Airport Search Unit Seasonal Vacancies at Shannon Airport

Airport Search Unit Seasonal Vacancies at Shannon Airport

Shannon Airport Authority is currently seeking to create an employment panel of “dynamic and enthusiastic individuals” for a number of summer vacancies as Airport Search Unit Officer at Shannon Airport.

Depending on the operational need, these seasonal opportunities will become available from early May to end August/September 2016. In addition to regular work periods, the airport is looking to cover early morning and late evening rosters, weekends and public holidays and there may be an element of night duty. The ASU officers will rotate between duties within the security function on a 16-hour roster basis.

Candidates must be eligible to work in Ireland and, as these are shift positions, applicants must be over 18 years of age. It is expected that seasonal part-time employees will have full availability for the 2016 season.

Key Responsibilities:

The Airport Search Unit officer will be required to carry out the following activities to international standards:

  • Screen and search passengers, staff and contractors
  • X-ray examination of hand baggage
  • Physical search of hand baggage
  • Secure a sterile area
  • Play a key role in delivering consistent levels of safety, security and services and a quality user experience
  • Primary focus as a member of the security team will be to ensure the safe, secure, smooth and timely processing
  • Provide the passenger with appropriate information and assistance
  • Management of tray supplies and loading of passenger items into trays and on to conveyor belts
  • Safe handling and storage of surrendered sharps, liquids and gels from security screening area
  • Any other duties as assigned to meet operational requirements.


Person, Skills and Experience:

  • Convey a professional, helpful and friendly attitude to Shannon Airport users
  • Pleasant, confident and outgoing personality with self-motivation and diplomacy skills
  • Excellent communication skills and a proficiency in a European language an advantage
  • Take personal responsibility, on behalf of the team, for the smooth and timely processing of departing passengers at Shannon Airport
  • Experience in a customer service driven environment and of delivering a high quality performance to achieve specified quality standards and processes

Candidates will be required to successfully complete assessments and an interview in late April/early May. Full training will be provided for the seasonal roles.

How to Apply:

Applications in the form of a current CV (formatted only in MS Word or pdf) with dates and Reference contact details for all positions held over the past five years. Ensure your email and telephone number (including mobile) are included with your application. Include a Cover Letter expressing (1) why you may be suitable for the position; (2) Dates of availability for employment – Hours/Days etc.; (3) indicate if you have full availability for the 2016 season.

Apply via email to by 17.00 hours on Friday 8th April 2016.

Short-listing may apply. No late applications will be accepted.

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 50 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 40 years.

More in News

B737 Max 8

Air Canada Switches to Premium Economy on B737 MAX 8

Michael FloodMarch 20, 2018
Commission for Aviation Regulation

CAR Publishes Advice to Department on Package Travel Directive

Neil SteedmanMarch 20, 2018
John Spollen, Cassidy Travel, receives the ITTN Industry Achievement Award

John Spollen Nominated Unopposed for ITAA President

Michael FloodMarch 20, 2018
travel deals

Great Value Travel Deals – 20th March 2018

Sarah SlatteryMarch 20, 2018
WTM London Travel Forward

Tech Innovators Travel Forward to ExCeL London

Neil SteedmanMarch 20, 2018
Aer Lingus Seattle

Aer Lingus Launches Super-Low Stateside Fares

Michael FloodMarch 20, 2018
Hainan Airlines A330-300

Hainan Airlines to Fly Non-Stop Dublin-Beijing

Michael FloodMarch 15, 2018

Aegean Airlines and Dublin Airport Host Trade in Cooks Academy

Michael FloodMarch 15, 2018
Happy St Patricks Day from ATTS

Happy St Patrick’s Day from ATTS

Michael FloodMarch 15, 2018

Copyright © 2016 Belgrave Group Limited, C4 Nutgrove Office Park, Nutgrove Avenue, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, Ireland