Immigration Compliance Officer Job at University of Kent – in Canterbury

Job Description

If you thrive in a role where policy, process and compliance are key and you love getting stuck into the detail, this is a great opportunity for you to develop your career within our Student Immigration Compliance team.

You will work collaboratively with colleagues across the University to ensure that we continue to comply with our duties in relation to sponsoring international students under the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points Based System.

We are looking for people who are good at organising and prioritising their work and who are able to deal confidently with students and staff at all levels. Previous experience and understanding of the UK’s immigration system, including the student route and current UKVI policy, is highly desirable, although you will be given everything you need to develop this expertise and use it to advise on student visa matters, helping us to continue to recruit international students and deliver an excellent experience for them.

Applications for part time/job-share are welcomed.

As Immigration Compliance Officer, you can expect to get involved in:

delivering an effective and timely service in relation to sponsorship of students, ensuring the University complies with immigration regulations at all times

handling the process, including checking documentation, for new and continuing students, recording accurately, and managing complex cases

responding to enquiries and providing information on immigration matters to students and staff, including delivering workshops and training to individuals or groups

supporting with the preparation and organisation of key events such as Welcome Weekend and audits

What we are looking for in the right candidate:
an education to A level or equivalent experience

excellent IT skills, particularly MS Office packages

experience of producing reports and evaluating data

good attention to detail and accuracy

What we can offer you:
As a member of our team at the University of Kent, you can expect a friendly, open and collaborative working environment and support in your development and wellbeing throughout your time with us. You’ll enjoy a range of great staff benefits including:

hybrid working options allowing a flexible blend of office and home working (to be agreed in line with business needs)

43 days’ leave per year (personal leave, bank holidays and additional days allocated for the Christmas period, pro rata for part-time staff)

excellent pension scheme with generous employer contributions

on campus cinema/theatre, sports facilities, library, nursery (Canterbury) and food outlets

study while you work discounts, cycle to work scheme, local business discounts

on site parking

If this role sounds like a good fit for you, we would welcome your application.

Please see the links below to view the job description and to apply for this post. For questions about the application process, please contact [email protected] quoting ref CSF-469-22

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Company: University of Kent –

Company Location:  Canterbury

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