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Border Force Officer Job in Felixstowe


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Border Force Officer


Construction, Trades & Services



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Commitment; Discipline; Respect and Moral Courage are the values that drive Border Force staff forward to help us achieve our vision! So do you know what we do? Border Force is a law enforcement command within the Home Office. We are responsible for managing the UK border control by enforcing immigration and customs regulations and working with the wider Home Office on counter terrorism, organised crime, modern slavery and trafficking. This is some of the most important and challenging work in Government as it both protects and enhances the UK economy and if you are successful, you could be part of that. This is a 24 hours a day, 365 days a year job and you will be working at one of the UK's 140 seaports, airports, 200+ general aviation ports, postal depots and international rail network. This includes the Eurostar from Brussels and Paris to St Pancras International and the Eurotunnel from Coquelles to Cheriton, where Border Force has juxtaposed controls. Because of the work we do and the places we work Border Force staff can operate in sometimes difficult and pressurised environments. For this role making well balanced decisions is key and a career in Border Force can be extremely rewarding, which includes a comprehensive training programme over 14 weeks. You will be expected to commit to the entire duration, although there will be a one week break following week 6, then you will be back with us until the end of your training. Your training period is crucial to preparing you for your initial career as a Border Force officer. You will need to meet certain eligibility criteria in order to apply for the role, so please refer to this section in the candidate pack. Failure to meet the eligibility criteria will result in the removal of your application. The Officer level role can be physically demanding and you may need to search cars and freight vehicles. You will require a high level of flexibility and mobility to meet changing demands. As an officer working for Border Force you may have line management responsibility for Border Force Assistant Officers and Border Force Administrative Assistants. At Assistant Officer level you will be engaged in a variety of exciting and flexible roles - such as checking all passengers arriving by sea or air for immigration control purposes as well as the detection and interception of prohibited goods (such as drugs, cash, tobacco, alcohol, firearms, counterfeit goods). If all of this sounds like you then we would love to hear from you. Please refer to the candidate pack for further information (through the Apply button). Closing date: 19 Nov 2018