Vacancy for Mooring Hand

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Location Port of Dover CT16
Contract Type Casual Worker
Working Days Business Needs
Working Times Between 07:00am or 7.00pm and 7.00pm or 7.00am
Shift Pattern Casual
Working Hours per Week Business Needs
Pay Rate £ 9.50 hour
Job Reference OP/47622

Your main aim will be to support the Port operation in the securing and letting go of vessels harbouring within the Port of Dover as well as operating Link Span equipment for the embarkation and disembarkation of vehicles.

Health & Safety Purpose: To take a direct interest in the health and safety of yourself and others who may be affected by your work activities.

Specific Responsibilities


  • Ensure that you are aware and practice all requirements of the OCS Health and Safety Policy
  • Attend as necessary training courses as identified by your line manager
  • Familiarise yourself with the company’s safety policy and working instructions issued by Management
  • Only carry out work you are trained or being trained to do
  • To carry out all tasks willingly and safely to the best of your ability
  • As part of a team, secure and let go any vessel as directed
  • Operate Link Span equipment to enable embarkation and disembarkation of vehicles
  • When required support the operation with Ad Hoc works
  • To work as part of a team and treat each member of that team and all other OCS staff, clients (PRM’s & their escorts, Airline Reps, Airport Reps), visitors and contractors with civility and respect at all times
  • You are responsible for your own time keeping records and should follow the procedure for signing in/out, clocking in/out or swiping in/out
  • The company will issue PPE free of charge and all items of PPE issued to you must be carefully stored and maintained. Any defects in any issued PPE should be advised to your line manager immediately
  • All holiday entitlement will be controlled and agreed by the designated person at your site and you must give reasonable notice of any planned absence to allow for coverage
  • The Company reserves the right to ask you to carry out any other reasonable duties it feels necessary to further the aims of the business
  • Ensure that the OCS safety image is reflected positively through your actions
  • Ensure that you have received the necessary training so that you can competently carry out your duties and responsibilities
  • Take responsibility for reviewing the safe system of work prior to the commencement of the work activity. Acknowledge and accept a personal responsibility for safety
  • Take responsibility for ensuring that vehicles and equipment is maintained and fit for purpose
  • Raise any concerns over Health & Safety breaches in accordance with Company Procedure ie; Near Misses.
  • To monitor Radar equipment for tracking of vessels to ensure that they are attended to upon their arrival
  • Carry out any other reasonable task as directed by your Supervisor or Contract Manager


Experience / Desired & Essential Qualifications


  • Knowledge of ports preferable but not essential.
  • Ability to communicate with staff and public alike.
  • Self-motivated and flexible.
  • Must be physically able to climb ladders and heave Mooring lines.
  • Able to cope with shift work including nights, weekends and Bank Holidays.
  • Successfully complete basic and enhanced Criminal Record Checks.

What will you get in return?

  • A pension scheme- to save for the future - eligibility rules apply
  • Access to high street discounts
  • Access to low interest loans
  • Recognition scheme ‘OCS Stars’- monetary rewards given to top performers
  • Training and Development- apprenticeships, e-learning, English as a Second Language and our award nominated ‘Impact’ Programme
  • Long Service Awards
  • Cycle to work scheme- discounted bicycles
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme- 24-7 Wellbeing Support

Why join OCS Group Ltd?

OCS prides itself as a company with strong family values and we are passionate about hiring people who demonstrate the same.

We take CARE of you; We act SAFELY and responsibly; We are TRUSTWORTHY; We work as EXPERTS. If you share these Values, we want you to be part of our team.

OCS have a well-respected brand and our colleagues are empowered to be the best version of themselves.  We offer job stability and are committed to developing our colleagues by offering more than just a job.  We are a financially stable business who continues to be privately owned since its inception in 1900.

We reward those who demonstrate our values and since the launch of our OCS Star recognition scheme we have rewarded nearly 1,500 colleagues with monetary vouchers, certificates, and public recognition within the business.

We invest and support the growth of our people and are currently sponsoring over 310 colleagues who are enrolled in a variety of apprenticeship programmes, ranging from Level 3 qualifications in customer service to degree programmes in Leadership. If you want to develop you career, OCS is a great choice.

OCS offers the family feel of smaller organisations although large enough to offer so many opportunities.  We recognise your efforts and contribution and show our appreciation through a variety of reward schemes which in turn results in our colleagues staying with OCS.  Our business is the family you can choose, and our people stay for the friendships, opportunities, and career fulfilment we offer.