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Customs Operative

Location: Callington, Cornwall, England
Type: Permanent
Salary: GBP22000 - 25000 per Annum
Benefits: Excellent Benefits
Job Ref: PLYCOKP08
Posted: 08/03/2022Apply Now

Job Description

Wise Employment have fantastic opportunity for Customs Operative for one of our established clients in Callington which has come about due to expansion and growth.

Permanent, starting from £22K, Callington, Discretionary Bonus, Annual pay review, Monday to Friday working with excellent benefits package.

This permanent role will see you processing entries to HMRC for shipments arriving into the UK.



Within this role, compliance in processing customs and customer’s entries to HMRC for shipments being imported into the UK is required.  You will be responsible for ensuring goods are customs cleared in an agreed timescale in order to facilitate freight movements.  In order for this to be achieved, you will need to;

Check original cargo related documentation such as packing lists and manifests to ensure customs requirements are met.  You will need to calculate and process Duty and VAT for entries to HMRC for shipments to the UK.  You will also be required to consult and understand the UK customs tariff such as Duty rates, commodity codes and VAT exceptions.

You will submit details into the HMRC system prior to vessel arrival into the UK so that the goods can clear and you will liaise with the operations team and customers regarding any holds or delays with customs release.  You will be required to register and apply insurance needs for client’s shipments and also within customs entries.

You will also check arrival dates for vessels entering UK ports and speak directly with customers and customs/port officials to resolve any queries.


You will have a recent customs clearance background or freight forwarding experience and some understanding of customs regulations would be preferred.

You will be an excellent communicator and confident PC user with Microsoft applications such as Word, Outlook and especially Excel.

You will be able to self-prioritise your workload and work well individually but also as part of the team to achieve deadlines.  You will have strong grammatical and numerical skills and have maintenance and management of databases experience.


  • Starting salary from £22,000 and negotiable depending on experience
  • 33 days’ holiday (including Bank Holidays)
  • Gym Membership at St Mellion
  • Discretionary Christmas Bonus
  • Annual Pay Review in September

The hours of work are Monday to Friday 8.30am until 5.00pm (1-hour break) and this role is based within a modern office with great facilities.

This is a permanent role with a highly competitive salary with extra benefits.  It also provides the opportunity to work with a well-established company with an exciting vision for their future plans.

If you are looking for an exciting challenge and feel you meet the above requirements then please send us your CV via this job board or email Plymouth@wiseemployment.co.uk.  We look forward to hearing from you today!

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