Salary £36,632 – £40,684 per annum (Incl. LWA)
Department/School Student and Academic Services
Location Marylebone Road, London
This post is part-time and permanent, working 28 hours per week. The salary stated above is the pro-rata amount, the full time salary would be £45,791 – £50,855 per annum (Incl. LWA).
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) directorate at the University of Westminster. SAS deliver a wide range of support services for students, including disability learning support, counselling, wellbeing, 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 focuses on visa advice and support for international students.
Along with the Student Advisers, the International Student Advisers provide a high level of specialist advice and support to prospective and current international students and their dependents on the student visa requirements and application process, including advice on rejections and refusals. You will 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.
Working alongside the other International Student Advisers, you will support and contribute to the University's pre-entry communications and extended on- arrival welcome and induction programmes for our international students. This will include providing talks on all aspects of international student life and involve working closely with the departments that are involved in organising arrival and welcome programmes plus other relevant stakeholders, including UWSU.
You will have a friendly and approachable manner, excellent casework, 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.
Please note that we are currently hybrid working with at least one day a week on site.
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.
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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.
The University has adopted Smart Working principles to support and further our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion aims of being an inclusive, collaborative and flexible employer. Further details of Smart Working can be discussed at interview stage.
Closing date: midnight on 16 February 2024
Interviews are likely to be held on: 29 February 2024
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