HTM is the largest independent property management company in Niseko and employs staff in a wide range of front office and back office roles. We combine hard work with great fun to give our staff a unique experience and lifestyle, unlike anywhere else in the world.

HR and Staff Accommodation Support

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HTM, the largest independent property management company in Niseko, Hokkaido is looking for a HR and Staff Accommodation Support staff to help recruit seasonal staff in summer and look after the accommodations we provide to our seasonal staff in winter.

HTM is one of the largest employers of seasonal staff in Niseko; expected to be around 900+ people next winter season. We provide subsidized accommodation to those staff who require it.

The HR aspect on this position focuses on recruitment and on-boarding of seasonal through the summer months.

The Staff Accommodation Support aspect of this position helps manage the accommodations and transport for staff in winter to ensure all staff have a happy and comfortable home life, and transport to get to work and the slopes on time!

Start Date: Available May 2020 (Negotiable)

Job Description

The roles duties will include:


  • Assist in Allocating rooms to staff based on business need and staff preference
  • Assist as required in the securing of new accommodation
  • Prepare housing (set up and fit out) for the arrival of new staff as required
  • Sign-out keys for new staff at the beginning of the season
  • Communicate to managers and incoming seasonal staff regarding rules, regulations, and other issues.
  • Help with other duties required in HTM when available

During season:

  • Help mediate disputes between staff and reprimand staff who break the staff accommodation rules
  • Undertake minor maintenance duties and liaise with the Maintenance team regarding larger issues
  • Support the transport schedule for staff living in Kutchan, help Staff Accommodation Drivers, and undertake some driving duties
  • Create and enforce cleaning rosters for all accommodations if required
  • Monitor snow build-up around the accommodations
  • Perform regular inspections of accommodation common areas and rooms
  • Monitor and restock supplies for all accommodations (washing detergent, toilet paper, linen, etc)
  • Liaise with payroll to ensure that staff rent is charged as per lease agreements


  • Receive keys and perform final inspections at the end of the season, give approval for returning of staff accommodation bonds
  • Arrange and prepare return of leased accommodations
  • Organize staff accommodation for staff staying on for the summer

Summer Season

  • Help administer our online application forms
  • Sift through applicants and arrange interviews
  • Run through 1st stage interviews with seasonal staff
  • Arrange 2nd stage interviews with managers of departments
  • Add seasonal staff to our HR system and support them through the on-boarding process
  • Support the maintenance team in the repair of staff accommodation through summer
  • Prepare for fit-out of new accommodations built or purchased in summer

Skill requirements:

  • English speaking essential, some Japanese desirable
  • International or Japanese driving license
  • Well organized with a high attention to detail
  • Well-developed written communication skills that facilitate clear and accurate information passed onto staff
  • Experience managing people/a strong nature, to deal with any problems that might occur
  • Passionate about staff and delivering a great experience to those coming to work for us
  • Able to work independently and handle multiple tasks
  • Computer operating skills: Microsoft Office Suite (essential)

Employment Package Details

Employment Period: on going

Employment Status: Full time year round

Contract Value: ¥2,600,000 to ¥3,200,000 (including public holiday payments and ¥100,000 for lift pass)

Location: Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan

Working Hours: 40 hours per week

  • 9 hours per day (1 hour break)
  • 119 days off per year
  • 10 days annual leave after 6 months of joining the company

Benefits include:

  • Staff accommodation available for rent
  • Free ski or snowboard lessons
  • Visa sponsorship
  • Access to language and work relevant training subsidy
  • Professional work environment
  • Staff benefits package

Start date: Available May 2020 (Negotiable)

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