Stevedore / Terminal Port Operative

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  • Employer:
    Solent Gateway Limited
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  • Job Title:
    Stevedore / Terminal Port Operative
  • Salary:
    £23,063 a year
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for Permanent Stevedores / Port and Terminal Operatives to join a leading port operating Company, Solent Gateway Ltd (SGL) in Marchwood, Southampton, Hampshire working 40 hours per week with attractive long term job stability.

SGL operates the Port of Marchwood and 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 for the next 33 years.

In this exciting and varied role you will carry out cargo operations including the mooring of vessels, loading/unloading and securing of cargo. Full training will be provided for the use of specialised heavy plant and machinery with industry standard qualifications.

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 durations (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.

Basic salary is £23,063 per annum. Employees will also be eligible for the following annual bonuses through successful completion of training:

Initial Joining / Training Rates (taxed): £2300

On completion of initial training, the employee is then entitled to the following tax-free annual training bonus in relation to their corresponding length of employment, with a cap at Year 5:

a. Year 1: £444
b. Year 2: £982
c. Year 3: £1517
d. Year 4: £1517
e. Year 5: £1759

On top of this and for working abroad, individuals will receive a further payment of £1000 per month (pro rata) whilst working away (up to £6000 for a 6-month trip).

Due to the nature of the post applicants must have resided in the UK for the last 5 years, be aged between 18-49 years old, hold a valid UK driving licence and will be required to pass medical and fitness tests. Experience in Port working preferred but not essential as full training provided.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £23,063.00 /year


  • Full UK Driving Licence (Required)

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