Cargo Handler

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Cargo Handler

RAF Brize Norton - OX18 3LX

Full time, shift work- 2 days 2 nights 4 off. 12 hour shifts. 0600-1800 or 1800 - 0600

Salary of £26,882.63 per annum


 At RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, Serco has been providing multi-activity and engineering support since 1997.  Serco proudly support the RAF and MoD, supplying around 20 different services onsite, from engine and aircraft maintenance, to fuelling and ground control services. RAF Brize Norton is the largest operating base within the Royal Air Force, providing air transport and air-to-air refuelling to the RAF fleet.


We have an exciting opportunity to join the team as a Cargo Handler at RAF Brize Norton in Oxford. You'll be responsible to help with all aspects of Cargo.



Main accountabilities:


  • Checking the safety and serviceability of all mechanical handling aids used by Shift Air Cargo relevant to personal driving qualifications.
  • Dragging cargo and mail for outbound flights ensuring that the drag sheets are clearly annotated to show the number of pieces selected for loading. The completed drag sheet is to be signed by the senior person present during the drag.
  • Ensuring all items presented for the drag are scanned onto the VITAL scanner (consignment tracking system)
  • Observing all safety aspects concerning the safe movement of vehicles at all times.
  • Ensuring the correct handling and segregation as required for any Dangerous Goods (DG) items / Special handling items during load builds & ensuring details are annotated on pallet cards and drag sheets.
  • Maintain condition and asset locations of the VITAL scanners  (consignment tracking system) / docking cradles and report and damage / missing items.
  • Ensuring that correct PPE is always used.






What you'll need to do the role:


  • UK Full Driving License
  • Full colour perception for airfield
  • Experience in IT systems including Microsoft Outlook etc
  • Dangerous Goods Awareness (desirable)
  • Proven Experience/qualification in VITAL systems (consignment tracking system) (desirable)
  • Counter balance Forklift (desirable)


What we offer:


  • Competitive salaries with annual reviews 
  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme.
  • 24 days annual leave plus bank holidays.
  • A range of benefits to support the health and wellbeing of you and your family such as Employee Assistance Programme, Thrive App, Simply Health Plans, Annual Leave Purchase Scheme, free flu vaccines and more.
  • Access to a huge range of discounts and exclusive deals such as Merlin Attractions, Mobile Phone discounts, Cinema discounts, Leisure, and Hospitality discounts.
  • A fantastic culture and supportive team where you'll get the chance to make a positive difference in a company passionate about diversity and inclusion.
  • Company discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships.
  • Interesting and enjoyable work.
  • 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 Gold 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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01/06/2024 01:09:00
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