Working for Us

At Horizons we aim to be an organisation recognised for our expertise, innovation and leadership in making our region a great place to live, work and play. We truly believe that we cannot achieve this vision unless we have a great team.

Of course, our organisational personality is important to us also. We provide an environment that supports personal growth, learning and development, great leadership, and internal progression. We also foster employee wellbeing, celebrate our successes and encourage lifestyles which underpin our vision of being a great place to live, work and play.

Horizons is an equal opportunity employer and are committed to ensuring we have a diverse and inclusive workplace so our people reflect the diversity of our region.

Our Culture

We are committed to encouraging a supportive, positive and inclusive culture where communication, ideas, collaboration, and skills are valued. Our culture is reflected in our ‘Big 5’ behaviours which help to shape us as an organisation:

  • Relationship management – 'The power of having conversations';
  • Working as one - 'Managing our differences and building trust. Every face is a Horizons face';
  • Facilitating positive outcomes - 'Solutions and valued outcomes ahead of process';
  • Capability and capacity - 'Aligning our people to the future'; and
  • Creating an agile organisation - 'Insight and foresight for future relevance’

The Benefits of Working for Us

We take a holistic approach to employee wellbeing, acknowledging that job satisfaction is also about enabling a balance between work and life. We do this through:

  • Strong focus on employee health, wellness and wellbeing;
  • Flexible work-life-balance opportunities;
  • Family friendly work environment;
  • Assistance with tertiary education;
  • Positive health and safety culture;
  • Capability development programmes that enable advancement into leadership roles, along with skill development across different functional jobs; and
  • A supportive and social work environment where enduring friendships and collegiality develop.

Our Hiring Process

Our attraction strategy often involves advertising our vacancies through other forums such as recruitment websites, social media, recruitment agencies, local and national newspapers, as well as here on our website.

Following the closing date of our application process, our recruitment leaders consider all applications and short list applicants.  All unsuccessful applicants will be notified at this stage by email.

Shortlisted applicants will then be invited to participate in a selection process.  This process may include a coffee meeting with the recruitment manager, panel interview or presentation, as well as work, behavioural and psychometric evaluation.

The recruitment manager will then contact the preferred candidate to let them know they will be making relevant referee checks. Finally, the successful candidate is notified by the recruitment manager of their successful application.  The recruitment manager will also advise unsuccessful shortlisted applicants by phone.