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International Pension Officers

Volume 454: debated on Monday 11 December 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how international pension officers overseas are recruited; where the positions are advertised; and what qualifications and experience are required for an overseas posting. (102001)

Overseas international pension service officers are either seconded from the Home Office Immigration and Nationality Directorate or recruited locally by the relevant British mission.

Posts are advertised and filled using the relevant Department or mission's normal recruitment methods. There are no formal qualifications for these posts, but demonstration of a range of competencies including communication and written skills, analytical abilities and working with others is required.