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Border Force Assistant Officer - External

Border Force Assistant Officer - External

Posted 10 April by Border Force
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The Home Office is here to make our country safer. 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.

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 a team engaged in a variety of exciting and flexible roles - such as checking all passengers arriving by sea or air for immigration control purposes as well as the detection and interception of prohibited goods (such as drugs, cash, tobacco, alcohol, firearms, counterfeit goods).

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 and making well balanced decisions is key. A career in Border Force can be extremely rewarding and you will be supported through a training programme of several courses. Your training period is crucial to preparing you for your initial career as a Border Force Assistant Officer.

Previous background in security is not required. Instead, you should be able to work flexibly within a team environment, as priorities can change rapidly. 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
• A full manual driving licence.

Please refer to the candidate pack for further information on roles for Felixstowe, Harwich and Tilbury.

Border Force Assistant Officers must hold SC clearance. If clearance is not held prior to applying for the role, all job offers will be on a provisional basis until clearance has been obtained.

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.

Reference: 37727740

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