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Vacant Position - Integrity Manager, Africa (Pretoria)

Employment will be subject to obtaining the appropriate security clearance. Please note that only nationals of UK, EU countries, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand are likely to meet this requirement. Permanent Residents of South Africa holding passports for the above countries may be able to be security cleared.

Main purpose of job:
UK Visas and Immigration – International is responsible for making millions of decisions every year about who has the right to enter the UK, with a firm emphasis on national security and a culture of customer satisfaction for people who come to the UK legally.

UKVI staff deal on a daily basis with a valuable commodity - potential access to the UK – and our staff are committed to the highest standards of professionalism and integrity. We have experienced, both in the UK and overseas, problems relating to fraud and corruption. Some of the problems have been as a result of concerted attempts by organised crime to bypass the systems in place to safe guard the entry clearance operation. Other problems have been as a result of carelessness and negligence, or through individuals spotting an opportunity to make money and abuse the systems that we have in place. Corrupt or fraudulent activity can only be successful if the operating environment permits it.

The jobholder’s role will be to ensure that robust processes are adhered to and to take a proactive approach to identifying and mitigating future risks

The key responsibilities of the jobholder will be:
•Leading on integrity for the region, ensuring that all staff, suppliers and stakeholders are clear on the remit and responsibilities of the role;
•Managing integrity and assurance across the region;
•Mitigating risk across the end to end visa process across the region;
•Working with the supplier to mitigate risk in the end to end visa application process;
•Collaborating with audit teams based in the UK, helping to shape inspections and to ensure agreed recommendations are carried out;
•Providing support to the Professional Standards Unit in the UK, escalating when necessary and ensuring lines of enquiry are relevant;
•Ensuring disciplinary procedures, investigations and outcomes are consistent across the region and are in line with local employment law and HR practices; Protected content
•Developing effective operational working relationships with other government departments, including law enforcement agencies with an interest in specialist areas such as fraud, safeguarding or terrorist abuse;
•Collaborating with the wider UKVI Integrity network to ensure that work practices are consistent and outcomes shared; Protected content
•Contributing to the design and refinement of assurance products to ensure that integrity risks continue to be identified and mitigated

The Integrity Manager will be required to travel regularly around the region, sometimes at short notice – essential that candidate has the ability to do so

Desirable qualifications and experience
•Operational delivery experience desirable
•Fraud or investigation experience desirable

Additional information
•Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission Pretoria are subject to the Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in South Africa.
•All applicants must be legally able to work in the country of application with the correct visa/status or work permit.
•Employees who are not eligible to pay local income tax: e.g. certain third-country nationals and spouses/partners

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