Vacancy : 1
MAIN PURPOSE OF THE ROLE
- A Senior Immigration Consultant is expected to have an excellent attitude, excellent communication skills, and experience with Dutch immigration. Proficiency in the Dutch language is preferred. The Senior Immigration Consultant is expected to be able to work completely independently and help guide and train junior immigration consultants to get them to a higher level.
PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES & ACTIVITIES:
- Assess the options for a residence- and/or work permit based on provided information by the client.
- Draft comprehensive advice on all inbound immigration topics.
- Preferably has well established connections within the Dutch immigration world.
- Prepare and submit various government forms and supporting documentation as required by the relevant government agencies.
- Coordinate administrative and legal operations regarding immigration matters for specific clients.
- Be able to have a legal discussion on immigration topics with government agencies, colleagues and clients and explain Dutch immigration law in laymen terms; Able to advice clients also on risks that they might not be aware of and thus be proactive in selling the companies services.
- Maintain extensive files, including internal and external databases (as required by the client) containing all immigration related data managed, including but not limited to their current residence- and/or work permit status and updates pertaining to any ongoing processes using company software.
- Log all activity in company software.
- Is a team player, works well with international and internal stakeholders, shows sensitivity to the organization and its business goals.
- Handles complex case work: Handles sensitive clients and is sincerely interested in the contact person at the client and the employee and can therefore also show the human aspect of the business.
- Is able and knows when to pick up the phone to explain something to the client and/or the employee instead of using e-mail all the time.
- Sets an excellent example to all members of the team and wider practice group.
- Is up to date on the current stands of, at least, the Dutch immigration laws and regulations.
- Acts as the main point of contact and aids clients regarding immigration issues.
- Manages a variety of different caseloads on behalf of different clients; Knows how to talk to and handle specific clients, becomes the go to person for many for advice related to Dutch immigration matters.
- Develop and maintain clear timeline deliverables for each case and is therefore able to manage expectations clearly.
- Collaborate with inhouse expertise and not afraid to escalate or ask questions to a superior or address specific matters to for example the global advisory team.
- Provides specific immigration feedback to the internal teams for system updates and client alerts on latest immigration changes in Dutch immigration.
- Advise client business unit HR representatives, business managers, mobility teams, heads of compliancy, legal teams and employees on company policy and Immigration regulations and requirements.
- Be able to provide training online or in person for all teams at clients that might deal with immigration matters.
- Works with Team Manager to flag training needs for members of the team, as well as with the Operations Director and Managing Director.
- Pro-actively suggest training areas for wider practice group.
- Trains and mentors’ other members of the team, assist with new hire training if needed
- Complete timely and accurate billing for every case.
- Manage client specific reports outlining the current application and/or residence- and/or work permit status, fees to date and ongoing actions being performed.
- Travel nationally and internationally if required for the business and/or the clients.
GENERAL JOB REQUIREMENTS:
- To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- At least a bachelor’s degree from four-year college or 3 years university, preferably in the area of law.
- One to two years paralegal or international related experience and/or training.
- Minimum of 3-5 years of experience within working at least 75% of the time on Dutch immigration law (for example: at a relocator or a law firm etc.); Or equivalent combination of education and experience
- Ability to read, analyse, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
- Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
- Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, employees, and the general public
- Add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with ten’s and 100’s
- Ability to perform these operations using units of various currencies.
- Able to read a simple annual statement to check the solvency and continuity of a company.
- Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
- Ability to interpret a variety of instructions.
- Think outside the box and be pragmatic instead of solely theoretical
- To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Adobe, Skype, Teams, Zoom and the portals of the immigration authorities.