Director of Corporate Operations

Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner

Remote. The OISC operate with a fully home working structure; some travel will be required in engaging with teams and key stakeholders.

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    Remote. The OISC operate with a fully home working structure; some travel will be required in engaging with teams and key stakeholders.

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  • Expiry date

    25 March 2022

  • Client

    Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner

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Consumers of immigration advice and services are often among the most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of society. That is why the work at the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) is so critical as the non-government body that regulates the provision of immigration advice and services, ensuring they meet stringent professional standards.

We have an ambitious and wide-ranging transformation programme underway dedicated to putting the Advice Seeker at the heart of all our work. The efficient and cost-effective delivery of our corporate wide functions is a key tenet of this programme, and will be central to your role as our Director of Corporate Operations. As a key figure within the overall leadership of the OISC, you will be responsible for leading the full range of our corporate operations, transforming them over a 24-month period to reshape the way in which these key central services are delivered in the organisation. You will also shape and deliver our communications and engagement, ensuring that our partnerships with immigration advice seekers, and providers of advice, across the UK is built on strong and effective relationships. You will lead the corporate operations that support our UK wide regulation and enforcement activities delivered through our regional teams.

Reporting to, and working closely with our Commissioner, John Tuckett, you must be an experienced senior leader with the proven ability to lead and transform a broad portfolio of corporate enabling services within a comparably complex organisation. You will be an excellent communicator able to develop successful engagement strategies that win the confidence and credibility of a broad range of stakeholders. You must be comfortable working in a fluid and often ambiguous environment and possess the insight to be able to handle complex, sensitive situations in a calm and focused way. As a fully flexible organisation, all staff work entirely from home, and you will demonstrate an ability to manage effectively and build collaboration in a dispersed team.

For an informal discussion to explore the role and your fit in more detail, please contact our retained recruitment partner, Matt Malone of GatenbySanderson on 07471 037070 or

This may be at the end, but it is far from an afterthought; we are committed to creating an inclusive environment, which promotes and supports inclusivity and respect, with a culture that supports our communities and partners and celebrates all aspects of diversity. Achieving our aim to lead to a working environment that is free from discrimination, harassment, bullying and victimisation.

Recruitment Timetable

Closing Date
5pm, Friday 25 March 2022

Longlist Meeting
w/c Monday 4 April 2022

Preliminary Interviews
w/c Monday 4 and w/c Monday 11 April 2022

Shortlist Meeting
w/c Monday 18 April 2022

Final Panel
w/c Monday 2 May 2022

How to apply

To apply please submit the following:

  • A CV setting out your career history, with key responsibilities and achievements. Please ensure you have provided reasons for any gaps within the last two years;
  • A Statement of Suitability (no longer than two pages) explaining how you consider your personal skills, qualities and experience provide evidence of your suitability for the role, with particular reference to the criteria in the person specification;
  • A Diversity Monitoring Form, completed as a mandatory part of the online application process, this will appear on screen. All monitoring data will be treated in the strictest confidence and will not affect your application in any way. The completion of the Diversity Monitoring Form is mandatory but it includes the option ‘prefer not to say’.


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