Mid Level
Port Operative
ABP Humber

Salary: Competitive

Closing Date: Sunday, 30 September 2018

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We’re the UK's largest ports operator with a network of 21 ports around Britain. We handle around one quarter of the UK's seaborne trade and contribute £7.5 billion to our economy every year.

It’s a story we’re proud of but it doesn’t end there. We’re transforming our business and embracing the future.

We offer a vast range of roles spanning the UK, all rooted in a culture that welcomes diversity, fosters talent, encourages internal movement and progression, and places safety as our number one priority.


Job Title: Port Operative

Location: Base: Hull, Other locations: Humber

Region: Humber


ABP are looking for committed and reliable individuals to join the Operations Department of the Humber region to help support the safe, efficient and successful running of its ports.  You will be a proactive and safety conscious individual who will work with multiple cargo types, plant and machinery to agreed targets and deadlines.  Following a period of initial training you will undertake day-to-day operational activities that could include:


  • Cleaning (including industrial)
  • General Stevedoring
  • Stevedoring Cape Vessels
  • Weighbridge / Gatehouse
  • Tug Driving (landside)
  • Hopper Driving
  • Fork Lift Truck (up to 7.5t fork attachment)


This is a great opportunity to develop your career within ABP.  As an ABP employee you will receive hands-on training to develop your skills and knowledge in port operations and compliance.  This will equip you to operate plant and equipment (including pre-start checks), during vessel loading /discharging and cargo storage operations.


Essential Requirements

  • Pro-active attitude to Health and Safety and a willingness to contribute to/improve Risk Assessments and Safe Systems of Work.
  • Experience of working in a busy & fast paced environment with the ability to work towards set targets.
  • Strong team working abilities and a can-do attitude.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Full UK driving license (car or motorbike) and ideally, will have own transport.


Desirable Requirements

  • A willingness to attain Port Operations to NVQ level 2/3 or equivalent.
  • Numeracy and Literacy skills.
  • Ability to navigate IT equipment e.g. smart phone, hand held terminals etc.
  • Previous experience of contributing to Risk Assessment and Safe Systems of Work.
  • Experience of operating plant and equipment in a similar industrial environment (Cranedriving and Cargo Lashing would be particularly advantageous).


General Information

  • We expect the role-holder to be able to work at other terminals and ports within the Humber region (Immingham, Grimsby, Hull & Goole) to ensure adequate cover at all times.
  • Cleaning of equipment and site and assisting in various other port duties some of which may be of a physical nature and may include working at height.
  • To discuss the requirements of the role in more detail, please contact Jada Vine, Recruitment Partner (jada.vine@abports.co.uk).


Additional Information:

When joining ABP you will find an environment that is both welcoming and challenging. We reward our employees well and offer a generous remuneration package, employer pension, private health insurance and a range of other benefits.
Please note that ABP undertake random screening for substance abuse and operate a zero-tolerance policy. A medical will be required before starting this position also.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their background, which helps us to provide a diverse and inclusive working environment.

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