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Export Control Officer

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Recruiter: Airbus
Listed on: 3rd August
Location: Portsmouth
Salary Notes: Competitive
Type: Permanent


We are looking for an Export Control Officer to join Airbus Defence & Space in Portsmouth. You will join our growing Export Control team and report to the Head of Export Control UK.


You will help to develop the understanding and the importance of Export Control bringing a competitive advantage to the company whilst also mitigating any further exposure to penalties, consent agreements, debarment etc.

This is a hybrid role with the office being based in Portsmouth, it is usually a 60/40 mix, depending on the business needs
There may also be occasional requirements for business travel within the UK and abroad. 

You will need to be eligible to gain UK SC Security Clearance.

Tasks & Responsibilities

Your main responsibilities with be to support all Defence and Space programmes on both a national and transnational basis
Liaising with business focal points, you will identify and manage export control risks to ensure all impacted activities are conducted in a compliant manner whilst minimising delivery delays and preventing additional costs being incurred.
Other duties include

  • Collaboration with the Airbus Export Control Programme Office 

  • Continuous monitoring and improvement of local processes and work instructions will ensure the companies compliance with all applicable export control laws and regulations.

  • Contributing, supporting and delivering export control training within both the virtual classroom and face to face environments across the UK sites 

  • Implementing export control and technology control plans across the projects and programmes, within your area of responsibility, you will actively support their compliance minimising delivery delays and preventing additional costs.

  • Responsibility for all export licencing activity within your allocated area

  • Briefing projects and programmes on the export licences applicable to their activity 

  • Undertaking periodic internal compliance checks

  • Reporting on company KPIs and producing annual governmental returns 

  • Coordinating and supporting compliance visits as well as both internal and external audits, relating to export control topics

Skills and Experience Required

It is essential that you have some knowledge of ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) and EAR (Export Administration Regulations) to be considered for this role. You don't necessarily need to be an expert as training will be given in some areas, however you will need a basic understanding 
Other areas include:

  • Experience working on international trade and export control topics within a multinational environment is also required

  • As is knowledge and experience of managing UK, EU and US export control regulations within an operational environment

  • Oh, and if you have a defence background, even better (but don't let this put you off if you don't!)

About the Export Control team

Airbus is embarking on a cultural transformation - reinforcing Export Control compliance within the DNA of our organisation. You will play a critical role in this transformation - contributing to the evolution of Airbus' business culture and approach towards export compliance in accordance with all local and international laws and regulations.

What We Can Offer You

A competitive salary with annual profit share; an ever growing list of company benefits including enhanced pay for maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave and very strong, very real strong career development options across our transnational, market leading company.

Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time. Please talk to us at the interview about the flexibility you need. We can't promise to give you exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.

Please let us know if you need us to make any reasonable adjustments for the selection process - you can share this with the Recruitment Business Partner who gets in touch if you are invited to interview. Examples of this may include (but is not exclusive to) accessible facilities; auxiliary aids; room layout etc. Any information disclosed will be treated in the strictest confidence

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company's success, regutation and sustainable growth

By submitting your CV or application you are consenting to Airbus using and storing information about you for monitoring purposes relating to your application or future employment. This information will only be used by Airbus.
Airbus is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.

At Airbus, we support you to work, connect and collaborate more easily and flexibly. Wherever possible, we foster flexible working arrangements to stimulate innovative thinking.

Contact Name: Airbus
Reference: TJ/7674/531692989
Job ID: 3125667

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