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Careers at HBF

Careers at HBF

Find out about HBF careers and view our current job opportunities

Employee benefits

With a competitive remuneration package, flexible working options and an active wellbeing program, we offer rewarding career opportunities. HBF cares about you beyond your career and offers an amazing range of benefits to employees and their families.

  • Up to 12.5% employer superannuation *

  • 13 days personal leave per year

  • 17.5% leave loading

  • Subsidised health insurance

Work-life balance

We understand our people have family and other personal commitments outside of work and we encourage a healthy work-life balance.

  • 12 weeks paid primary carer parental leave in addition to unpaid parental leave and government-funded paid parental leave and two weeks for secondary carers *
  • Flexible working arrangements including flexitime, part time hours and purchased annual leave

Health and wellbeing

We’re serious about helping our employees live well, both at work and at home; and offer a wellness program that draws on our experience as a corporate wellness expert. The program, HBF Balance, includes:

  • Free preventative health benefits including annual health checks, flu vaccinations, weight loss and quit smoking programs
  • Two days off every year to look after your health*
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program for employees and their immediate families

Career development

HBF is committed to helping our talented employees realise their full potential and achieve their career goals.

We champion and support career progression with a variety of learning and development opportunities such as:

  • Tailored career progression plan
  • Internal programs offered by our dedicated Learning and Development team
  • External training courses
  • Access to self-driven virtual learning resources
  • Career advancement through internal vacancies and promotions
  • Assistance to undertake relevant studies

Community and workplace giving

Giving back to the community is something we value here at HBF, so our employees have the opportunity to make a difference to those in need. We offer a number of volunteering opportunities through our charity partners.

  • Taking two paid volunteering days every year
  • Optional donation to workplace giving program

* Please note that conditions apply to some of the benefits listed above. Full details are available during the recruitment process.

Recruitment steps

HBF careers portal

To find current career opportunities at HBF, you can create a profile on our careers portal. To register, select the ‘sign-in button’ and select ‘sign up as a new user’. You will then need to follow the prompts to create your profile.

You can use your profile to see current career opportunities and apply for roles. You can also update your contact information at any time.

The ‘job alert’ function allows you to create email alerts for roles as they become available. You can do this by selecting ‘work type(s)’, ‘location(s)’ and/or tenure(s).

Recruitment steps

  1. Current career opportunities

  2. You can view all our current vacancies through the HBF careers portal.

    You can also activate job alerts from your personal profile by selecting Work Type(s), Location(s) and or Tenure(s) and you will receive an email as soon as a new vacancy becomes available.

  3. Apply for a vacancy

  4. To apply for a vacancy you will need to register on our HBF careers portal, create a candidate profile, complete a questionnaire, upload your personal details, references, covering letter, resume and submit your application online.

  5. Application reviewed

  6. Once the vacancy has closed the recruitment team will review your application against the key selection criteria. If your application has been successfully shortlisted, our recruitment team will contact you to verify your information and conduct a short phone screen. At this point if your application was not successful you’ll be notified via email.

  7. Begin interviews

  8. If the outcome of your phone screen was successful, you’ll be contacted by the recruitment team and invited to a competency and behavioural based interview or an assessment centre.

    You will be sent an invitation to your nominated email address. This will include details of any skills assessments/psychological testing and related preparatory work that you’ll be required to undertake prior to or as part of the recruitment process.

    You will need to bring some information to the interview/assessment centre, including: proof of ID, evidence of your eligibility to work in Australia in the form of a passport or birth certificate (dated before 1986), a driver’s licence, and originals of any qualifications required for the role.

  9. We contact your professional referees

  10. The recruitment team will contact you with feedback from your first interview, if you have successfully advanced to the next stage of the recruitment process we’ll ask your permission to contact two of your professional referees.

  11. We offer you the role

  12. Upon completion of obtaining two successful references the recruitment team will contact you and make you a job offer.

    The verbal offer will include:

    •   Remuneration package

    •   Terms and conditions of employment, including tenure and probation

    •   HBF benefits

    •   Recommended start date

    If you’re happy to accept our offer of employment, you will need to log in to your personal profile via the HBF Careers portal and accept the position online and download your written offer letter and contract of employment.

  13. Police clearance

  14. We will ask you to provide a National Police Clearance certificate dated within 12 months of your start date. National Police Certificates are obtained at your expense. Original Certificates will be returned to you after a copy has been made.

  15. Pre-employment welcome call & preparing for your first day

  16. Your People Leader will call you a few days before the arranged start date. They will be able to answer any questions you may have, provide an overview of what to expect in your first week, confirm the start date and time and provide advice on parking and transport options.

    We recognise that a good start is critical to ensuring that you feel welcome when you join HBF. Therefore, a human resources representative will greet you and give you the information on our organisation.

Job application tips

Applying for a role at HBF

To apply for a role, you will need to register on our HBF Careers Portal where you will be required to create a candidate profile, complete a short questionnaire, upload your personal information, references, cover letter, resume and submit your application.

You can also create job alerts, which means you will receive an email when roles become available that match your criteria.

Writing your application

Your application is our first introduction to who you are and is often the key decision maker on whether we offer you an interview. The first step in preparing your application is to read the job advertisement and position description and ensuring you follow application instructions.

Your application should consist of a covering letter and resume. In addition you may be asked to provide a separate written statement addressing the selection criteria as outlined in the position description.

It is important you clearly show a connection between the advertised role and your qualifications, experience and knowledge. We recommend you ask someone to proof read your application prior to submitting it as they may pick up any errors or make suggestions.

The covering letter

The covering letter is usually the first document our selection panel will read. Your covering letter should clearly state the position you are applying for and briefly outline your suitability and why you are interested in the role.

It should look professional, use positive and enthusiastic language, contain no spelling or grammar errors, and be tailored to the role. If possible, keep your covering letter to a single page.

Your resume

Your resume must be current, concise and outline your personal details, qualifications, skills and work history. It’s best to keep it between two and four pages. Your resume should include:

  • Your name and contact details (address, telephone numbers, email address)
  • Employment history, clearly stating position title, duration of employment and main responsibilities. These should be listed with most recent first.
  • Education/training completed – including dates, name of course or qualification and name of institution.
  • Two work-related referees – direct reports full name, position title, company name and contact details. We suggest you contact your referees and ensure they okay with being contacted. Written references are not required with this initial application.

Addressing selection criteria

You may be asked to prepare a separate document addressing the job selection criteria as part of your application. The required selection criteria is usually stated in the position description.

To be considered for a role, you should be able to meet all ‘essential selection criteria’. If there are many applicants who meet the essential criteria, the selection panel will also review your response to the ‘desirable selection criteria’.

If statements addressing the selection criteria are required we suggest you use each selection criteria as headings and write a brief paragraph using the SAO formula below.

  • Situation: what you needed to achieve and why.
  • Action: how you went about it.
  • Outcome: what the result of your action was.

The above formula should also be used when responding to an interview question.

Interview tips

To ensure you perform well in an interview you should be prepared. Here are some tips:

Prior to attending an interview

Prepare your interview responses and examples by reviewing the key selection criteria as outlined in the position description and content of the advertisement. Prepare for commonly asked questions such as: Why do you want this job? What are your strengths? What are your areas for development?

  • Research us! Visit our website and if you know someone who works for HBF ask them what it’s like.
  • Know what you do well – be prepared to explain what you have done that makes you ideal for this position.
  • Make sure you get there on time (or early). Know where you are going and how long it will take to get there. Allow at least one hour for the interview.
  • Get enough sleep the night before, and make sure you are well groomed and dressed appropriately.

During the interview

The first few minutes often set the tone for the rest of the interview, so make a good impression by being confident, yet relaxed.

  • Greet the interviewer(s), smile, introduce yourself and shake hands firmly and warmly.
  • Listen clearly to the question being asked and if you do not understand a question, don’t be afraid to ask for clarification or for the question to be repeated.
  • Speak in a firm, clear, confident voice, and relate your answers to the requirements of the job you are applying for if possible. Use the SAO formula (Situation, Action, Outcome) when discussing examples.
  • Be open and honest in your responses to an interview question. We can usually tell if you’re not sure or aren’t completely confident about your response.
  • At the end, thank the interviewer(s) for their time, and shake hands with everyone as you leave.

HBF Graduate Program

We believe in growing young talent and our Graduate Program is all about offering real-world experience to Australia’s future leaders.

The 12-month program includes two six-month rotations and at the end of the program, four permanent positions will be offered to individuals who we believe have something special to offer.

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