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Airport Security Officer

Employer MAG (Manchester Airports Group)
Sector Miscellaneous
Contract Part Time
Hours tbc
Wages £10.79 per hour rising to £11.92 after three months, plus 27.5% shift allowance
Employer Job Reference
Closing Date 27 Feb 2020

Job Description

  • Part time, permanent contract
  • Superflex – guaranteed minimum 1040 hours per year
  • £10.79 per hour rising to £11.92 after three months, plus 27.5% shift allowance


About us:

MAG is the UK’s largest airport group. We own Manchester, Stansted and East Midlands Airports. With over 60 million passengers, flying to over 270 destinations annually, customer service is at the heart of everything we do.


About the role:

As our business is growing, and our passenger numbers are increasing, we are seeking pro-active, customer focused and motivated individuals to join our Security Team at Stansted. Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Conducting hand searches of cabin luggage and passengers as required.
  • Operating high-tech security equipment such as X-Ray machines and body scanners.
  • Patrolling our Terminals.
  • Checking of staff ID cards and passenger boarding cards before entering the security area.


About you:

No prior security experience is required as we pride ourselves in offering full training, but you do need to have previous experience of working in a customer focused environment. You will have:

  • A focus on attention to detail.
  • Ability to assess a situation and deal appropriately to improve or diffuse accordingly.
  • Excellent dress code and personal presentation.
  • Excellent timekeeping and work ethic.
  • Ability to work in a team or unsupervised.
  • Flexibility with regards to working hours and able to get to the airport for a 1am start.
  • A second language would be advantageous in order to communicate with a wide range of guests.


Please note, for this role it is essential that all candidates have:

  • Resided in the UK continuously for the last three years due to the nature of the security checks that are required for this role.
  • Colour perfect vision for viewing x-ray images.


This role will require long periods of standing, bending and walking.


If you are successful in the role you will be made a conditional offer subject to pre-employment checks and successful completion of your training. Background checks will include a criminal record check, five year referencing history, counter terrorism check and a pre-employment medical. 


The contract:

We are currently offering permanent, annualised hours contracts.  Our annualised hours ‘super-flex’ contracts are based on a guaranteed minimum of 1040 hours a year, which equates to an average of 20 hours a week. You will be paid monthly in arrears for the exact hours you have worked.  Due to the seasonal fluctuation in our passenger volumes, colleagues on super-flex contracts are likely to work more hours per week than average during Easter, summer and Christmas, and slightly fewer hours in quieter winter months such as January and November. Rosters are provisionally set approximately four to eight weeks in advance, but both hours and shift patterns can change with up to a minimum of a week’s notice.


In recognition of this flexibility, super-flex contracts attract a shift premium of 27.5% paid on the 1040 guaranteed hours worked each year. Our rate of pay is:


£10.19 rising to £11.29 (after three months), plus shift allowance of (27.5%). Please note - this will be paid and shown on payslips as a set monthly value.


How do I apply?

To apply for the role please submit your up to date CV / covering letter.


For current MAG employees applying for this role, applications will only be accepted through Colleague Self Service (CSS) - please follow this link:


Advert will close once sufficient applications have been received.


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 email one of our Recruitment Coordinators to inform us of any reasonable adjustments you might need to enable this to happen. Our email address is: