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International Visa Adviser

University of Westminster - Student and Academic Service

Location: London
Salary: £42,340 per annum (Incl. LWA)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 22nd October 2021
Closes: 28th November 2021
Job Ref: 50051729

Position Type: Professional    

Location: Central London

This post is full time and permanent, working 35 hours per week.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced immigration adviser to join our busy Student Advice team. 

Student Advice is part of the Student Advice and Funding team within the Student and Academic Services (SAS) department at the University of Westminster.  SAS deliver a wide range of support services for students, including disability learning support, counselling, student funding, scholarships, inter faith advice, career development and library services.

Student Advice provide specialist advice and support to current and prospective University of Westminster students on a wide range of practical issues including student finance, welfare benefits and visa advice.  This post focusses on visa advice and support for International students.

Along with the Student Advisers and the International Student Adviser, the International Visa Adviser will provide a high level of specialist advice and support to prospective and current international students and their dependants on the Student visa requirements and application process, including advice on rejections and refusals.  You will also have a good working knowledge of Immigration for EU nationals, alternative visa options for International students, and visas for family members of UK and EU nationals.  You will give one-to-one advice as well as deliver workshops to groups of students and will work in close co-operation with the Universities Visa Compliance team who are responsible for maintaining the Universities Student Sponsor Licence. You will also need a sound understanding of Home/Overseas fee status Regulations.

You will need to demonstrate a thorough and up-to-date knowledge of the Immigration Rules, application procedures and Student Sponsor Licence compliance requirements. You will ideally have recent experience of working in a visa advice service, preferably in Higher Education.

Together with the International Student Adviser, you will help with the planning, organising and delivery of the Welcome Programmes and providing general welfare support and information for International students

You will have a friendly and approachable manner, excellent case-work, organisational and communication skills, be a flexible and co-operative team member and work well under pressure. Some weekend and evening work may be required.

Interviewees will be expected to take a short test of their knowledge of the Immigration Rules as they relate to students and to make a short presentation. 

To apply for this vacancy please click above. Further information can be found in the job description and person specification, which can be accessed through link below.

At the University of Westminster, diversity, inclusion and equality of opportunity are at the core of how we engage with students, colleagues, applicants, visitors and all our stakeholders.

We are fully committed to enabling a supportive and safe learning and working environment which is equitable, diverse and inclusive, is based on mutual respect and trust, and in which harassment and discrimination are neither tolerated nor acceptable.

Closing date: midnight 28 November 2021

Interviews are likely to be held on: 16th December 2021

Administrative contact (for queries only): Recruitment@westminster.ac.uk

 

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