Job Description

Our client is looking for an Air Import Clerk to join their team.

Duties and responsibilities

Main duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Monitoring and printing of emails and pre-alerts;
To sort, filter and distribute documentation, and create and maintain job files in an accurate and timely manner
Organise import clearances, and the correct documentation relating to the movement of cargo
Liaise with shippers, transporters, carriers, other agents and regulators (HMRC, Port & Plant Health and other regulatory bodies);
A good knowledge of the UK integrated Tariff and in particular classification and duty calculation;
Experience on the release and discharge of transit movements;
Inter-shed and Inter-Airport transfers;
Manual fall-back and T1 discharges;
Facilitating and coordinating the sampling, inspection, and quarantine (by regulators) of freight, keeping track of the progress of such sampling, inspection, and quarantine, and keeping customers informed on the progress of such processes;
Skill at updating, informing, guiding and mentoring shippers, customers, and other third parties on matters relating to documentation, procedure, and regulatory requirements;
Tracking of shipments and keeping shippers and customers informed on the progress of freight movements and clearances;
Dealing with any DUTY reclaims;
Resolving HMRC Customs queries;
Filing of reserves with carriers and transporters;
Invoicing and charging files;
Day to day general office duties e.g. answering of calls, filing, and general office administration;


The successful candidate must possess the following attributes:

The successful candidate will often be called upon to carry out the duties listed above on his/her own. He/she must therefore be a confident and efficient self-starter whom can perform unsupervised;
a high level of customer service;
strong administration skills;
The ability to multitask and perform under pressure;
The confidence to confront, resolve, correct, and/or clarify any issues, regulatory changes or problems

In this role the successful candidate will work on a roster pattern of 4 days on, 4 days off, 12 hour shifts over the hours 12am-12pm. Holiday entitlement is 22.5 days p/a. The successful candidate is required to work a reasonable amount of overtime to cover the absences of fellow Import Clerks

*If you have not heard back from us within 7 working days please assume you have been unsucessful*