Port Operative

Southwick, Brighton
£24,000 per annum (salary is pro rata if the Operative is on the part-time contract).
03 Apr 2019
26 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Fixed term

To cater for the seasonal increase in ship calls we are looking to recruit Port Operatives on a 12-month fixed term contract. For immediate start.

  • General Port Operatives/Stevedores - Loading and unloading cargo vessels. Working either on the vessel or on the land side.
  • Vessel Cargo Checkers – When a vessel is in working in the timber terminal to bar code each timber pack as they are unloaded from the vessel.
  • General Labourers – Restacking timber packs, tidying up the terminals.
  • Fork Lift Truck Driving – Assisting the unloading of timber vessels, moving the packs from landing point to stacking area.

Working pattern

  • Fixed term contracts available are 30 hours (part-time) or 40 hours per week (Monday to Friday).
  • Hours are variable and subject to short notice variations and changes depending on vessel requirements.
  • On weekdays we will advise the working hours required per day depending on the shipping requirement.
  • Vessels tend to commence at 0600 in the morning and finish around 1800/1900.
  • Flexibility is the key.

Skills and experience

  • No previous experience is required. However, experience of working on plant such as Fork Lift Trucks would be an advantage.
  • Candidates must be aware that they are working in a port environment and therefore may be working in all weather conditions.


  • £24,000 per annum, increasing after successful completion of 6-month probation (salary is pro rata if the Operative is on the part-time contract).
  • Exceptional pension scheme.
  • 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays).
  • Immediate starts are available.
  • Funded training in a supportive environment
  • Appropriate induction, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Please Note: Applicants should be aware the Port has a zero-tolerance policy for drugs & alcohol and a random programme of testing is operated throughout.

Application Method: Please send a CV and completed application form to stevedoring@shoreham-port.co.uk


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