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Home Office Overview

London, England (UK)
10000+ employees
Unknown / Non-Applicable
The Home Office leads on immigration and passports, drugs policy, crime policy and counter-terrorism and works to ensure visible, responsive and accountable policing in the UK.
Home Office is a ministerial department, supported by 27 agencies and public bodies.

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    "Home Office. Immigration Enforcement"

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    I have been working at Home Office full-time


    Flexible Working hours. Many Sections will consider compressed hours or working from home opportunities.
    Opportunities to take responsibility for large projects and gain valuable expereince that benefits in developing competencies for promotion.
    Many units within Immigration have annualised hours working. This gives a percentage of your salary for unsociable hours working.


    Entirely dependant on where you are based and job function. Try to speak to someone within the team you intend to join for advice on working hours to make sure it is the right fit for you. Immigration Enforcement can be early starts and working extra hours may be necessary.

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Home Office Photos

Home Office photo of: Fancy Roof on the Home Office (Photo thanks to Geograph user Des Blenkinsopp, Some Rights Reserved)
Home Office photo of: Croydon: Lunar House, detail (Photo thanks to Geograph user Christopher Hilton, Some Rights Reserved)
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Home Office Interviews

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    Executive Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Croydon, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
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    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Home Office (Croydon, England (UK)) in September 2016.


    You need to first fill in a application form. This has five different competency questions on it. You need to answer these based on the tips and hints that the candidate information pack gives you. Each answer is marked and the candidates with the highest marks proceed to the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • The interview questions are all about the competencies. You must have an example ready for each. The interviewers allowed me to have my notes to refer to - as long as I was not directly reading out of the notes.

      I had prepared answers for the "Leading and Communicating" competency, and mainly focused giving an example on leadership. However, during the interview I found that they wanted to know more about how I communicated. So do prepare answers for both parts of the competency.

      In addition, they also may ask how you supported someone else in making a decision. So have an answer prepared for this as well.  
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    There isn't much room for team work in the role, which you may want to consider when taking on this role.

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Home Office Awards & Accolades

  • The Times Top 50 Employers for Women, The Times, 2016
  • Best use of Cloud Services, UK BCS IT Industry Awards, 2015
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