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Please post your completed application form to:‍‍‍
South Coast Port Services Ltd

204-207 Western Docks,
SO15 1DA

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We're Recruiting!

General Port Operative (GPO) Ref: S/56

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.
  • 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 21 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 essential.

Due to Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1974 applicants must be 21 years of age and have a full 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.

Assessment days will be held either on Wednesday 30th August or Tuesday 5th September 2017 and the interviews for successful candidates will be held on Thursday 31st August.

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

Closing date for applications:  Thursday 31st August 2017


Download: scps-application-form-container-division.doc