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Chief Officer

Job Req ID:  86464
Posting Start Date: 

Kyle of Lochalsh, United Kingdom

Contract Type:  Full Time
Job Description: 

Chief Officer

Kyle of Lochalsh, Ross-shire, Scotland

Full time, permanent

Competitive basic salary plus benefits



The post offers an exciting opportunity for the right applicant to be part of a professional multi-skilled team operating from scenic Kyle of Lochalsh providing a wide variety of Maritime support services as part of the innovative British Underwater Test and Evaluation Centre.  The location is ideal for the outdoor enthusiast providing a good work/ life balance.  Reporting directly to the Senior Operations Controller or Master whilst onboard, the Chief Officer will be responsible the day-to-day working of the desk department, including bridge watch keeping, cargo operations and maintaining high standards of upkeep.


This is a crucial role, as alongside the Master, the Chief Officer will be responsible for the safe running and operations on board of the vessel.


What you’ll need to do the role

To fulfil this role, we require someone who holds a Certificate of Competence as a Chief Officer (Unlimited) as well as holding an Unrestricted Eng1 to ensure they can complete the role to the required standard.

Ideally, the successful individual will also hold a Ship’s Safety Officer Certificate as well as a Ship’s Security Officer Certificate to further help them develop in the role.


Why Serco

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 and other flexible Serco benefits. The role is primarily day running working on a 6 weeks on, 3 weeks off roster pattern.



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. 



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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

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