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Aviation Security Officer


About the role

We are looking for Aviation Security Officers to join the team at Edinburgh Airport on a 37-hour per week permanent contract.

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.

Taking on one of the most vital roles in the airport, you will make sure 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 want to provide excellent customer service at every stage.

Before you apply, make sure you’ve visited our FAQs page for application tips and our Security page to meet some of the team.

Please note all roles within Security begin with a three week full time training course. If your application is successful, you will be made a conditional offer subject to pre-employment checks and passing our training course.

What you’ll be doing 

  • 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
What we’re looking for

We’re looking for people from all backgrounds/experiences – so if you have excellent customer service skills, good communication 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 working in a Security environment is required, 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 (CTC) on your behalf. Please note for the CTC, candidates must have been living in the UK for the last 3 consecutive years)
  • 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 37-hour contract working shifts and when the operation requires, you could be rostered up to 42 hours per week and 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 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 1 weekend in 4 off and where possible we try to limit single rest days to ensure a fair work/life balance.

What we’ll offer you

  • Monthly shift pay after completing training
  • Accredited training certificate (Ground Security Operative)
  • Pension scheme- employer contributions can be up to 7%
  • Annual discretionary bonus
  • Supporting your health and wellbeing- private healthcare after 1 years’ service, access to our Employee Assistance Programme and occupational health services
  • Free car parking on site and when you go on holiday
  • We offer a range of other benefits, find out more here

Why EDI?

We are Edinburgh Airport, where Scotland meets the world. The success of the airport comes down to our people, and you can help us deliver even more big days for our passengers and colleagues. The development of your career is important to us, and we’ll support and encourage this every step of the way. As a business we’re driven by our values – they’re at the core of our culture and everything we do. We’re looking for people who will demonstrate these values day-in, day-out. So if this sounds like you, apply now and get ready for your career to take off.

Building a diverse workforce that is inclusive and accessible to all is a priority for our business. As part of this journey, we are proud to be the first UK airport to be endorsed by WORK180. They only recognise great employers for all women. Find out about our policies on our WORK180 employer page.

As a Disability Confident Leader, we are committed to ensuring applicants with a disability can participate fully in our recruitment process. Please let us know in your application form if you require any adjustments, such as parking arrangements or alternative methods of communication.