Accommodation Coordinator, Pacific Labour Facility

Palladium International

Project Overview:

The Pacific Labour Facility (PLF) facilitates seasonal and longer-term work opportunities for Pacific workers in Australia. It connects Australian employers with Pacific workers under the newly introduced Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (PALM) scheme which combines the existing Pacific Labour Scheme (PLS) and Seasonal Worker Programme (SWP).

Role Overview:

The Accommodation Plan Coordinator will support with tracking and assessment of Approved Employer (AE) accommodation plans. They will be responsible for ensuring that AEs proposed accommodation arrangements for workers meet PALM scheme minimum standards, that the PLF is providing appropriate advice to AEs on accommodation planning and that the process for Accommodation Plan submission and assessment is responsive to AE and worker needs.


  • Undertake comprehensive review and assessment of Accommodation Plans against the PALM scheme minimum accommodation standards and benchmarking of costs against local property markets, considering barriers and challenges AE may have in identifying appropriate accommodation.
  • Work with PLF Relationship Managers and Communications teams to provide additional individualised (and generic) guidance to AEs in relation to their accommodation planning, the management of tenancies and end of tenancies
  • Support the PLF Assurance team with desk and in person audits of PALM scheme worker accommodation.
  • Regularly review and update accommodation plan forms, submission and assessment processes to support continuous improvement.
  • Accurately track the status of all Accommodation Plans, assessments and related data through the PALM MIS.
  • Provide support to PLF Australia Engagement team activities relating to increasing the supply of suitable accommodation for PALM scheme workers in regional areas, including partnerships with local councils and property investors.
  • Provide guidance to Relationship Managers in relation to worker disputes around accommodation standards. Engage with relevant government departments to discuss ongoing residential tenancy matters/ regulatory issues.
  • Travel within Australia, as required.


  • Education in business administration or other relevant qualification and/or experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in coordination, compliance and audit work
  • Experience in accommodation management/ leasing is beneficial
  • Strong understanding and practical experience of audit, compliance and risk analysis in a business/corporate environment.
  • Customer/client relationship management.
  • Superior communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • High level proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and web browsers.
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously with limited supervision, to work to deadlines, and to balance competing priorities.
  • Driver’s license and flexibility to undertake frequent travel, including after hours and weekends and including interstate and international.


  • Flexible working arrangements – work from home 2 days per week
  • Modern office in central CBD location
  • Great team culture with social activities and events
  • Working for a program that is making positive impact

This is a Brisbane based role with options for flexible working. Candidates who are willing to relocate for the position must do so at their own expense. The successful candidate will be offered an initial contract to 30 June 2023.

You must have valid Australian work rights to be considered for this position – visa sponsorship is not available.

Applications close on 5 October 2022 and will be assessed on a rolling basis.

How to apply

Applications close on 5 October 2022 and will be assessed on a rolling basis.

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