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Immigration Services Commissioner

Apply now: Commissioner of the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC)

Do you have a passion for promoting good practice? Are you ready to drive and deliver a culture of continuous improvement and efficiency? The Home Office is recruiting for a new Immigration Services Commissioner. That could be you.

The OISC is an independent executive non-departmental public body. The Commissioner leads that organisation. Its main duties are to:

  1. Publish a code of standards and other guidance for immigration advisers
  2. Maintain a register of regulated advisers
  3. Refuse entry to or cancel advisers who don’t keep to required standards of good practice, and discipline, restrain or prosecute them as appropriate
  4. Maintain oversight of the designated professional bodies in Scotland and Northern Ireland with this duty. 

The regulatory scheme currently applies to over 1500 organisations and over 3000 immigration advisers. This is a rare and exciting opportunity for an ambitious senior manager to lead the organisation at a time when the immigration system is at a point of extraordinary change as we mobilise to exit the EU.  The Commissioner will lead the OISC through the UK’s exit from the EU and into a new immigration system, where the OISC will continue to play a vital role in protecting the vulnerable and the immigration system from poor quality and illegal advice.


The Commissioner is responsible for promoting the good practice of those who provide immigration advice and/or services and has powers to prosecute any individual or organisation found to be operating illegally. The Commissioner is responsible, as the OISCs Accounting Officer, for the overall governance, management and financial performance of the OISC, as well as taking forward strategic aims and objectives determined by the Home Secretary. You will be supported in your role by a Deputy Commissioner.

This is a crucial public service role, and the new Commissioner will be responsible for delivering a comprehensive programme of reforms, including those set out in the published OISC Triennial Review. We are seeking candidates with experience of leading and raising the public profile of an organisation, with the ability to drive and deliver a culture that emphasises continuous improvement and efficiency, as well as an ability to consistently deliver excellent performance outcomes within a changing operational environment. The successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal skills; working effectively both with OISC staff and other key stakeholders, including Ministers and senior Government officials.


Are you ready for your next big challenge? Apply for this vacancy here.

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