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HR Advisor - Immigration

Mott MacDonald

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


As a Home Office approved sponsor, Mott MacDonald are permitted to employ individuals from outside of the UK Labour Market. There are legal obligations and responsibilities which we must comply with under the rules of our sponsor licence and there are significant risks associated with non-compliance of these obligations. We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced HR Advisor to join our new team and take responsibility for leading and managing a high volume of Skilled Worker visa applications across the UK.

Key responsibilities of the role include:
* Managing the Skilled Worker visa application process:
- Liaising with candidates, the business and our external immigration lawyers to collate documentation and process skilled worker visa applications
- Advising the business on queries on visa costs, timeframes and sponsorship obligations
- Holding initiation calls with all skilled worker applicants to explain the process, timeframes and legal obligations
- Issuing repayment agreements to all Skilled Workers and ensuring signed copies are retained on file

* Being the escalation point for RTW queries, where necessary and supporting the wider immigration team
* Being point of contact for UK immigration queries from employees/candidates
* Managing repayment of costs in the event a skilled worker leaves/switches visa route
* Complete references to support immigration applications, including (but not limited to) Indefinite Leave to Remain, visitor visas, BRP applications
* Advise on and monitor right to work requirements as part of remote working requests
* Support EUNA Immigration Lead with:
- Continuously reviewing processes and looking for ways to work more efficiently
- Creating and updating guidance documents and resources
- Training the wider people community, the business and RTW checkers
- Leading monthly immigration champion calls
- Support HRBPs and the business with managing any cases where it may be identified that an individual does not have the right to work in the UK

* Support implementation of new processes which may be introduced in future, including Indefinite Leave to Remain support

We want to hear from you if you have/are:
- Have an interest in immigration and want to pursue a longer-term career in driving governance and compliance
- Willingness to drive continuous improvement
- Proactive in addressing challenging/complex situations
- Strong administrative skills and take pride in delivering tasks to a high standard
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Good presentation skills
- Excellent organisation and time management skills with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, manage your own workload and identify ways to improve efficiency
- Excellent attention to detail with the ability to complete tasks accurately when delivering to tight deadlines
- Ability to complete repetitive tasks in an organised and methodical way
- Strong initiative, and capable of making independent judgements where appropriate
- Flexibility and willingness to manage unexpected or complex circumstances
- Proficient knowledge and experience of using Word, Excel, PowerPoint and SharePoint
- The ability to learn new information and IT systems quickly and proficiently
- Knowledge of UK immigration legislation, particularly in the areas of Skilled Worker visas, right to work checks and sponsorship obligations
- Knowledge of the General Data Protection Regulations (preferable)