British High Commission Jobs in Accra-Ghana - Recruiting Entry Clearance Assistants

British High Commission Jobs in Accra-Ghana - Recruiting Entry Clearance Assistants

Job Category
  • Other British Government Departments (Partners across Government, including UK Visas)
    Job Subcategory
  • UKVI (UK Visas and Immigration)
    Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)
    Main purpose of 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.

    Duties Include:
  • 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.
  • Visa Printing
  • 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
  • IT Literate

    Desirable qualifications, skills and experience
  • Experience with working in a visa section or other part of a UK mission

    Required competencies
  • Changing and Improving, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service,
  • Delivering at Pace

    Other benefits and conditions of employment
    Learning and development opportunities (and any specific training courses to be completed):

  • Online E-learning
  • On the job learning; job shadowing and mentoring
  • Various developmental workshops in the Region

    Working patterns:
  • Some flexibility in working hours and patterns is possible.

    Additional information
  • All applicants must be legally able to work in Ghana with the correct visa/status or work permit.
  • The British High Commission in Ghana is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to inclusivity, a diverse workforce and valuing difference.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Ghana are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Country.
  • Spouses/registered partners of UK Based Staff are able to work within the BHC but their salary will be abated at the appropriate tax rates.
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted- (It would be advantageous to hold or have held security clearance approved by the FCO)

    How to Apply
  • Application deadline 28th January 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; British High Commission Jobs in Accra-Ghana - Recruiting Entry Clearance Assistants

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