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Export Control Assurance Lead

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BAE Systems UK
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Job title: Export Control Assurance Lead

Location: Glascoed

We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements - please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary:Circa £35,000 depending on skills and experience

What you’ll be doing:

  • Supporting the development of the annual self-audit programme to meet corporate requirements for export control assurance
  • Planning, executing, and completing audits and process confirmations as required
  • Tracking performance against self-audit programme and closure of actions escalating issues as appropriate
  • Reporting on performance for management reviews
  • Tracking and reporting on business risks to provide an input into, amongst other things, the audit planning process, business reviews and Operational Assurance activities

Your skills and experiences:

  • Previous experience in governance or assurance
  • Knowledge of Export Controls (including ITAR/EAR and UK Export Controls) – desirable but not essential
  • Strong ability to use data to identify and understand systemic issues, themes, and trends
  • Excellent report writing skills conveying key messages clearly and succinctly
  • A motivated, driven individual with disciplined self-organisation and an ability to work effectively towards deadlines
  • There may be a requirement to travel to BAE Systems sites


You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

The Team:

This role will provide you with an opportunity to build a stakeholder network across the wider business. This varied role provides you with exposure of working across multiple business units including Weapons, Naval Ships, Land UK, and Digital Intelligence.

You will be responsible for understanding, applying, and implementing Export Control compliance obligations at the business level. These include compliance with all company export control policies and procedures and compliance with all applicable export control laws and regulations.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.”

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.