Phil Rands

£45 – 50k DOE + Excellent Benefits – London, or Brighton (Some Remote Working)

An Immigration & Compliance Officer is needed to join a modern institution with colleges across the UK. Working from either London or Brighton (you choose), expect to take the lead on providing advice and guidance on sponsorship obligations whilst supporting the enrolment and recruitment of international students. 
With over 35 years’ experience in helping students launch successful careers in the creative industry. Our client is the largest and leading provider of contemporary music education in Europe offering a broad range of Higher and Further Education music courses – including BA Honours Degrees, nationally accredited Diplomas and Postgraduate Teaching Certificates.  Due to exciting growth, they are now seeking an Immigration & Compliance Officer who has proven knowledge and experience in immigration and compliance within the UK, preferably within the area of international student sponsorship.
Joining as the Immigration & Compliance Officer you will be integral to the development and implementation of the policies and processes that ensures the Group meets its student route sponsor obligations. Utilising your excellent understanding of UK Government policy on student immigration and compliance matters, you will manage the compliance team to deliver strategy, policy and processes in regard to the institutes student sponsor duties, upholding UKVI regulations and expectations.
In addition to working across college teams, the Immigration and Compliance Manager will also be in regular liaison with the International Recruitment department and International Admissions, therefore, an understanding and appreciation of the various international angles of a sponsor would be highly valued, to work towards delivering the best experience possible for international applicants and students. 
To qualify… You should be an Immigration & Compliance Officer / Immigration & Compliance Manager / Student Sponsorship Manager / Senior Immigration Advisor / Student Immigration & Compliance Manager / International Student Support Officer or similar with a CV that demonstrates: 
  • Senior management experience – leadership of a team or department 
  • Immigration and compliance experience, preferably within the education sector 
  • Strong communication skills – an ability to present complex information in a clear and concise manner 
  • You are up to date knowledge on UKVI policies and processes 
  • An excellent understanding of sponsor obligations, and experience in working with an organisation who hold a Sponsor Licence 
  • A desire for a career in immigration and compliance
  • You enjoy working in a team and collaborating with other departments
  • Experience working within higher education and/or further education 
  • Knowledge of Non-UK academic qualifications and English Language tests 
  • The ability to work under pressure
  • Experience of putting budget proposals together and working within set financial parameters.
This is an excellent opportunity for an Immigration & Compliance Officer with a strong work ethic, looking to work for a leading music institution offering career progression and a great working environment.