Lead Legal Counsel - Tigerair

Job no: 501279

Work type: Full Time

Location: Victoria Metro

Categories: Legal



Here at the Virgin Australia Group, we have the best talent, doing the best work of their lives with meaning. Our continuous focus on the guest experience is what unites us and sets us apart in our vision to be the world’s most rewarding travel experience.

We are unmistakeable. Unmissable. We are Virgin Australia Group. Join our team today. 



The Virgin Australia Group's Legal Department is seeking a lawyer for the position of Lead Legal Counsel for Tigerair Australia at its Melbourne head office, reporting to the Virgin Australia Group’s General Manager, Legal and Tigerair Australia’s General Manager, Customer Journey.

Our Legal Department is part of the company’s Legal & Risk Division and is responsible for managing the legal affairs of the entire Virgin Australia Group by minimising risks and providing innovative legal and commercial solutions. The Legal Department performs legal work for the entire Virgin Australia Group including the Virgin Australia domestic and international airlines, the group’s low cost carrier Tigerair Australia and the Velocity Frequent Flyer Program. Virgin Australia is an exciting and dynamic company to work for and is one of the most recognised and trusted brands in Australia.

We currently have an opportunity for a lawyer with 4-5 years post admission experience to join this busy team. The successful candidate will be the dedicated lawyer for the Tigerair Australia business and will be expected to be able to provide legal support within Tigerair Australia and the Chief Legal and Risk Office when required. Day to day, you will manage various legal matters and be expected to provide legal advice on a wide range of matters including reviewing marketing collateral for consumer law compliance; reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts; advising on privacy, spam and consumer law issues; advising on commercial disputes; and giving accurate and commercial legal advice in relation to Tigerair Australia’s business operations. The role requires the ability to work autonomously and manage competing priorities.


Incredible Communicator: you pride yourself on your verbal and written communication skills. You communicate clearly, effectively and always with purpose.

Passionate collaborator: thriving in fast paced environments, you enjoy managing stakeholders and ensuring expectations are exceeded.

A strategic thinker: You lead and achieve long term business strategies that add value, based on a deep understanding of critical success factors.

A level headed self-motivator: You have no problems remaining calm under pressure and will put your head down and work through it.



  • A Law degree;
  • 5+ years’ post admission experience with a reputable law firm
  • Strong contract & advice drafting;
  • Strong stakeholder engagement, negotiation and management, across all organisational levels;
  • The ability to confidently communicate with internal clients and external service providers;
  • A proactive and commercial approach with a strong work ethic; and
  • Privacy or consumer law experience
  • A current Australian practicing certificate.

Aviation industry experience and/or an additional degree in business or economics would all be highly regarded but are not essential.


This is a fantastic opportunity to join the Virgin Australia Group’s Legal team. Are you up for the challenge?

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