Aviation Security Officer - Part Time - East Midlands Airport

Date: 8 Sep 2023

Location: East Midlands Airport, GB

Company: MAG

Be the face of East Midlands Airport – Airport Security Officer – Customer Services.

‘Journey Makers'


22 hours per week


£13,032.23, rising to £14,327.81 after successfully completing 2 years in role.


Here at East Midlands Airport (EMA), we are proud of what we do, connecting people across the world and creating wonderful memories for our customers – if you’re made of the same stuff as us, we’d love to hear from you. 


We are a 24-hour airport, operating 365 days of the year. We are people who care passionately about safety and offering our customers an amazing experience every time they travel through our airport. Working for us is fast paced but you will be surrounded by an incredible team that will bring out the best in you, so if you’re ready, make the journey…


As a Security Officer working 22 hours per week, you’ll will be able to earn £13,032.23, rising to £14,327.81 after successfully completing 2 years in role. There is plenty of opportunity to boost that with overtime as well as generous company benefits that include:


Free parking when working.

Access to rewards, discounts and savings and world duty free.

24 Hour Employee Assistance Programme.

Free uniform.

Attractive Pension scheme.

Escape Lounge and holiday parking discounts.

Fantastic career development.

Full training.


Here’s the detail:


Our dedicated Airport Security Officers are based at East Midlands Airport


As one of our Airport Security officers, you’ll be part of the customer service & security team, the largest team in the airport delivering one of the most critical functions ensuring our airways remain secure, our airport remains protected and are customers remain safe. 



Do you have what it takes?


  • Are you 18 or over with perfect colour vision?
  • Have you lived continually in the UK for the last 3 years to be able to obtain Counter Terrorism Clearance?
  • Are you flexible with work patterns and happy to work at different times of the day and night?
  • Do you thrive being part of a dynamic team and pride yourself in delivering an exceptional customer experience every time?
  • You’re ready to learn exciting new skills?


About the Role:


The role is varied and will take you to several locations across the airport, carrying out a wide range of security functions. No two days are the same and you play a vital role in keeping our airport and our customers safe - you will be vigilant by nature and act as our eyes & ears.


Some of the things you’ll be doing will include:


  • checking colleague and customer paperwork
  • carrying out hand searches
  • operating high-tech x-rays and screening equipment.
  • patrolling the airport and working across our terminal, airport gatehouses and with our cargo partners.


Our training academy will prepare you for the role, but you will need to:


  • have great communication skills and be able to get your message across with a wide range of different nationalities.
  • be passionate about customers service and going the extra mile every time.
  • be inquisitive, vigilant & pro-active with great attention to detail.
  • enjoy working in a lively fast paced environment.
  • be able to think on your feet and make the right decisions.
  • be fit and able and happy to be on your feet for long periods, able to squat down and be comfortable manual handling.


If successful a conditional offer will be made subject to pre-employment checks and passing your initial 3-week training course.


Our pre-employment checks include a Criminal Record Check, 5 years full employment history and Counter Terrorism Check as well as a face-to-face medical examination.


Our contracts:


We work our rosters around our business needs and what our colleagues say works for them.


Bear in mind regardless of the contract you work your training takes 3 weeks and runs from Monday to Friday 0800-1600.


AM 22 – Targeted for the early risers, you’ll play an important role in welcoming most of our customers during the early morning when our airport is at its busiest. This roster works on a 5 days on/3 days off pattern starting at 0300 and finishing at 0800.


This is one of our most popular rosters as it allows plenty of time to enjoy the rest of the day ahead.


We offer 5.6 weeks leave inclusive of bank holidays which we pay at double time.


PM22 – Targeted for those that prefer a later start to the day, you will support the operation in the busy afternoon peak.  This roster works on a 5 days on/3 days off pattern starting at 1100 and finishing at 1600.

We offer 5.6 weeks leave inclusive of bank holidays.


Equal Opportunities & Reasonable Adjustments


At MAG we believe in the importance of diversity & inclusion for all. We are committed to creating a workforce that is reflective of our society. As such we welcome applications from candidates from all diverse backgrounds.


MAG is a Disability confident employer and therefore are committed to creating an environment where candidates and employees can perform at their optimum. Please let us know if we can provide you with any reasonable adjustments to aid your application or interview process


We’re committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of our colleagues in every aspect of their lives. This includes prioritising mental health, which is just as important as physical health.


We recognise that everyone experiences fluctuations in their mental health, and we are dedicated to creating a supportive, inclusive and caring environment where our colleagues feel valued and respected.


You can contact the team by emailing HR.Recruitment@MAGAirports.com