Quick facts
  • What we do:
    We are a District Council that provides a quality range of services to its customers who live within our area.
  • Year established:
    1973
  • Website:
    http://www.westoxon.gov.uk
  • UK locations:
    South East
  • Contact
    • West Oxfordshire District Council, Woodgreen, Witney , OXON, OX28 1NB

About West Oxfordshire District Council


What is it like to work for West Oxfordshire District Council

My Manager
My Manager
They have an internal leadership development programme and also attend MKOB management development courses such as managing conflict, authentic team leader and relational leader. They have several trained mentors throughout the council and they also have three qualified coaches who are currently providing coaching for others both inside and outside of the organisation. They have various toolkits including a partnership working toolkit and a managing change toolkit.
Wellbeing
Wellbeing
The Council's safety adviser gives advice and support for quitting smoking and holds a budget to fund smoking cessation products. We have lunchtime fitness classes at the Council such as ‘gut busters’, Pilates and yoga. They have run several health screening days where staff can have their cholesterol, blood pressure, BMI and bone density. They also have a range of flexible working policies including non standard working hours, flexi-time, flexible working for parents and carers and paid time off for urgent family leave. They also hold events such as ‘Bring your children to work’ day.
My Team
My Team
The organisation have team lunches to celebrate birthdays and other special occasions or achievements. The council encourages staff to put themselves forward for external awards and recognition. Wherever appropriate staff from the team will be sponsored by the council to attend award ceremonies and events. They are running three pilot schemes for "an even better place to work" programme which will be rolled out across the council in the New Year. This is an inclusive and innovative programme to assist staff to manage their morale and motivation and build better relationships within the team.

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Benefits:

  • Gym
    Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    10% of staff undertake charitable activities during business hours

  • Childcare
    Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    40% of employees with more than 5 years' service

Company Statistics

  • Graduate Vacancy Locations:

    0.00

  • Staff Turnover:

    10%

  • Staff:

    314

  • Earning £35,000+:

    4%

  • Male : Female:

    42% / 58%

  • Average Age:

    46

  • Sites:

    7

  • UK sites:

    7

  • Under 35 to Over 55 Ratio:

    No employees under 35

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