Careers

Working at Makespace Oxford

We were excited to announce earlier this year that Makespace Oxford have 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 new programme, we have expanded our team, offering an opportunity to join a young and dynamic organisation at an exciting time of growth.

CURRENT VACANCIES

Facilities Coordinator

Salary: £28,000-£30,000 per annum (pro-rata)

Starting date: As soon as possible

Contract: Fixed term 1 year (with possibility of extension) 

Hours: 4 or 5 days a week (30 – 37.5 hours) 

Makespace Oxford are looking to replace a key member of the Building Delivery Team with an enthusiastic and self motivated individual with good building and renovation management skills.

The successful candidate will be excited about this unique opportunity to contribute to a major initiative. They will be a team player and an enthusiastic collaborator, with experience managing and delivering small (or big) renovation projects,  have some facilities or buildings management experience and be keen to use their skills to bring unloved buildings back to life and then nurture those and their residents as they settle in. 

Download the Job Description and Person Specification here.

Applications will reviewed on a rolling basis with the first round of shortlisting taking place on Monday 9th May.

To apply please send a covering letter, outlining how you meet the person specification criteria, together with your CV to claire@makespaceoxford.org.

Community Development Coordinators

Salary: £27,000-£29,000 per annum (pro-rata)

Starting date: As soon as possible

Contract: Fixed term 2 years (with possibility of extension) 

Hours: 5 days a week (37.5 hours)/ potential for part time or job share (more than one role available)

This Spring/ Summer we are excited to launch a number of new spaces, as part of our £1.7m grant-funded partnership programme ‘Meanwhile in Oxfordshire’.

To ensure their success, we are building a team of Community Development Coordinators.  These key roles are central to enabling our socially-driven and purpose-led businesses and organisations to thrive. Making sure workspaces bring local communities together and provide a nurturing environment that ensures our residents are connected, developed and best facilitated to grow and have impact in the work they do.   

Responsible for reaching out locally – building links and relationships with individuals, community groups, charities, social enterprises, business support and training providers; day to day workspace management; resident administration, internal communications and the design and delivery of events and fostering opportunities that maximise each organisation’s and businesses’ potential.

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 just society. They will be an outgoing and approachable ‘people’ person, a natural collaborator, organised administrator and excellent communicator adept at bridging and forming networks, ideally with experience of event organising and venue operations.

Our new spaces are located in Abingdon, Didcot, Wantage and Oxford City Centre. The Community Development Coordinators are likely to be mostly based around one of these areas, with some travel expected to other sites.

Download the Job Description and Person Specification here.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with the first round of shortlisting scheduled for Monday 9th May, and interviews to be scheduled from that week.

To apply please send a covering letter, outlining how you meet the person specification criteria, together with your CV to claire@makespaceoxford.org.

How to apply

  • Download the JDs for the roles you are interested in below and read the job pack here for more information

  • Fill in our online application and optional equalities monitoring form: https://forms.gle/jQgptgBCJs8no8fs7

  • In order to ensure fair and equal recruitment practices no personal information will be seen by anyone involved in the interview process. The equalities information will only be used for improving our recruitment processes. See the form for more information on how your data will be held and used.

  • If you cannot use the online form for any reason please download the word document form here and submit by email to info@makespaceoxford.org

  • We intend to conduct interviews on 14th, 15th and 16th of April over Zoom. Please let us know if you will be unable to attend these dates or if a virtual interview is not possible.

  • Should you have any questions or wish to discuss the posts please contact Alice Hemming (Interim Strategic Director) alice@makespaceoxford.org / 07846842331

The deadline for applications is midnight on 6th April.