Entry Clearance Assistant at the British High Commission


The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer.  We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.Job Category  Other British Government Departments (Partners across Government, including UK Visas)Job Subcategory  UKVI (UK Visas and Immigration)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 PaceApplication deadline  4 March 2020Grade  A1 (L)Type of Position  Fixed Term, Full-timeWorking hours per week  35Duration of Post  5 monthsRegion  AfricaCountry/Territory  NigeriaLocation (City)  LagosType of Post  British Deputy High CommissionNumber of vacancies  1Starting monthly salary ()  NGN 298, 960Start Date  4 May 2020End Date  30 September 2020Other 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

Click here to apply


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here