Leadership isn’t always easy but it is tremendously rewarding. Especially in a company such as Virgin Atlantic that believes our people are central to our success, and make us, quite literally, who we are.
On the outside, we’re a glowing brand – passionate about our customers, loved for our pioneering spirit, our incredible services and the way we make people feel. On the inside, we’re strictly operational and a lean organisation made up of many teams and departments that thrive in a hard working yet honest, open culture.
What do we look for in our leaders?
Being a leader at Virgin Atlantic means being able to lead and motivate your teams to be at their best as our people sit at the heart of our airline. In order to support our future growth paths, and our aspiration to be ‘the most loved travel company’, it is vital that we recruit leaders with the vision, skills and creativity to push us forward.
As part of our inclusive culture, we look for leaders who thrive on the success of others and actively look for opportunities to help others succeed. You’ll be equipped to handle a fast-paced environment, keen to hear others’ views but ultimately be comfortable taking accountability for your decisions.
We need people with strong leadership capabilities, who are role models and enjoy leading, coaching and each leadership role requires some common qualities and characteristics.
In essence, we look for individuals who:
- Make an effort to connect with others, collaborate and behave respectfully
- Build brilliant relationships that help increase workflow
- Are passionate about customer service, whether external or internal
- Have sound commercial insight, application and judgement
- Balance demands that often compete with each other
- Have the ability to cut through complex issues and adjust plans as you go
If you have the attributes needed to be a thought leader, role model, strategic thinking or mentor within our business, and can also effortlessly lead your own team, there’s every chance you’re the right fit for us.
The nature of our business means there may be opportunity to traverse between roles at Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Holidays, giving you greater variety and scope to develop. This is part of what makes our business such a special place to work.
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What type of management jobs are available at Virgin Atlantic?
Leadership at Virgin Atlantic takes many forms, across various levels. We offer a wide range of managerial roles across all areas of our business in departments such as Sales and Marketing, Safety and Security, Engineering, Information Technology and within our Contact Centres. Discover more below about some of the management opportunities we offer.
We have plenty of jobs to cater to those who’d like to pursue a career in management. If you have had some experience and exposure to management type roles, examples of the types of roles that we recruit for are in customer areas such as Team Leaders and Duty Managers. We’ll expect you to have great interpersonal and customer service skills, as well as the ability to lead by example.
Senior Management jobs
If middle to senior management appeals to you, then there’s many roles to choose from. Examples include Flight Service Managers, and in more corporate areas Account Managers, Senior Analysts, Finance Managers and HR Business Partners. Within our IT department, we have roles such as Project Managers, Portfolio Managers and Senior Architects.
More senior roles feature across most of our business areas and examples span from Managing Director – Cargo to Vice President – Customer Centres to Head of Reward in the People team.
Executive jobs and other Leadership roles
Virgin Atlantic offers the perfect environment for taking your career to the next level as an Executive. If you have the aspirations to advance your profession, then we’ll support you and give you the tools necessary to get there, including learning opportunities and flexible working. If you want to find out more about how we work and how we’re continually striving to build a better business, you can meet the Management Board here.
What benefits will you receive?
We provide one of the best concessionary packages in the industry. Satisfy your wanderlust at Virgin Atlantic with up to 7 return standby flights a year on the Virgin Atlantic network. You’ll also receive other rewards, such as access to a range of deals across the Virgin family and a private medical plan. Discover our full range of benefits.