View Vacancy - Entry Clearance Assistant, UKVI, (01/18 ACC) Internal only advert
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.
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.
- 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;
- Obtain the relevant permit
- Pay fees for the permit
- Make arrangements to relocate
- 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:https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/civil-service-competency-framework 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.