Jobs of the week – 20 May

Virgin Galactic team prepares for test flight
Virgin Galactic
by Jessica Harrison
20 May 2021

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Astronaut Relations Director at Virgin Galactic

One small step for you, one giant leap for your career. One application could give you the exciting work life you never imagined possible. Did you dream about going into space as a child? Are you looking to work in customer service with a twist?

Virgin Galactic is on track to become the world’s first commercial airline, and its London office is now looking to appoint an Astronaut Relations Director (maternity cover). The Astronaut Relations Director is responsible for providing the key interface between the Virgin Galactic brand, its messaging and customers - a diverse and global community of Future Astronauts.

Its vision is to democratise space by offering the transformational gift of spaceflight to the thousands of people who dream of experiencing space for themselves. 

The Astronaut Office exists to look after a unique community of Future Astronaut customers who have paid significant deposits up-front to travel to space with Virgin Galactic. The role involves engaging, informing and exciting Future Astronauts - the most exclusive club in the world.

Interested in this position? Head over to Virgin Galactic to find out more and apply for the position.

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Virgin Wines Australia

Business Development Manager and Corporate Development Manager at Virgin Wines

If you’re interested in wine and looking for a new challenge in sales, then a position at Virgin Wines might be the new job you didn’t know you needed. Virgin Wines is looking for a Business Development Manager and a Corporate Development Manager. If you have the mindset and sales skills to push forward Virgin Wine’s aim of being the biggest and best specialist online wine retailer in UK, then apply for a position today. 

You don’t have to be a wine connoisseur who knows your Shiraz from your Malbec, but you will need to be a tenacious sales professional who thrives on creating new opportunities, building relationships and closing deals. You’ll need to be a skilled communicator and negotiator who thrives under pressure. In return you’ll be given an excellent work package which includes commission and OTE salary increases.

Head to the Virgin Wines Careers page to find out more. 

Scarlet Lady at sea
Virgin Voyages

Captain at Virgin Voyages

If your heart belongs at sea, and you have three years experience as a captain, then Virgin Voyages need you to lead a dedicated team of employees on its next voyage in Genoa, Italy.

Virgin Voyages is on an exciting journey to create one of the most irresistible travel brands in the world and are building an epic team to help make its ambition a reality. Virgin Voyages is on the hunt for a super talented ‘someone’ who is passionate about driving their lovely ladies ships!

It’s no easy task, but with endless sea air and the ability to travel the world, the rewards are endless. With safety at the forefront of your responsibilities, you’ll be ensuring your crew are performing effectively and your passengers are having a great time.

To apply for the position, head over to Virgin Voyages LinkedIn page.

We know there’s only one captain of the ship, but there are dozens of positions available on board one of Virgin Voyages’ vessels. From entertainment, to customer service, to engineering, opportunities in the business and PR teams on land and more, you can find your perfect career with Virgin Voyages.

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Michael Clement

Operations Director at Virgin Unite

Want to make a difference in the world? Virgin Unite is looking for an Operations Director to join its team.

Virgin Unite is the independent entrepreneurial foundation of the Virgin Group and the Branson family. Virgin Unite challenges the unacceptable – working to change systems, and the world’s toughest issues, for good.

Virgin Unite acts as an entrepreneurial counterweight to the negative aspects of traditional foundations, putting partnership at the centre of all our work, relinquishing ego (e.g. branding), and incubating new organisations to fill empty niches. Some of the organisations it has incubated are: The B Team, The Elders, Carbon War Room / Rocky Mountain Institute, Ocean Unite, Unite BVI Foundation, The NewNow, and The Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator.

The Operations Director will lead in managing the efficient running of all operations, including Finance, Investments, Board Management, Governance & Compliance, Emergency response, Annual Planning and People. Sound good? Find out more and apply now.