Remote - Immigration Specialist, People Reward and Mobility

Term: Permanent
Reports to: Head of Immigration
Practice group: People, Reward and Mobility
Location: Remote
Purpose of role

Dentons’ Global Employment and Labor Group includes over 400 lawyers, spread across our offices, who represent organisations in connection with a range of employment, immigration and pensions related matters. With our global presence and contacts, we are one of only a few firms that can provide multinational businesses with a coordinated solution to all their employment, immigration and pensions needs throughout the world.

We now have an excellent opportunity for an ambitious Immigration Specialist to join our growing People Reward and Mobility practice in the UK.

The role is primarily focused on corporate immigration. You can expect to work on a wide range of immigration applications in addition to HR advisory and Brexit related projects. You will work with international organisation, managing their immigration requirements and ensuring that the business and their employees remain compliant.

You will maintain client relationships, contribute to business development and thought leadership, raising your own profile and supporting the continued growth of the practice.

The Dentons platform provides a fantastic opportunity for individuals to progress their career and be part of a growing practice and we are looking for people who are excited by the opportunity to contribute to that growth, whilst developing their expertise. The UK Employment, Pensions and Immigration practice work as one team across the UK.

Responsibilities

In this role, you will work with some of the team's most valued clients. You will provide end-to-end immigration support for visa applicants applying for UK visas. You will also provide administrative support to the team to streamline the application and billing processes. Your key tasks and responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Independently manage a busy caseload with varying deadlines and levels of priority making sure that timelines are met and work is delivered to client requirements and expectations
  • Preparing and assigning Skilled Worker and Global Business Mobility Certificates of Sponsorship
  • Supporting visa applicants from beginning to end of the visa application process
  • Providing written and spoken immigration advice to visa applicants
  • Maintaining up-to-date records of the status of each visa application
  • Supporting with billing clients
  • Contribute to business development
Required experience, skills and attributes

Technical Skills

  • Experienced with Sponsor Management System tasks, such as creating and assigning Certificates of Sponsorship and posting reports.
  • Thorough knowledge of the visa application process for entry clearance, further leave to remain and indefinite leave to remain applications, particularly for work-related visa categories.
  • Ability to work with a degree of independence
  • Exceptional drafting skills and legal research ability

Personal attributes

  • Is dedicated to exceptional client service
  • Very well-organised with meticulous time planning ability
  • Financial and business awareness
  • Excellent problem solving and decision making skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrates good judgement and resilience skills
  • Shows strong initiative and drive and takes control of own career development 
Language Capabilities

We are a truly global law firm and as such, always welcome hearing from those with foreign language capabilities.

The firm

Dentons is the world's first polycentric global law firm.  A top 20 firm on the Acritas 2015 Global Elite Brand Index, the Firm is committed to challenging the status quo in delivering consistent and uncompromising quality and value in new and inventive ways.  Driven to provide clients a competitive edge, and connected to the communities where its clients want to do business, Dentons knows that understanding local cultures is crucial to successfully completing a deal, resolving a dispute or solving a business challenge.  Now the world's largest law firm, Dentons' global team builds agile, tailored solutions to meet the local, national and global needs of private and public clients of any size in more than 125 locations serving 50-plus countries.  www.dentons.com.

Diversity & Inclusion

Dentons is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and encouraging diversity. This is right for our staff and for our business.

Our promotion of diversity helps us achieve our aims: by creating and maintaining a firm-wide culture of inclusion, the unique talents and potential of all our workforce can be recognised, encouraged and supported.

Diversity and Inclusion are becoming increasingly important to our clients and many now seek appropriate assurance that we match their own corporate aspirations in this regard.

We are proud that in the Firm's most recent staff engagement survey 78% of respondents felt that we have an inclusive culture which respects individual differences and that everyone is given equal opportunities for career development.

Equal opportunities

Dentons is committed to providing equal opportunities for all.  If, as a result of a disability, you believe that there are aspects of the recruitment process or job that you would find more difficult than a non-disabled person, please tell us as soon as possible.  We will then be able to discuss with you any reasonable adjustments that could be made to the recruitment process or the job itself.