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‍‍‍Submit your Application form to our HR Department at the Port of Southampton;

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Please post your completed application form to:

The HR Department
South Coast Port Services Ltd,
Berths 204-207 Western Docks,
Southampton SO15 1DA.

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We're Recruiting!

General Port Operative (GPO) Ref: S/57‍‍

Full-time - Permanent (Any five over seven shift pattern)
Port of Southampton

We are currently seeking to recruit a number of General Port Operatives who would be willing to progress to Multi Skilled Port Operatives – to work at the Port of Southampton.

This is a physically demanding, manual industry where all operatives work in a safety critical environment. Health and Safety is of paramount importance. The port operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The role entails working any five over seven shift pattern serving all of our customers across the Port - overtime will be available to allow us to meet the demands of our customers.

We are proud of our status as the biggest and most successful contract stevedore in the country and wish to continue to provide a high standard and quality of service and exceed our customers’ expectations.

Main Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Provide an effective and efficient cargo lashing/padding service in line with specific customer requirements and in line with Company quality processes.
  • Driving straddle carriers.
  • Other duties associated with vessel loading/discharging operations and mooring.
  • Monitor and maintain work practices with particular focus on health and safety.
  • Ensure that customer requirements are maintained on both quality and standards.

We are seeking individuals who can provide a first class, effective and efficient service to our operation ensuring that the high standards of service and performance levels are maintained and improved. This can include multi skilling and variable job roles which require individuals who have an all-round approach to work and are adaptable to change.

The main requirements for the position are:

  • Must be over the age of 18 to apply
  • Flexible approach to working arrangements
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to work at heights.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Full UK / EU Driving Licence desirable.

Due to Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1974 applicants must be 18 years of age to apply.

To progress to Multi-Skilled port operative, the age requirement is 21 yrs‍‍ and have a full driving UK/EU Driving Licence.

All applicants will go through a selection process to be short listed for an assessment day which will consist of psychometric tests and interview. Selected candidates will receive full training for the position.

The Assessment day will be held on 1 November 2018.

If you wish to be considered for the position please download, complete and return an application form.

Closing date for applications:  24 October 20‍‍‍18

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Download: AppForm-ContainerDivsion-Oct2018 .pdf