Security Officer - London Stansted Airport

Date: 8 Sep 2023

Location: London Stansted Airport, GB

Company: MAG

Airport Security Officer
•    Terminal Security team
•    London Stansted Airport
•    Permanent roles 
•    £16.34 per hour - £14.76 during initial 3-month probation period (inclusive of 17.5% shift allowance)
•    20 hours per week 
•    Shift work – rosters covering all days of the week.  Earlies roster (03:00 - 09:00) and lates rosters (13:00 - 20:00) available.


What will I be doing as an Airport Security Officer?


Security Officers are one of the most vital roles in the airport, ensuring that all passengers have a safe and enjoyable journey.

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 will make you successful in the role?
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 proactive 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.


What benefits can we offer?


What can we offer in return? Great benefits, as you would expect from a business the size of MAG – in the shape of a competitive salary and benefits package including 6% company contribution pension, 24 days holidays plus bank holidays, free parking, subsidised public transport and a huge range of company discounts.

About us


Every year, London Stansted Airport connects over 28 million passengers with more than 190 destinations across the globe. Part of the largest UK owned airport operator group, MAG, London Stansted Airport supports over 11,600 jobs onsite and generates around £7.75bn each year for the region.

There is an exciting future ahead for London Stansted. Having already invested millions in the departure lounge and baggage system, this year we also secured approval for the next phase of growth, with permission granted to increase the airport’s capacity from 35 to 43 million passengers per year. 

We’re all here on a journey ourselves, striving every day to help make air travel smoother, more seamless, connecting more people and goods with the world. As a team, we recognise the importance of what we do, supporting one another along the way. Together, we are the Journey Makers.


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 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.

You can contact the team by emailing