Passport Officer – Part Time, Part Year, Evenings - HM Passport Office

Contract Type
Part-Time, Permanent
Expiry Date
The Casework function is responsible for the day to day management, assurance and development of staff throughout the UK and International Passports operations.

Job Description

Primary Purpose

To maintain the integrity of the UK passport by examining applications, confirming identity and establishing the nationality of the applicant and to approve for issue those that meet legislative and policy requirements.



• To examine passport applications made via the postal / partner route and made in person at the Public Office to determine nationality and identity, in line with current policy, procedures, and legislation, resolving queries as they arise.
• To support HMPO singe site functions as appropriate, depending on location.
• To provide effective and timely customer care to internal and external customers in line with current guidance and best practice.
• To respond to customer enquiries and complaints in writing, by telephone and face-to-face to the appropriate standard and in accordance with established policy and procedural instruction.
• To develop and maintain knowledge of legislation, policy, procedure and security guidelines so as to complete all work in accordance with Her Majesty’s Passport Office Policy, Procedure and Best Practice guidelines.
• Examine documentation and all other presented evidence to identify potentially fraudulent applications in accordance with fraud awareness training and Her Majesty’s Passport Office counter fraud strategy.
• To work flexibly and provide support to other operational colleagues / areas as required.
• To take responsibility for one’s own attendance, performance and personal development.

Note: An employee may be required to carry out other duties within the scope of the grade and within the limits of their skill, competence and training.

Essential Criteria

• Adapt to changing priorities and ability to work at pace.
• Ability to work independently and closely with others to achieve shared goal/targets.
• Good communication and interpersonal skills (both verbal and written).
• Professional and customer-focused, ability to understand the needs of the customers.

Additional Information

The salary quoted is a full-time full year salary, the salary will be calculated on a pro rata basis for the months worked.

These posts are for Evening Part Time hours 17.30 - 21.30, on a part year basis January to September only, currently only in Durham (30 posts available). If you apply for a post in Belfast (17.00 - 21.00) and are successful, you will be placed on a merit list and will be offered a role within 6 - 12 months, in merit order, if any vacancies arise.

Successful candidates transferring in from Other Government Departments will transfer over with their current substantive salary, subject to the min and max of the salary for the advertised vacancy.