Why work with us?
There are plenty of reasons to join our team! Read below to find out if we’re the right fit for you!
The possibilities are endless at Lifestyle Communities
Are you searching for a role that brings new opportunities and challenges? A team that genuinely values their customers and homeowners and looks for new ways to delight them? A business whose purpose is to empower, innovate, take risks, and make a difference?
If you answered yes to all the above, then you’ve come to the right place, and we’re so happy that you’re here!
At Lifestyle Communities, we love our customers and our people. We continually and consistently work towards creating a fun, collaborative and engaging workplace. We’re passionate about learning and evolving, so we’re always looking for like-minded people to join our team. We embrace vibrant, curious people, who thrive when faced with new challenges and who work well in a big team environment, but also have autonomy and accountability.
If this sounds like you, we’d love you to reach out!
Values that we live by
- Deliver delight everyday
We always look for opportunities to delight our customers, homeowners, team members and stakeholders. Our drive to delight is not something that’s set in time or process, it’s organic and can occur at any time, in any interaction. This sense of people-focused spontaneity fuels our evolution and keeps us fresh.
- Do it from the heart
Lifestyle Communities is a business for purpose. Through compassion, empathy and kindness, we make a genuine difference to people’s lives.
- Our customer is our only truth
Our customer is at the centre of all our decisions, processes, evolution and experiences. Lifestyle Communities wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for our incredible homeowners. This is our only truth.
- Constantly curious
Our greatest competitor is complacency. We empower our team to continuously explore, challenge and evolve our thinking. There are no sacred cows.
- Play as a team
We know that we achieve our greatest results when we all work together. We have the best teams in the industry, collaborating to ensure a seamless and exceptional experience for our homeowners.
- Own it. Sort it!
We empower our team to own problems and situations, and to find solutions in the best interests of our homeowners and our brand.
What it’s like to be one of us!
Lifestyle Communities has a team of over 100 people who are all incredibly passionate about what they do.
No matter where you belong within our team, there’s a constant buzz of activity! We keep our small business culture alive by having a flat structure and making culture-fit an essential part of our recruitment process. This ensures the people joining our team align with our values.
Our spectacular Support Office is open plan, meaning any person at any level is accessible at any time for a curious conversation! Being such a collaborative team, there’s always something to do and someone to support you. And we always make time for fun (and plenty of it!).
Watch this video to find out firsthand what it’s like to be a part of the Lifestyle team.
You deserve perks at work!
We’re firm believers that our team deserve perks at work! Here are some of the perks you can expect to receive when you become part of our team.
- YOLO Day
A YOLO day is a paid day to take as you choose. Whether the sun is shining brightly and being anywhere but the beach is too much to bear, or the idea of an extended weekend is right up your alley, take the day off we say – because You Only Live Once!
- Your birthday, your way!
If there’s one day a year when you are truly entitled to indulge yourself with special food, drinks and entertainment, it’s your birthday. And we’re giving you the day off to spend your birthday as you wish!
You’re welcome to take your birthday or a day in your birthday month off – we give you the flexibility to choose.
- Share Scheme
We love achieving targets and goals, and we love it even more when we work together to achieve them. As a team, we strive towards settlement targets each year and when they’re achieved it’s not only our Shareholders who benefit – we do too!
- Growing Your Family
We ensure a supportive work/life balance so our team members can healthily and happily grow their families. Our Parental Leave Policy supports team members not only financially, but through their pregnancy journey and returning to work after their bundle of joy has arrived.
We’re fully committed to the professional (and personal) development of our team members. R.O.A.D.M.A.P. is our complete performance process. We work hard to ensure your learning curve is continually evolving and you feel valued and rewarded for your contributions.
- Choose your wellness adventure
Whether it’s an indulgent massage, dancing and singing lessons, a relaxing session of mediation or yoga, a swimming class, health retreat or cooking class, we encourage our team to choose their own wellness adventure – and we’ll fund it! We also offer the at-work wellbeing basics, like keeping fresh fruit available in our office, walking meetings, flu vaccinations and financial wellness workshops.
- Volunteer Leave
As a group, or individually, our team members can take a volunteer day each year to support a cancer-based charity. This initiative is part of our commitment to the Lifestyle Communities Foundation, which we established in honour of our co-founder, Dael Perlov.
- And there's more!
These are just some of the perks you’ll enjoy when you work with Lifestyle Communities. We look forward to telling you more when you join the team!
Find your fit
The Lifestyle Communities story is all about enriching and enhancing lives, and we have a range of different teams who help us achieve this.
In which chapter of our story do you belong? Great minds think alike…so where do you fit?
- Community Management
Our Community Managers live on-site at each community and make our homeowners feel at home. Community Managers are key figures within each community and know how to build a strong rapport with our homeowners. They’re constantly inspired to delight our homeowners with treats, surprises or a friendly chat.
- Project Development and Acquisitions Team
The Project Development Team are responsible for bringing our beautiful, dynamic and resort-style communities to life. They source land opportunities, and oversee the design, development and construction of our communities to deliver a place our homeowners are proud to call home. If you grew up making Lego masterpieces, planning a SIMS community or if just love the way you look in a fluro waistcoat, then this is the team for you!
- Wellness Team
Launched in 2017, our Wellness Team deliver programs and a variety of activities including seminars and competitions across each community to offer relevant and targeted support for over 50s. Focusing on four dimensions of health, fitness, mind and soul, our Lifestyle Wellness team provides practical support for a well-rounded approach to health and wellness. The potential for growing our wellness program is endless…would you like to be part of the journey?
- Sales Team
Our team of Lifestyle Consultants are passionate about establishing and solving the needs of our potential homeowners with warmth and empathy. They are experts at providing the right information at the right time to help new homeowners make informed and confident decisions. They are integral members of our team who help homeowners overcome any potential concerns and provide all the answers. Our sales team consider themselves match makers: matching the perfect homeowner to their perfect home! Could you be our next match maker?
- Marketing Team
Our Marketing department is the hub of out-of-the-box thinking and innovation. Entirely customer-obsessed, our Marketing team are posed with the task of generating enquiries and nurturing leads into well-informed potential homeowners, ensuring that every touchpoint along the way is an incredible experience.
- Finance Team
Our Finance Team are a service group, driven to make each of our team members’ daily tasks and financial decisions easier through supported systems, expert knowledge, and tailored advice. If you love numbers and are excited by spreadsheets, calculations and reports, then this could be the perfect team for you!
- People Experience Team
Our People Experience Team are tasked with one simple thing – make coming to work great! The only way to do this is to listen openly, continually evolve our processes and create opportunities to learn, develop, grow and succeed. Best job at Lifestyle Communities, they like to think so!
- Leadership Team
Our Leadership Team supports our teams to ensure they can deliver fantastic experiences to our homeowners and customers. They’re specialists in their areas and use this knowledge to guide Lifestyle Communities to achieve more. Words to describe this team are approachable, passionate and dynamic.
You have questions, we have the answers:
There’s a lot to think about when you are looking at a new role. Here’s some of the frequently asked questions we receive and of course if the answer you are looking for isn’t there you can contact us directly.
I want to be a Lifestyler but there are no current opportunities suited to my awesome skills. How do I find out about future opportunities?
Become an Insider!
Become an Insider!
Huh? What’s an Insider?
Insiders are simply people who might want to work for Lifestyle Communities someday… now, tomorrow or sometime down the road. It’s like a special membership for people who want to stay in touch with us, learn more about our fun, quirky culture, know what’s happening, get special insider perspectives and receive team-specific updates from the areas you’re most interested in. There is no better way to stay in-the-know and for us to get to know each other than by becoming an Insider.
I submitted my application, where to from here?
Just like working here, the recruitment process is engaging, fun and forever innovating!
Depending on the position, it may involve a quick phone call with our People and Capability Team, visiting a community or joining us for an event. Once the interview process has begun, we make it a priority for candidates to meet with multiple individuals from various teams.
We like to keep interviews as relaxed as possible, they are very conversational however you can expect some of our questions to be challenging, so it’s important that we both use this opportunity to ask the questions needed to make sure the position is right for you and us.
If your interview is at our amazing Support Office? Just a heads up, we are a dog friendly team so you may see our furry colleagues roaming the office
Your interview is at one of our amazing Communities? Be prepared for lots of friendly homeowners willing to have a convo about why their community is the best.
I have been invited for an interview, what do I wear?
What is your version of dress to impress? We dress business casual. Wear whatever you think is appropriate, reflects your personality and makes you feel comfortable.
Want a copy of the Position Outline? Still unsure about something?
Please feel free to send us an email to [email protected] and we will endeavour to respond as soon as possible.
How will I know I’m kicking goals? How is this measured and how often?
We know that your success is driven through a combination of the right activities, the right values and behaviours.
That’s why we have R.O.A.D.M.A.P!
Everyone at Lifestyle Communities has a set of goals and key performance indicators related to the team in which they work, as well as a framework to help identify areas of strength and development.
R.O.A.D.M.A.P. is completed annually as well as reviewed every quarter. This gives you and your manager the opportunity to address any performance issues, discuss goals, acknowledge accomplishments and arrange training and professional development.
You can learn more about R.O.A.D.M.A.P through your interview process.
What training will I undergo in my first few months?
No matter what position, we like our new Lifestyler’s to learn every aspect of the business! Prior to your commencement date, you will receive an induction that will run you through your first week.
In addition to learning the ropes and meeting your team, you may also have the opportunity to meet with each department head, learn about our teams and how your role will support them. You will have time with our amazing Managing Director, James Kelly to learn about Lifestyle Communities exciting history!
You will continue to learn about all the awesome things our teams do and about how your role has an impact on Lifestyle Communities and our amazing homeowners – throughout this journey you will continue to have one-on-one catch ups with your manager, team development days and the ongoing support from your team and also the wider Lifestyle Communities team.
With so many different locations, will I get an opportunity to meet the rest of the team?
Absolutely! We encourage team members to visit different communities and our Support Office as part of our Passport process. We also catch up formally twice a year at our Summit in July and our Christmas Festivities in Nov/Dec. In addition, there are also many social events our team are invited to attend throughout the year including gold class movie nights, comedy shows, bogan bingo and lots more.
How does collaboration work?
We hate silos and encourage our teams to work together, join a working group or buddy up with someone from another team. If you are interested in learning about another part of our business, we are here to nurture that curiosity. We celebrate taking risks, there are no sacred cows here.
Do you have flexible working?
Our approach to flexible working is as flexible as the term. Every role is different and so is the way you like to work. Our managers create mutually beneficial working arrangements to benefit their team and achieve their goals. This could be flexibility in working hours, flexibility in working locations and flexibility in working styles. This is matched to the role.