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We're on a mission to bring new and uplifting experiences to our guests, transforming flying from simply 'nice', to something wonderful.

Like any good mission, this one starts with our people.

Which is why we encourage our team to embody the fun, laid back, authentic spirit we've become famous for. Because when they're free to be themselves, they're better able to own their personal responsibilities and go the extra mile to help our guests.

Job Overview

  • Work type:

    Full Time

  • Location:

    Brisbane, Sydney

  • Job type:

    Data & Analytics, People Services

  • Applications close:

    E. Australia Standard Time

Remuneration & Benefits Specialist

Hello. We’re Virgin Australia. And we’re back (in a big way).


We’re the airline that’s always done things a little different. Our way. The Virgin way. For us, flying is so much more than simply taking off and landing (although we understand that is quite important). It’s about going the extra mile, in the air and on the ground, to create authentic experiences that put our guests firmly at the heart of everything we do.


About the role

The Remuneration & Benefits team is accountable for remuneration policy, processes and systems, governance and award compliance, and our quarterly and annual achievement management process. 

As a Remuneration & Benefits Specialist you will work across the broad-based remuneration portfolio to provide advice and guidance to the People team and the broader business on our remuneration framework, policies and processes. You will perform detailed analysis and modelling of internal and external remuneration data to draw insights and support business decision making.


Key responsibilities

  • Provide advice and subject matter expertise to the People team in relation to team member remuneration, providing options and recommendations to answer questions and address complex problems.
  • Undertake internal and external remuneration benchmarking to support Leaders and the People team in remuneration decision making
  • Prepare company remuneration data and complete industry salary surveys using judgement and remuneration knowledge to map company data into external templates
  • Undertake remuneration governance activity to ensure compliance with relevant legislation and modern awards
  • Complex data modelling to support key remuneration activities, e.g. annual gender equity pay review and team member incentive programs
  • Ownership for the data management activities which underpin the annual salary review process.
  • Provide advice and subject matter expertise to the People team in relation to the quarterly and annual Objectives & Key Results (OKRs) process
  • Manage relationships with benefit providers and manage the promotion of employee benefits
  • Maintenance of key internal communication channels for the Remuneration team.





About you

  • Tertiary qualification in business or related discipline
  • Demonstrated experience in a remuneration role
  • Expertise in manipulating large data sets to generate insights
  • Advanced user of Excel
  • Previous experience working in a fast-paced and complex organisation
  • Ability to influence key stakeholders & navigate sensitive matters
  • Effective organisational and time management skills with the flexibility to work to SLA’s and multiple deadlines
  • An exceptional team player attitude, willing to help others out in order to deliver for the business
  • Knowledge of remuneration frameworks and external market benchmarking
  • Understanding of and ability to interpret modern awards


What you’ll get from us


We’re committed to looking after you, with some of the best benefits and conditions in the industry – including (but not limited to):


  • Heavily discounted air travel for you and your loved ones (including $1000 worth of travel credits per year).
  • Flexible working arrangements (including work hours and work from home).
  • Discounts on travel insurance, car hire, accommodation and experiences worldwide.
  • Discounted Virgin Australia Lounge membership.
  • Hospitality, retail, technology, beauty services and wellness discounts.
  • Wellness support, including the betterme digital wellbeing platform.
  • A comprehensive Employee Assistance Program, which offers confidential coaching and support from qualified professionals for all aspects of life – physical, mental, social and financial.
  • Dress for Your Day – enjoy the freedom to wear whatever is appropriate for the type of work you do and the day you have ahead of you.


Equality rules

We’re all individuals. We love that. That’s why we encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those from diverse cultural backgrounds, our friends in the LGBTQI+ community, and anyone else who wants to join our family.






The safety and security of our people, guests and operations come first. Always. That’s why we’ve put together a comprehensive ‘Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy’. In a nutshell, to work with us, you’ll need to comply with our (and the airport’s) rules and regulations. And be fully vaxxed.


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