Skip to main content

Join the world's greatest
Lifestyle Movement

Work with Us!

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!

Send us your CV
a woman wearing a black leather jacket and a pink shirt

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.

read the full script on organism

Our People

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

We manage co-living properties across Australia 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. 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.

two women sitting on couches in an office

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.

Employee Corner

 

Meet Monica!

“Originally from Colombia and with a genuine passion for music and love for coffee, I approach life with a smile and a deep commitment to helping whenever needed.
I'm fascinated by the life experiences that shape our communities and drive us toward excellence.
Joining UKO marked a significant point in my professional career. In 2019, I stepped into the role of a Community Manager, where I was driven to install exceptional customer service and foster an atmosphere not just of respect but kindness and inclusivity.
I have had the pleasure of working at multiple properties across the portfolio, from the vibrant inner properties in Newtown and Stanmore to city central locations such as Surry Hills. At UKO, I aimed not only to build connections with residents but to create lasting friendships. My goal is to transform the buildings into warm homes and energetic communities where everyone feels valued.
UKO recognises my dedication, and I was able to quickly progress into a senior managerial role where I had the opportunity to oversee one of the latest apartment community buildings in Camperdown.
Today, as a Senior Community Manager, my journey extends far beyond professional growth. It's a testament to my genuine passion for Co-living and the deep and meaningful connections that UKO has allowed me to create”.

a man wearing a blue shirt and a hat standing next to a brick wall

Our Jobs

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

Your missions

Deliver excellent resident experience and respond to all the feedback in relation to their living experience at ume and UKO;
Coordinate maintenance requests and property issues reported by residents or internal employees;
Support leads throughout the application process (leasing and payments), and support the extension process;
Follow up on rent payments, create/Manage tenant invoices , manage lease breaks and debtors ledger;
Update weekly reports and follow up all rental payments in accordance with the company terms;
Operate booking system (RMS);
Coordinate, manage and process refunds;
Answer emails and messages from head office, the community hosts guests, finance, potential guests and contractors;
Support the House Managers with their daily duties.

Remuneration: unpaid

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

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

Your missions

Conduct Rental Market Analysis: Analyse the rental market thoroughly and generate insightful reports on trends and local market rates for the management team.
Assist in gathering Comp-set intel and benchmark UKO as the greatest accommodation operator.
Contribute to Adhoc Projects: Play an integral role in diverse adhoc projects, including maintaining comprehensive records of all properties and tenancies, organizing property management data, and overseeing data migration, among other responsibilities.
Assist in monitoring leasing activities. Keep a vigilant eye on leasing activities and promptly provide detailed updates and insights to the management team.
Audit online property listings and the brand website to ensure that all information is up-to-date and that properties are presented effectively in the market.

Qualifications

Analytical skills
Highly organised with an eye for detail
Good-level of excel skills

Remuneration: unpaid

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

We’re looking for new UKO superstars in Sydney and Melbourne!

Really exciting opportunity for a hospitality and/or real estate professional with management experience who loves to make something their own and take care of a community of residents. Join us and take a leading role in building & shaping UKO!

About UKO

At UKO, we operate community-driven and focused boarding houses and built-to-rent properties across Sydney and Melbourne that enable people to connect & network. Our residents have access to their private studios/apartments and to shared living spaces where they can work, mingle, entertain, or relax. UKO is where real friendships are made and many stories have begun.

About the role

The Community Manager plays a pivotal role in overseeing the property’s operational and financial performance, taking full responsibility for achieving revenue Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and maximising Gross Operating Profit (GOP) by effectively managing occupancy and weekly average rates.

Serving as the primary point of contact for residents, landlords, coworkers, and external contractors, the Community Manager will ensure optimal site presentation and oversee every aspect of the resident journey – from pre-arrival to departure – including the management of ongoing, periodic, and outgoing inspections.

This management role exhibits a passion for delivering exceptional customer service and maintaining a deep understanding of real estate market trends. This is a perfect role for a sales-driven individual, with strong business acumen, who is willing to take full ownership of a property cluster and develop management skills in a small, but fast-growing organisation.

Your responsibilities

Leasing

Lead the property leasing strategy by maximising occupancy and weekly average rate and managing gaps between leases.
Manage and keep up-to-date online property listings across all marketing channels.
Organise and run private property viewings with potential tenants.
Attend & contribute to sales meetings to ensure information is shared and communicated.
Perform market analysis and provide a revenue forecast.

Operations

Carry out incoming and outgoing inspections.
Conduct routine inspections to adhere to the preventative maintenance schedule.
Ensure all vacant apartments are presentable and in perfect condition for residents to move in.
Ensure common areas of all properties are clean and presentable.
Manage property contractors and services such as cleaning, linen, gardening, etc…
Attend maintenance issues with the support of the facilities management team.
Comply with accommodation rules & legislation.

Resident Experience

Build a community environment through resident engagement and organising social events.
Drive positive resident reviews.
Address all resident inquiries promptly.
Ensure all residents comply with accommodation rules & legislation.

Background, prior experience & skills

Desirable; A degree or diploma in sales, marketing, hospitality management, or business.
Desirable; Certificate of Registration.
Previous experience in property leasing, real estate, or customer-facing roles is preferred.
A results-oriented mindset, consistently striving to exceed sales targets and performance goals.
Effective time management, multitasking, and organisation skills are necessary to handle multiple administrative tasks.
Detail-oriented and skilled in maintaining accurate records.
A strong focus on delivering exceptional customer service and creating positive experiences for residents.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to convey information clearly and persuasively.
Self-motivated and capable of working autonomously.
Willing to be on call after hours in case of emergency.
Problem-solving skills and the ability to think outside the box.
A sound understanding of rental regulations and property legislation is preferred.

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

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

We look forward to hearing from you!