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Job Overview

  • Work type:

    Full Time

  • Location:

    Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney

  • Job type:

    Flight Operations, Health, Safety & Security

  • Applications close:

Safety Assurance Specialist - Flight Operations

Based in Brisbane (preferred) or Sydney or Melbourne

Hello. We’re Virgin Australia. We’re the airline that’s always done things a little different. Our way. The Virgin way. We’re on a mission to make flying better than ‘nice’. And to do that, it takes a team of talented people who are passionate about customer experience, doing the right thing always, with a focus on safety – in the air, on the ground and in our workplaces. A team who values real diversity and inclusion, in a big brand with big ambitions.

What you’ll be doing:

As a Safety Assurance Specialist, you will play a pivotal role in supporting the Safety Assurance team. The role is pitched around partnering with Flight Operations leaders to actively improve the way we manage safety. Therefore collaboration and relationship building is key to success. You will primarily conduct Safety Investigations but will also have input into identified safety trends and data, flight data, human factors and assurance activities to reduce risk to as low as practicable.

You will be joining the Virgin Australia Safety Assurance team which forms part of the broader Virgin Australia safety team. We are a team that embraces change, are passionate about safety and innovative in the way we think to bring safety to the next level. The role 

The position is based in the Brisbane Head Office in Southbank, Sydney Airport or Melbourne Airport.

As a Safety Assurance Specialist, you will be responsible for:

  • Carry out safety investigations for internal and external stakeholders
  • Complete technical reports and provide analysis as requested
  • Provide input to further develop assurance processes, procedures, training and work instructions
  • Identify potential and actual risk to operations and work with stakeholders to minimise risk
  • Support divisional leadership teams on matters related to safety assurance

You’ll be great in this role if you:

  • Have a genuine passion for safety  
  • Are forward thinking and an advocate for change          
  • Have operational experience as a Pilot
  • Have the ability to collaborate meaningfully and develop trust and great partnerships
  • Have formal qualifications in safety or human factors
  • Can identify and analyse trending data
  • Have exceptional problem solving skills coupled with the ability to prioritise multiple deadlines

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.

Ready to apply? We’re ready to hear from you. Apply now.

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