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Executive Officer

  • Location:

    Feltham

  • Sector:

    Public Sector

  • Job type:

    Temporary

  • Salary:

    Up to £16.57 per hour

  • Contact:

    CRT Team

  • Contact email:

    crt.web@brookstreet.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    EO_ALAR_LIT_LONDON_1705653989

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

  • Expiry date:

    18/02/2024

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Job Description

Brook Street in partnership with the Home Office has a fantastic opportunity to join the Litigation Team as an Executive Officer!

Location:Feltham, London, TW148HA

Salary: £16,57 per hour

Contract: Temporary, 6-months with the possibility of extension

Working Hours: Full time, Monday to Friday: 9:00 to 17:00, 37 hours per week

Why choose us?

· Hybrid working at least 3 days in the office

· Developing a career within the Civil Service

· Staff support in obtaining relevant professional qualifications and apprenticeship

· An exciting, challenging and rewarding place to work

· Free parking

· Free shuttle bus service from Hatton Cross (underground) and Feltham (main line) stations

· A café serves the Bedfont Lakes Business Park

You need the following to apply:

· Any university degree OR recent experience of complex case working in a government litigation team, OR significant litigation experience in a government case working team

· A valid passport, 2 x proofs of address, proof of NI, and must have lived in the UK for the last 5 years.

As a litigation caseworker you will work in the Upper Tribunal and High Court but may also be involved in cases progressing to the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. You will develop expertise in a particular area of immigration and as you gain experience, you may take on a wider range of areas. With colleague support you will hone your decision-making skills, spotting which decisions to defend and to reconsider.

Key duties:

  • Assessing challenges set out in pre-action protocol correspondence or judicial review claims against UK immigration legislation, policies, procedures, and the decisions taken on immigration applications.
  • Responding to pre-action protocol correspondence and referring to operational areas for action to remedy original errors in decisions being challenged.
  • Escalating policy or procedural issues arising from pre-action protocol correspondence, judicial review claims and private law damages claims.
  • Liaising with and instructing government lawyers to achieve an agreed legal course of action in managing litigation, including approving grounds of defence on behalf of Secretary of State for the Home Department.
  • Supporting government lawyers and counsel on defending cases at the oral or substantive hearing stages, including securing witness statements when needed.
  • Deciding when cases should be settled and working with stakeholders to secure financial authority where appropriate, to ensure best cost outcomes.
  • Liaising with and providing advice to decision makers and supporting in learning lessons from legal challenges.
  • Maintaining accurate records of activities/work completed across a range of systems.

Essential skills & criteria:

  • Effective decision-making, using judgement and taking considered approach to situations and tasks in a changing and time pressured environment
  • Organising, planning and preparation, maximising time, and productivity
  • Precision, detailed-focused ensuring everything is accurate and error free
  • Able to anticipate avoiding problems before they occur
  • Prioritising work to ensure legal deadlines are met and quality maintained
  • Establishing mutual respect and trust, building relationships internally and externally
  • Highly motivated and inspiring others to achieve target goals
  • Resilient with an inner composure to recover quickly and learn from setbacks
  • Responsible, taking ownership for own decisions and be accountable for what has been delivered
  • Supporting others in leading change
  • Analysing complex information focusing on identifying errors and irregularities
  • Excellent communication with a particular emphasis on drafting skills
  • Complying with set standards and applying relevant guidance and case law

Desirable Criteria:

  • Good customer service skills
  • Ability to follow set standards and follow guidance
  • Good IT skills (including MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

Training & Drafting:

Leave must be at a minimum in the first 4-6 weeks. Training consists of e-learning, core sessions and mentoring lasting 3 months. Employee holidays during this period will be granted only for exceptional circumstances.

Brook Street are proud to support the Armed Forces Covenant and as such, we guarantee to interview all candidates who are veterans or spouses/partners of military personnel, and who meet all the essential criteria for the vacancy.

As a Disability Confident Leader, and holder of the Gold Award status from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, Brook Street, as a supplier to the Public Sector Resourcing Framework (PSR), will offer you a guaranteed interview with a PSR Sourcer.

Should you identify as a candidate with a disability and/or as a veteran or spouse/partner of military personnel and meet all the essential criteria for the role, we encourage you to reach out to us via the Brook Street website. Here you will find a link to register your interest and state the role that you are interested in. We are committed to engaging with you.

In cases where we have a high volume of ex-military candidates/military spouses/partners, who meet all of the essential criteria, Brook Street will interview the best candidates from within that group.

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