15 Oct

Entry Clearance Officer Ukvi Delhi Jobs Vacancy in Foreign Commonwealth Office New Delhi

Entry Clearance Officer Ukvi Delhi
Foreign Commonwealth Office
New Delhi DL
15 Oct, 2018 30+ days ago

Foreign Commonwealth Office New Delhi urgently required following position for Entry Clearance Officer Ukvi Delhi. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

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Entry Clearance Officer Ukvi Delhi Jobs Vacancy in Foreign Commonwealth Office New Delhi Jobs Details:

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)

Working for the British High Commission;

The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer. We value difference and promote equality of opportunity. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.

The British High Commission in New Delhi is recognised as a good employer and we would like you to consider joining us and be part of a strong, diverse team at the British High Commission.

The British high Commission is set in a parkland compound and all employees enjoy access to our recreational facilities including a vibrant club, restaurants, gym, sports facilities and outdoor swimming pool.

About UKVI

UKVI is a global operation that processes over three million visa applications each year from foreign national customers wishing to travel to the United Kingdom.

UKVI in New Delhi consists of over 200 staff who handle over 450,000 visa applications per year from customers applying in India, Nepal, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Thailand, Vietnam, Burma, Laos and Cambodia.

Further information can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration/about

Role of an Entry Clearance Officer:

The main purpose of the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) role is to make decisions on applications for a United Kingdom visa.

ECOs make visa decisions based upon the UK’s Immigration Rules and play a key role in delivering a visa service that promotes customer service excellence, welcomes legitimate travelers, supports economic growth and keeps the UK safe and secure.

As an ECO you will ensure that the Immigration Rules are correctly and fairly applied to all visa applicants to ensure that only those who qualify are able to enter the UK.

ECOs are required analyse complex information and exercise skilled judgment within a rules based environment. You will be working in a fast paced, operational environment with an expectation to deliver against agreed operational targets and decision quality standards. ECOs need to be articulate on paper and in person; and have strong IT skills.

Security clearance required:

Please note: The role will involve access to and handling of classified or sensitive information. All applicants must therefore be able to achieve the UK’s SCE level of security clearance or already hold it.

Because of the security clearance requirement mentioned above, only nationals of the following countries are eligible to apply:

UK, EU, EEA, Canada, Australia, USA, New Zealand.

Essential qualifications, skills and experience

Essential skills/qualifications:

  • Excellent written and spoke command of English
  • Strong computer skills in particular Microsoft Office, data-based and web-based IT applications.
  • A proven ability, or clear potential, to deliver at pace and use skilled judgment to make important decisions
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; a self-starter and team player able to work on their own initiative and make a positive contribution to the wider team.
  • Pass a comprehensive 2 week ECO training course on receipt of security clearance. The course will likely be held in New Delhi at the British High Commission.

Language requirements:

Language: English

Level of language required: Fluent written and spoken

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience

Desirable skills/qualifications:

  • A background in exercising skilled judgment and making rules based decisions private or public sector

  • An understanding of immigration, migration or law enforcement issues.

Required competencies
Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace

Application deadline Application deadline - day Application deadline - month Application deadline - year
31 December 2018

B3 (L)

Type of Position
Fixed Term

Working hours per week

Duration of Post
36 months

South Asia & Afghanistan


Location (City)
New Delhi

Type of Post
British High Commission

Number of vacancies

Starting monthly salary (INR)
Salary will be INR 57,904 per month together with Specialist Skill Allowance (120% of Basic), 80% Security Allowance and an additional allowance of 18% in lieu of Provident Fund and Special Allowance/Superannuation Fund

Start Date Start Date - day Start Date - month Start Date - year
28 February 2019

Other benefits and conditions of employment

The gross starting salary will be RS 184,135 per month.

This includes the basic salary of RS 57,904 topped up with three additional allowances:

  • Specialist Skill Allowance of 120% of basic pay = RS 69,485.
  • Security Allowance of 80% of basic pay = RS 46323.
  • In lieu of Provident Fund Insurance 18% of basic pay = RS 10,423.

A full breakdown of salary will be provided.

Additionally (if applicable) the BHC offers a great benefits package that includes annual domiciliary medical cover, plus a Group Hospitalisation Scheme with INR 500,000 floater cover for your immediate family.

The following amounts may be deduced from your pay each month:

  • Notional tax at a flat rate of 20% of gross salary will be deducted by the BHC if you are not liable to pay local tax. This applies to all spouses and partners of UK-based officers posted to India.
  • Staff who are not spouses or dependants of UK-based officers are liable to pay local tax. In these circumstances tax is not deducted at source and staff must make their own arrangements to pay tax in accordance with Indian tax regulations.

Other benefits and conditions of employment

For British High Commission (BHC) candidates, the Local Staff BHC Terms & Conditions will apply. All local staff receive free comprehensive medical insurance as part of the BHC’s employment terms and conditions.

Successful applicants who undertake mandatory training in the UK will receive pay at the above rates, including allowances, for the days worked in the UK. This pay will only be received in arrears and once you have successfully commenced work in India. Your pay for UK worked days will be in Indian Rupees.

In addition to the Local Staff Terms and Conditions for working in India, UKVI will pay a one-off allowance of RS 100,000 as a relocation grant to support moving-to-India expenses and initial accommodation costs. This allowance will only be paid in arrears after commencing work in India and will be paid to your Indian bank account in rupees only.

To Apply:

  • Complete the Online Job Application Form
  • Attach a detailed CV
  • While applying for this position, upload the appraisal forms for the previous 2 years (if applicable).
  • Complete this duly filled Pre Employment Questionnaire

Additional information

Type of Position

These are fixed term positions of twelve months, subject to successful completion of a mandatory six month probation period. At the end of twelve months, subject satisfactory performance and on-going business need, contracts can be further extended according the length of your Indian residence visa.

UKVI works a 40 hour week, including an hour for lunch, Monday to Friday, within a core-hours flexible working policy. New staff are entitled to 25 days annual leave with additional leave on all public holidays recognised by the BHC.

Flexible working

UKVI welcomes applications from individuals considering full-time, part-time or compressed hours. The BHC has a flexible working policy for all staff with core hours between 10.00 – 12.00 and 14.00-16.00; your other working hours are normally flexible with the period 07.30 – 18.30.

UKVI will activity consider requests for other working patterns, for example 2 or 3 day working; full-time hours compressed into less working days; longer or shorter working days; or any other workable combination. Pay is pro rata and according to hours worked. Let us know your proposals when you apply and we will actively and positivity consider how to make them work for you and UKVI. Our aim is to accommodate all such requests that genuinely work for you and for us.

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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