Staff Accommodation Driver (Winter 2017/18)

HTM, the largest independent property management company in Niseko, Hokkaido, is looking for a Staff Accommodation Driver to provide transport services to and from the Niseko-Hirafu resort area for our seasonal staff living in Kutchan.

HTM is one of the largest employers of seasonal staff in Niseko; This winter we will have over 300 staff working within our three brands (Niseko Central, Ki Niseko, and GoSnow) and living in our subsidised staff accommodations, which are located in both Niseko-Hirafu village area and in Kutchan town, ranging in size from 2 bedroom apartments for 4 people to a 22 room share house for 40 people.

The Staff Accommodation Driver will provide safe, responsible and timely transportation to and from the Niseko-Hirafu resort area for staff living in Kutchan. The Staff Accommodation Driver will drive a 29-seater minibus.

Start Date: 13 November, 2017

Job Description

Below is a brief description of what you would be doing on a day to day basis. This is not a comprehensive list, but it is what you would generally be doing:

  • Drive the bus on a set schedule between the staff accommodations in Kutchan and the Niseko-Hirafu resort
  • Take on some additional duties as directed by the Staff Accommodation Supervisor (e.g. restocking supplies, minor maintenance)
  • Assist in providing shuttle services for Niseko Central and Ki Niseko guests on occasion

Required skills/experience:

  • International Driving Permit with category D stamp (higher than a standard driving licence required. Check your local International Driving Permit issuing body, usually Post Offices, for more details) or
  • Japanese driving licence with medium-size chugata or higher endorsement
  • Reliable, punctual person, confident in their driving skills
  • Winter & on-snow driving experience with passenger-carrying vehicles

What you'll be driving:

Toyota Coaster 29-seater minibus: 4 litre diesel, rear wheel drive, max. weight 5,500kg

Job Particulars

Employment period: 13 November 2017 to 20 April 2018

Work hours: 32 to 40 hours per week. Driving shifts start as early as 6:30 am and finish as late as 12:30am. Night shifts mean morning powder!

This is likely to be higher during peak season (including some weeks where you may be required to work 6 days) and a little quieter during the start and ends of the season.

Pay Rate:

  • ¥1,100 - ¥1,150 per hour (commensurate with experience)
  • 25% overtime rate for over 80 hours worked in a 2 week pay period
  • 25% late night work rate for hours worked between 10pm and 5am
  • ¥30,000 end of season bonus (contingent on performance)


Job Benefits

Staff Accommodation: Accommodation available in Kutchan and is subsidised to bring you housing at an affordable price!

Lift Passes - Your choice of either: A free Grand Hirafu season lift pass, or it can be upgraded to an All-Mountain pass.

Bi-monthly pay: Receive your pay every 2 weeks! Most companies pay monthly which can leave you eating into your savings at the start of the season.

Free Ski & Snowboard lessons & workshops: Free ski/snowboard group lessons (availability dependent).

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