Visa Coordinator ~ Education

  • Location
    London, Greater London
  • Category
    Education - Adult Education
  • Contract Type
    Permanent
  • Salary
    £ 28000 - £ 33000 / Year
  • OrganizationType
    Home/Office

A remarkable International Business School based in the West End of London is looking for a Visa Coordinator. The Visa Coordinator works under the supervision of the Visa Executive within the Student and Academic services department. The Visa Coordinator is responsible for providing support for students who need to obtain a visa to start their UK education journey and reviewing students' visa applications. This is a varied and demanding role and requires a good understanding of higher education education and UK study visas. This role requires a strong, demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple priorities, deliverables, and timelines.



JOB ROLE: Visa Coordinator


INDUSTRY: Education


SALARY: 28k - 33k


LOCATION: West End /Hybrid



JOB ROLE:



  • Responsible for developing and maintaining systems and guidance for Tier 4 sponsorship processes and compliance.

  • Work closely with the international recruitment and admissions team members, managing the administrative side of student's admission and registration with regards to their visa and to provide advice on the immigration requirements that an individual applicant must meet in order to register at the school, provide comprehensive immigration advice to prospective visa students and those registered at the School as they progress through the application / CAS request process.

  • Check and process all CAS requests and the corresponding documents thoroughly to ensure that only genuine students who meet the requirements are issued with a CAS.

  • Track the lifecycle of each CAS issued and submit reports to the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) office, in accordance with the Sponsor Guidance. This will require communication with Programme Office or/all students who have been issued a CAS, in order to obtain regular updates on the progress of their visa application, copies of all refusal notices or a copy of the visa, once granted.

  • Work closely with the Programme teams as part of the process to monitor the attendance of all registered visa students, retain an up-to-date summary of attendance levels for these students, including details of any approved absence

  • Reporting in the CAS system any change in visa students' status, contact details, work experience, as required.

  • Communicate regularly with registered visa students/Programme teams at school to ensure that our student records are updated to reflect any changes in circumstances.

  • Responsible for carrying out regular audit checks on visa students' records, to ensure they are fit for purpose, for announced or unannounced Home Office visits.

  • Check and process all Short-term study visa requests and corresponding documents thoroughly, to ensure only genuine students who meet the requirements are issued with Short-term visa sponsorship letters.

  • Contribute to the development and update of immigration related information for prospective international students, provided via our websites and any other marketing material as required.

  • Maintain key skills and knowledge and stay abreast of UKVI updates and regulations pertaining to visa guidance for sponsors.

  • Liaise with key external stakeholders as required, in particular UKVI.



ESSENTIAL SKILLS:




  • Knowledge of Home Office procedures

  • Knowledge of the Immigration Rules and the ability to interpret complex rules and regulations

  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team, with minimal supervision

  • Professional verbal and communications skills and the ability to communicate well at all levels and to build effective relationships

  • Excellent presentation skills

  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail

  • Student-centred, advisor-oriented and have the ability to perform multiple tasks effectively and efficiently

  • Strong customer service orientation

  • Have exceptional initiative and judgement

  • Ability to work effectively with faculty, administrators, students, alumni, and external constituents

  • Self-motivated with an ability to thrive under pressure

  • Relevant qualification at degree level

  • Experience in a visa related role



This opportunity is being advertised by the Office Angels West End team.


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