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Airport Security Officer

Gatwick Airport





Posted: 15/03/2023

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Airport Security Officer 
Approximate salary including shift pay and allowances up to £32,000 based on our Fx roster shifts and an average of 40 hours per week

If  you have experience delivering a great customer experience, we are looking for enthusiastic people to join our diverse team and to Grow with Gatwick.

To ensure an excellent experience for our passengers we are actively recruiting security officers, to continue our growth and, to help us prepare for Summer 2023. We will onboard successful applications as soon as possible after the necessary checks have been completed.

What is the role?
As a Security Officer, you will screen all passengers and staff entering secure areas of the airport. This important role keeps people at the airport safe, and in return, you'll encounter countless different people and experiences every single day. You will maintain our high standards and do so with a smile, always providing a great experience for our passengers.  

You can expect to work a shift pattern across all days of the week, including early shifts from 2.45am and late shifts that finish at 11.30pm.  

What will you do?

After successfully completing training and passing the NXCT exams:

Work in a small team with other security officers and the wider airport team to deliver great passenger experiences

Complete regular training to maintain our high screening standards and that of our regulator the CAA

Check identification / travel documents and perform full security screening for all passengers and staff entering secure areas.

Use colour based X-Ray images to screen bags identifying all objects within them

Assist with health, safety or security incidents

Provide information for passengers about the airport and facilities

Work alongside external airport partners to keep things running smoothly

Follow safe working practices 

Do you have what we're looking for? 

We're looking for people who: 

Are ready to go above and beyond for customer care and service

Are eager to learn, follow and coach others on our policies and procedures

Have previous experience of working in a busy, customer-based service role

Are flexible, with the ability to complete many tasks on time and to a high standard

Speaking other languages is helpful, but not essential

What's it like to work here?

Our employees tell us that working here is something special. Everyone is looking to deliver what matters to our passengers. There is so much that makes air travel possible. No day is like another. Our employees enjoy a range of personal, health and financial benefits, including annual leave and high street discounts. We offer a performance-based bonus scheme and our people can request professional training to support them to Grow with Gatwick

We want our people to reflect our local community and the passengers we serve. We know we are all at our best when we feel comfortable and included. We want our people to feel like they can be who they want to be at work, and we work hard to provide them with the respect and flexibility to do so.

We aim to be an equitable, diverse, and inclusive employer. We encourage and support our people to be their best. We seek different perspectives that redefine what's possible. Together we are a team.

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What is the recruitment process?

If you pass all stages of the application process, including the online assessments, our chosen partner 'One Resourcing' will undertake a telephone screening and potentially invite you to a face 2 face interview. If we can make any reasonable adjustments to support your application; please let us know by emailing 

This may be conducted away from the airport but will be in an accessible location. Please note, we are holding interviews on a regular basis but there can be a short delay between your completed assessment and being invited to interview. Please bear with us and we will be in touch as soon as we are able.

Successful candidates will need a Criminal Record Check and a Counter Terrorist Check.  In order to comply you must have lived in the UK for the last 3 years, or been on active armed services deployment. You will also need to be able to provide the previous 5 years of checkable work and/or educational history, including references

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