View Vacancy - Entry Clearance Assistant (10/20 LOS)
Due to COVID-19, you may experience some delays in the progress of this recruitment campaign. We are working hard to minimise any disruption
Main purpose of job:
- Affix visas printed by visa writers. Assure the security and integrity of visa writing processes according to UKVI policy and guidance
- Process refusal decisions sent by UK decision-making teams, and ensure compliance with guidance to assure security, integrity and quality of decision dispatch processes
Roles and responsibilities:
- Assist visa writers by checking visa details against passports and affixing visas in correct passports;
- Take responsibility for matching printed refusals with correct passports in readiness for sealing according to procedures;
- Take responsibility for sealing matched refusals, first checking details match in accordance with procedures;
- Help dispatch officers to pull out passports from passport bank against manifests received, flagging up any cases which are not located immediately for further checks;
- Perform other ad-hoc duties to support business delivery and wider 1HMG platform
- Good standard of IT
- Excellent written English skills
- Previous experience working in a Visa Section or official Government office
Learning and development opportunities (and any specific training courses to be completed):
- On-the-job training/job shadowing opportunities will be available to the successful applicant
Possible limited flexibility in working hours and patterns as follows:
- Mon – Thu: 07:00 - 15:00 & Fri: 07:00 - 12:00 OR
- Mon - Thu: 073:0 - 15:30 & Fri: 07:30 - 12:30
- Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
- The British Deputy High Commission in Lagos is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to inclusivity, a diverse workforce and valuing difference.
- Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Lagos are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Nigeria.
- Spouses/registered partners of UK Based Staff are able to work within the BDHC but their salary will be abated at the appropriate tax rates.
- 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 permit2. Pay fees for the permit3. Make arrangements to relocate4. 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 (It would be advantageous to hold or have held security clearance approved by the FCO.
- The British High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position
This opportunity is closed to applications.