• Permanent
  • Ireland

Headford UK

Headford Group has a number of  roles available within UK and Ireland.

As Freight Forwarding  Recruiting Specialists, we want to make sure we listen to our candidate’s and client’s requirements, which is why pride ourselves on understanding and finding  the best suitable roles for our candidates, and the best candidates for our clients.

If you are looking for a new position whether that be, you’re not happy within your current role,  if you want to get back to Freight Forwarding Or if you are looking for a step up in your career then please get in touch with us as we have a number of clients looking to grow their teams. Anything from Junior Operations, Customs, Admin, Management and Senior positions within the whole Freight Industry. We have over 6,000 contacts in this industry so if there is a position then we will be aware of it and able to present you in the best possible light.

You are just a call away from finding YOUR PERFECT opportunity !

Job reference

A freight forwarder works out the logistics and makes sure all bases are covered in the process of transporting goods from A to B.

Typical responsibilities include

  • Considering and planning the most effective route for freight
  • Organising the transportation of freight between intermediate destinations – usually cargo terminals, port facilities or railway yards
  • Tracking the movement of freight using software and satellite technology
  • Reporting back to clients, keeping them up-to-date with the progress of goods
  • Deciding on the best way to package stock, taking into account factors such as weather, terrain and type of goods
  • Taking appropriate measures for the movement of delicate goods
  • Checking countries’ legal requirements to make sure all the appropriate documentation (eg insurance and customs forms) is filled out
  • Staying up-to-date with relevant political activities and legislation that might impact the transportation of freight
  • Organising payments or processes transactions on behalf of the client, such as freight.

Qualifications & Diplomas

You don’t need a degree to begin a career in freight forwarding. However, a supply chain, transport or business-related qualification will provide you with knowledge and skills useful for this career path. A degree will also support your application if you decide to apply for graduate schemes, although many companies will accept applications from university graduates of unrelated disciplines.

Career Progression

After working as a freight forwarder, many people progress to the position of senior freight forwarder before becoming a shipping manager or export office manager.

Training & Courses

You can support your professional development through training courses or professional qualifications, which may be offered by your employer. Furthermore, the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) offers qualifications in freight forwarding. Undertaking these will expand your skills set and knowledge, as well as providing proof of your expertise to employers.

Key skills

  • Strong organisational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • The ability to communicate effectively and clearly
  • Teamwork and an aptitude for coordinating your work with others
  • Knowledge and understanding of geography and cultural differences
  • The ability to detect and solve problems.

Salary range

£25,000 – £45,000 p/a

The salary range is based on

  • Experience
  • Minimum years of experience
  • Skills
  • Qualifications
  • References
  • Availability

These are all factors which could contribute to the right salary.
However these are only relevant in accordance with your salary expectations and requirements.
We would discuss and negotiate your salary expectations on your behalf.