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Senior Professionals of Educational Establishments

Duncan Lewis Business Immigration Solicitors – Senior Professionals of Educational Establishments – UK Visa Applications

 

The success of educational establishments relies as much on management as teaching staff – and the growing UK population and more children entering higher education has increased demand for qualified and experienced senior professionals of educational establishments.

 

Recruiting senior professionals for educational establishments in the UK from the EU and non-EEA territories can be a challenge because of a highly competitive global recruitment market.

 

The competitiveness of international recruitment means UK educational establishments must ensure the UK visa application process goes smoothly, to prevent any delays in take up of an appointment by a skilled and experienced overseas candidate.

 

Duncan Lewis business immigration solicitors can advise companies on overseas recruitment of senior professionals of educational establishments –
who are eligible to work in the UK under the regulations covering occupations skilled to NQF Level 6.

 

Duncan Lewis business immigration lawyers can advise companies wishing to recruit senior professionals of educational establishments from non-EEA countries on Tier 2 applications.

 

Any Tier 2 applicants can be sponsored for jobs in certain occupations – and the government has drawn up a list of eligible occupations for senior professionals of educational establishments wishing to apply for a Tier 2 visa in order to take up a position in the UK.

 

UK Visas & Immigration regulations set out in the Codes of Practice for Skilled Workers such as senior professionals in educational establishments.

 

Under the regulations, the sort of roles within a company that would be eligible for a Tier 2 visa application include:
 

  • Administrator (higher education, university)
  • Bursar
  • Head teacher (primary school)
  • Principal (further education)
  • Registrar (educational establishments).

 

UK Visas & Immigration rules also set out the types of duties senior professionals of educational establishments might undertake to qualify for a Tier 2 visa, including:

 

  • considers staffing, financial, material and other short- and long-term needs
  • arranges for evaluation of management, accounting, information storage and retrieval and other facilities
  • provides administrative support to the academic team
  • leads or contributes to decision making processes regarding curricula, budgetary, disciplinary and other matters
  • controls administrative aspects of student admission, registration and graduation
  • acts as secretary to statutory and other bodies/committees associated with the educational establishment
  • drafts and interprets regulations and deals with queries and complaints procedures
  • organises examinations, necessary invigilation and any security procedures required
  • arranges for the preparation and publication of syllabuses and other official documents
  • assists with recruitment, public relations and marketing activities
  • coordinates and maintains quality assurance procedures.

 

The current minimum salary range for a senior professional of an educational establishment applying for a Tier 2 UK visa would be £37,100 for an experienced member of staff – and £23,000 for a new entrant.

 

Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013.

 

Duncan Lewis Business Immigration Solicitors – UK Visa Applications & Appeals – Senior Professionals of Educational Establishments

 

Applying for a Tier 2 visa for a senior professional of an educational establishment requires expert legal advice on the preparation of the visa application to ensure no delays occur.

 

Companies should be aware that any delays in the Tier 2 visa application process might potentially jeopardise the timely take up of an appointment by a senior professional of an educational establishment.

 

Duncan Lewis immigration experts are one of the UK’s leading specialist immigration and business immigration solicitors, with a highly successful track record in advising companies and individuals on business immigration and the UK visa application process.

 

Duncan Lewis immigration lawyers have offices nationwide and in most major cities – and our national and London immigration lawyers regularly advise companies wishing to recruit high-calibre senior professionals of educational establishments from overseas on:

 

  • Tier 2 Licence
  • Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsor (CoS)
  • Tier 2 Visa Applications
  • Tier 2 Intra Company Transfers
  • Standard UK Visa for Business Visits.

 

Duncan Lewis business immigration experts are also able to advise on visa appeals for senior professionals of educational establishments wishing to take up appointments in the UK.

 

As immigration specialists, Duncan Lewis is ranked by Legal 500 2015 for its business immigration services.

 

For further information on UK visa applications for Senior Professionals of Educational Establishments, call Duncan Lewis Business Immigration Solicitors in confidence on 0333 772 0409 for a FREE initial consultation.

 


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