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Want to be part of the UKO team?

We are always on the lookout for diverse, vibrant and energetic people to join us at UKO.

If you have hospitality, hotel and/or real estate experience and keen to work with a progressive future-focussed business, we want to meet you!

About us

UKO is a leading Australian co-living and build-to-rent property management business. We empower inner-city renters to live a well balanced life through affordable, flexible and community-led living.

Currently Sydney based, we are expanding across to Perth with a goal to stretch into many more Australian cities in years to come.

Our custom-designed accommodation spaces offer renters an inner-city nest to not just call home but also connect and network. Residents of our apartments live in private studios or apartments with access to communal living where they can meet new friends and ultimately unwind in the company of others should they want to.

UKO is where real friendships are made, and many stories have begun and we pride ourselves on delivering an exceptional experience, along with an exceptional workplace.

With more than 18 years of experience in the hospitality and shortterm accommodation industries, co-founders Alex Thorpe and Rhys Williams started UKO in 2018 with backing from the Accommodation Powerhouse Group. Our dynamic team consists of real estate professionals, designers, salespeople, operations experts, marketers and hospitality veterans.

Our People

UKO People are fun, hard working with a great sense of humour and achievement.

We manage co-living properties all over Sydney and build communities and creative vertical villages for a living.

Yes, it really is innovative and dynamic here and we look for likeminded people to join us.

We are suckers for good coffee, a sense of adventure and a hunger for finding hidden gems in Sydney. We thrive on innovation, the collective experience and have an appetite for different. Our passion for people is real and we are inspired by design, form and clever details.

We enjoy a good challenge, have an enormous amount of energy and get motivated by the success and growth of our business.

Our culture

Our culture is fun and fuelled by hard work and a healthy appetite for loving what we do. We build communities and much of what we do is manifested on the foundation of teamwork and people power.

We nurture and retain talent by creating a culture that is inquisitive, self-driven and career minded. At UKO  everyone is encouraged to think and act like business owners, creating a culture of accountability and purpose. We celebrate the importance of hard work in meeting the commitments of our stakeholders always.

Our teams are global, diverse and bring a multitude of skills and global experiences into our mix. They make UKO the successful hospitality/hotel hybrid we are today, building homes and communities for global citizens; with much heart and soul.

Our values

We are more than a career or work place. We embody family values that imbue trust, respect and togetherness at UKO. We build each other up and foster development with our growth mindset and caring nature.

We celebrate every milestone, open as many doors as possible for each other and always put our people first.

At UKO, we are dedicated to fostering our hospitality values and a strong community culture.

We pride ourselves on being open and respectful, practice empathy and make decisions that continue to enhance our relationships with others.

We believe in remaining true to ourselves, a humble approach to business, and above all respecting each other’s opinions and individuality here at UKO.

Honesty and authenticity are key to our ways of working and reflect the commitment we not only make to our tenants, but also to our business partners and ourselves.

We invest in the quality of our work and have an evolution mindset while we hold true to our values and belief in our people making all the difference.

Our team

Simone

Community Manager

Slavik

Community Manager

Nasta

Senior Community Manager

Alex

Senior Community Manager

Brani

Community Manager

Monica

Community Manager

Jessica

Community Manager – Support

Lais

Leasing Administrator Manager

Rafael

Leasing Agent

Adriana

Leasing Administrator Coordinator

Nick

Technical Services Director

Our jobs

About the role

At UKO, we develop purposefully designed boutique accommodation spaces across Sydney that enable people to connect & network. Our residents get their private apartments but also have use of the shared living spaces where they can work, mingle, entertain, or relax. UKO is where real friendships are made and many stories have begun.

We are looking for a Community Manager to join our team in Sydney who can really foster a sense of community.

As a Community Manager, your role will be varied. You will manage the day-to-day leases and operations of your property as well as the profitability. You will need to have incredible people skills, be able to remain cool under pressure, and be able to coordinate the many moving parts of co-living seamlessly.

Your responsibilities will be to:

  • Create a fun environment and build a strong rapport with guests (tenants)
  • Manage revenue and occupancy levels
  • Advertise available rooms and manage online listings, including running property inspections
  • Use social media and online platforms to promote and generate leads
  • Organise activities and events at your location such as community dinners, yoga, movie nights, trivia nights even the occasional gin-making workshop!
  • Drive the financial success of the business and make the most within the budgets provided
  • Ensure optimal presentation of the site and manage any onsite contractors
  • Manage bonds, rental payments, and debtors

This is a great role for someone experienced in customer service, retail, hospitality, accommodation, or property management who is looking for the next step in their career where they can really take ownership and make something their own.

The ideal candidate will be able to hit the ground running, is self-motivated, and is looking for a long-term career as our brand moves through its growth phase of opening new UKO properties across the country.

To discuss the position or apply please email marta@uko.com.au

About the role

At UKO, we operate purposefully designed boutique accommodation spaces across Sydney that enable people to connect and network. Our residents get their own private apartment but also have use of the shared living spaces where they can work, mingle, entertain, or relax.

UKO operates Co-living studios and full-sized residential apartments in blocks of 30-300 units for high-net-worth investors, property funds and institutional investors.

We have an exciting opportunity for operations focused Co-General Manager. Reporting to the company Director, this role will be responsible for the day-to-day overall management of the company and business profitability.

This is a great role for someone experienced in management, operations, hospitality, accommodation, or property management, who is looking for the next step in their career where they can really take ownership and make something their own.

The ideal candidate will be able to hit the ground running, is self-motivated and is looking for a long-term career as our brand moves through its growth phase opening new UKO properties across the country.

Your responsibilities will be to:

  • Manage and support employee and property performance in conjunction with the General Manager.
  • Manage resident complaints and issues and attend emergency situations. 
  • Perform rental market analysis and develop a rate strategy for each property. 
  • Perform cost analysis and manage all internal expenses and agreements with external suppliers and contractors.  
  • Drive financial KPIs and resident satisfaction.  
  • Implement business efficiencies including systems implementation.
  • Determine staffing levels and assign workload.  You will mentor and coach team members in the development of their professional & leadership capabilities.
  • Undertake property inspections to ensure high standards are maintained.
  • Build relationships with landlords and reports on property performance.

About you:

  • Are an inspirational leader with a love for creating a high-performance environment for our incredible people.
  • Enjoy working in fast-paced environments where no days are the same. 
  • Love the idea of identifying business efficiencies and growth opportunities. 
  • Be a driven and self-motivated individual capable to lead the rate sales strategies across multiple properties 
  • Be highly organised and relentless in balancing strategy with operations.
  • Have experience managing P&Ls.
  • Have a can-do attitude and a vibrant personality.  You will enjoy attending community events after hours and socialise with the UKO residents as well as the team. 

To discuss the position or apply please email marta@uko.com.au