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Border Force Assistant Officer

  • Location:

    Fishguard, Pembrokeshire

  • Sector:

    Public Sector

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £8.36 - £10.73 per hour

  • Contact:

    Eleri or Helen

  • Contact email:

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:

    October 2019

Job Description

The Home Office is here to make our country safer and Brook Street are supporting this work. Border Force is a Law Enforcement arm of the Home Office with primary responsibility for UK Border Security, including counter terrorism, immigration and customs matters. We are responsible for managing the UK border control by enforcing immigration and customs regulations and working with the wider Home Office on organised crime, modern slavery and trafficking.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a team that both protects and enhances the UK economy. Our work is varied and rewarding, attracting people from all backgrounds and walks of life.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at the Home Office. We are committed to creating a welcoming, inclusive workplace where all our people are able to bring their whole selves to work and perform at their best. We also offer options for flexible working.

Border Force Assistant Officer Role

As a Border Force Assistant Officer, you will be part of a 24 hour a day, 365 days a year operation and you will be working at one of the UK's 140 seaports, airports, 200+ general aviation ports, postal depots and international rail network.

You will be working as part of the new command support team within Fishguard and will be engaged in a variety of exciting and flexible roles. Helping to build up and create this new team you will assist with

Finance - Procurement, invoices, interpreters, uniform coordinator, office phones, travel booking.

Logistics - Post, responsibility for stores, equipment and vehicle checks, responsibility for liaison and escorting of visitors to office.

Casework - Checks on control, responsibility for collating queue times, responsibility for passport bank/Voluntary departures and administrative duties associated with this, Updating relevant systems.

Because of the work we do and the places we work Border Force staff can operate in sometimes difficult and pressurised environments. For this role being adaptable is key. A career in Border Force can be extremely rewarding.

You should be able to work flexibly within a team environment, as priorities can change rapidly.

Essential Criteria

Successful candidates will need to demonstrate:

? Strong interpersonal skills and ability to be confident when working with the public;

? Experience as a team-player, supporting colleagues and team members to deliver key outcomes;

? The ability to plan, collaborate, and deliver, including through others, to short deadlines;

? Good written and oral communication and data entry skills.

Desirable Criteria

? A full manual driving licence.


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

" Working Together
" Making Effective Decisions
" Changing and Improving
" Delivering at Pace


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