Ground Security Operative at Sumburgh Airport


Can you work well as part of a team offering a warm welcome to our passengers and providing them with excellent customer service as they make their way through our airport? Are you passionate about making your workplace a safe yet enjoyable place to visit? Then we have a great opportunity to join our airport team where you’ll be the first point of contact helping passengers and customers?

Some key things you need to know are:

  • You’ll be controlling access to airside areas so must be aged 18 or over within the next three months.
  • There are physical elements to this role, so you need to spend a lot of time on your feet, whilst also bending, reaching, and lifting bags.
  • You’ll need to be comfortable searching passengers’ bags by hand – sometimes this will be colleagues or people you may know.
  • You’ll also need to have normal colour vision as the role involves viewing an X-ray.
  • Various background checks, including a criminal record check, will be carried out before you start.

It’s really important that you have a flexible approach and attitude to your work and are willing to work shifts which include early starts and late finishes, as well as weekends. Sometimes flights can be delayed and of course the weather can disrupt things, so your flexibility will also involve you working to late on short notice.

In return, we offer a great benefits package, including good salary and allowances, good development opportunities, generous annual leave entitlement, a company pension, and an employee assistance programme which both you and your family can use.

If you’d like to join our friendly airport team then visit our website where you can find out more and apply online. The closing date is Friday 28th January 2022.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and equality of opportunity at all our airports.

We have made a positive commitment to employing disabled people and aim to provide support to individuals with disabilities throughout the recruitment process and their employment.

In support of our commitment to the Gaelic language and culture, as demonstrated in our Gaelic Language Plan, we welcome applications from those with Gaelic language skills.

Please note that the company is currently undertaking a job evaluation project and pay and grading system, all salaries are subject to review through this process.