Entry Clearance Assistant (10/20 LOS)

Job Overview

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)

Main purpose of job:

  • Affix visas printed by visa writers. Assure the security and integrity of visa writing processes according to UKVI policy and guidance
  • Process refusal decisions sent by UK decision-making teams, and ensure compliance with guidance to assure security, integrity and quality of decision dispatch processes

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Assist visa writers by checking visa details against passports and affixing visas in correct passports;
  • Take responsibility for matching printed refusals with correct passports in readiness for sealing according to procedures;
  • Take responsibility for sealing matched refusals, first checking details match in accordance with procedures;
  • Help dispatch officers to pull out passports from passport bank against manifests received, flagging up any cases which are not located immediately for further checks;
  • Perform other ad-hoc duties to support business delivery and wider 1HMG platform

Essential qualifications, skills and experience

  • Good standard of IT
  • Excellent written English skills

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience

  • Previous experience working in a Visa Section or official Government office

Required competencies

Changing and Improving, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace

Application deadline Application deadline – day Application deadline – month Application deadline – year

4 March 2020


A1 (L)

Type of Position

Fixed Term, Full-time

Working hours per week


Duration of Post

5 months





Location (City)


Type of Post

British Deputy High Commission

Number of vacancies


Starting monthly salary ()

NGN 298, 960

Start Date Start Date – day Start Date – month Start Date – year

4 May 2020

End Date End Date – day End Date – month End Date – year

30 September 2020

Other benefits and conditions of employment

Learning and development opportunities (and any specific training courses to be completed):

  • On-the-job training/job shadowing opportunities will be available to the successful applicant

Working patterns:

Possible limited flexibility in working hours and patterns as follows:

  • Mon – Thu: 07:00 – 15:00 & Fri: 07:00 – 12:00 OR
  • Mon – Thu: 073:0 – 15:30 & Fri: 07:30 – 12:30

Additional information

  • Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
  • The British Deputy High Commission in Lagos is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to inclusivity, a diverse workforce and valuing difference.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Lagos are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Nigeria.
  • Spouses/registered partners of UK Based Staff are able to work within the BDHC but their salary will be abated at the appropriate tax rates.
  • 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;

1. Obtain the relevant permit2. Pay fees for the permit3. Make arrangements to relocate4. Meet the costs to relocation

  • The British High Commission does 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:https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/civil-service-competency-framework Please note: AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted (It would be advantageous to hold or have held security clearance approved by the FCO.
  • The British High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position
Please be aware that you will only be able to apply to vacancies for Local Staff roles with the British Government through this official tal.net site (operated by Oleeo). Jobs may be advertised on third party websites, however our adverts will always link back to the official tal.net site. If you complete and send an application through any other site, we will not receive it.
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