Working at HomeStart offers every employee the opportunity to change customers’ lives by making home ownership a reality, and in doing so creates a sustainable business that:
- meets current and future customer needs
- delivers on financial results
- remains relevant
We have a performance-based culture which rewards and recognises people who contribute to our success.
Since people are motivated by different things, we offer a range of flexible benefits that help our employees thrive in an achievement environment where people are expected and empowered to work together towards a shared vision of success. Some of the many benefits include:
- 5 weeks annual leave
- Healthy Lifestyle Benefit
- I Make a Difference Day (volunteering day)
- Service Recognition
- Wellness Program
- Bicycle facilities
"My job at HomeStart is not just about answering phones and processing paper work, it’s about the conversations I share with customers and the home ownership journeys I am taken along on. HomeStart allows me to have a positive impact on people’s lives as I get to assist and help customers into homeownership."
- Belinda Tonkin, Senior Lending Consultant (HomeStart employee since June 2007)
"My time at HomeStart has been a truly rewarding experience. The rotating nature of the graduate program has allowed me to gain experience in many areas and has helped me understand how HomeStart functions as a business and how each division provides value. I have really enjoyed working within a company who is genuinely committed to helping as many South Australians into home ownership as possible. It has been a fantastic way to kick start my career and has helped me figure out my future direction. I have now secured a great role working as a Home Loan Banking Advisor for one of the big four banks. I wouldn’t have been able to achieve this goal without the skills I learned while at HomeStart"
- Faris Abdel-Hamid, Lending Consultant (HomeStart Graduate Program 2016-2018)
We acknowledge employees are at different stages of their lives and offer a range of flexible work arrangements to help juggle work and personal circumstances. Whether you are an experienced employee seeking a better work/life balance, transitioning to retirement or a parent returning to work, there are a range of options to suit you. These may include working part-time, altering your start and finish times or accessing one of the many leave options.
HomeStart supports a number of health and wellbeing initiatives including a healthy lifestyle benefit, influenza vaccination program and a blood donor program.
"Working at HomeStart not only gives opportunities for growth, development and learning, but equally HomeStart really cares about its staff and allows the time for work life balance when needed. You cannot put a price on that flexibility."
- Elizabeth James, Business Development Manager (HomeStart employee since March 2003)
HomeStart sets a high benchmark for employee development through training, coaching and formal qualifications. Just as we're here to help our customers, we support our people in their career development in a stimulating, team-based working environment.
We invest in our people so they can realise their full potential and make career decisions based on aspirations, skills and experience. All employees have individual development plans for their career progression that are regularly reviewed.