Able Seafarer

Plymouth | Other

Able Seafarer (AB)

Devonport Marine

Plymouth, PL2 2BG

Full Time, Permanent (48 hours per week)

Up to £34,130 per annum plus benefits 


Serco Marine Services operates and manages 120 vessels from 8 sites around the UK, delivering marine services to the UK Ministry of Defence, and providing ship management services to public sector vessel operators such as International Nuclear Services. As owners and operators of specialist vessels, from harbour work boats to ocean going support vessels, we provide world class integrated marine services.


We are currently recruiting for an Able Seafarer to join our team at Devonport, Plymouth. As our Able Seafarer, you will be responsible for acting as the main labour force on boing the vessel and carry out a range of duties in the task of assisting in the safe operation of the vessel of the handling of its cargo.


Main responsibilities of the role include:  

  • Berthing/Slipping of the Vessel.
  • Ship husbandry tasks.
  • Ship operational tasks.
  • Cleaning tasks as directed by the Line Manager.
  • Emergency equipment and procedures and location and use of firefighting equipment. 
  • Drive deck machinery including cranes.
  • Assist in repair and maintenance of ship's equipment.
  • Machinery care, routine maintenance, and lubrication.


What you'll need to do the role:

  • EDH Course or AB's Ticket
  • STCW Personal Survival Techniques (5-year refresher course)
  • STCW Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (5-year refresher course)
  • STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (5-year refresher course)
  • STCW Proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats (5-year refresher course)
  • STCW Elementary First aid
  • Power Boat level 2
  • ENG 1 Medical
  • Health & Safety awareness
  • Manual Handling


What we offer:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays.
  • Annual leave purchase scheme.
  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme.
  • Serco discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts, and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships.
  • A range of benefits to support the health and wellbeing of you and your family such as Employee Assistance Programme, Thrive app, Health Cash Plans, and more.
  • A wealth of career development training to suit your future aspirations. These range from role specific training, leadership coaching, formal study and much more to support you to build your career with Serco.
  • A safe and supportive culture.
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion.


About Serco
At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks - SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 

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. We operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas. We are proudly Disability Confident Leader employers 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.  For help with your application please contact 0345 010 4000.

At Serco we support fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the 'Ban the Box' pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required). Please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000 to discuss.

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11/10/2023 02:18:00
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