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Chief Officer

Job Req ID:  99003
Posting Start Date:  11-Nov-2020

Faslane, GB

Contract Type:  Full Time
Job Description: 


Chief Officer

Location: Out of port

Full time

Competitive basic salary plus benefits



Serco Maritime Services 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 oceangoing vessels provide a range of support, which include for example: dive support, military training, submarine rescue exercises, target, test equipment recovery and passenger transfers.


We’re currently recruiting for a Chief Officer who will be responsible for the day-to-day working of the Deck Department, including bridge watch keeping, cargo operations and maintaining a high standard of upkeep to the vessel.


Reporting into the Master while on vessel, this individual will need to plan and supervise the maintenance of all deck areas including holds, hatches and superstructures. In consultation with the Master, the Chief Officer is also responsible for the correct loading, discharge and ballasting of the ship having proper regard for stress, strain and stability.


What you’ll need to do the role


The successful candidate must hold a Certificate of Competence as a Chief Officer (unlimited) as well as holding the appropriate STCW courses (Personal Survival Techniques, Safety and Social Responsibilities and Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting).

This is an opportunity for a methodical thinker who is well experienced within this field and is able to work under their own initiative.


Why Serco

Meaningful and vital work: The nature of our business means you will do interesting work that matters – delivering essential services that directly supports the Royal Navy.

A world of opportunity: Our diverse UK-wide operations offer unrivalled opportunities to learn and develop. You’ll be able to broaden your experience and apply your skills in new ways.

Great people: We are a motivated team who will encourage you and help you to succeed. You’ll have the resources you need to do your job in a diverse and supportive environment.   


What we offer

There are a range of benefits for working at Serco including 6% Employer Matched Contribution Pension, Life Insurance, 25 Days Holiday and 8 Days Bank Holidays and other flexible Serco benefits.


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. 


We’re a Disability Confident employer and are committed to equal opportunities. If you have any additional queries, requirements or you need more time to apply, then please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.


Serco supports 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).

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