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Student Immigration Advice Officer

Deadline for applications: 13th September 2019

Job overview

The Immigration Advice Officer will work with the central immigration Visa Compliance team and Visa Compliance Manager to ensure that the College maintains its Tier 4 sponsor license. To keep updated with the changes to rules, processes and procedures with which the College is expected to comply.

Key responsibilities

  • This role is student-facing and therefore good communication is needed.
  • The post will be responsible for ensuring that all internal progressing student’s confirmation of acceptance (CAS) are issued within the home office guidelines and ensuring all staff and students are aware of current issues and changes to home office policy guidance.
  • Act as an expert point of contact for all academic departments/staff on tier 4 visa requirements and as a point of escalation for centre staff. 
  • Complete financial document checks for students requiring a confirmation of acceptance of studies (CAS)
  • Undertake compliance checks during induction to confirm all students have valid leave for their studies in the UK granted by the home office and update student bookings following their arrival at the centre. 
  • Maintain alternative collection location records, document retention, contact details tracking, attendance management and CAS issuance for onward study (as required)
  • Provide accurate advice and information to agents, parents and students on matters of immigration. 
  • Organise police registration and support student induction sessions as required.  
  • Report information as a level 1 user of sponsorship management system (SMS) to ensure that all submissions, applications, reporting and advisory notices are submitted on a timely basis.
  • Oversee student withdrawals to secure evidence of student departures from the u.k and reporting this evidence to the home office through SMS.
  • Ensure UKVI inspection readiness through adherence to noted UKVI related policies and procedures, and assisting with internal audits. Working closely with the visa compliance officers to ensure the centre’s tier 4 license is maintained.

Experience

  • Calm, confident manner to handle potentially uncomfortable conversations.
  • Attention to detail while dealing with multiple documents.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a tactful and diplomatic approach to communication (both verbal and written) and a respect for confidentiality.                                
  • Some knowledge of UKVI tier 4 regulations would be an advantage.
  • Competent with Microsoft office suite to intermediate level.
  • A sound understanding of the support needs of international higher education students.

About Study Group

Study Group is a global leader in preparing students for international academic success and rewarding careers through a transformational learning experience. Our global recruitment teams enrolled over 30,000 students from 142 countries in 2018. The universities we work with trust us to increase their international footprint, access student diversity and provide assured progression, so they can continue to focus on academic excellence.

Organisational compliance

Study Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students, and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the role, including checks with past employers, an Enhanced Check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and overseas criminal records if appropriate.

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How to apply

We take pride in providing an excellent candidate experience to all potential candidates, so will ensure a timely response and process for all applicants. If you are interested in finding out more then please submit a CV on our jobs board and a member of the Recruitment Team will be in contact.

What does a role at Study Group mean?

Originality

We are a unique business within the sector, giving our people a completely different working experience.

Collaboration

We have a large global network and encourage collaboration across the whole business. We work with a number of partners across the network including top tier universities.

Innovation

We encourage innovation throughout our Centres, ensuring that our students are given an interactive, student centred, and creative, tailor-made learning experience. Our people are given an autonomy within their roles that is rarely seen within the industry.

Opportunity

We believe in continuous professional and personal development, and take pride in offering our staff ample opportunity to achieve their goals. Utilising our large organisational infrastructure, across our different brands, we invite our people to gain valuable experience, and maximise all the exciting tools available to help develop their career.