Working at Makespace Oxford

We were excited to announce in 2021 that Makespace Oxford teamed up with local councils and other partners to launch a new £1.7m programme, Meanwhile in Oxfordshire, to breathe life back into boarded up high streets, transforming empty buildings into vibrant places for artists, makers, independent retailers and purpose-driven organisations.

With the launch of this programme, we have expanded our team, offering an opportunity to join a young and dynamic organisation at an exciting time of growth.


Community Development Coordinator (South Oxfordshire)

Salary: £30k per annum

Starting date: As soon as possible

Contract: Fixed term until July 2024 (with potential for extension)

Hours: Full time – 5 days a week/37.5 hours (4 days/30 hours per week also considered)

Holiday: 25 days + bank holidays

Pension: Statutory (3%) employer contribution to the NEST pension scheme

Our Community Development Coordinators manage the day to day running and community engagement of our hub spaces in Wantage, Abingdon, Didcot, Chipping Norton and Oxford. 

These roles are central to enabling our socially-driven and purpose-led resident communities to thrive. Their key purpose is to bring local communities together, providing a nurturing environment so that our residents are connected, developed and supported to have impact in their work.   

Community Development Coordinators each take a workspace lead, taking responsibility for the development of that hub space, whilst working together with the rest of the team on common projects and to provide support across the portfolio of workspaces. 

They are expected to reach out locally – building links and relationships with individuals, community groups, charities, social enterprises and business support/training providers. They lead on day to day workspace management, resident administration, internal communications and the design and delivery of events to maximise each businesses’ potential.

The current vacancy will be based in South Oxfordshire, leading either the Wantage or Didcot hub space.

Successful candidates will be enthusiastic about this unique and exciting opportunity to contribute to a major initiative – passionate about building a more inclusive economy and a more just society. They will be an outgoing and approachable ‘people’ person, a natural collaborator and highly organised administrator. They will be an excellent communicator, adept at bridging and forming networks, ideally with experience of events and venue operations. 

We aim for our workforce to be representative of all sections of society and our community, so encourage applicants from all backgrounds and relevant experience to apply. 

Community Development Coordinator Job Description

We do not accept CVs. To apply for this role please read the above job description and complete and return our Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form before the closing date of Wednesday 15 February at midday to

If you run into any issues with the PDF application forms and would prefer to submit them as text documents, you can download them below.

Application Form

Equal Opportunities Form