Contract Foreign and Commonwealth Office Entry Level Vacancy
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) has a worldwide network of embassies and consulates, employing over 14,000 people in nearly 270 diplomatic offices. We work with international organisations to promote UK interests and global security, including the EU, NATO, the United Nations, the UN Security Council and the Commonwealth.
The FCO promotes British interests overseas, supporting our citizens and businesses around the globe. The FCO is a ministerial department, supported by 11 agencies and public bodies.
The Job : Entry Clearance Assistant
Job Status: Full Time Job,Graduate/Exp
The Deputy British High Commission is looking for 2 Entry Clearance Assistant to work in the Visa Section.The successful candidate will undertake a variety of tasks to support visa operations. This position is a 6 months contract from June-November 2017.
Roles and responsibilities / what will the jobholder be expected to achieve?:
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 and Abuja.
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.
IT literate in terms of using computers for email on a daily basis.
Able to communicate fluently in both written and verbal English.
Previous working experience within the last 12 months of working within a visa section , or other departments within High Commissions or Embassies overseas.
Desirable qualifications and experience
Familiarity with software packages (notably MS Word, Excel and straightforward databases)
Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace