Working at the Council

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with us.

Our council is an ambitious and exciting place to work. We are renowned for having vision about our place and our organisation and turning vision into reality. We want to continue to be a high performing council with motivated employees who are proud to work here and make a difference to people's lives.

Contact the Council's Human Resources (HR) department

The Human Resources department is based at Cotswold District Council and deals with all aspects of HR on our behalf. For further information or to discuss the recruitment process, please:

View current vacancies

Learning and development

We want our people to enjoy their work and have the skills they need to do their job. We recognise the importance of learning and development opportunities so we can recruit good people and develop and retain our staff.

All staff

  • receive an induction that helps them to settle into West Oxfordshire and your team
  • have access to a range of both instructor-led and online courses on a range of topics via the Learning Gateway.

Supporting our Armed Forces community

The Council recognises the value serving personnel, reservists, veterans and military families bring to our business. We have signed a Corporate Covenant to acknowledge our support for the Armed Forces Community and, with regards to working for the Council, it includes the following pledges:

  • Seeking to support the employment of veterans young and old;
  • Striving to support the employment of Service spouses and partners;
  • Endeavouring to offer a degree of flexibility in granting leave for Service spouses and partners before, during and after a partner’s deployment;
  • Seeking to support our employees who choose to be members of the Reserve forces, including by accommodating their training and deployment where possible.

Work experience

Our popular 1-week work experience placements are open to Year 10-13 students (ages 14-19) in:

  • Planning
  • Environmental Services
  • Democratic Services
  • Housing
  • Customer Services
  • IT
  • Finance

We will always try to accommodate specific requests, dependent on the number of applicants and the availability of the department.

To find out more email the Learning and Development team with: 

  • Your contact details
  • Your preferred work placement location (Witney / Cirencester / Cheltenham / Coleford)
  • Department/area of work that you are interested in gaining experience
  • Specific dates  



West Oxfordshire District Council
New Yatt Road
OX28 1PB