Customs Clerk – Dover (England)

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Customs Clerk – VR/21589

The Company & Role:

Our client, a leading international freight forwarder, is looking for a Customs Clerk for their team in Dover, to manage activities which will be directly related to existing client’s transportation and be responsible for customs management.

Hours are Monday to Friday, 9am – 6pm.

Duties of the Customs Clerk:

  • Preparation and processing of import/export customs declarations and clearance
  • Customs import/export entry checking
  • Deal with all enquiries and queries quickly and efficiently relating to customs procedures, tariff classifications, duty rates and any other documentation requirements
  • Liaise with importers/exporters and others to obtain mandatory information for import and export entries
  • Deal with any customs related complaints
  • Maintain data integrity on all systems
  • Liaise with key customs partners
  • Support and advise all customers whilst ensuring the company is fully compliant with the requirements of HMRC and other relevant bodies

Competencies & Skills required for the Customs Clerk role:

  • Previous experience as a customs clerk is essential
  • Experience of using customs software is essential
  • Good understanding of the law and regulations surrounding customs clearance requirements
  • Experience in road transport, logistics or haulage is desirable
  • IT Skills: Customs documentation, Outlook, Word, Excel
  • Organisational Skills: Task prioritisation, Systematic approach, High volume experience
  • Customer Service Skills: Customer focus, Excellent telephone manner
  • Motivational: Focused & self-motivated, Task completion/tenacity, Close supervision not required

In return, the successful Customs Clerk will receive a salary of £23-28k depending on experience.

If you’re interested in the Customs Clerk role, click apply now, or email our Shipping team on shipping@redrecruit.com <mailto:shipping@redrecruit.com>

Red Recruit is a specialist recruitment consultancy with prominence in the Shipping and Freight industry, covering road, sea and air freight imports and exports as well as other associated sectors.  We provide an expert consultative, ‘project managed’ approach, which recognises the unique skills and talents of every candidate.  Founded in 2002 and boasting increasing success, Red Recruit’s mission is to serve likeminded Clients and Candidates and be a collaborator in their growth and progression.  We accomplish this utilizing our skilled approaches and methodologies and we offer tailored solutions to suit specific needs.  Clients of Red Recruit are able to access a wealth of knowledge and experience via our recruitment consultants; many of whom possess extensive experience.  

The types of vacancies within the shipping industry that we specialise in include the following: sea freight, road freight, air freight, deep sea, TIR freight, trailer freight, freight forwarder, FCL, LCL, part load, full load, groupage, customs clearance, customs entries, CNS, Destin8, Impatex, CHIEF, NES, ASM GEMS, MultiFreight, DataFreight, NVO and NVOCC.

If you have current or recent experience within the shipping or freight forwarding industry then please contact us to see if we can assist you finding your next career move.

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