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View Vacancy - BK - Border Force Project Hunter Manager, C4

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The British Embassy in Bangkok is part of a world-wide network of 270 Posts, representing British political, economic and consular interests overseas. We are currently recruiting a Project Hunter Manager to join our Border Force team. 

Border Force plays a key role in preventing terrorism, crime and illegal immigration. It also has a vital role in supporting national prosperity, through the facilitation of legitimate travel and protection of revenue. It operates with a number of key partners in terms of security and law enforcement. 

The main purpose of the job is to provide support to the drugs interdiction programme known as operation Hunter and the UK governments work on drugs and crime. The job holder will be required to support operation Hunter colleagues working on drugs and crime issues. The team will be resourced to work in the customs areas of air freight, maritime freight and containers.

The Jobholder is expected to - 

  • Liaise and mediate between the Thai authorities, Project Hunter and intermediary organisations to further develop Project Hunter. Operate within an operational environment at the Air Cargo Terminal and Warehouses, the Container Port or where ever required plus act as interlocutor at meetings with Thailand Customs and other Thailand government bodies
  • Provide Thai-English translation
  • Provide to UK regular assistance in line with the UK agreed best pratice, assist Border Force officers with the profiling and targeting of couriers and freight. 
  • Work with law enforcement colleagues in a number of pressured environments such as airports and port
  • Help the Border Force team liaise with airlines/shipping companies/agents to identify cargo or consignments of concern
  • Emphatise with colleagues and engage with local staff to gain their trust and confidence to enhance the project goals
  • Act as cultural advisor on Thai social mores for the Border Force team
  • Previous work experience within a law enforcement environment
  • Knowledge of customs procedures
  • A high level of written and spoken English and Thai
  • Excellent interpersonall skills, ability to show empathy and engage with colleagues
  • Flexible to work out of office hours, night shift, weekend and willingness to change or add shifts at short notice as required

The successful applicant will need to:

  • Undergo a rigorous and intrusive security clearance process;
  • Observe the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Diversity and Equality policies;
  • Must have current Thai driving license

Seeing the Big Picture, Changing and Improving, Making Effective Decisions, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Engaging Internationally
23 May 2017
C4 (L)
Asia Pacific
British Embassy
26 June 2017

The British Embassy offers a competitive remuneration package, including salary, benefits, a leave entitlement, Health Insurance and full training. The job is linked to the British Embassy’s Local Staff C4 grade. For those not liable to tax, the salary will be abated.

The successful candidate will work for an average of 36 hours per week. However, given the nature of this job, occasional weekend work or work outside of normal office hours, usually at night is expected. 

Employment offers are subject to successful clearance of pre-employment and security checks. Staff who are locally recruited by the British Embassy are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law.

No accommodation or relocation expenses are payable in connection with this position. You must have or be able to obtain work authorisation in Thailand in order to apply.  Any costs related to obtaining or renewing permits and visas are the responsibility of the successful applicant.

All applications must be received before 23:55 on 23 May 2017.

Incomplete application forms will not be taken into consideration, so please ensure you provide the information request. We regret to advise that we will only be contacting short-listed candidates. Applicants called for an interview will be assessed on the core competencies listed above.

Interviews for this position will commence during the week of 05 June 2017.

The successful candidate should be able to start as soon as possible.

Reminder for existing Embassy staff who will be interested to apply:

Along with the completed online application form, candidates should upload their last two years End of Year Appraisals if applicable. If applicants have been employed for less than twelve months, they will need to provide permission from their Head of Section to apply and should attach this to their application. 

Guidance on completing competency based application forms and sitting Interviews can be found on the BE Website and also on the Civil Service Learning portal, Virtual Ashridge portal and (both accessed through the CSL). Staff are strongly advised to refer to these. 

We recommend all applicants to understand the Civil Service competences before applying for any role and in preparation for interviews. For more information, you can visit our website - 


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This opportunity is closed to applications.