Deck Rating

Plymouth | Other

Deck Rating

Devonport Marine

Plymouth, PL2 2BG

Full Time (48 hours per week)

12 Month Fixed Term Contract

£22,621 - £27,763 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 a Deck Rating join our team at Devonport Marine on a Fixed Term Contract. The purpose of this role is to act as the main labour force aboard the vessel. The post holder will carry out a range of duties in the task of assisting in the safe operation of the vessel or 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
  • Basic Sea Survival
  • Fire Fighting
  • ENG 1 Medical
  • Health & Safety awareness
  • Manual Handling


What we offer:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays and the chance to purchase additional days.
  • Serco-Flex - local working policy which supports home working options dependant on role requirements.
  • Serco discounts which include cinema, entertainment and online shopping discounts, cycle to work scheme and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships.
  • We are constantly challenging ourselves and each other to deliver brilliantly, and you will too, working in a company passionate about diversity and inclusion. 
  • A wealth of career development training to suit your future aspirations. These range from role specific training, leadership coaching, apprenticeships, formal study and much more to support you to build your career with Serco.


Why Serco

Meaningful and Vital Work - Everyone in our Defence business has an important role to play in the smooth operation of the UK's Armed Forces. Whether you're joining us from the military or from a civilian background, you'll take great pride in supporting the military and the care we take of our defence customers.


A World of Opportunity - With over 70 military contracts here in the UK and a wide variety of roles, Serco can offer excellent opportunities for progression, whether that's in Defence or in another part of our multi-sector business. We also support our teams with a range of training and accreditations, from apprenticeships to chartered statuses.


Great People - Within Serco you'll find diverse and inclusive people that are driven by the same can-do attitude and values of Care, Trust, Pride, and Innovation. We are proud of who we are as individuals - and of how we come together as one team.


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.


We're also a signatory of the UK Government's Women in Defence Charter



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Serco is a Disability Confident Employer committed to employing and retaining people with disabilities. 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.


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. We're a proud holder of the Silver Inclusive Employer Standard and we actively encourage applications from females, those with disabilities or from an ethnic minority background. 


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