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Deputy Port Manager

Job Title: Deputy Port Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hampshire, England
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Start Date: Immediatley
Duration: Permenant
REF: HM1803_1553015733
Contact Name: Harley McGaughran
Contact Email:
Job Published: 3 months ago

Job Description

Main Duties

  • Line management responsibilities to the General Terminal Supervisors and Operators ensuring ships are loaded, unloaded and correctly stowed in conjunction with load plans.
  • Ensure all Sponsored Reserve (Stevedore and Port Enabling) capabilities are maintained at all times.
  • Manage the Sponsored Reserve training and deployment forecast ensuring competencies are maintained and current.
  • Attend career events to represent and promote SGL in relation to Sponsored Reserve recruitment.
  • Engage with both 17 and 165 Port and Maritime Regiments and act as the single point of contact for all MoD interaction regarding Sponsored Reserves recruitment and retention.
  • Deputise for the Port Manager as required.
  • Provide an on-call cover service as required.
  • Adhere to all Health and Safety regulations both internal and external.
  • Manage all on site assets effectively and the running thereof.
  • Effective labour allocation and management.
  • Provide returns to relevant stakeholders to ensure payments are received, KPI's reached and documented and compliance to the concession agreement.
  • Maintain safe marine operations in accordance with the Port Marine Safety Code Requirements.
  • Manage safe access and egress to jetty and vessels.
  • Carry out site safety and operational audits and inspections to ensure personnel behaviours are correct and compliant with requirements.
  • Ensure a high quality, safe, efficient and cost effective service to all Port Users is maintained.
  • Proactive and timely approach to day to day enquiries from agents, Masters and stakeholders.
  • Collaborating with Port Officers and liaison with external agencies.
  • Develop, review & improve procedures associated with the port operations.
  • Take responsibility for the delivery of activities and/or projects required to satisfy Port Operations.
  • Provide the emergency and oil spill response as outlined in Southampton and SGL Port emergency procedures.
  • Ensure mooring operations are undertaken safely and timely and safe vessel access is maintained at all times.
  • Issue permits and passes in accordance with policies and procedures.
  • Report all security concerns/ suspicious behaviour.
  • Provide the highest levels of customer service at all times.
  • Contribute as a team member to ensure the port is a safe working environment for all stakeholders.
  • Complete all relevant documentation as required and to the correct standard within any specified timeframe.
  • Comply with all relevant legislation, regulations, policies and procedures (internal and external).
  • Successfully complete any identified training course deemed necessary for the role.
  • Ensure compliance with procedures at all times.
  • Actively promote and develop continuous improvements at managerial level.
  • Complete any other tasks commensurate to the role.

Essential requirements

Experience and knowledge of Port Operations/Maritime environment - port and maritime regulations, port operations in a commercial environment, health and safety legislation

Line manager experience and skills

Able to pass UK Government Security Clearance & willing to sign the Official Secrets Act

Aptitude to learn new skills and have a flexible outlook

Desirable requirements

Experience and knowledge of MoD/military operations including Army Reserves

Knowledge/skills in using Microsoft Office e.g. Word, Excel etc


Holiday - 20 days per year plus 8 bank holidays. Accrue additional 5 days during a period of 10 full years of employment.

Pension scheme

Enhanced sick pay, after completion of probationary period

Free parking

On site cafe