Date posted: 10 Jun 2022

This is a great opportunity for a Shipping Administrator to join a small, yet busy despatch team, and be responsibile for coordinating customer shipments to courier collection. This role requires excellent attention to detail as there is lots of export documentation to complete.  Knowledge of shipping lanes, couriers and familiarity with International Commercial Terms would be beneficial. 

This is a full time, permanent opportunity based at our offices in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7. 


  • Coordinate daily customer sale shipments and orders from despatch to courier collection.
  • Complete export documentation (Packing List, Invoice, Insurance Certificate, Dangerous Goods Note, NES Customs Entry).
  • Responsible for signing off import records.
  • Upload data on courier portals to initiate collection and follow through on transit updates.
  • Liaise with various outside organisations to obtain documentation from courier companies / customs agents.
  • Use customer portals to provide updates on deliveries.
  • Store and archive shipment files.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Understanding of import/export procedures, export controlled goods and hazardous/dangerous goods
  • Familiar with UK Government trade regulations and UK tariff  codes
  • Familiar with FC (Free Circulation) and IPR (Inward Processing Relief)
  • Excellent Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word skills
  • Good attention to detail and work proficiently under pressure

It would be advantageous if you had:

  • Knowledge of Incoterms (International Commercial Terms)
  • Previous experience working in a cross-functional team to execute an end to end shipping process


  • Competitive salary
  • Discretionary bonus
  • Private medical insurance
  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays, with the opportunity to buy and sell leave
  • Hybrid working
  • Pension contribution matched up to 8%
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Flexible benefits scheme 

About Chelton

Chelton is a global leader in the design, development, manufacture and support of advanced aerospace and defence systems for platforms operating in the air, on land and at sea. With a portfolio spanning Antennas, Avionics and Land, we’ve been securing success in demanding environments since 1947 – one of the longest tenures in the aerospace and defence industry.

From aerospace and defence communications through to navigation and electronic warfare, everything we do is driven by the people behind the products. Our top-level talent combines ground breaking technical capabilities with a matched drive and persistence to offer our customers a competitive edge with exciting new technology.

If you’re looking to leave your mark on the world, why not choose the exhilarating world of aerospace and defence and better yet, join Chelton for your chance to innovate, create and excite.