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Salary: Competitive
Hours: Full Time
Location: VHQ - Crawley
Contract: 6 month secondment/fixed term contract with the possibility of extension
Closing Date: 05/12/2021

Many of our staff at Virgin work flexibly and in many different ways, including different core hours or remote working. Please talk to us at your application or interview stage about the flexibility you need. We can't promise to give you exactly what you want, but we are happy to explore what's possible for the role.


In a nutshell

This role is designed to help drive VAA’s strategic priorities through our UK and global flagship airports, focussing mainly, but not exclusively, on Heathrow and the CAA’s H7 pricing settlement process. This role will help co-ordinate VAA’s priorities for airports through a cross functional group consisting of Airports, Government Affairs, Communications, Networks and Finance ensuring VAA is represented at all the various airport forums and bi-laterals to deliver our vision. This role will require collaboration with our JV partners and the broader airline community.


Day to day

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Support the development and delivery of VAA’s strategic approach to the CAA’s H7 pricing settlement process

Ensure VAA’s views are provided in all airport regulated sessions for example, H7 planning, capital and infrastructure spend at LHR and other regulated charges governance

By building strong relationships, work closely with regulatory bodies and airport authorities, such as the CAA and HAL, to help deliver VAA’s priorities

Provide support in VAA’s approach to regulatory matters and airport charges for VAA’s flagship airports internationally

Monitor the global landscape of airport infrastructure and charges, reporting on significant developments

Co-ordinate VAA’s strategic priorities for flagship airports with JV partners to ensure aligned visions where possible

This role holder will need to be able to build strong relationships across the business and externally at all levels to be able to influence our strategic vision for airports. Whilst also demonstrating ‘best in partnering’ at all times.


About you

We’re looking for somebody who can demonstrate an appreciation for complex airport regulatory matters. A strategic thinker who can build and maintain relationships with both internal and external stakeholders. If this sounds like you and you have the below skills/experience, we think you would love this role!

- Experience of working in a strategic environment essential
- Industry knowledge of a regulatory airport environment desirable
- Must be an excellent communicator at all levels with the ability to influence
- Proven excellent PowerPoint/Excel skills are essential
- An advocate of “Best in Partnering” and clearly able to demonstrate this
- Must be passionate about the customer experience and operational excellence
- Excellent letter writing skills and attention to detail required for this role
- Excellent command of English both written and spoken essential in this role
- Strong organizational skills are required in this role along with the ability to prioritize workload
- Experience of working with multiple stakeholders both internally and externally
- Ability to challenge and influence internal and external senior stakeholders for the best for VAA


Be yourself – Our differences make us stronger

Virgin Atlantic are committed equal opportunities employers and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible applicants regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy and maternity. Diversity brings strength which is why we strive to provide an inclusive environment where individuality is celebrated, and we can ignite the potential of our forward-thinking mix of people.

Please be aware as part of our recruitment process we may look to use a variety of resourcing tools to help us understand your skills and experience in relation to the role you have applied for. These may include application questions, video interviews or online testing. Please feel free to contact us at recruitment@fly.virgin.com if there are any reasonable adjustments to our process that you would like us to consider, for example use of hearing loops, sign language interpreter etc. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if there are any issues preventing you from being at your best during your application or assessment process. Any issues raised after your assessment is completed or once a decision has been made will be too late for us to consider within our process.

You'll be assessed against our values for a selection of your interview process, learn more about them here: Our Values