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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_1707372227

  • Published:

    22 days ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

  • Expiry date:

    9/03/2024

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Job Description

We are hiring for the position of Executive Officer !

Location: Feltham, London, TW14 8HA
Salary: £16,57 per hour
Contract: Temporary, 6-month with the possibility of extension. Full time, Monday to Friday: 9:00 to 17:00, 37 hours per week, hybrid working at least 3 days in the office

Brook Street in partnership with the Home Office has a fantastic opportunity to join the Litigation Team. As a litigation caseworker you will work in the Upper Tribunal and High Court. You may also be involved in cases progressing to the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

Responsibilities:

  • Assessing challenges set out in pre-action protocol correspondence or judicial review claims against UK immigration legislation, policies, procedures, and on immigration applications.
  • Responding to pre-action protocol correspondence and referring to operational areas for action to remedy original errors.
  • Escalating policy or procedural issues from pre-action protocol correspondence, judicial review claims and private law damages claims.
  • Liaising with and instructing government lawyers to an agreed course of action in managing litigation, and 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, securing witness statements when needed.
  • Deciding when cases should be settled and working with stakeholders to secure financial authority, 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:

  • Organisation, able to plan and are well prepared, maximising time and productivity
  • Precision, detailed focused ensuring everything is accurate and error free
  • Able to anticipate and avoid problems before they occur
  • Able to use their judgement and take considered approach to situations and tasks when making decisions
  • Establishing mutual respect and trust building relationships internally and externally
  • Highly motivated and inspire others to achieve target goals
  • Resilience with an inner composure to recover and learn quickly from setbacks
  • Responsible ownership for own decisions and accountable for what has been delivered
  • Supporting others in leading change
  • Analysing complex information identifying errors and irregularities
  • Good communication with a particular emphasis on excellent drafting skills
  • Complying with set standards and applying relevant guidance and case law
  • Making high quality decisions in a changing and time pressured environment
  • A university degree OR recent experience of complex case working in a government litigation team, OR significant litigation experience in a government case working team


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 kept to a minimum in the first 4-6 weeks. Training consists of e-learning, core sessions and mentoring lasting 3 months. Employees should not have holidays during this period unless for exceptional circumstances.

Amenities:

Free shuttle bus service from Hatton Cross and Feltham stations. A café serves the Bedfont Lakes Business Park.

You will need a valid passport, 2 x proofs of address, proof of NI, and must have been living in the UK for the last 5 years.

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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