Master-Maritime North - OOP Operations

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Master-Maritime North - OOP Operations
Permanent, Full time (Rostered 6 weeks on, 3 weeks off) 
Ross-shire, IV40 8AJ

Competitive salary plus benefits 

Serco are recruiting for a Master to join their current team based at Ross-shire in Scotland.


The key purpose of the role is to overall command with regards operation of the vessel in compliance with Flag and Class legislation/guidance and Serco Marine, Integrated Management System and Serco Limited policies.


The Master has overall responsibility for all vessel shipboard operations (Incl. vessel and crew certification) thereby ensuring their crew and vessel are familiar and prepared to discharge their duties safely and efficiently.

Main Accountabilities:


  • Primary responsibility is to ensure the seaworthiness and safety of their vessel, crew and embarked clients and prevention of pollution.
  • Preparing vessel for voyage and tasking.
  • Chair shipboard management and safety committee meetings (as required).
  • Liaise, consult and advise with operational authority on vessel tasking and operational matters as necessary.
  • Create, maintain and support Operational/Technical and client instructions and fully document undertakings.
  • As the Management representative on board continually review and uphold the operational efficiency, morale and welfare of crew and safety of all personnel embarked.
  • Be fully familiarised with all factors affecting the immediate operation of the ship. Upon taking command, the Master shall familiarise themselves with all details of the construction manoeuvrability, navigation and other equipment.
  • Conversant with latest Merchant Shipping Legislation and the requirements of authorities at each port of call. Ensure that the relevant provisions in such legislation pertaining to the operation of the vessel are fully adhered to.
  • Familiar with the specific status of the vessel and its relation to the standards as generally accepted in the shipping industry. Any deficiencies are to be reported to the Technical/Operations Departments.
  • Issue their "Standing Orders" to the crew for the efficient operation of the ship.
  • These are to include procedures to respond to emergency shipboard situations and the preparedness of the vessel.
  • The Master should as per the Serco IMS establish, maintain and review risk assessments, vessel operations for all tasks and key shipboard operations.
  • Make a daily inspection, when on board, of all parts of the vessel, ensuring that high standards of cleanliness, hygiene and preservation are maintained.
  • Submit at intervals described in the Company Procedures Manuals, various reports on the vessel's condition and operation to the Operations and Engineering Offices.
  • Be actively involved in the navigation of the vessel and personally supervise the vessel's navigation when entering or leaving port, when in confined waters, approaching land or any danger, during fog or poor visibility or other adverse weather conditions.

What you'll need to do the role:


  • MCA Certificate of Competence Master 500GT (Near Coastal) - as a minimum
  • 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 Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft (5 Year Refresher Course)
  • STCW Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (5 Year Refresher Course)
  • Medical Care On board (5 Year Refresher Course)
  • STCW Elementary First Aid
  • Unrestricted ENG1
  • Methodical in approach
  • Good standard of education

What we offer


  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme.
  • A range of benefits to support the health and wellbeing of you and your family such as Employee Assistance Programme, Simply Health Plans, 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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31/07/2024 01:17:00
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