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British Consul job (Istanbul)


I wandered across this temp job ad for the British Consul Istanbul and thought may be of interest to some members here.

(pro tip - read the job description THOROUGHLY and make sure you are qualified before applying...)

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British Consulate General Istanbul
Temporary Entry Clearance Assistant

An immediate vacancy has arisen for an Entry Clearance Assistant at the British Consulate General Istanbul on a temporary basis for 6 months. The successful applicant must be available to take up the position quickly. This position requires working as part of a team in a busy section.

Duties and Responsibilities

Pre- examining application supporting documentation- to enable the assessing ECO to make a speedy decision.
Completing pre-consideration templates and summaries on Points Based Scheme (PBS) pro-formas for PBS applications plus dependants
Dealing with customer enquiries in written and spoken English
Duties relating to appeal administration; data entry and correspondence
Visa Writing
Online fee reconsolidation
Carry out any other duties as may be prescribed by the Line Manager

Skills and Attributes Required

Advanced level of spoken and written Turkish and English
Experience in Microsoft Office applications, in particular Word and Excel
Ability to work under pressure as part of a large team and complete tasks to an agreed standard
Ability to manage own work with minimal supervision
Good customer care and telephone skills
Ability to write messages clearly and respond to instructions

Key Competences/Skills/Experience required for the vacancy

Managing Self, Others & Resources

Self discipline, high standards, and a willingness to take initiative

Delivering Results

Able to handle a number of tasks; meets deadlines.
Uses initiative to chase up progress on tasks.
Sets high standards & demonstrates best practice.

Problem Solving

Uses information, experience and judgement to solve day to day problems and complete routine tasks.

Working with Others

Ability to work closely with other team members and teams


The proven ability to produce very high quality written work in both English and Turkish
Communicates clearly and concisely

Learning & Development

Commitment to organisational and personal learning and development

If you are interested in this vacancy, please send your up-to-date CV, in English, to Protected content , together with a covering letter explaining why you think you would be suited to this post. Please mark the subject line as Ref: Protected content

The closing date for applications is Friday, 10 February. Applications received after deadline will not be accepted. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted. The applicants must have a clear immigration background.

The annual salary for this position is 49,104 TL gross. Please note that staff members are responsible for paying any income tax required by local law.
Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy Turkey Network are subject to terms and conditions of service according to local Turkish Labour Law.

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