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HEO Trade Compliance Coordinator – Exports

Title: HEO Trade Compliance Coordinator – Exports  

Salary: €49,845 (entry level)

Level: Higher Executive Officer (Standard Scale)

Location: Clonakilty, Co. Cork

Closing date: 12 noon,  14th June 2021  - THIS POSITION IS NOW CLOSED


Key Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with diverse internal, national and international stakeholders on health certificate design, development and communication.

  • Manage export queries from industry, colleagues and other state bodies. 

  • The generation of bespoke trade data reports.

  • Manage trade database development and operational usage, to service data requests and optimise efficiencies.

  • Draft and communicate export related guidance for staff and industry.

  • Preparation for visiting trade delegations as may be necessary.

  • Provide data for overseas trade missions and high-level market access groups.

  • Maintain and coordinate official control sampling programmes for exports.

  • Attend relevant meetings, outreach events and webinars with all relevant stakeholders as necessary.

  • Provide subject matter expertise to projects and working groups.

Essential Entry Requirements

Candidates must meet the following essential requirements prior to their appointment:

  • Possess a minimum qualification of a National Diploma Level 7 in a relevant area.

  • Experience working in an environment such as for example food production, manufacturing and export, customs agents/brokers, logistical service provider or food supply chain fulfilment, freight forwarding, health and customs certification compliance, or multinational company. 

  • Demonstrate experience working in systems/process led environments.

  • Have an interest in providing compliance-focused business support

  • Have well-developed communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact at all levels within the organisation and with external stakeholders.

  • Be numerate and IT literate including having familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint packages at a minimum.

  • Be prepared to carry out some business travel to offsite meetings and to Authority port offices nationally if required.


Desirable Entry Requirements

  • Qualifications or experience in dealing with technical market access and international food law scenarios, although not essential, are highly desirable

It is an absolute requirement that candidates declare any potential conflict of interest at the application stage of the recruitment process.  Failure to declare such conflicts of interest which later come to light may result in the candidate being disqualified from the competition or, if the candidate is offered and takes up a role with the SFPA on the basis of misleading information may result in immediate dismissal from the SFPA.



How to Apply


To apply, candidates must complete an Online Application Form. We suggest that candidates prepare all their responses for the competencies in advance of completing and submitting the application form.


Only fully completed Application Forms submitted online will be accepted into the campaign Applications will not be accepted after the closing date.


Your online application form must be submitted by 12 noon on Monday the 14th of June 2021


Applications will not be accepted after this time.


If you do not receive an acknowledgement of receipt of your application within 24 hours of applying, please contact 

The Sea Fisheries Protection Authority is an equal opportunities employer.





Online Application Form
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