Trade Compliance Officer


Most of our jobs are open to a 4 day work week (i.e. 32hrs @ 80% salary). We also offer flexible working hours.

  • 4 x 8hr days
  • 80% salary
  • Hybird Remote, Templecombe + 2 more
  • Offers relocation

Only considering candidates eligible to work in Templecombe + 2 more, UK ⚠️

Location: Templecombe, United Kingdom

In fast changing markets, customers worldwide rely on Thales. Thales is a business where brilliant people from all over the world come together to share ideas and inspire each other. In aerospace, transportation, defence, security and space, our architects design innovative solutions that make our tomorrow's possible.

Together we offer fantastic opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop their career with us. At Thales UK, we research, develop, and supply technology and services that impact the lives of millions of people each day to make life better, and keep us safer. We innovate across five major industries; Aerospace, Defence, Ground Transportation, Security and Space. Your health and well-being matters to us and that’s why we offer you the flexibility to do what’s important to you; whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, home working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times. Where possible, we support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions.

Trade Compliance Officer

Templecombe, Cheadle or Bristol

🌟 Join Our Team as a Trade Compliance Officer 🌟

Locations: Templecombe, Cheadle, or Bristol

What this role has to offer:

Step into a pivotal advisory role where you'll influence our business by overseeing all aspects of trade compliance to meet regulatory requirements in the UK, US, Germany, and beyond. Empowered with authority, you'll engage with senior and global stakeholders, both internally and externally, fostering relationships with regulators, HMRC, and MOD. This transformative journey offers opportunities for career growth, whether as a specialist, leader, or across various disciplines.

Our Opportunity:

Be part of our dynamic team as we expand. This role suits an experienced export control professional, ideally with a background in defence, military, or highly regulated industries. Your main focus will be promoting and implementing import/export compliance within the UK and internationally, aligning with laws, regulations, and Thales Group policies.

Key responsibilities:

As a trusted advisor, you'll guide key stakeholders on trade compliance requirements, including:

  • Reviewing and approving trade compliance documentation
  • Applying for export approvals and licenses
  • Liaising with internal and external stakeholders
  • Managing customs authorizations and audits

Thales offers a hybrid-working model with opportunities for remote work and occasional UK travel.

About You:

  • Strong knowledge of UK and US export regulations (ITAR and EAR) and UK customs regulations
  • Positive attitude and commercial awareness
  • Excellent time management and attention to detail

Connect with Alice Hardy, Talent Acquisition Partner #LI-AH1! to explore this exciting opportunity.

Join us in shaping the future of Trade Compliance at Thales. Discover a career journey where your expertise makes a difference!

In line with Thales' Baseline Security requirements, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of identity, eligibility to work in the UK and employment and/or education history for up to three years. Some vacancies may require full Security Clearance which can require further evidence to be provided. For further details of the evidence required to apply for Baseline and Security Clearance please refer to the Defence Business Services National Security Vetting (DBS NSV) Agency.

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working.

Thales UK is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free recruitment process. We will provide reasonable adjustments and support to ensure neuro-diverse applicants or those with a disability or long-term condition can be their best during the recruitment process. To request an adjustment,if you need this job advert in an alternative format or if you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Resourcing Ops for mid to senior roles, or the Early Careers Team for graduate and apprentice roles.

Great journeys start here, apply now!

A global technology leader in defense, aerospace, security, and transportation.

Working Week

Most of our jobs are open to a 4 day work week (i.e. 32hrs @ 80% salary). We also offer flexible working hours.

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Our Vacation Policy

Vacation varies by role but for many countries we offer 40 days of paid time off annually.

  • 40 days PTO
  • 52 unpaid Fridays
  • 92 days off per year

Remote Working Policy

Most employees work hybrid remotely, working from home per week.

Company Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) company contribution
  • Generous parental leave
  • Dentalcare
  • Company retreats
  • Equipment allowance
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Yearly bonuses
  • Mental Health Support

Our Team

We're a team of 77k across 19 departments:

  • engineering
  • sales
  • business development
  • information technology
  • support
  • human resources
  • finance
  • operations
  • consulting
  • +10 more teams

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Trade compliance
  • Export regulations
  • Import compliance
  • Customs regulations
  • Time management
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Documentation review
  • Export approvals

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