Ostara places a high amount of importance of career progression and professional development for its staff. All staff have annual reviews which incorporate professional development goals and aims.
Ostara also offer a number of recognised training courses for staff aimed at upskilling staff with formal qualifications and increasing their skill base in line with their professional development goals.
Ostara is a not-for-profit organisation. Therefore Ostara is able to offer attractive salary packaging to its employees. Salary Packaging enables you to allocate a portion of your pre-tax income to pay for approved expenses. This reduces the amount of tax you pay and increases your take home pay.
To promote work/life balance we offer approved employees the option to purchase an additional period of leave of up to four weeks per year.
The purchase leave amount is deducted from wages over a 12 months period which results in a cost effective way for our employees to get up to eight weeks leave per year.
Ostara has an Employee Assistance Program that entitles employees of Ostara and/or their family members up to 6 free confidential counseling sessions per year. In addition employees are able to access a phone counseling hotline for immediate assistance.