Tank Cleaner / HGV Driver

Portsmouth | Other



Tank Cleaner / HGV Driver

Portsmouth Naval Base, PO1 3LT

Permanent, Full time, 40 hours



 The purpose of the Tank Cleaner is to clean various storage tanks, you are also required to drive, operate and ensure roadworthiness of 3000 and 4000gal Vacuum bowser lorries in support of marine service contract and to assist in other areas of the business as directed by the operations department.



 What you will be doing:



 In this role you will be responsible for working as a topman for confined space operations, emptying and cleaning tanks on board the vessel that will contain a variety of fuels, lubricants, water, sewage, grey water. You will also be required to assist in other areas of the business as directed by your manager, necessary deck work and driving vacuum bowsers whilst maintaining compliant records.




What you need to do the job:



  • Working in BA (Confined Space)
  • Jet Washer Safety Awareness Course (Approved WJA).
  • Surface Preparation and Cleaning Application Course (Approved WJA).
  • ENG 1.
  • HGV Drivers Medical
  • Class 2 HGV clean driving licence
  • Valid Drivers CPC
  • ADR certificated. (In Tanks and Cat 3 Flam liquid)
  • Knowledge and use of Digital Tachographs




What we offer:

  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme
  • Serco discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts, cycle to work scheme and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships. 
  • A safe and supportive culture
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion

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.

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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