Foreign and Commonwealth Office Vacancies 2019
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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 the job:
The British High Commission is looking for up to two Entry Clearance Assistants to work in the Visa Section. The successful candidates will undertake a wide variety of tasks to support visa operations.
Position/s will be on a 12 month contract from March 2019. The opportunity of working Full or Part-time will be considered.
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 small team.
Oversight of daily deliveries and dispatch of application dockets and decisions with our commercial partner; checking manifests and applications and ensuring that TEEs and bags are securely sealed.
Management of registry; including weeding and destruction of files in accordance with registry guidelines and under the direction of the Entry Clearance Team Leader or Manager.
Conducting document /Verification checks.
Maintaining/Updating auditable spreadsheets
Essential qualifications, skills and experience
Attention to detail
Desirable qualifications, skills and experience
Experience with working in a visa section or other part of a UK mission
Changing and Improving, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace