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Security Officer

Vacancy Details

Salary: £10.30 / Hour
Location: Southampton Airport
Region: South East England
Vacancy Group: Operational Security
Closing Date:
Date Posted: 10/08/2022
Reference: 11966


Security Officer

Reports to Security Supervisor
Department Security
Grade         £10.30 per hour

Location / travel Southampton Airport based/ May travel to other Stations


           Role overview
To maintain security standards and ensure the smooth transition of all customers,            staff, airport users and vehicles through the airport in accordance with EC Legislation and Airport Security Managers’ Directives

           Principle accountabilities


To screen all personnel passing through restricted areas by using both archway              detectors and manual body searching where necessary with the exception of                  those exempt by the DfT/EC Legislation. 

To screen all items being carried into restricted areas using, x-ray equipment,                  trace detection equipment and manual search in order to ensure that no prohibited          items are taken into the Critical Part to ensure that the safety of the aircraft,                    passengers and crews is maintained.

          Checking authorised access

To check identification and/or travel documents for all passengers, staff and airport          users requiring access to Critical Part and other Airside areas.

To ensure that checks of vehicles entering Critical Parts and Other Airside Areas are carried out in accordance with EC/DfT Regulations in order to detect unauthorised personnel, firearms and other prohibited articles.

Patrol the terminal and airside areas to ensure the terminal is secure e.g. any                  potential security risks are identified that the presence of any personnel is justified and that airside/landside doors are secure.

         Customer Service 

To communicate effectively, demonstrating empathy and understanding to                        passengers whilst ensuring that security procedures are followed in all cases.
To assist with emergency situations which could arise within the terminals (e.g.                evacuation procedures)
To be knowledgeable about the facilities and layout of the airport in order to assist          passengers and airports users with their queries.
To co-operate with a number of other organisations e.g. Police, Customs, Border            Agency, Fire Service, Airlines.
To demonstrate a flexible and helpful attitude, assisting in the smooth running of the airport.
To maintain professional standards at all times including personal appearance in            accordance with uniform standards

         Record Keeping

Complete documentation, recording incidents in a clear and concise manner as              required.


Ensure compliance with Company Health and Safety Policies, taking personal                responsibility for employing safe working practices to minimise risk to self, work              colleagues and customers.  

          Read and adhere to Safety Notices.

To participate in projects and working parties and to carry out any other duties that          may be outside the standard remit for the purpose of personnel development, or as may be reasonably required by the Company

          Qualifications and experience

Must demonstrate good observation and object recognition.
Must have the physical ability to stand for long periods of time, bend up and down          during body searching and lift hand baggage weighing up to 6 kilos
Must be cleared in accordance with DfT Regulations 
Ability to read, understand, write and speak English at a level which will enable the          completion of security documentation and effective communication with the                    immediate team and passengers.
IT Literate 

         Framework and boundaries

To work in accordance with all DfT directions.
EC Legislation
Post Instructions
To escalate matters arising outside normal day to day activities i.e. breaches of DfT directions, Health & Safety Regulations and Security equipment failure.
Southampton Airport Policies and Procedures.
Health & Safety Legislation and Southampton Airport Health & Safety policies

In order to apply for this vacancy, you must be able to supply the required answers to the following questions:

  • Can you provide original evidence of your right to work within the UK?

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