The UK Border Agency protects the UK border, and is one of the largest law enforcement agencies in the UK. The Agency integrates the work of Customs, the Border and Immigration Agency and UK Visas, overseas and at the main points of entry to the UK.
Border Force operations was moved out of the agency earlier this year into a new Home Office Command, the UK Border Force. The UK Border Force continues to manage UK border controls enforcing immigration and customs regulations. UK Border Force has four operational regions: Central; Heathrow; North; and South & Europe. The regions have responsibility for securing the border 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at the UK's ports, airports, postal depots and rail.This includes the Eurostar from Brussels and Paris to St Pancras International and the Eurotunnel from Coquelles to Cheriton.
We are currently looking to recruit Border Force Officers and Assistant Border Force Officers. They are exciting and flexible roles responsible for detecting prohibited and restricted items and dealing with passengers quickly and effectively in a professional manner, refusing entry to the UK as appropriate. You can expect to be deployed on tasks that support other strategic objectives such as counter terrorism and human trafficking, which may require that you work across sites other than your normal location, as well as in a mobile capacity inland.
The varied work includes stopping 100 per cent of passengers arriving by sea or air for immigration controls, and risk-led interception for Class A drugs, cash, tobacco, alcohol, firearms, prohibited goods, counterfeit goods and clandestine entrants. We do this at tourist and freight controls, covering passengers travelling on foot, by car, coaches, freight vehicles, as well as air freight and sea containers.
These unique roles have a unique responsibility: keeping the UK's borders safe. It's a job that calls for exceptional judgement, sharp perception and strong communication skills.
We are delighted that you have expressed an interest in these exciting opportunities to work in UK Border Force and look forward to receiving your application.