Able Seafarer

Faslane | Other

Able Seafarer

Faslane, Helensburgh, G84 8HL

Full time, Permanent, 48 hours per week

Competitive Salary + Benefits

3 weeks on, 3 weeks off 



Serco Maritime Services deliver maritime support packages tailored to our customers' needs all delivered within a national accreditation framework. As owners and operators of specialist vessels, from harbour workboats to oceangoing support vessels, we provide world class integrated maritime services both in the UK and abroad. 


Our vessels provide a range of support, which include for example: dive support, military training, submarine rescue exercises, target/test equipment deployment/recovery and passenger transfers. 


We have an opening for a Able Seafarer to join our existing team at HMNB Clyde based in Faslane. The role of the Able Seafarer is to support the Master / Mate in the daily duties of the day-to-day working of the Deck Department on a tug, including maintenance and towage operations.



Main Accountabilities:


  • To work as directed by the Mate in the normal discharge of their tasking's and duties.
  • Work with other crew members in completing the planned maintenance, maintenance of vessel fabric and ensuring continued vessel capability. 
  • Watch-keeping and lookout duties.
  • Assist with risk assessments and COSHH registers.
  • Liaise and consult with the Operations team as necessary to handle lines.
  • To fasten or let go from vessels Inc. barges, berths or moorings.
  • To understand vessel and company systems and procedures.
  • To carry-out operational checks on equipment which they are expected to use Inc winches, towing gear, FFA and LSA before and during tasks, report deficiencies to the Mate. To assist in the maintenance necessary for proper operation of all equipment, etc.
  • To implement the oil pollution prevention guidelines when taking bunkers.
  • To familiarise themselves with all safety equipment onboard and training to ensure highest operational safety standard of the vessel at all times.
  • To support, take part in and organise as necessary lifesaving / firefighting / anti-pollution drills and all other mandated drills as per IMS.
  • Any other reasonable task as directed by Ops Manager (Faslane).



What you'll need to the role:


  • AB Certificate
  • Fire Fighting (basic)
  • Personal Survival Techniques
  • PSCRB Cert
  • ENG 1 Medical. 
  • A current valid driving licence
  • Food Hygiene Certificate



What we offer 


  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme 
  • Serco discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts, cycle to work scheme and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships. 
  • A safe and supportive culture 
  • Interesting and enjoyable work 
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion 
  • Committed to professional and personal development with a wide range of training and coaching opportunities to expand your capabilities 

To discover more about our careers in Defence, meet our team, and to find out more about what we offer, please follow this Link. We're also a signatory of the UK Governments Women in Defence Charter, to find out more please click here.


Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens, we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 


At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. As a proud Disability Confident Leader and holder of the Silver Inclusive Employer Standard, disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview. 


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10/06/2023 02:53:00
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