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Part Time Airport Security Officer - London Stansted Airport

Date: 08-Mar-2023

Location: London Stansted Airport, GB

Company: MAG

  • Airport Security Officer 
  • Permanent contract
  • Based at London Stansted Airport
  • 20 hour early roster and 20 hour lates roster available - early shifts starting at 3am (Over time is often available)
  • £15.40 per hour - £13.89 during initial 3-month probation period (Inclusive of 17.5% shift allowance)




About MAG

Taking on one of the most vital roles in the airport, you will ensure that all passengers have a safe and enjoyable journey.

Join the Security Team with the biggest Airport Operator in the UK and enjoy a wealth of benefits and development opportunities.

MAG is the country’s largest Airport group. We own and operate Manchester, Stansted and East Midlands Airports along with MAG USA.


What will I be doing as an Airport Security Officer?

In this exciting role you will get involved in;

✈ Conducting hand searches of cabin luggage and passengers as required at the central search security area

✈ Operating high-tech security equipment such as X-Ray machines and body scanners

✈ Patrolling our Terminal

✈ Checking of staff ID cards and passenger boarding cards before entering the security area

✈ Greeting guests to ensure they receive the very best service

What are the position requirements?


No security experience is required as we pride ourselves in offering full training, but you will ideally have experience of working in a customer focused environment.  Naturally, we want to see enthusiasm, a pro-active attitude and your ability to deliver excellent customer service. As the face of MAG we need you to be well presented, punctual and focused on attention to detail.


Please note, all candidates must have perfect colour vision and the role will require long periods of standing, bending, walking and manual handling.


If you’re successful you will be made a conditional offer subject to Pre-Employment checks and passing your initial three week training course (40 hours - Monday to Friday) which is fully paid. Our checks include: A Criminal Record Check, 5 years employment history and Counter Terrorism Check. You will also be required to attend a face to face medical appointment.


Due to the nature of our security checks we are unable to consider any applications from candidates who have not lived in the UK for the last 3 years.




20 Hour Early Roster - Working between 03:00 and 09:00

20 Hour Lates Roster - Working betweeen 13:00 and 20:00

You will be allocated a 10 week rolling roster pattern, containing 8 weeks of known shifts and 2 weeks of flexible hours, known as ‘Flexi Weeks’. You will be given a roster start position (line number); for instance, you could start on Line 4 or 6. You will be required to work all lines of this roster pattern, moving down the roster week by week. Upon completion of Line 10 you move back up to Line 1 and upon full completion of all lines, you return to your starting position and work through the pattern over and over again.

Within your 10 week roster pattern there are 2 flexible working weeks. You will be set shifts to work, initially giving you two weeks’ notice of these shifts. These shifts will start no earlier than your earliest start time and finish no later than the latest end time. A review of these shifts will be carried out one week prior to each of these weeks starting. (Rosters can change seasonally)




As a MAG employee you will have access to some great benefits including; 


✈Career development opportunities in both security and other business areas

✈Free on-site parking whilst on duty

✈Free Airport parking when you go on holiday (subject to availability and pre-booking)

✈Access to “Benefits me – My MAG rewards” portal with discounts and savings

✈24hour Employee Assistance Programme

✈MAG Pension scheme which doubles your contribution

✈Discounts on MAG products such as Escape Lounges and holiday parking at our Airports

✈Discounts on public travel to work

How do I apply?


Please submit your up to date CV detailing you how you meet the role criteria.



Equal Opportunities

MAG are a values led organisation and we are committed to providing equal opportunities in all areas of work and business.  We want people to achieve their best, which will in turn positively impact on our customers and the communities in which we live and work.  At MAG we empower people to be themselves within an inclusive and supportive environment, enabling everyone to achieve their full potential in line with their abilities and career aspirations.

Reasonable Adjustments


As an inclusive employer, MAG wants to see every candidate performing at their best throughout the job application process, interview process and whilst at work. We therefore encourage you to get in touch with our Recruitment Team to inform us of any reasonable adjustments you might need to enable this to happen. You can contact the team by emailing

For more information on our equal opportunities and diversity policy please view our Equal Opportunities page on our careers site.