Global Mobility Expatriate Manager

Posted 16 March by Alchemy Recruitment Ltd Easy Apply

Our client, a global corporation is looking to hire a Global Mobility Expatriate Manager to join their London office.

The Global Mobility Expatriate Manager will deliver International Mobility services across Europe & Africa.

Adhering to Global Expat guidelines and mobility policies, corporate processes, and local legislation relating to Immigration and best practice.

Key Responsibilities include;

Global Mobility & Expatriate Services

  • Ensure that short term, long term and strategic International Mobility requirements of Europe & Africa are met
  • Provide timely and accurate immigration strategic advice and guidance as required
  • Work with Regional HR Managers and Talent & Succession Planning Manager to maintain an up-to-date forecast of regional mobility needs
  • Keep updated on Brexit and manage its impact on Europe & Africa international mobility policies
  • Capture and circulate best practices for the mobility life-cycle
  • Support the cascade of mobility and expat policies and procedures to HR / Regional HR and local offices
  • Track and report on mobility-related costs monthly
  • Supporting HR team with project work and payroll as required
  • Manage and support all incoming and outgoing expatriate assignments within Europe & Africa, also including Japanese expats
  • Co-ordinate with HR to determine individual transferee packages are fully documented in each mobility agreement and contract
  • Calculate cost of living and hardship allowances twice a year, updating packages and payments where needed using Mercer software
  • Liaise with host/home countries' HR and HR leadership team
  • Draw up secondment contract managing all issues to ensure secondment begins successfully (including liaison with secondee)
  • Support arrangements at end of secondment, working with Region HR

Immigration Services

  • Ensuring compliance with its duties in the UK as a UKVI licence holder
  • Manage the Certificate of Sponsorship process in the UK
  • Manage applications for inter-company transfers and Tier 2 (general) visas in the UK
  • Ensure that payroll and tax issues are fully managed for each Expat and the company working closely with advisors
  • Accurately maintain all immigration administration and records ensuring compliance with immigration legislation
  • Ensure adherence to immigration timelines and monitor processing of all new and existing immigration cases/applications
  • Review all Immigration information for new starters in the UK and ensure that it is kept updated - NI number, address and contact details
  • Support HR to ensure immigration information is reviewed in host country
  • Ensure right to work is checked and review right to work evidence for all UK employees
  • Manage resident labour market test evidence and all related paperwork
  • Submit information as required to UKVI - in particular, information relating to change of migrant's circumstances
  • Advise on short term business travellers where necessary
  • Liaise with Tax Advisors to ensure correct tax/social charge treatment and complete end of year filing.
  • Managing immigration-related costs in EUA, particularly relating to Tax Advisors (Grant Thornton), UKVI and other Government agencies
  • Set up, maintain and regularly monitor database of visa expiry dates, producing reports on expiry and potential extensions quarterly
  • Provide regular immigration updates focusing on current expats and progress of current applications

The ideal candidate:

  • Experience working within Global Mobility, Compensation & Benefits, and/or Immigration is essential
  • Knowledge of international mobility, tax and NI/social charges in other countries in Europe and Africa
  • Strong knowledge of immigration processes in the UK/EUA, particularly certificate of sponsorship, inter-company transfers and Tier 2 (general) visas
  • Excellent communication and organisation skills
  • Experience in using Mercer cost of living indices (preferred)
  • Proficient in Microsoft software packages (particularly Excel and Word)
  • Degree level education desirable

Reference: 34702354

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