Mate-Marine Scotland

Greenock | Other


Serco Maritime

Clyde, HM Naval Base, G84 8HL

Full time (4 weeks on, 4 weeks off rota)




The job opportunity:



Responsible to the Master for the day-to-day running of the Bridge/Deck or allocated responsibilities and in maintaining a workplace which is without risk to the health and safety of deck staff, other crew members and the environment.



Main duties:



  • One of the vessel bridge watchkeepers, undertaking watches as planned by Master.
  • Whilst watchkeeping the Mate is in control of the vessel and will follow Company Procedures of navigation and International regulations.
  • The duties of the Mate will be assigned by the Master.
  • Be responsible for ensuring that all navigational systems are in good working order, all charts/publications are correct up to date and maintain such records as may be required.
  • Prepare voyage plans from berth to berth, in consultation with the Master.
  • As a watchkeeper conduct operational checks on all navigational systems and bridge equipment prior to departure or arrival.
  • Take station as allocated by the Master during departure or arrival and communicatewith the bridge as necessary.
  • Liaise with other ship's crew/clients in order to give feedback and early warning concerning any practice, item of plant or machinery which might be a potential hazard.
  • As directed by the Master, supervise cargo/deck operations and other duties.
  • Liaise with other Departments to ensure appropriate records are available to populate performance/operational returns as necessary.
  • Supervise work on main deck as directed by Master - ensuring at all times toolbox talkshave taken place and are recorded appropriately.
  • Routinely review VOPS to ensure they are up to date and recognises current working practices.
  • Keep Master advised of tasks and maintenance progress at all times. Ensure the vessel is kept as clean as possible, with stairs, ladders and walkways kept clear at all times.
  • Monitor, control and document the use of spares and stores as directed.
  • To be fully conversant with the use of all safety equipment, emergency procedures and contingency plans and so ensure that all members of crew are trained and proficient.
  • Be familiar with safety routines and ensure necessary safeguards are in place before any maintenance/repair work commences.
  • Fully conversant with company Safety Management System - specifically:
  • Vessel Operating Procedures (Including risk assessments)
  • Permit to Work/Tag Out Systems
  • Shipboard Management Team
  • To understudy the Master so that, in the event of illness or accident, he/she may take
  • over their responsibilities temporarily.
  • To carry out any other duties as may reasonably requested by the Master in support of the efficient and safe operation of the vessel.




What we are looking for in our candidates:



  • Certificate of Competence as Officer of Watch (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)
  • STCW Elementary First Aid
  • ENG1
  • Methodical in approach
  • Good standard of education


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.

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.

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. 


Are you interested in finding out more about a career in defence with Serco?


To discover more about the amazing careers at Serco, meet our team, what we offer and women in defence 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. 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. 


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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