Female Security Officer
- Location - Heathrow
- Contract - Permanent
- Salary - £11.66 per hour (Annual Salary of £24,261.00 FTE, rising to £26,000 after 2 years’ service)
- Hours - Part Time and Full Time shifts available
- The FT roster is four 10 hour shifts on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday – starting from 05:30
- The PT roster is two 10 hour shifts on Saturday and Sunday – starting from 05:45
Please note that there is an occupational requirement for Heathrow to maintain a balanced number of male and female officers, given this we have separate recruitment adverts for Male Security Officers and Female Security Officers.
This is your chance to build a career in an airport that matters to millions. Heathrow is a city within a city – interesting and ever changing. As critical national infrastructure, we keep the economy moving by helping to facilitate travel and trade.
Joining us now means you’ll become key to our recovery, bringing exciting challenges and opportunities. You’ll play your part in safely getting the world moving again, bringing families together and supporting the global economy.
At the heart of our organisation are our plans to decarbonise aviation and reach net-zero by 2050, and our continuous efforts to be a diverse and inclusive working environment. We’ve kept our focus on innovation and commitment to our values throughout the pandemic. We are the only UK airport to win the SkyTrax Covid-19 Airport Excellence Award for our safety measures. Our values mean working together, keeping everyone safe, doing the right thing, treating others with respect, giving excellent service and improving every day.
Our colleagues are at the centre of life at Heathrow. Together, we have a strong plan in place to accelerate our recovery and shape our future.
About the role
As a Security Officer, you’ll be part of the team our customers rely on to deliver a safe and secure experience in the airport. Determined to provide an exceptional standard of customer service, you’ll welcome every passenger you meet in a friendly way. Your positive, can-do attitude will help put them at ease as they complete their security checks, giving them an airport experience that enables them to look back positively on their time at Heathrow. You’ll need to be vigilant and ready to identify potential risks and threats. Expect to spend time on your feet patrolling the terminal, conducting safety checks on our passengers and your colleagues, and monitoring access to secure areas.
What we look for
Being a Security Officer at Heathrow Airport doesn’t require previous experience in security. You’ll get all the training you’ll need from a full-time course with us, which includes both classroom and on-the-job training. The skills and traits we look for in all our Security Officers include:
- A positive and friendly approach with customers
- Great attention to detail
- Fluency in written and spoken English – additional languages are a bonus
- Physical fitness to cope with long periods of standing, sitting, bending and walking
- Full colour vision and a required standard of hearing too
It’s also important that you’ve been a UK resident for at least three years, and that you’re prepared to undergo a pre-employment vetting period lasting at least 15 weeks. This will include Medical, Criminal Record and Counter Terrorism checks.
As well as competitive salaries, we’re committed to providing great benefits that make this an even more rewarding place to work. They include an excellent pension scheme, life assurance and access to private health insurance. Not only that, when you get here, we’ll support you to grow your skills and help you to reach your full potential.
Traveling to work
At Heathrow, we will support you to find a sustainable way to travel to work. You can benefit from our dedicated cycle hub (including free bike servicing, access to a cycle loan scheme and discounts on purchases), discounted travel on Heathrow Express and some bus and coach routes to the airport, and help in finding someone to car share with (including a guaranteed free ride home in an emergency).
As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from a diverse range of individuals. We believe that diverse talent makes us stronger – not least because we welcome passengers from all corners of the globe, every single day. At Heathrow we’re an accessible place to work, driven by inclusivity and celebrating individuality.