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Female Aviation Security Officer (Permanent)

Core Skill:
Salary Details:
£9.43 per hour plus attractive monthly shift allowance
Advertising End Date:
26 Apr 2019
Vacancy Type:
Job Description:
At Edinburgh Airport, we believe that it is our people delivering our award winning customer experience who drive the exceptional growth we have seen over recent years.

Edinburgh Airport is Scotland's busiest airport with over 12 million passengers each year is a vibrant, diverse and challenging place to work and we are looking for people with dedication, expertise, and above all else enthusiasm to join Team Edinburgh. In return, you'll receive all the support you need to help you reach your full potential.

If you are looking for a customer service focused role within a fast paced environment, then the Aviation Security Officer role is the job for you!

Role Overview:

We are currently recruiting for Female Aviation Security Officers on a 30-hour contract per week working shifts. This is a fully flexible contract and when the operation requires, you will be rostered up to 40 hours per week, with potential further overtime required in the peak summer period.

We offer an hourly rate of £9.43 per hour as well as an attractive monthly shift allowance (currently £315.11) on top of your basic salary.

Please be aware that the contract starts with a 3-week training course and the first course will be in March 2019 with a further course scheduled in April 2019.  The selection process for this position will commence from start of January 2019 onwards.

Job Description:

The Security Officer Job is a customer service focused role which is responsible for maintaining Security standards and ensuring the smooth transition of passengers, staff and airport users as instructed by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Directorate.

Please note that previous experience in Security (including SIA licence) is not essential because we provide you with full training prior to starting.


  • To screen all personnel and vehicles passing through restricted areas using archway detectors and manual body searching when necessary
  • To operate the x-ray equipment to screen luggage and other items being carried into restricted areas
  • To manually search luggage and items when appropriate to ensure no prohibited items are taken into the restricted zone
  • To check identification or travel documents for all passengers, staff and airport users requiring access to restricted areas
  • Provide excellent customer service to all passengers passing through the Security area
  • To patrol the terminal and airside areas to ensure that the terminal is secure
**Schedule 9 Part 1 (Occupational Requirements) of the Equality Act 2010 applies to this position**


Shift Information:

This is a fully flexible 30 hour contract working shifts and when the operation requires, you will be rostered up to 40 hours per week, with potential further overtime required in the peak summer period.

The shift start and end times will vary with early starts, late evening finishes and potentially some night shifts. The shifts could start as early as 3.30am or your backshifts could finish at 10.30pm or midnight.  Please be aware that as we are a 24/7 operation, you will be rostered to work weekends and could also be rostered on bank/public holidays.  The length of your shifts will also vary too between 4-10 hours per shift.

Any changes to the 30 hour shift pattern will be produced and issued by Security Planning a minimum of 10 days in advance. Any changes required after 10 days minimum period staff will be asked if they can change if they cannot then they will work rostered shift.  Please note that you will be guaranteed to get one double rest day period in every calendar month and 1 weekend in 6.

Benefits as a Security Officer:

  • Competitive hourly rate plus a monthly shift allowance on top of your basic salary
  • Participation in a discretionary annual bonus scheme
  • 24 days annual leave (pro rata) plus bank holidays
  • Receive a free accredited training certificate on completion of induction Aviation Security training course (Aviation Ground Security Officer)
  • Access to free onsite Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Podiatrist services
  • Free uniform is provided (including footwear)
  • Free on-site staff car parking (when you are working and when you go on holiday)
  • Discounted shopping in the various retail and catering outlets within the Terminal
  • Discounts on some of the transport services to the airport
  • Option to join our generous stakeholder pension scheme
  • Access to our childcare voucher & cycle to work schemes

Development Opportunities:

  • You will receive an accredited training certificate (Level 1 Aviation Ground Security Officer) on completion of the induction training course which can be transferable onto other airports
  • You will have opportunities to progress your career within and without the security department as we offer secondment and permanent job opportunities throughout the airport.
  • The potential to be moved onto our fixed 40 hour or night shift rostered teams (dependant on operational requirements)
Qualifications and Experience:
It would be desirable to have a minimum of one year working in a front line customer service type role however because we provide full training for the Security Officer role, we would welcome applicants from all backgrounds/experiences.
Please note that previous experience in a Security role (including having an SIA licence) is not essential because we provide you with full training prior to starting.
Please be aware that this role involves a lot of physical work (e.g. to process hand baggage on and off the screening machines & body searching passengers) as well as being on your feet for long periods of time.
  • Good communication skills
  • You must be able to work as part of a team & also have the ability to learn and follow set procedures
  • Must be over 18 years of age
  • Must be able to be cleared in accordance with CAA regulations (includes providing a satisfactory five-year reference history and EAL being able to obtain satisfactory UK Criminal Record Certificate and Counter Terrorist Certificate on your behalf).