Our General Port Operators provide cargo lashing & pinning services, heavy plant driving and manual labour operations to the container terminal at the Port of Southampton.

Our General Port Operators work a rotational five over seven shift pattern of days and nights to support the 24/7 terminal.

Job Vacancies at The Port of Southampton

Job Ref: GPO
Full-time – Permanent – Shift work
Location: Port of Southampton
Rotational five over seven shift pattern (Days and Nights)
Day rate £10.58 per hr / Night Rate £12.65 per hr

We are currently seeking to recruit 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 role entails working an assortment of day and night shifts on a rotational semi fixed pattern. The port is operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 363 days of the year (closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day).

Main Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Provide an effective and efficient cargo securing service leading to heavy plant driving in line with specific customer and Company requirements. Monitor and maintain work practices with particular focus on health and safety. Ensure customer requirements are met with regards to standards and quality.

    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:

  • 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 18 years of age and have a full driving licence.

Why SCPS? – We offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry leading rewards, incentives and benefits – bonus scheme linked to productivity, 5 weeks annual leave per calendar year paid at your weekly average earnings and 5 days in lieu, overtime readily available, contributory pension scheme, sick pay, access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice, training and development opportunities.

The application process:

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

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Only successful candidates will be contacted, no re-applications within 6 months.