Chief Officer
Kyle of Lochalsh, UK
2d ago

We have been providing maritime Maintenance, Repair, and Operations (MRO) support services to the Royal Navy for over 20 years in the 3 major dockyard ports, having taken over tug, fuelling, ammunitioning and other functions from the Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service (RMAS) in 1996.

This is an opportunity for someone who is looking to join our talented Maritime team as a Chief Officer. Reporting directly to the Senior Operations Controller, 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, 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.


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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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