Associated British Ports


Associated British Ports - Posted 1 year ago
£53k-55k/year  + Equity
*high salary
*Based on 0 Seafarer salary records


Grimsby, ENG

no experience required
Company size
2k employees

Seafarer Job description

We’re the UK's largest port operator with a network of 21 ports around Britain. We handle around one-quarter of the UK's seaborne trade and contribute £7.5 billion to our economy every year.

It’s a story we’re proud of but it doesn’t end there. We’re transforming our business and embracing the future.

We offer a vast range of roles spanning the UK, all rooted in a culture that welcomes diversity, fosters talent, encourages internal movement and progression, and places safety as our number one priority.

At ABP, we are recruiting for a Deckhand to join the team based at the Port of Grimsby. A Deckhand will support the Coxswain with the safe navigation of the vessel/pilot boat whilst underway and keeping a lookout. Alongside the Coxswain, a Deckhand will assist with all health, safety and welfare of the vessel/pilot launch (all on board and equipment) and associated shoreside facilities.

We are looking for someone who is a great teammate, eager to work hard and get stuck into this exciting and fast-paced industry, and wants to progress through the tiers up to a Coxswain and further! The key to success in this role is communication, it is critical that you can use your initiative and be proactive, particularly when making decisions.

The Deckhand role follows a 4 on/4 off shift pattern with days/nights/weekends involved. We offer a competitive salary and a range of great benefits – including private medical insurance, a bonus scheme, an excellent contributory pension from day one starting at 8%, 26 days holiday plus bank holidays! We also have an in-house training academy that provides you with training as and when required.

What you'll also be doing

  • Respond to emergencies within the work area, on board, or as directed by the Marine Services Manager, Assistant Dock Master(s), Assistant Harbour Masters, or VTSOs.
  • Ensure safe access and egress and accompany pilots, passengers, and other members of staff who may step aboard the vessel/pilot launch deck either underway or moored up.
  • Support with the safe mooring in tidal and non-tidal waters. Give situational reports regarding weather and sea state conditions to VTS.
  • Keep the pilot launch log up to date and conduct emergency drills at least once per month as instructed by the coxswain.
  • Ensure compliance with the ABP HES Pilot Launch Crew Instructions Approved Codes of Practice “The Embarkation and Disembarkation of Pilots, Port Marine Safety Code and Guide to Good Practice. To work compliantly within the current MCA or Health and Safety approved legislation.
  • Complete relevant training and acquire the requisite knowledge, the current relevant certification and experience to allow eventual progression to the next launch crew tier.

What we're looking for

  • Full UK driving license.
  • Must be willing to undertake and give further training as the need arises to progress to Senior Deckhand and beyond.
  • Be able to work in all types of adverse weather conditions.
  • Understanding the complexity of working and covering 24/7 365 days rotating roster
  • Computer literate.
  • Knowledge of health, safety, welfare, and environmental policies, practices, and procedures.
  • ENG 1 seafarers’ medical certificate or be in good physical health to successfully pass this medical.

Ideally, you'll also have

  • The following STCW95; Basic Fire Fighting, Personal Survival Techniques, and Elementary First Aid.
  • Efficient Deckhand Certificate (EDH) or Royal Navy deck equivalent. Deck experience either on a work boat, pilot boat, or fishing vessel.
  • RYA day skippers or working towards RYA coastal/day skipper qualification.
  • VHF operations and procedures (minimum ROC).

Additional Information:

When joining ABP you will find an environment that is both welcoming and challenging. We reward our employees well and offer a generous remuneration package, employer pension, private health insurance and a range of other benefits.

Please note that ABP undertakes random screening for substance abuse and operates a zero-tolerance policy. A medical will be required before starting this position also.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their background, which helps us to provide a diverse and inclusive working environment.

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