All Departments
Customer Service
Advertising Salary:
£22,300 plus shift pay
Advertising End Date:
30 May 2022
Vacancy Type
Permanent

Job Description:

We are looking for Aviation Security Officers to join the team at Edinburgh Airport on a 40-hour per week permanent contract.  Your basic pay plus shift allowance could be as much as £29,000 a year depending on what shift pattern you work)

Our Security team is dedicated and highly trained and we support thousands of people coming through the airport every day. The team is responsible for keeping all of our passengers and staff safe in the terminal and for their onward journeys. 

We are recruiting for a number of positions in Security. Please note that all roles within Security begin with a three-week full time training course. These courses will be running until June 2022 so if you are looking for a role to start in a couple of months time, apply now and we can book you in to a later training course.

Please note: If your application is successful, you will be made a conditional offer subject to Pre-Employment checks and passing your initial 3 week training course which is fully paid. Our checks include: A Criminal Record Check, 5 years employment history and Counter Terrorism Check.

About the role

Taking on one of the most vital roles in the airport, you will ensure that all passengers have a safe and enjoyable experience. You might be the first or only person our passengers meet on their journey through the airport, and we strive to provide excellent customer service at every stage.

As an Aviation Security Officer, your role will involve:

  • Screening all people and vehicles passing through restricted areas using archway detectors and manual body searching when necessary
  • Operating x-ray equipment to screen luggage and other items
  • Manually searching luggage for prohibited items
  • Checking identification or travel documents for all passengers, staff and airport users
  • Patrolling the terminal and outside areas to ensure that the airport is secure

Person Specification:

What we are looking for

We are looking for people from all backgrounds/experiences – so if you have excellent customer service, good communications skills and are a great team player then we want to hear from you!

As we provide full training for all Security roles, no previous experience in working in a Security environment is required (you don’t need a SIA licence) but experience in working in a front-line customer service type role is desirable.  You must:

  • be able to learn and follow set procedures
  • be over 18 years of age
  • be able to be cleared in accordance with CAA regulations (includes providing a satisfactory five-year reference history and EAL being able to undertake a satisfactory Criminal Record Check and Counter Terrorist Check on your behalf).

Please be aware that this role involves a lot of physical work, manual handling as well as being on your feet for long periods of time.

About working shifts

This is a fully flexible 40-hour contract working shifts and when the operation requires, you could be offered overtime.

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 between 4 to 12 hours per shift.

You will be given a core roster, but it is likely that changes will be required due to operational needs– we would give around 1 weeks’ notice of any shift changes.

In terms of working patterns, it is likely that you would have a minimum of 1 weekend in 4 off and where possible we try to limit single rest days to ensure a fair work/life balance.

What we offer

Your basic pay will be £22,300 per annum plus shift pay.  We are in the process of agreeing a pay deal for 2022 and this pay rate will increase again once that is finalised.  Shift pay is dependant on the shift pattern you work but could be up to £575 per month extra.

We offer a range of exciting benefits including:
  • Competitive hourly rate plus a monthly shift allowance on top of your basic salary
  • A bonus scheme - with the first payment in summer 2022
  • 32 days annual leave 
  • 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 public transport services to the airport
  • Access to our EAL Rewards scheme including Cycle2Work, Cinema discounts etc.
  • Pension scheme

We are passionate about developing people and their career aspirations within the airport. Whether that’s in the Security department or another team we provide secondment and permanent job opportunities across the campus.  Whatever role you want to do, we’ll provide all the support you need to help you take flight including access to training courses.

You will receive an accredited training certificate (Level 1 Aviation Ground Security Officer) on completion of the induction training course which is transferable to other airports.

The role also has the potential to move onto our fixed 40 hour or night shift rostered teams (dependant on operational requirements).

Apply now

We are looking for people to help us arrive back better. People who will help us exceed expectations, deliver big days for our passengers and demonstrate our values day-in day-out.

Our people are key to our success and help us deliver the best possible customer service! We recognise that embracing diversity is key, so we want people who come from all parts of our communities and who have a variety of experiences and perspectives to join the airport team.

If this is you and you ready for your airport career to take off, click apply and complete your application today!

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