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Able Seaman

HMNB Clyde, Faslane G84 7JU

Out of Port Operations  - 6 weeks on / 6 weeks off

Full time, Permanent  

Competitive salary plus benefits  




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 an Able Seaman to join our existing Out of Port Operations team. The role of Able Seaman 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 Duties: 

  • 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 we are looking for in our candidates: 



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




What we offer 

  • Pension - 6% 
  • Childcare vouchers 
  • Bike4Work scheme 
  • Employee Assistance Programme 
  • Chance to contribute to innovation in the public services/prisons sector 
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion 
  • Serco Benefits package 



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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