General Terminal Operative

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  • Employer:
    Gi Group UK
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  • Job Title:
    General Terminal Operative
  • Salary:
    £23,063 - £29,063 a year
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for Permanent General Terminal Operatives to join a leading port operating Company. Our client provides capability to the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to maintain National Security and we are looking for Terminal Operatives to support Port operations within the facility.

No prior experience required as full training will be provided.

As part of the role, there will be opportunities to deploy worldwide on short assignments (2-5 days; Africa, Middle East, Europe, America etc.) to meet and discharge/load the vessels. There will also be opportunities to deploy for longer duration's (up to 6 months) to carry out vessel operations.

In order to support the MoD both in the UK and overseas, applicants will be trained to become Sponsored Reserves (SR). SRs gain experience in both worlds of MoD and civilian environments, which provides global exposure to the industry. This involves up to 38 days per year specialist trade training with the Army to enable port operatives to deploy to certain places where uniformed service is required. The training includes obtaining a Cat C HGV licence and familiarisation on driving some military vehicles.

This role is also suitable for serving Army, Navy or RAF Reservists who can transfer across without repeating the Forces application process subject to terms and conditions.

Salary and bonuses
Basic salary is £23,063 per annum for General Terminal Operatives, which is enhanced through completion of Sponsored Reserve training by the following annual bonus payment amounts:

  • On completion of training: £2,300 (taxable); after which
  • Year 1: £444 (tax free)
  • Year 2: £982 (tax free)
  • Year 3 & 4: £1,517 (tax free)
  • Year 5 and onwards: £1,759 (tax free)

In addition, for working abroad, individuals will receive a further payment of £1,000 per month or pro-rata whilst working away (up to a maximum of £6,000 for a 6-month deployment).

Holiday - 20 days per year plus 8 bank holidays. Accrue additional 3 days after 5 full years of service, plus additional 2 days after a further 5 full years of service (total 25 days after 10 years).
Additional paid Post Deployment Holiday - subject to length of deployment.
Pension scheme
Enhanced sick pay, after completion of probationary period
Free parking
Onsite café
Access to free gym within army barracks
Army medical cover (upon mobilisation)
Deployment opportunities around the world - Norway, Germany, Albania, Morocco, Gibraltar, Jordan, UAE, Oman, Greece, Spain, Cyprus, Portugal, Kenya, Belize and Falkland Islands etc.

Training (Full training provided, previous experience not essential)
General terminal operative / Stevedore

  • Mechanical Handling Equipment (MHE) training opportunities include:
  • Industrial Forklifts - 16 & 18 ton
  • Top loaders - 32 & 44 ton
  • Tugmaster (internal shunt vehicle)
  • Crane operator
  • Cat C HGV
  • Military vehicle driving
  • Weigh bridge operation
  • Wash down and decontamination equipment
  • A variety of other training opportunities (including rail and site maintenance)
  • Sponsored Reserve
  • Train and qualify in company time
  • World class army training including leadership and management skills
  • On completion of training, adventurous training and expedition opportunities include hill walking, kayaking, and rock climbing, sailing, and scuba diving, mountain biking or skiing. Massive opportunities for sport with the Army.
Development opportunities
There is opportunity to progress from Terminal Operator to Terminal Supervisor.

Essential requirements
Be a UK or Commonwealth Citizen
Resided in the UK for the last 5 years
Valid full UK driving licence
Aged between 18-49 years old (Army requirement)
Physically fit - able to pass a fitness medical
Able to pass UK Government Security Clearance
Sign Official Secrets Act
To work in compliance with safety, environmental and security policies
Aptitude to learn new skills and have a flexible outlook

Desirable requirements
Previous military and/or stevedoring experience.
GCSE English and Mathematics, grade A*- G OR will be required to undertake entry level 3 literacy and numeracy tests.

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