Careers at Iglu
The Iglu difference
At Iglu, we work together as a team to put students first, always.
We continuously look for new ways to foster an inclusive culture and embrace diversity in all forms. We are committed to building a safe and respectful environment, where all our people feel appreciated and accepted and achieve their full potential.
We are active listeners, learners and keen engagers and we enjoy a culture that celebrates diversity of knowledge and cultural perspective.
We are always on the lookout for enthusiastic and talented individuals to join our fast-growing team.
Check out our current career opportunities below or keep scrolling to learn more about what it’s like to work at Iglu.Current career opportunities
Cool design. Warm hospitality. Best locations.
Design is at the heart of what we do. Shown in the locations we select, the award winning* architecture of our properties, and even the bespoke details of each shared communal space or private resident room. We believe that our warm hospitality creates a positive and welcoming environment for our residents, as we support them to develop and grow as individuals. Our locations in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane have been selected to help our residents get the best of both worlds – easy access to campus, while still being able to get out and enjoy the best of city living.
It all began in 2010…
…when our executive directors had a shared vision to create Australia’s coolest purpose-built student accommodation. They teamed up and founded Iglu, and the rest, as they say, is history.
- 2010: Iglu is founded
- February 2013: Iglu Central open
- February 2014: Iglu Chatswood opens
- September 2015: Iglu acquires Iglu Kelvin Grove
- March 2016: Iglu Brisbane City opens
- May 2017: Iglu acquires Iglu Broadway and Iglu Central Park
- February 2018: Iglu Redfern and Iglu Melbourne City open
- May 2020: Iglu South Yarra opens
- October 2020: Iglu turns 10 and celebrates a decade of cool student living
- July 2021: Iglu Redfern expands to include more rooms, communal spaces and retailers, plus a larger gym
- July 2022: Iglu Summer Hill opens
- October 2022: Iglu Flagstaff Gardens opens
Iglu prides itself on attracting and retaining a highly talented and community-focused team. This is achieved through a values-driven culture that is nurtured at all levels of the business.
A cool place to work
Iglu brings innovative ideas and outstanding finished products to the highly competitive student accommodation sector.
We currently operate over 4,500 beds across 11 properties in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, with a further 1,500 plus beds in development.
Our team members undertake roles in operations, property, hospitality, human resources, sales and marketing, facilities management, development and construction, and finance.
At the property level, our customer experience supports our promise of warm hospitality and fosters environments where students can live their best life.
We want the same our Iglu team. In a nutshell, we want Iglu to be not only a cool place to live, but a cool place to work.
To apply for a career opportunity at Iglu you will need to submit an application through Seek, LinkedIn or our Current Career Opportunities page. This ensures that your CV goes to the appropriate team member and that your application is managed correctly.
No. All applications must be submitted online as we require you to complete our application form and attach your cover letter and CV.
The recruitment process at Iglu will include:
- Submitting an application online
- Telephone interview
- Face-to-face interview/s
- Pre-employment checks
- Offer of employment
- On-boarding (online) – getting you set up and ready for your first day
This will be dependant on the seniority of the role you are applying for. Iglu will endeavour to keep the process as streamlined as possible and you will be informed for the process structure during the initial telephone interview.
To sign up for job alerts, please go to our Current Career Opportunities page to register your details.
Once you’ve submitted your application you’ll receive an email confirming that we’ve received it. A member from our People team will advise you whether you are successful in progressing to the next stage of the process or not. Don’t forget to get set up with a known email address and check your junk email folders in case any of our emails have landed there.
While it is not typical, Iglu may hire or sponsor overseas candidates depending on the role type, eligibility and regional legislation. Please let us know your residency status during the application and recruitment process. You will be asked to supply a copy of your passport and your current visa.
We encourage you to apply directly for a role with Iglu through our online listings. We’ll only accept a CV from an external recruitment consultant if the agency has been formally engaged by Iglu. If you think your CV has been submitted without your consent, please contact us. We also don’t accept speculative CVs from agencies.
At Iglu we are committed to a diverse, inclusive and respectful workforce. We strongly encourage applications from people of all genders and walks of life. We offer flexibility in how our people work and value the ongoing development of all staff. We have competitive parental leave policies and a variety of employee benefits.
If your question has not been answered in our FAQs, please contact us using the details above and we will endeavour to respond as soon as possible.
* 2019 Australian Institute of Architects Awards: Iglu Redfern