Job last updated on 7 November 2022

Regional Export Control Joint Unit – Compliance Officer

Government Recruitment Service



£28,070 to £35,557 per year




Only on site

The Export Control Joint Unit (ECJU) is part of the Trading Systems Directorate in the Department for International Trade (DIT). The Unit brings together operational and policy expertise from DIT with advisory teams from the Ministry of Defence and the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. Its mission is to promote global security through strategic export controls and facilitate responsible exports. ECJU is an integral part of the export control system, with its core function of considering applications for export licences. This work includes a range of issues including National Security, International Humanitarian Law and Counter-Proliferation. Stakeholders across Whitehall and beyond are interested in our work including Other Government Department partners, parliamentarians, Non-Government Organisations and industry and academia. Outreach and active engagement with interested parties is an essential part of ECJU’s remit. DIT is transforming its export control regime to establish a system that builds on previous success to deliver a “best in class”, expert and efficient licensing function which is agile and can respond to evolving external factors. One of the key areas in this transformation is the Engagement Team; encompassing the Compliance Unit, Business Awareness Unit and Enforcement Unit.Compliance Inspectors play a central role in ensuring businesses are aware and comply with the terms of the export and trade licences that are issued to them. The role you are applying for involves directly engaging with businesses at their places of work to facilitate responsible exports, and reviewing export paperwork to ensure compliance with export control law in line with our national and international obligations.
Your main duties will be to:Undertake site visits to regionally based businesses.Inspect business records in accordance with the provisions of the Export Control Order 2008 (as amended).Ensure businesses comply with the terms of the licences issued to them.Check exporter knowledge of export controls, educate and advise on further training as required.Write up the findings of your inspections in accordance with the team’s best practice and report any export control breaches to HMRC.When legal proceedings are instituted by HMRC and the Crown Prosecution Service, work collaboratively with colleagues in the Engagement Team on outreach activities, including providing presentations to stakeholders.Work closely with others within ECJU, DIT and Other Government Departments.Contribute to the Corporate Objectives of the department.The role will be based in either East/West Midlands, East of England, and London. You will be asked to express a location preference during the application process.Please be aware that this role can only be worked from within the UK and not overseas.Informal hybrid working arrangements will be available as agreed with the vacancy manager and in line with the requirements of the role.Most DIT employees will be working a hybrid pattern, spending 2-3 days a week (pro rata) in an office, on average. If your office location is London, you will be eligible to receive London salary.DIT will cover travel costs/expenses to any office which is not your usual office location in line with departmental expenses policy. DIT will not cover commuting costs to your agreed office location.The compliance team meets in London on the 3rd Monday and Tuesday of each month. Appointments will be made to candidates in merit order based on location preferences.