Portsmouth | Other


HMNB Portsmouth, PO1

Full time, Permanent

Competitive Salary + Benefits



Serco Maritime 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 are currently recruiting for a Diver to join our team based at HMNB Portsmouth. The purpose of the role is to carry out diving operations in support of the Marine FPMS contract (Moorings) iaw. Diving at work Regulations 1997 Inshore/Inland ACoP.



Main Accountabilities


  • Maintain personal fitness and annual HSE fitness to dive certificate.
  • Maintain their personal diving logbook up to date and ensure it is countersigned by the appropriate duty Dive Supervisor
  • Conduct themselves in a safe, responsible and professional manner and report all safety and other issues to their line manager/Supervisor.
  • Maintain all personal issue diving equipment and PPE in good serviceable condition and inform the Dive Superintendent whenever any item requires maintenance or replacement.
  • Complete all maintenance requirements on equipment assigned to them by the Dive Superintendent iaw. The appropriate maintenance schedule and submit a monthly maintenance report to the Dive Superintendent for all equipment for which they are responsible.
  • Assist with the mobilisation and demobilisation of diving equipment to and from the work site.
  • Assist with rigging and de-rigging of diving plant and equipment at the dive site and ensure that all daily dive equipment check off lists are completed and signed where appropriate for inclusion into the dive plan.
  • Maintain all required personal qualification certification in date.
  • Carry out general duties on behalf of the dive unit as directed by the Dive Superintendent or Dive Supervisor.


What you need to do the job: 


  • HSE Parts1, 3 & 4 Commercial Diver Qualification or approved equivalent certification
  • Basic Sea Survival
  • First aid at work
  • Basic computing Skills
  • Full UK Driving Licence
  • Previous diving experience preferred
  • Working away from home sometimes at short notice servicing requirements throughout the UK.
  • Maintain a constantly flexible approach to tasking and programming wrt. Constant changes due to weather, manning, equipment and asset availability.
  • Ability to gain an SC Clearance



What we Offer


  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme
  • 25 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 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


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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10/10/2023 02:20:00
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