Airport Security Officer

Date: 25 Feb 2024

Location: Manchester Airport, GB

Company: MAG



  • Airport Security Officer 
  • Based at Manchester Airport 
  • Permanent Contract - Full Time Annualised Hours (38 hours)
  • £13.92 per hour inclusive of 22.5% shift allowance 
  • 4 weeks free public transport 

Why MAG?


Are you a people person with a passion for delivering great service? Do you have a flexible approach to working hours? Do you seek to fly high in a critical yet rewarding role at the Airport and have excellent attention to detail?
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, London Stansted and East Midlands Airports along with MAG USA.

The role


As our passenger numbers continue to grow, we are seeking pro-active, focused and motivated individuals to join our Security Team.  Duties will include but are not limited to; 

  • Conducting hand searches of cabin luggage, passengers and staff.
  • Body searching (pat-downs) of passengers and staff.
  • Operating high-tech security equipment such as X-Ray machines and body scanners. 
  • Patrolling our terminals and airport premises.  
  • Checking of staff ID cards and passenger boarding cards before entering the security area.
  • Greeting guests to ensure they receive the very best service



Please note 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 4-week training course (paid accordingly).
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.
Contract Information:

£13.92 per hour (inclusive of shift allowance)
Full Time (average 38 hours per week – Annualised Hours Contract) 
You are paid for 38 hours a week. However, at peak times you may be required to work additional hours or at quieter times you may be required to work less than 38 hours a week - This does not affect your salary which is paid consistently at 38 hours per week despite the hours you may work. 
You will need to be flexible to work on a 24/7 operation which will include night shifts, early mornings (Earliest start time from 03:00am), late shifts, weekends and bank holidays. Shifts will vary in length between 4 and 12 hours so you can expect short-haul and long-haul shifts.  
Watch this video to find out more about how A/H work 

What will make you successful in the role?


No prior security experience is required as we pride ourselves in offering full training, however you do need to be able to; 

  • Communicate directly and clearly to both colleagues and passengers
  • Demonstrate exceptional customer service at all times
  • Be enthusiastic, pro-active and have an excellent attention to detail 
  • Be able to work both individually and with other members of the team 
  • Be successful in carrying out multitasking duties
  • Have colour perfect vision 
  • Have resided continually in the UK for the last 3 years to be able to obtain Counter Terrorism Clearance

As a MAG employee you will have access to some great benefits including; 
✈Free on-site parking whilst on duty
✈Free Airport parking when you go on holiday (subject to availability and pre-booking)
✈Access to our reward portal with discounts and savings
✈24hour Employee Assistance Programme
✈On-site discounts and heavily discounted staff shop
✈MAG Pension scheme which doubles your contribution
✈Discounts on tram and train travel to work
✈Discounts on MAG products such as Escape Lounges and holiday parking at our Airports
✈Fantastic career development opportunities
✈Full uniform provided in training
✈4 weeks free public transport once employed 
How do I apply?

Please submit your up-to-date CV and complete the online application form.


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 backgrounds.


We’re also committed to well-being with a focus on mental health and supporting colleagues from underrepresented groups through our Colleague Resource Groups.


As a Disability Confident employer we 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