Vacancy Information

Port Operatives – Shoreham Port

Pathfinder are working with Shoreham Port to recruit local candidates interested in flexible, temporary work within Shoreham Port working on various assignments in one or more of the following roles:

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.

Hours, by the very nature of shipping schedules, are variable and subject to short notice variations and changes. A combination of weekday & weekend work is available, 365 days a year. Flexibility is the key.

No previous experience required. However, candidates must be aware that they are working in a port environment and therefore may be working in all weather conditions. Appropriate induction, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and training will be provided to all successful candidates.

Vessels tend to commence at 06.00 in the morning and finish around 18.00.

Immediate starts are available; you will be engaged by Pathfinder as the Employment Business on a Contract for Services.

Pay Rates vary depending on the role and day/time of each assignment. The initial training rate is £8.68 per hour. On successful completion of training pay rises to £9.23 per hour with further enhancements achievable subject to ongoing training, development & performance. Overtime is paid at time and a half Saturdays and double time Sundays

We will ensure that you receive:
– provision for leave pay
– pension scheme
– free PPE
– on-going training

Successful candidates will be expected to attend a Port Health & Safety Induction.  You will also be subject to identification checks, referencing and plant licence checks (if applicable).

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

To apply, please apply online via our application form.  If you have any questions please email shoreham@pathfinderpersonnel.com

Pathfinder Online Application form

If you would like to register with Pathfinder, please complete our online application form

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  • Step 1 of 9 – Personal Details
  • Step 2 of 9 – General
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  • Types of roles you are interested in

  • Step 3 of 9 – Security
  • Under the terms of the recently implemented International Ship and Port Facility Code (ISPS), we are obliged to maintain a verified employment/education/DWP history for all members of staff covering the last two years to the date you register with Pathfinder Personnel Ltd. We are subject to regular inspections by the Associated British Ports, the Port Authority to ensure compliance with the Code. If we are unable to provide them with your employment history, we may be prevented from allowing you to work for us until full reference information has been received.
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    Please refer to our referencing guidlines

  • Step 4 of 9 – Preventing Illegal Working (Right to Work)
  • Sections 15 to 26 of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 came into force on 29 February 2008. Under the 2006 Act, it is a criminal offence to knowingly employ a person aged 16 or over who is subject to immigration control and has no permission to work in the UK; or works for the company in breach of their conditions of stay in the UK. You should also be aware that we will also need to undertake repeat document checks at least once a year if you have limited leave to remain in the UK.

    In line with UKBA guidance on the prevention of illegal working we will need to verify and take a copy of your original ID documentation as evidence of your right to work in the UK if you are to be engaged by Pathfinder Personnel Ltd for temporary work. Please click here for the full list of acceptable documentation as published by the Home Office. You should note that you will be required to bring the correct documentation to the induction day and that your registration cannot be finalised without it.

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  • !Important, We reserve the right to check the validity of your documentation with the police and uk boarder control.
  • Step 5 of 9 – Health and Disability
  • The following questions on health and disability are asked in order to find out your needs in terms of reasonable adjustments to access our recruitment service and to find out your needs in order to perform the job or position sought. If you knowingly fail to disclose relevant medical information, the Company reserves the right to withdraw any offer of work or if you have commenced work to remove you from the Agency register.
  • If you have a disability, what are your needs in terms of reasonable adjustments in order to access this recruitment service and to attend interview, or to take aptitude tests etc? (please specify)

    Disability is defined as “A physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term effect on the person’s ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities”.

    Please be aware that whilst working for Pathfinder Personnel Ltd you may be liable to random “on site” drug and alcohol testing and are agreeable to testing when requested to do so.

  • Step 6 of 9 – Criminal Convictions
  • *Certain types of employment and professions are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and in those cases particularly where the employment is sought in relation to positions involving working with children or vulnerable adults, details for all criminal convictions must be given. The information given will be treated in the strictest of confidence and only taken into account where, in the reasonable opinion of Pathfinder Personnel Ltd, the offence is relevant to the post to which you are applying. Failure to declare a conviction may require us to exclude you from our register or terminate an assignment if the offence is not declared but later comes to light.

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    We may check the information collected with third parties or with other information held by us. We may also use or pass the information to certain third parties to help prevent or detect crime, to protect public funds, or in other way permitted or required by law.

    Registration forms for unsuccessful applicants will be kept for a maximum of twelve months.

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  • The details that you provide on this form, on any CV or obtained from other relevant sources (“The Information”) will be used by Pathfinder Personnel Ltd to provide you work finding services. In providing this service to you, you consent to your personal data being included on a computerised database and consent to us transferring your personal details to our clients.

    We may check the information collected with third parties or with other information held by us. We may also use or pass the information to certain third parties to help prevent or detect crime, to protect public funds, or in other way permitted or required by law.

    Registration forms for unsuccessful applicants will be kept for a maximum of twelve months

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