South Coast Port Services are a Labour Provider for our customers across the port of Southampton.

REF: Season 2024

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For Health and Safety Port Regulations there is a minimum age requirement of 18 to apply.

Our baggage handlers work a variety of shift patterns including weekends to provide support to all Cruise Terminals and Operators on cruise ship days across the port of Southampton. The work is flexible based on the cruise ship days of ships coming into port or leaving the port.

The baggage handlers move passengers’ luggage carefully and securely onto the ship for passengers boarding or into clearly marked bays for disembarking passengers to collect.

Some shifts may be providing a meet and greet service for passengers to where luggage should be dropped off & providing assistance if asked to do so.

Luggage trolleys are provided; however, some heavy lifting will still be required up to 25 kilos per item. There can also be a substantial amount of walking required throughout the shift. 

The ideal candidate will be confident in communicating, reliable and well presented, willing to abide by the company dress code and all safety and security measures directed by our customers and Port Authorities.

This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to work part time or on an ad hoc basis as well as students who want to work weekends or anyone wanting to top up their earnings with a second income. Everyone is welcome to apply.

All new starters will be provided with:

The required PPE.

HR / Health and Safety Induction

Manual Handling Training

Tour of the Port for familiarization Training.

Salary: £10.84 – £14.34 per hour


Flexible schedule / days, weekends, Shifts 4 – 12 hours.

On-site free parking

Holiday paid as you work in an uplift to hourly rate. 

COVID-19 considerations:

Face Masks are required in certain areas of the port. Hand Washing and sanitization essential.

The application process

If you wish to be considered for the position, please apply now and upload your CV. 

Selected candidates will receive full training for the position. 

Not got a CV?
Download an application form here »

All application forms should be returned to the HR department on or uploaded via the form on this web page. 

Only successful candidates will be contacted.