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Remuneration:£66,000 per annum
Closing date:11 November 2018 at midnight
A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen to become the new Commissioner of the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC). The OISC is an independent executive non-departmental public body with approximately 60 staff. The Commissioner is the head of the organisation and is appointed by the Home Secretary.
The role of the OISC is to regulate individuals or organisations who provide immigration advice to members of the public and who are not practising lawyers and are therefore not regulated by another body. The primary way in which the OISC performs this function is by ensuring that these immigration advisers are registered with them and that action is taken against those who provide advice or services without being registered. The regulatory scheme applies to over 1500 organisations and over 3000 immigration advisers.
The Commissioner is responsible for promoting the good practice of those who provide immigration advice and/or services and has powers to prosecute any individual or organisation found to be operating illegally. The Commissioner is responsible, as the OISC’s Accounting Officer, for the overall governance, management and financial performance of the OISC, as well as taking forward strategic aims and objectives determined by the Home Secretary. You will be supported in your role by a Deputy Commissioner.
This is a crucial public service role, and the new Commissioner will be responsible for delivering a comprehensive programme of reforms, including those set out in the published OISC Triennial Review. We are seeking candidates with experience of leading and raising the public profile of an organisation, with the ability to drive and deliver a culture that emphasises continuous improvement and efficiency, as well as an ability to consistently deliver excellent performance outcomes within a changing operational environment. The successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal skills; working effectively both with OISC staff and other key stakeholders, including Ministers and senior Government officials.
This will be a five-year fixed term appointment with the possibility of re-appointment.
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