Closing date: 20 Sep 2017
Border Force North- Manchester Airport
Manchester Airport is undergoing a significant expansion programme, from a throughput of 22 million passengers over 10 years and is one of Border Forces top priority projects. The Airport will reduce from 3 Terminals to 2 with T2 dramatically increasing in size. T2 will be the biggest Terminal in the UK once completed.
The expansion team currently comprises x 1 SO and 2 HO’s which is insufficient to run a project of this size and the other Manchester CI initiatives for which it has responsibility.
The AO’s advertised are required to provide administrative support to the expansion team and the operational support team.
Providing admin support to the project team and the Senior Management Team at Manchester Airport.
To escort contractors working on the expansion project in the secure airside area.
Postholders will be required to develop an in-depth understanding of the project to ensure they are able to provide guidance to contractors on BF specific requirements within the scope of the project when required.
The postholders will also provide support to the Operational Support Team covering administrative functions in the key business areas: Vatres, landing cards, Uniforms, Accommodation, Passes, H & S, vehicle maintenance, Lock-up, escorting, recruitment and other ad hoc functions as required.
To attend meetings and draft minutes on behalf of team and Senior managers
To update action plans and other key project documentation.
Good level of IT and organisational skills and the ability to work unsupervised following mentoring and training.
One or both of the posts may become shift working posts at an appropriate point in the expansion project. AHW will be applied at the relevant rate. No specific details of AHW rates are available at this point.
We’ll assess you against these competencies during the selection process;
- Collaborating and partnering
- Changing and improving
- Delivering at pace
- Leading and communicating
Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.
Things you need to know
Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.
If you’re applying for a role requiring security clearance please be aware that foreign or dual nationality is not an automatic bar. However certain posts may have restrictions which could affect those who do not have sole British nationality or who have personal connections with certain countries outside the UK.
Selection process details
An initial sift based on competency 1 may be held if a large number of applications are received.
If your application progresses to a full sift, all competences will then be considered.
Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.
Open to UK nationals only.
Candidates in their probationary period are eligible to apply for vacancies within this department.
Working for the Civil Service
The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.
We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s recruitment principles.
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.
Apply and further information
Contact point for applicants
Helen Thickett 0161 261 5918
OST 0161 261 5805
Sift/interview dates and location
Sift and interview dates and location to be confirmed.
- For further information please see the attached notes for candidates which must be read before making an application.
• Existing Civil Servants should note that some of the Home Office terms and conditions of employment have changed. It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure they are aware of the Terms and Conditions they will adopt should they be successful in application and should refer to the notes for candidates for further details.
• Transfer Terms: Voluntary
• If you are invited to interview you will be required to present your current valid passport together with a range of other forms of identification at interview.
If a person with disabilities is put at a substantial disadvantage compared to a non-disabled person, we have a duty to make reasonable changes to our processes.
If you need a change to be made so that you can make your application, you should;
- approach the point of contact in the job advert as soon as possible before the closing date to discuss your needs.
- complete the “Assistance required” section in the “Additional requirements” page of your application form to tell us what changes or help you might need further on in the recruitment process.
For instance, you may need wheelchair access at interview, or if you’re deaf, a Language Service Professional.
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