Do you have the skills and ability to compose accurate reports based on your own investigative observations? Are you fair, level headed and possess a level of curiosity and inclination to ask “why” and dig deeper to gain essential information?
Why this role is important
This is an exciting opportunity to work with the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, delivering compelling reports and helping to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the borders and immigration system. This is a high profile role, dealing with government officials at all levels and a wide range of stakeholders. The role builds a strategic and extremely transferable understanding of delivery of government border and immigration services.
You will research and plan inspections, then obtain evidence for analysis from the Home Office through live observation of processes, sampling of files, stakeholder submitted evidence and via calls for evidence on the Chief Inspector’s website. You will write up a draft of the inspection report which is submitted to the Chief Inspector who will produce a final report, for the Home Secretary to lay in Parliament, based on the draft so accurate analysis and attention to detail are essential for this role.
The Inspector will have the following skills and experience
We are interested in your enthusiasm and ability to investigate and scrutinise complex issues and an ability to write up your findings in a clear, concise manner.
Inspectors require a broad range of skills. You will already have, or have the ability to develop the following:
Aspirations and motivation
We would like to understand what aspects of the role interest you and why. In your statement please outline:
- your reasons for wanting to work for ICIBI as an inspector
- what has inspired you to apply
- what you believe you will bring to the role and the Inspectorate
- what you would expect to achieve in return.
We are interested in your investigative skills. In your statement please address the below requirements:
- you are interested in processes and their outcomes
- you have a track record of using investigative skills to gather evidence from a range of sources
- you have the curiosity to effectively carry out investigations in a fair and level headed way, and the inclination to challenge during investigations and ask “why”
- you will be able to use data and information effectively, including charts and tables, and where needed, learn IT packages that would assist in presenting data and spreadsheets
- you can analyse data accurately and objectively, and distinguish what is relevant
- you are attentive to detail at all times
Written communication skills
We are interested in your written communication skills and experience. In your statement please address the below requirements:
- your track record of writing clear, concise and grammatically correct English
- your effective use of data and information to produce well-structured draft accounts of the evidence gathered, with explanations, arguments, conclusions and recommendations
- your ability to use Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Self-presentation and interaction
You would represent the Independent Chief Inspector at all times and therefore we are interested in your self-presentation and interpersonal skills. In your statement please address the below requirements:
- you are someone who can deal confidently with others, whether government officials, stakeholder representatives or others
- you deliver clear messages, which you adjust to different audiences
- you are able to use active listening as a key means of building rapport and eliciting information from others
- you manage your time effectively and deliver to agreed timescales and standards
What’s on offer
This role is based in Westminster. Travel to other locations around the UK will be required 3-4 times a year and international travel is a very occasional possibility. On a basis of:
- Non civil servants- up to 18 month fixed term appointment
- Civil Servants- up to two year loan (existing civil servants will require permission from their current departments or units to come on loan)
- Full- time and part- time staff (subject to business need)
As an employer of choice, the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration offers an extensive benefits package including:
- A competitive salary package; £40,644- £45,914 per annum
- Competitive leave allowance
- Market leading pension scheme
- A range of benefits focusing on health and wellbeing
- All Civil Servant benefits
- An extensive training and development plan for this role
Hays Specialist Recruitment has been appointed as the recruitment partner for the ICIBI. For all enquiries, please contact the Hays Team at 0207 259 8824
The first tranche of interviews will take place the week commencing 11th November 2019
For more detailed information, or to view other vacancies with this organisation, please visit our dedicated recruitment website.