Foreign & Commonwealth Office Job Vacancy Application Details

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Foreign & Commonwealth Office Vacancy Application Details.

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Foreign & Commonwealth Office Jobs Vacancy

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)

Main purpose of job:

The successful candidate will work as part of the Immigration Enforcement International (IEI) team at the British High Commission Pretoria.

IEI form part of the Immigration Enforcement arm of the Home Office within Immigration Intelligence and the Pretoria team is responsible for 27 countries across Southern, Eastern and Central Africa. We work with UK and international law enforcement partners to tackle immigration crime, primarily through preventing the travel of inadequately documented passengers to the UK; enhancing visa decision quality; identifying and tackling underlying criminality and providing intelligence about threats to the UK border. We disrupt organised crime groups involved in immigration crime with a renewed focus on bringing to justice those who exploit the vulnerable, for example cases of modern slavery and human trafficking.

The successful candidate will be required to undertake some regional travel as part of their role.

They will need to be proactive as they’ll be required to assess intelligence and conduct research but they will also need to be reactive as they will be expected to deal with live enquiries.

The role requires effective decision making. The ability to analyse complex data and make recommendations based on the conclusions is important.

Roles and responsibilities:

Airline and host authority liaison

  • Working with airline staff to ensure high quality referrals and ensure non genuine passengers are prevented from travelling to the UK.
  • Training airline staff
  • Building strong working relationships with host authorities at the airport to encourage more collaborative working
  • Taking responsibility for the duty phone alongside colleagues. This will involve taking out of hours calls from airlines to offer advice on the admissibility of passengers to the UK

Capacity Building

  • Assist with delivery of capacity bulding projects
  • Maintain relationships with host authorities and other key stakeholders

Handling intelligence and official data

  • Receiving, grading and disseminating intelligence, circulating suspect alerts, contributing to monthly reports, and preparing monthly statistical returns.
  • Conducting checks against government systems; using information to inform decision making.

Development, research and support of immigration crime investigations

  • Recommending packages for operational research and investigation.
  • Contributing to the development of investigations into the disruption of immigration crime.
Essential qualifications, skills and experience

  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel
  • Use of an evidence based approach to gather information from a wide range of sources and viewpoints, analysis and evaluation and reaching sound conclusions in order to propose constructive solutions.
  • Effective and confident communication skills
  • The ability to prioritise work effectively under pressure.
Required competencies

Making Effective Decisions, Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering at Pace
Application deadline Application deadline – day Application deadline – month Application deadline – year

20 April 2021

B3 (L)
Type of Position

Fixed Term
Duration of Post

6 months


South Africa
Location (City)

Type of Post

British High Commission
Starting monthly salary (ZAR)

R 29,997.34
Start Date Start Date – day Start Date – month Start Date – year

1 June 2021
Other benefits and conditions of employment

Due to the level of Security Clearance Required for this Role, Candidate should Hold one of the following passports: UK, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand.
Additional information

  • Please complete the application form in full as the information provided is used during screening.
  • Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
  • The British High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Pretoria are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in South Africa.
  • All candidates must be legally able to work and reside in the country of the vacancy with the correct visa/work permit status or demonstrate eligibility to obtain the relevant permit.
  • The responsibility lies on the successful candidate to;
  • Obtain the relevant permit
  • Pay fees for the permit
  • Make arrangements to relocate
  • Meet the costs to relocation
  • The British High Commission do not sponsor visas/work permits except where it may be local practice to do so.
  • Employees who are not eligible to pay local income tax: e.g. certain third-country nationals and spouses/partners of UK diplomats will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount.
  • Information about the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Competency Framework can be found on this link: Please note: AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.
  • Please log into your profile on the application system on a regular basis to review the status of your application.
Please be aware that you will only be able to apply to vacancies for Local Staff roles with the British Government through this official site (operated by Oleeo). Jobs may be advertised on third party websites, however our adverts will always link back to the official site. If you complete and send an application through any other site, we will not receive it.



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