Entry Level Clearance Assistant at British High Commission (BHC)

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Job Position:  Entry Level Clearance Assistant

Location: Abuja

Ref Id: 43/19 ABJ

Slot: 2 Openings

Grade: A1 (L)


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  • Process the printing of documents for cases sent by the UK decision-making teams;
  • Take responsibility to resolve enquiries from TLS, internal and external stakeholders;
  • Receive, record and follow through to resolve all overturned cases, by commenting on CRS and dispatching to the VAC in line with agreed procedures;
  • Manage logistics for UKVI staff and guests: Arrange hotel booking, flights and transport arrangements for official travel in and out of Abuja;
  • By rotation, plan and publish bi-weekly duty list to allocate resources fairly and according to demand;
  • Book Visa Application Centre appointments and provide support to MFA, State House and other BHC key stakeholders. Ensure all facilitations/Note Verbale applications are processed and recorded accurately;
  • Manage the content, security and integrity of the passport bank to assure an organised and efficient process according;
  • Manage the dispatch process and resolve any complaints or service failures to the VAC, and escalate ongoing problems to a Team Leader;
  • Perform other ad-hoc duties at special request to support British High Commission and UKVI business delivery.

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State Government Recruitment in Nigeria:


  • IT skills, well versed in Microsoft Office package specifically Excel
  • English language – read, write and speak
  • Previous experience working in a Visa Section or official Government office
  • Changing and Improving, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace.


NGN 298, 960.22 Monthly.


  • Learning and Development opportunities will be available to the successful applicant.
  • An analysis of training needs will be discussed between the successful candidate and line manager.

How to Apply for Entry Level Clearance Assistant at British High Commission (BHC)

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • All applicants must be legally able to work in Nigeria with the correct visa/status or work permit.
  • The British High Commission in Abuja is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to inclusivity, a diverse workforce and valuing difference.
  • Successful candidates who are recruited locally by the British High Commission in Nigeria are binded by the Terms and Conditions of Service in accordance to the local employment law in Country.
  • Spouses/registered partners of UK Based Staff are able to work within the BHC but their salary will be abated at the appropriate tax rates.
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted (It would be advantageous to hold or have held security clearance approved by the FCO).


8th November, 2019

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