Relief Freight Security Assistant

Portsmouth City Council

Reference: SEP20228885

Job details


Portsmouth International Port

Job type

Full Time, Permanent


£34,381 - £40,111 Per Annum

Closing date

31 October 2022

Salary: Band 6 – £22,223 – £25,927 pa (Including allowances and Contractual overtime £34,381 – £40,111 pa)

Hours: An average of 43.31 hours per week (including weekends and bank holidays) worked over a variable shift pattern covering 24/7 operations

Portsmouth City Council controls all its maritime activities through the Port Service. Portsmouth International Port (PIP) comprises the Cruise & Ferry Port (CFP), Flathouse and Albert Johnson Quays and the Camber. 

Based at Portsmouth International Port (PIP), and reporting to the Traffic Supervisor, the role provides cover for the Freight Security Assistants who work within the freight related areas of the Port. Main duties:

·         To control the entry and exit of vehicles to and from the Port via the site’s freight gates and as and where directed, elsewhere. This may include working alone or as part of a team.

·         To ensure that all export freight is weighed in accordance with customer expectations

·         To provide security services as required by PIP including but not limited to searching, passes, data processing and site rounds, this may include working alone or as part of a team.

Please see the job profile attached for full details.

Who is the person?

  • ·         You must be customer focused and be able to demonstrate your ability in communicating with people at all levels within the organisation as well as with external customers and the general public.
  • ·         You need a good standard of education.
  • ·         You must be computer literate and be competent in data entry, as well as the use of different software solutions and systems and be able to demonstrate this.
  • ·         You need to be able to develop a good understanding of current Port security legislation.
  • ·         You need to be able to develop an awareness of the regulations for the transportation and storage of dangerous goods and hazardous cargoes.
  • ·         An understanding of both freight control and the marshalling of passengers and traffic would be advantageous.
  • ·         You should have an awareness of the Health & Safety at Work Act
  • ·         You must be capable of working alone and as part of a team and be able to demonstrate this.
  • ·         You should be capable of working both indoors and outdoors in all weathers and be able to demonstrate this.
  • ·         You should be a good problem solver and be capable of working through problems to provide solutions for both your Supervisor and others within the freight team

If you have any questions, or would like an informal discussion about the role, please call our duty Traffic Supervisor on 02392 855931 or email

Interview date: 9th November 2022

When completing the application form, please thoroughly tailor your application to the ‘who is the person’ points of the job profile with the use of examples from your experience/transferable skills. 

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