Assistant Director – Community & Facilities Management Communities Directorate

Circa £90,000
26 Apr 2018
01 Jun 2018
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

We’re home to some of the brightest minds in the country. What’s more, we’re right at the heart of a truly global network of innovation.  So when it comes to reinventing our entire transport and connectivity network – shouldn’t we go further than anyone else? We believe so. That’s why we’re radically rethinking how life in Oxfordshire should be. And why we’ll look to you to drive forward projects that are mind-stretching, career-building and destined to bring people and ideas closer together.  This is a once in a generational chance to shape what the internationally renowned Oxfordshire will look like not just now but in 50 years. With thriving communities, a thriving economy and a natural environment that will be equal to the best.  

Managing the services with the most direct and visible footprint in our communities, you’ll look after our buildings and our Supported Transport network.  As part of this, you’ll tackle both hard and soft facilities management. That means you’ll be dealing with everything from building maintenance to school catering – an area which we may set up as a whole separate business.  You’ll also drive our ambitious Supported Transport Service, providing statutory transport and a life-line to our rural communities.  There’s no doubt this is a varied and challenging remit. But as a driven professional, you’ll be determined to deliver.

For this type of role, strong procurement experience is essential. You could have gained this in either the public or private sector. Either way, you’ll have proved you can lead and manage complex, large-scale services and translate strategic vision into local plans – all in collaboration with professionals, partners and customers.  Equipped with leadership or management qualifications as well as a relevant degree, you’ll be as ready to challenge as you are to support and encourage; as skilled at interpreting business data as you are at boosting efficiency; and as politically astute as you are commercially aware.

To find out more about a role that will transform your future as well as the day-to-day life of everyone who lives in, works in or visits Oxfordshire, please visit

For a confidential discussion about these roles, please contact our consultants at Penna, Anthony Hopkin on 07500 042272 or Carol Coyle on 020 7332 7806.

Closing date: 1st June 2018