We are currently recruiting!

A little over a year since its launch, Makespace Oxford is the city’s first truly affordable community working and making space. We’ve built an environment in which the makers, fixers, thinkers and doers who work in our hub space on Aristotle Lane can thrive.

Interim Strategic Director

Makespace Oxford CIC (Makespace) is seeking an interim Strategic Director for a three month period (February – April 2021) as it scales up operations across Oxfordshire developing and providing affordable Meanwhile spaces for local enterprises and community organisations.

The interim Strategic Director will be instrumental in supporting Makespace to deliver on its mission through its existing operations and the set up of a new £1.7m grant-funded partnership project ‘Meanwhile in Oxfordshire’, the first phase of which will run for 12-month and will extend our reach across the county, working with all five district councils.

The successful candidate will be an exceptional communicator, collaborator and leader. You will be able to hit the ground running, adept at building a team and setting up the processes and systems to steer the organisation through a period of rapid growth, keeping a cool head whilst working at a fast pace, responding to challenges and building relationships with a range of external stakeholders.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to support a young and dynamic organisation through a period of growth, contributing to a major new initiative focused on building back better through and beyond the Covid-19 crisis.

Send your CV and cover letter to to apply.

Click here to read the full terms of reference:

Interim Strategic Director Terms of Reference