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Visa Compliance Officer (Higher Education)

City, London
Remote Working
Remote Working
£28,000 to £30,000
Job Type
5 Sep 2022
Recruitment Hunters are recruiting for a Visa Compliance Officer to work for their Higher Education client based in Central London. This will be a 12Months fixed Term Contract with possible options afterwards. The Visa Compliance Officer will focus on the operational aspects of complying with the College's duties as a sponsor under the Student Route of the Points Based System. You will liaise regularly with current students and future student visa applicants/students to maintain up to date student and CAS records for all of our visa students studying in the UK on Student route visas. Main Responsibilities: - Visa Compliance Officer CAS ISSUANCE To check all CAS requests and the corresponding documents thoroughly to ensure that only genuine students who meet the requirements of student visa are issued with a CAS. To work closely with the Immigration Visa Compliance Manager/Compliance Officer to ensure that all CASs are assigned correctly and within agreed deadlines. To track all the pending documents for CAS issuance. This will require communication with all students who have accepted an offer and paid a deposit. To obtain regular updates on the progress of their student visa application, copies of all the student visas granted. To provide the College with accurate up-to-date lists of all students issued with CAS's on student route visa. To notify flag up to the Immigration and Visa Compliance Manager of all students who are "at risk" of failing to meet the CAS issuance requirements. To communicate regularly with students who are applying for the student visa to ensure that our student records are updated. To liaise with key external stakeholders, in particular the UK Visa and Immigration. To assist the visa compliance team in contributing to the development and update of immigration related information for prospective international studentsVISA COMPLIANCE To work closely with the Visa Compliance, Recruitment and Admissions teams to communicate consistently and clearly the requirements that an applicant must meet in order to get a CAS from the firm To provide assistance and support to the Visa Compliance Team to ensure the College is fully compliant with UKVI sponsorship duties. To monitor and evaluate visa student files and undertake regular audit checks to ensure that they meet the UKVI requirements. To check all CAS requests and the corresponding documents thoroughly to ensure that only genuine students who meet the requirements of student visa are issued with a CAS. Work as a Level 2 user on SMS to issue CAS. To assist with, and take part in, the organisation of enrolment and re-enrolment for international students. To monitor and report changes in student circumstances to the Visa Compliance Manager consistently. To maintain academic engagement records and other appropriate records, systems and databases relating to student records To compile reports, annual monitoring and trend-data associated with visa monitoring and other aspects of UKVI compliance. To maintain and update the UKVI compliance information on the firms website. To liaise with staff across the college and internal personnel to ensure relevant and timely information is provided to prospective and current students and the staff who interface with them. To provide basic advice to prospective students related to CAS or visa process and those registered at the firm, as they progress through the application / CAS request process. To undertake any other duties commensurate with the level of responsibility of this post, for which the post holder has the necessary experience and/or training. To provide support to the Visa & Immigration Compliance Team with the relevant checks prior to enrolment. To foster a positive work environment with a good team spirit, including the wider admissions, recruitment and marketing team and all other departments.Experience Required:- Visa Compliance Officer Graduate - Degree or equivalent (MUST) Educational Sector Experience & experience of handling students F2F (MUST) UKVI, Tier 4, Visa Compliance (HIGHLY DESIRABLE) Admissions, Student Services, Student Administration, Visa Checking, Enrolment (HIGHLY DESIRABLE) Recent experience of issuing CAS, processing student visa applications and applying the UKVI regulations, including checking applicants' documentation. (DESIRABLE) The Visa Compliance Officer role, is a 12Months Fixed TErm Contract position based in Central London. It will be hybrid/remote 2days working from home and 3 days in office (Flexibility Required). M-F 9-5.30pm The Salary will be £28,000 - £30,000 + a generous benefits package. If this Educational role handling Student Visa Compliance sounds like you, then please forward your CV to Steve at Recruitment Hunters "Let us do the you don't have to!" Recruitment Hunters is an independent recruitment agency covering London, Newcastle and Cambridge.. Tier 4, Visa Compliance, Education, Higher Education, HE, UKVI, Student Route Visa, Tier4, Compliance, Admissions, Visa Checking, Student, Support, HE, UKVI, Tier 4, Home Based, Part Home/Office Working, Recruitment Hunters
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  • Job Reference: 704624977-2
  • Date Posted: 5 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Recruitment Hunters
    Recruitment Hunters
  • Location: City, London
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £28,000 to £30,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Excellent Benefits
  • Sector: Education
  • Job Type: Contract