Executive Officer Asylum Decision Makers - National

Civil Service
£23,330 National (£26,866 London) rising to £26,831 National (£30,896 London).
07 Mar 2018
23 Mar 2018
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

In UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) we make millions of decisions every year about who can visit or stay in the country, keeping the UK safe and secure. 

The Home Office leads on immigration and passports, drugs policy, crime policy, counter-extremism and counter-terrorism and works to ensure visible, responsive and accountable policing in the UK. These issues are at the heart of the Government’s agenda. The challenges the Department faces are significant and can change rapidly in the global environment in which we operate. This makes it one of the most exciting and dynamic Departments to work in. Working for us is interesting and varied, and gives you the chance to make a real difference to people's lives. 

UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) is one of four key business areas within the Home Office and we are undergoing an exciting period of change. 

Asylum Intake and Casework, within Immigration Protection Directorate, is responsible for registering, deciding and concluding asylum protection claims. The primary function of the directorate is to make high quality decisions on asylum cases and work with other parts of the organisation to ensure effective immigration control. 

Asylum decision makers make a real difference in people’s lives, offering protection to the most vulnerable and refusing those who do not qualify, ensuring effective immigration control and keeping the UK safe and secure. 

You will be working in a fast paced government department working to tight deadlines, considering complex and large amounts of information, formulating arguments and communicating decisions on behalf of the Secretary of State. 

You will play a part in making life-changing decisions and you will be supported by an experienced team and given extensive training to ensure that you can make timely and fair decisions based on policy, guidance, information and case law. 

As part of this campaign, we are also recruiting for other Executive Officer posts within Immigration Protection Directorate. We are looking to fill posts in the North West of England for immigration casework related to consideration of protection and human rights claims. We are recruiting for a high volume of available and anticipated posts for Decision Makers within Immigration Protection teams in eleven UK locations. You will only be considered for the locations you apply for. You may choose more than one of these locations, but we will only accept ONE application for this campaign; please do not apply more than once. If you submit more than one application we will only accept your first application. 

Please note a candidate information pack with further information is currently being created and will be available as an attachment on this advert on 7th March 2018. If you would like further information on this vacancy prior to this date please see the Key Responsibilities and Preferred skills which is attached. Please ensure you have read the candidate pack it in its entirety prior to applying as it provides key information about the role and the necessary skills required. 


In order to be eligible to apply for this role you must meet at least ONE of the below essential criteria, which you will need to demonstrate in your application and at interview. 

Either you must hold; 

• The MINIMUM of Two A Levels (A*-E Grade) and 5 GCSEs at Grade A*-C in both Maths and English. 

Please note this can include equivalents at the same levels, for example GCSE Maths and English A*-C could be CSE Grade 1, O Levels A-C, or Standard Grades. Equivalent qualifications for the A Level requirement could include a wide range of formal or vocational training as determined by Ofqual such as some BTEC and higher level NVQ’s. 

You must have already been awarded the qualification(s) and must be able to provide your certificate(s) at the interview. 

OR, if you do NOT hold these qualifications: 

• You must have relevant experience in a role which required/s you to make complex decisions in a rules based environment. 

Within the application process you will be asked if you have the above qualifications or experience, if you have either of these please ensure you select yes to the question otherwise you application will be automatically rejected and not considered. 

We will assess you against the competencies listed below throughout the campaign at various stages: 

The competencies will demonstrate the key behaviours, skills and experience required in this role.

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