Careers at HomeStart

Careers at HomeStart

HomeStart believes that people are at the centre of what we do, and our employees are central to our success.

*2018 Australian HR Awards Winner – Employer of Choice (Public Sector & NFP)*

We have been awarded with a number of awards for our unique workplace culture, including the Human Synergistics Culture Transformation Award 2017, the Australian HR Award – Employer of Choice (Public Sector & NFP) 2018 and the Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI) Martin Seligman Health & Wellbeing Award 2018.

If you would like to apply for a position, please read the advice to applicants with the position description. If you are shortlisted for a position within HomeStart, you will be required to complete and return the Pre-Employment Declaration prior to your interview.

Current available positions

- Credit Assessor (Position Description)
Application close: Wednesday, 20 January 2021 at 4pm

- Lending Operation Support Officer (Position Description)
Application close: Friday, 22 January 2021 at 4pm

- Loans Processing Officer - Progress Claims (Position Description)
Application close: Friday, 22 January 2021 at 4pm


Why work at HomeStart?

Hear what our employees have to say about working at HomeStart.
I have worked for companies in the past that have said they are all about the people, when in reality it was all about the bottom line. This is not the case at HomeStart, they really care about their employees and customers. In the recent bush fire tragedy, HomeStart called all of the affected customers individually to see if they could help. Inspirational stuff, it’s a good feeling to be a part of that kind of culture.
Mick Gardiner, Applications Developer (HomeStart employee since January 2020)
"My time at HomeStart has been a truly rewarding experience and I have really enjoyed working within a company who is genuinely committed to helping as many South Australians into home ownership as possible. I have now secured a great role working as a Home Loan Banking Advisor for one of the big four banks because of the skills I learned while at HomeStart."
Faris Abdel-Hamid, Lending Consultant (HomeStart Graduate Program 2016-2018)
HomeStart Finance is a great place to work for multiple reasons, whether it be the physical environment, or the culture where employees are supported with growth and learning. A company on the move with modern systems accompanied by the unique mortgage products on offer to HomeStart’s customers which enables home ownership for property purchasers throughout South Australia.
Trent Godfrey, Property Officer (HomeStart employee since April 2017)
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)
"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)

Our philosophies


HomeStart offers its employees a winning proposition. Our philosophies include:

  • Work that matters

    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
    • Wellbeing Benefits
    • Bicycle facilities
  • Work to suit your life

    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 (where possible) 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.

  • Work to grow

    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.