Customs Co-ordinator

11 Jun 2021
09 Jul 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Customs Co-ordinator

Callington, Cornwall

Salary: (Dependant on Experience)
Monday - Friday 8.30am - 5.30pm with 1 hour lunch break per day

Our client who is a freight forwarding company looking to recruit a Customs co-ordinator to administer declarations to HMRC for shipping consignments and ensure that all Customs formalities are adhered to. This is an exciting new area due to Brexit which will involve expanding our current Customs processes to also cover EU and and outside the EU consignments.


* Submission of customs declarations relating to EU consignments.

* Ensuring compliance to Customs regulations and our clients in processing Customs entries to HMRC.

* The operative will ensure goods are Customs cleared in a timely manner to facilitate the movement of freight which will involve the following tasks:

* Timely and compliant preparation and processing of import and export declarations.

* Checking original cargo related documentation including packing lists, manifests and bills of lading to make sure all customs requirements are met

* Consulting and understanding the UK customs tariff - commodity codes, Duty rates, VAT exceptions

* Calculating and processing Duty and VAT for entries to HMRC for shipments to the UK

* Submitting details into the HMRC system prior to consignments arriving in the UK in order for the goods to clear once in the UK

* Registering and applying insurance requirements both for our client's shipments and within customs entries

* Checking arrival dates for consignments coming into UK ports

* Liaising with customers regarding any holds or delays with customs release and speaking directly to customs/port health officials to resolve issues


* The ideal candidate will come from a freight forwarding, customs clearance or strong administrative background

* Fully competent with Microsoft applications including Outlook, Word and Excel Experience in export / import documentation and procedures

* Experience in submitting customs declarations

* Experience dealing with shippers & port agents

* Knowledge of Multi Modal Sea/Air/Road movements


* Salary negotiable depending on experience

* 5 weeks holiday + 8 bank holidays

* Gym membership

* Free parking

* Bonus structure