View Vacancy - Entry Clearance Assistant, UKVI, (01/18 ACC) Internal only advert

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UKVI (UK Visas and Immigration)

Main purpose of job: 

The British High Commission is looking for 2 Entry Clearance Assistant to work in the Visa Section. The successful candidates will undertake a variety of tasks to support visa operations. This position is a 12 months contract from January 2018.

Roles and responsibilities:

We are looking for someone with good oral and  written communication skills. In particular, the successful candidate should   be able to work quickly and accurately, often under pressure, have a positive  approach to tackling problems and a willingness to take on new tasks. The   most important qualities required are diligence, resilience, self motivation,   a flexible approach and the ability to work well as part of a team. 

Duties include:

Undertaking a variety of  administrative tasks to support delivery of remote printing processes for decisions made in Sheffield.

  • Oversight of daily deliveries and dispatch of application dockets and decisions with   the commercial partner; checking manifests and applications and ensuring that   TEEs and bags are securely sealed.
  • Photocopying and management of the registries; including weeding and destruction of files in accordance with destruction guidelines and under the direction of the entry clearance manager.
  • Contacting  customers as directed by the entry clearance officer/manager.
  • Managing  the returned passport process in accordance with current guidance.
  • To be IT literate in terms of using computers for email on a daily basis.
  • Fluent in English both written and spoken.
Previous experience of working within a visa section or other office environment, and familiarity with software packages (notably MS Word, Excel and straightforward databases) is desirable.
Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace
17 January 2018
A1 (L)
Fixed Term
12 months
British High Commission
GHS 2,528.00
1 February 2018
  • Please complete the application form in full as the information provided is used during screening.
  • Observe the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s diversity and equality policies.
  • Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Accra are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Ghana.
  • All candidates must be legally able to work and reside in the country of the vacancy with the correct visa/work permit status or demonstrate eligibility to obtain the relevant permit.
  • The responsibility lies on the successful candidate to;
  1. Obtain the relevant permit
  2. Pay fees for the permit
  3. Make arrangements to relocate
  4. Meet the costs to relocation
  • The British High Commission does not sponsor visas/work permits except where it may be local practice to do so.
  • Employees who are not eligible to pay local income tax: e.g. certain third-country nationals and spouses/partners of UK diplomats will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount.
  • Information about the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Competency Framework can be found on this link: Please note: AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.
  • The British High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
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This opportunity is closed to applications.