Frontline Border Force Folkestone

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Folkestone, UK
  • Salary: £24,883 - £28,349

The Home Office is here to make the UK safer. Border Force is a Law Enforcement arm of the Home Office with primary responsibility for UK Border Security, including counter terrorism, immigration and customs matters.

Border Force has six operational regions in the UK: North, Central, Heathrow, South, South East, Europe and International. These regions have responsibility for securing the border 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at the UK’s 140 seaports, airports, 200+ general aviation ports, postal depots and international rail network. This includes the Eurostar from Brussels and Paris to London St Pancras International, Calais, Dunkerque to Dover and the Eurotunnel from Coquelles to Cheriton, where Border Force has juxtaposed controls.

Job description

You would be responsible for delivering a wide variety of tasks, in an airport, seaport/maritime environment or international rail environment, which may include but are not limited to:

  • Operating the UK immigration controls to establish inadmissibility into the United Kingdom and taking appropriate action in cases where further examination is required
  • Operating the non-EEA primary control point (PCP), making decisions to admit non – EEA passengers under the Immigration Act
  • Profiling people, goods and vehicles for border offences, making referrals to the secondary examination area, conducting and noting interviews as necessary
  • Conducting casework and dealing with associated queries
  • Detecting and assisting in the investigation of offences arising from the importation/exportation of prohibited and restricted goods
  • Gathering information and making appropriate notes for evidential purposes
  • Supporting aviation, maritime and international rail operations, visiting privately operated flights and vessel arrivals
  • Making arrests of persons, conducting the search of these people and their supervision. Assisting with the search of premises or vehicles
  • Ensuring arrangements are made for the issuing of appropriate documentation following a decision to detain, refuse entry or remove an individual
  • Demonstrating the professional behaviours associated with a law enforcement organisation
  • Reporting the outcome of any investigation as a witness in court when required.

Successful candidates will need to demonstrate:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, enjoy interacting with colleagues, members of the public and external stakeholders
  • Are flexible, adaptable and creative in solving problems and dealing with change
  • Are able to successfully perform a range of multi-skilled duties
  • Have a strong sense of personal ethics and integrity
  • Are able to confidently manage potentially difficult and challenging situations
  • Can demonstrate sound interpersonal, communication and relationship building skills and thrive working as part of a team
  • Have leadership potential or demonstrated leadership ability
  • Think in an objective and analytical manner
  • Are robust at enforcing UK law whilst maintaining professionalism and sensitivity

Successful candidates will need to demonstrate:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, enjoy interacting with colleagues, members of the public and external stakeholders
  • Are flexible, adaptable and creative in solving problems and dealing with change
  • Are able to successfully perform a range of multi-skilled duties
  • Have a strong sense of personal ethics and integrity
  • Are able to confidently manage potentially difficult and challenging situations
  • Can demonstrate sound interpersonal, communication and relationship building skills and thrive working as part of a team
  • Have leadership potential or demonstrated leadership ability
  • Think in an objective and analytical manner
  • Are robust at enforcing UK law whilst maintaining professionalism and sensitivity.

Please click ‘Apply’ for further information and a full job description.

“Every day, Home Office civil servants do brilliant work to develop and deliver policies and services that affect the lives of people across the country and beyond. To do this effectively and fairly, the Home Office is committed to representing modern Britain in all its diversity, and creating a welcoming, inclusive workplace where all our people are able to bring their whole selves to work and perform at their best.

We are flexible, skilled, professional and diverse. We work to recruit and retain disabled staff and are a Disability Confident Leader. We are proud to be one of the most ethnically diverse departments in the civil service. We are a Stonewall top 100 Workplace Equality Employer and a Social Mobility Foundation top 75 employer.”

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