Border Force Assistant Officer Multiple Roles job in Coventry at Home Office

Border Force Assistant Officer (Multiple Roles)

Company: Home Office

Location: Coventry UK

Date Posted:Mar 06, 2018

Border Force is an operational law enforcement command of around 8,000 staff. It plays a critical role in securing the UK border: Tackling terrorism, crime and illegal migration by enabling interventions on people and goods prior to their travelling to the UK; and by operating fixed controls on passengers and goods that enter the country. The Postal Command within Border Force plays a significant role in addressing the risk to the UK border at the point at which it interfaces with the postal system. Postal threats to border security come in a variety of forms including attempts to smuggle a wide range of illegal drugs, firearms and other weapons through the system. There is also essential work to combat the negative impact on the UK economy and legitimate business by preventing the importation of counterfeit goods or the introduction of goods into the market where the correct revenue has not been paid. The Postal Command is also responsible for the work undertaken on behalf of HMRC to charge duty and VAT on goods imported by post managed by a dedicated fiscal team. Coventry International Postal Hub is run by Parcel Force and handles in excess of 12 million international parcels each year. This campaign is advertising two different Border Force Assistant Officer posts. The first is for a position on the units Post Seizure Team managing the workload and cases associated with consignments following seizure action. The other vacancy is for a post on the Business Support team helping support the wider business. Post Seizure Team Assistant Officer • Processing seizure casework and preparing cases for further investigation.• Control of secure lock-up for seized goods and their subsequent disposal. • Assessing and resolving importer queries regarding seized goods. • Contribute towards professional control of offences including the protection of chain of evidence in storage and through handovers. • Develop and maintain an effective working relationship with anti smuggling teams and other external stakeholders including intelligence teams and non departmental agencies/law authorities. • Recording of evidence in official notebooks and completion of necessary departmental databases and recording systems. • Completion of witness statements and attendance at court hearings as required. Business Support Assistant Officer • Lead on the procurement of stationary, equipment and uniform for the unit. • Complete equipment and stationary stock checks as well as official vehicle checks. • Provide support during port visits liaising with security teams and other stakeholders. • Manage and monitor the business support inbox, prioritising and dealing with queries as necessary. • Monitor office equipment and manage the reporting of faulty equipment. • Support wider team business including recruitment, accommodation, training and health and safety when required. • Manage the units post in and out providing direction to wider non operational teams when needed. • Provide communications and updates to the unit. Fiscal Assistant Officer • Assessing and applying Duty and VAT on parcels entering the UK. • Investigating undervalued goods and referring high value consignments for further assessment – maintaining accurate records. • Selection, examination and subsequent seizure of prohibited and restricted items being imported. • Recording of evidence in official notebooks and completion of necessary departmental databases and recording systems. • Completion of witness statements and attendance at court hearings as required. • Develop and maintain an effective working relationship with anti smuggling teams. • Processing queries and correspondence relating to Duty and VAT raised on imported parcels. • Arranging refunds to importers where necessary. Note: An employee may be required to carry out other duties within the scope of the grade and within the limits of their skill, competence and training.For further information and details of how to apply please visit the Civil Service Website1575545 View full job description
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