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Immigration Adviser



London, UK
Posted on Sunday, October 29, 2023

🚀 About Us

We’re building the world’s workforce migration platform to eliminate friction to economic mobility.

Borderless is breaking down borders. In many countries, there are huge workforce shortages in important sectors like healthcare, construction and education. At the same time, there are talented people all over the world looking to migrate for greater economic opportunity. Unfortunately, borders and bureaucracy get in the way.

We’re starting in the UK care sector where the problem is particularly acute. Care providers regularly turn away large numbers of families who need care, because they simply don’t have the staff. We also hear distressing accounts of care workers being charged £20,000+ by unethical third parties to secure a job in the UK. We believe something must change.

Borderless is a technology platform that streamlines hiring and sponsorship for both employers and candidates, enabling employers to fill their staffing shortages and workers to migrate for new opportunities. Using our software, employers can ethically source, hire and relocate staff without needing to become an expert in UK immigration law; while candidates are fully supported throughout the process.

We’ve just closed our seed round, are backed by some of the UK’s leading investors (Entrepreneur First and Backed.VC) and growing quickly.

⚡️About the Role

  • Oversee automated visa applications, ensuring all the information is accurate and relevant.
  • Advise early-stage candidates to make sure they’ve understood what they need to provide and have uploaded all the necessary information and documents.
  • Undertake research to ensure that Borderless is handling all visa applications correctly and legally, staying up to date with changes in regulation.
  • Advise late-stage candidates regarding appointments, dates, accommodation, etc.
  • Ensure that partnered employers are meeting our ethical hiring standards, checking-in with placed candidates regarding their experience at their new place of work.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date client records.

As Borderless grows, we are building more and more automation around visa applications, so the immigration adviser role will shift away from data entry and towards candidate communication and legal research as we move forward.

🔥What you need:

  • Familiarity with the UK Visa system and the Immigration Rules; ideally at least 6 months experience in an advisory role.
  • OISC Level 1 accreditation. If you don’t have this, we’ll help you obtain it.
  • Ability to communicate regarding immigration matters clearly and efficiently.
  • Attention to detail.
  • London-based (Onsite with occasional remote work)
  • Fluency in English.

😁 Nice to have:

  • Startup experience

⚖️ Values

  • Communication Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage and work in a small team.
  • Energy Incredible energy, passion and enthusiasm for growing a business which can have global impact.
  • Adaptable Can operate at multiple levels: not afraid to roll up sleeves and able to think creatively & strategically about our approach
  • Bias for action Fast learner, pick things up quickly, you want to hustle and do things now rather than later.
  • Autonomous Able to flourish in an unstructured and uncertain environment, with less formal guidance. You’re self-motivated, proactive, and adaptable to change.

💯 Compensation:

  • 💫 Competitive salary + Equity - Being a part of our journey means you will own a piece of Borderless
  • ✈️ 25 days holiday each year + plus bank holidays
  • 💻 Equipment and infrastructure: We give you a budget for all the equipment you need to work effectively wherever you are
  • 📚 £500 Annual Learning & Development budget
  • 🚲 Cycle To Work scheme
  • 🍍 Every fourth Friday: company lunch + half day

👥 Our Team and Way We Work

Prefer in-person work: our whole team generally operates in-person (we’re based at the Hoxton WeWork). We’re flexible on periodic remote days when needed.

We’re a small but diverse team, with 6 different nationalities represented! Check us out here.

We believe in the potential of everyone; regardless of race, religion or belief, ethnic origin, different physical ability, family structure, socio-economics, age, nationality or citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.