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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:

    Australia Wide

  • Job type:

    Flight Operations, Senior Management, Training

  • Applications close:

Head of Training & Standards

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

This is a senior leadership position, reporting directly into our General Manager, Flight Operations & Chief Pilot. This role will serve as a change agent within the Training and Standards division. This means leading the transformation efforts, in working towards the development of strategies and systems aimed at enhancing safety and efficiency outcomes for both domestic and international flying operations. The objective is not only to ensure compliance with CASA’s legislative requirements for Check and Training Systems but also to position the division as a best in class entity. You will run our Training and Standards business training (including Flight and Cabin crew training on normal and emergency operations). 

You’ll be great in this role if you…

  • A proven track record of effective leadership in Flight Operations & Flight Training.
  • Have appropriate qualifications in flying and training operations to hold the position of Head of Training and Checking as required by CASA legislation.
  • Organisational change management and business transformation experience
  • Knowledge of appropriate regulatory frameworks including both Australian and applicable/comparable legislation under the FAA or EASA
  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills
  • Excellent teamwork skills as part of the Flight Operations Leadership Team
  • The successful applicant will be required to be approved by CASA prior to commencing in the role.

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

  • Discounted flights for you and your loved ones (including $1000 worth of travel credits per year)
  • Discounts on travel insurance, lounge membership, car hire, accommodation, and experiences worldwide
  • Cheaper hospitality, retail, technology, beauty and wellness services
  • Free counselling and access to a wellbeing app to support your physical, mental, social and financial health
  • ‘Dress for Your Day’ – enjoy the freedom to wear whatever makes you feel great for the type of work you do and the day you have ahead of you.

When everyone is included, everyone wins

We’re all individuals. And 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.

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