Security Officer

Date: 18 Feb 2024

Location: London Stansted Airport, GB

Company: MAG



Airport Security Officer - Female only (female officers are specifically required to perform security checks on female passengers)
•    Terminal Security team
•    London Stansted Airport
•    Permanent roles
•    £16.67 per hour - £15.05 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 with a shift start time from 03:00 hours. 

Why Stansted?


London Stansted Airport is London's third airport, serving over 28 million passengers each year. It is the only major London airport with significant runway capacity and offers a European route network which is unrivalled in the UK, providing London with more visitors from Europe than any other airport.  As we grow and move forward we will invest in our facilities and our people. One of the major developments is our Future Security Programme; this exciting programme of development will see the passenger journey transformed. The need to impose strict restrictions on on carrying liquids and large electricals will be largely removed. As a security officer based at Stansted you will be at the forefront of this technology and transformation, helping our passengers to navigate the move away from long held restrictions to a smoother, more customer friendly process. 

Part of the largest UK owned airport operator group, MAG, London Stansted Airport supports over 12,000 jobs onsite and generates around £7.75bn each year for the region.  At MAG, we recognise creating a first-class journey for our customers starts by creating a first-class career journey for our colleagues and we are committed to building inclusive environments in which our people can thrive. You’ll also have access to some great benefits including:

  • 6% company contribution pension
  • Up to 12 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Free parking
  • Subsidised public transport
  • Huge range of company discounts


The role


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 journey and a great experience.

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 fast paced 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. Take a free online test to check your colour vision 
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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.


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