View Vacancy - Immigration Liaison Officer (IEI) - B3, New Delhi

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Main purpose of job:

The successful candidate will work as part of the Immigration Enforcement International (IEI) team at the British High Commission New Delhi. 

IEI form part of the Immigration Enforcement arm of the Home Office within Immigration Intelligence and the Delhi team is responsible for India and Nepal. We work with UK and international law enforcement partners to tackle immigration crime, primarily through preventing the travel of inadequately documented passengers to the UK; enhancing visa decision quality; identifying and tackling underlying criminality and providing intelligence about threats to the UK border.  

The successful candidate will have responsibility for leading on Her Majesty’s Passport Office (HMPO) investigation work that the team conducts. 

The successful candidate will need to be proactive as they’ll be required to assess intelligence and conduct research but they will also need to be reactive as they will be expected to deal with live enquiries. 

The role requires effective decision making; the ability to analyse complex data and make recommendations based on the conclusions is important.    

A key element of the role will be working with a range of key internal and external partners, including host authorities, airlines and international partners.

Roles and responsibilities:

Handling intelligence and official data

  • Receiving, grading and disseminating intelligence, circulating suspect alerts, contributing to monthly reports, and preparing monthly statistical returns.
  • Conducting checks against government systems; using information to inform decision making.

Development, research and support of immigration crime investigations  

  • Recommending packages for operational research and investigation.
  • Contributing to the development of investigations into the disruption of immigration crime.


  • Help develop and maintain strong internal and external stakeholder relationships with local law-enforcement, airlines, international liaison colleagues, as well as High Commission and Home Office and HMPO colleagues. Seeking feedback on individual cases, exchanging information on subjects of interest, providing alerts and trend notices to partner agencies.

What we require from you

  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Excel.
  • Use of an evidence based approach to gather information from a wide range of sources and viewpoints, analysis and evaluation and reaching sound conclusions in order to propose constructive solutions.
  • Effective and confident communication skills
  • The ability to prioritise work effectively under pressure.

The role requires occasional travel to other parts of India for field visits, meetings and training. There may also be a need to travel to other countries for the same reasons.

Resources managed (staff and expenditure):

There may be the possibility of line management responsibility of an Immigration Liaison Assistant (A2) member of staff.

Learning and development opportunities (and any specific training courses to be completed):

The majority of training will be completed via shadowing and mentoring.

The South & South East Asia regional IEI team hold specialised training events for staff within the region and therefore there will be opportunities for the successful candidate to develop a wider understanding of IEI work and increase their knowledge and skills.

The jobholder will be required to be available for regional travel in support of field visits, meetings and training.

Security clearance required:

Please note:  The role will involve access to and handling of classified or sensitive information. All applicants must therefore be able to achieve the UK’s SCE level of security clearance or already hold it.

Because of the security clearance requirement mentioned above, only nationals of the following countries are eligible to apply:

UK, EU, EEA, Canada, Australia, USA, New Zealand.

Other skills / experience / qualifications: 

Essential on arrival: 

  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel
  • Use of an evidence based approach to gather information from a wide range of sources and viewpoints, analysis and evaluation and reaching sound conclusions in order to propose constructive solutions.
  • Effective and confident communication skills.
  • The ability to prioritise work effectively under pressure.

Language requirements:

Language: English. 

Level of language required: Fluent

Seeing the Big Picture, Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering at Pace
2 May 2019
B3 (L)
Fixed Term, Full-time
12 months
South Asia & Afghanistan
New Delhi
British High Commission
INR 57,904 + Skill Allowance (120% of basic) + Security allowance (80%) + 18% of basic in lieu of PF and SAF
1 June 2019
31 May 2020

For British High Commission (BHC) candidates, the Local Staff BHC Terms & Conditions will apply. 

For other than BHC candidates, salary will be INR 57,904 + Skill Allowance (120% of basic) + Security allowance (80%) + 18% of basic in lieu of PF and SAF.

Additionally the BHC offers a great benefits package that includes annual domiciliary medical cover, plus a Group Hospitalisation Scheme with INR 500,000 floater cover for your immediate family. 

The BHC is recognised as a good employer, with a robust, fair and transparent performance management & appraisal system linked to increments and staff bonuses. We have a 5-day working week, plus annual leave, public holidays, maternity leave provision, special leave, paid sick leave provision; ample development opportunities, travel opportunities, a good organisational culture, and excellent work/life balance. Around half of our work force is women.  We treat people with respect and equality and have a policy of zero tolerance for any form of discrimination, bullying, or harassment. 

This is a good opportunity to be part of a strong, diverse team, working in the biggest network that FCO has anywhere across the globe.  We are aiming to make it the best.

To Apply:

Please note applications without (a)(b) and (c) will not be considered.

a) Complete the Online Job Application Form.

b) Complete the motivation segment in the Online Application Form and the competency questions.

c) Attach a detailed CV.

Internal candidates applying for this position need to upload their appraisal forms for the previous 2 years (if applicable) and also inform their current line managers. Else the application will not be considered.

We will accept only online applications by ­­“2nd May 2019” midnight. 

  • Applicants who do not have the required qualification & experience should kindly abstain from applying, as their applications will not be considered.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and no telephone enquires will be dealt with.
  • The appointment will be subject to Police Verification and other checks including references, educational and professional. 

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, race, colour, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religion, belief or creed. We are also open to applications from people who want to work flexibly

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This opportunity is closed to applications.