• Salary:
    Up to £36,000 including shift pay and allowances + £1000 joining fee
  • Function:
    Operations - Security
  • Job Type:
  • Type:
  • Grade:
    Grade 5 - Ops

Airport Security Officer

Airport Security Officer 
Earn up to £36,000 (including shift pay and allowances) based on our Fx roster and an average of 40 hours per week
PLUS For any new starter who successfully completes the 3 week Airport Security Officer Training you will receive a £1000 joining bonus*

Are you looking for an opportunity with a diverse team?
Would you like to develop new skills and Grow with Gatwick?
Can you deliver great customer experience, at all times of the day?

We are actively recruiting security officers, to continue our growth and, to help us prepare for Summer 2023.
Successful applicants will join us as soon as possible after the necessary checks have been completed, and undergo 3 weeks classroom and operational training to succeed.

What is the role?
As an Airport Security Officer, you will screen passengers and staff entering secure areas of the airport, to keep everyone safe. In return, you'll encounter countless different people and experiences.  

You will 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 teams to deliver great passenger experience.
  • 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 and identify what is in 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.

Click apply and complete your application. We'll be in touch soon.

What is the recruitment process?

If you pass all stages of the application process, including the online assessments, our chosen partner 'One Resourcing' 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 gatwick@oneresourcing.com

This may be conducted away from the airport but will be in an accessible location. 

Successful candidates require 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, with references

Once appointed you will attend a 3 week training and induction programme** to provide the necessary skills to succeed as an Airport Security Officer.

* Repayable in full if you leave in your first 6 months and 50% in your first year - only valid for new employees with a start date between 4th April 2023 and 30th September 2023 
**Failure to complete this  - including the written tests - may result in the termination of your employment

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Gatwick Airport
Gatwick Airport, Gatwick, United Kingdom, RH6 0NP

Meet the recruiter

Giles Kinrade



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