Posted on :
10 Jan, 2018
10 Jan, 2018
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Job Title: Entry Clearance Assistant
Other British Government Departments (Partners across Government, including UK Visas)
UKVI (UK Visas and Immigration)
Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)
The 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.
Essential qualifications, skills and experience
To be IT literate in terms of using computers for email on a daily basis.
Fluent in English both written and spoken.
Desirable qualifications, skills and experience
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
Application deadline Application deadline – day Application deadline – month Application deadline – year
17 January 2018