VISAS Administrative Officer

The University of Southampton

Admissions & VISAs


Highfield Campus


£25,742 to £28,759
Pro rata per annum

Part time 12 hours- Term time only, 36 weeks per year, Fixed Term (until 23/12/2027)

Closing Date:  

Monday 01 January 2024



The role 

The Visa & Immigration Student Advice Service (VISAS Team) is looking to recruit an Administrative Officer to join the team in a part time, term time role on a fixed term basis. 

The Visa and Immigration Student Advice Service provides visa advice on matters regarding UK Student visas to applicants and students; and activities related to sponsor compliance duties and CAS issuance.

As an Administrative Officer, you will provide comprehensive, effective, and efficient administrative support to the VISAS Team through activities including BRP (biometric residence permits) processing, Right to Study checks and tasks related to the University’s sponsor compliance duties. 

About you 

The successful candidate will be a highly organised team player with a good knowledge of the Higher Education sector and up to date knowledge of issues impacting international students within Higher Education. Excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively and persuasively to students, staff and other stakeholders is essential.

As this role will involve handling and processing Biometric Residence Permits (BRP) the successful candidate will need to be cleared by the Home Office to handle Biometric Residence Permits (BRP) so will need to be a UK national, have ILR or have EU Pre-settled/Settled status.

This role is based on campus 

If you wish to discuss the role in more detail, please email Hayley Gatade, Team Leader by emailing [email protected]  

What we can offer you

As a university we aim to create an environment where everyone can thrive and are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We believe that we can only truly meet our objectives if we are reflective of society, so we are passionate about creating a working environment in which you are free to bring your whole self to work.

Working at the University of Southampton gives you access to a wide range of benefits in addition to our competitive rates of pay. Our core benefits include pension scheme membership; a generous annual leave allowance (supplemented by University closure days and public holidays) and excellent family leave arrangements (including maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave). All our benefits can be viewed here .

Further details:

We believe equality, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a welcoming, vibrant and successful organisation. Having a diverse workforce, inclusive of people of all ages and beliefs, from different racial backgrounds, educational and social backgrounds opens up a wealth of possibilities, makes us more creative and accelerates our impact on society. We welcome applicants that value diversity of our community and are willing to play their part in supporting the mission of inclusivity. 

Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated on the job. 

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