sectors.

Seeing the Big Picture, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering at Pace, Engaging Internationally
15 February 2019
A2 (L)
Full-time, Fixed term, with possibility of renewal
Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
British Embassy
€42,516 gross per annum rising to approx €47,758 gross per annum after a qualifying period in addition to performance related pay. (Salary is not negotiable)
1 April 2019

This is a full-time position of five working days 37.5 hours per week, for a 12 month contract with expectation of renewal.

Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy in Germany are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local German employment law.

The British Embassy in Berlin has a strong ethos of Learning and Development, including our Learning and Development Week. In addition, there will be many opportunities to attend external seminars and events on relevant issues. This is in addition to the induction programme offered to all Embassy staff.

The successful applicant will be encouraged to be actively involved in the corporate life of the Embassy, contributing to the wider objectives of the British Government’s Germany network and supporting the Embassy’s positive working environment.

Visa/passport requirements: Must currently hold the independent right to live and work in Germany and be prepared to ensure that right remains throughout the scope of the contract.

The successful candidate will be subject to professional background check and security clearance.

* Please note Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment indicates Level C2 as Mastery or proficiency Level which comprehends that a person can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read; can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation; can express themselves spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations. For more information please click on the following link CEFR. Please bear in mind in case you are invited for an interview your languages skills are going to be assessed.

Please note that the deadline for applications is 23:55 on the day mentioned in the above field “Application deadline”. We advise you to allow enough time to complete and submit your full application, since only applications completed and submitted before the deadline will be considered.

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This opportunity is closed to applications.