Sustainable City Project Manager

Oxford, Oxfordshire
G9: £43,565 to £45,020 per annum - (pro rata for part time)
24 Jun 2019
11 Jul 2019
Job Function
Project Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

The role

Does being at the leading edge within Oxford the City of dreaming spires with its beautiful architecture, history and culture sound exciting?  If yes then we have an opportunity that could be of interest to you. Oxford City Council’s Sustainable City Team accelerates city-wide sustainability, particularly carbon emissions reductions and air quality improvements, by working with and for our partners across the city council and in and around the City of Oxford. This role will project manage the delivery of key partnership projects with a focus on installation of electric vehicle charging infrastructure and associated stakeholder engagement. You will plan, manage and control projects, support effective and responsible governance of the projects by administering the project boards and providing advice to senior managers and Councillors. If you are a well organised and thrive in engaging with stakeholders to make a lasting difference this role will suit you.  This role is central to the delivery of the Go Ultra Low Oxford On-street Charging Scheme and Go Ultra Low Oxford Taxi Scheme.

About us

Oxford City Council prides itself on delivering high quality, cost effective public services. Oxford is a world class city and the Council has high aspirations for its services and employees. We are a multi-award winning Council and in May 2017 we were re-accredited at Gold level for Champion IiP status.   Our other awards include the Institute of Revenues Rating & Valuation (IRRV) ‘Excellence in Innovation (General)’ winners 2017, Oxfordshire Environment Partnership (OEP) ‘Best Food Waste Reduction and Collection System’, and several ‘Team of the Year’ national and regional awards across our Service Areas. This builds on our previous success in achieving ‘Council of the Year’ in 2015.

With over 700 staff dedicated to delivering the best service possible to our communities this is an exciting time to be working in Local Government. We focus on improving outcomes for local people and you might be surprised at the range and quality of the services we provide.

We offer a fantastic range of staff benefits that include generous holiday (from 28 days a year plus bank holidays), local government pension scheme, subsidised leisure membership, discounted travel and flexible working in many roles. We offer well-defined opportunities through our learning and development programme. We also have an employee wellbeing programme, an employee assistance programme and support via our dedicated occupational health service.

How to apply

More information is available on the role profile document.  Please read this document to ensure that you meet our requirements.  More information about working for the Council, our values and vision, is available on our web site.

Applications should be made via our online application system (no CVs please).

For further information and how to apply online, please visit

If you are unable to access our website please call 01865 252848

Note: For roles that require a DBS Certificate (Enhanced and or Barred List check), candidates are required to supply their complete work history. Please ensure you explain any gaps in your work history.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Mairi Brookes on 01865 252212 or email

We are an equal opportunity employer:

We value the diversity of our people and actively seek to have a workforce that represents the rich diversity of the community we support. We have policies in place to ensure that every applicant and employee can flourish and succeed. Currently we are underrepresented in some areas, and would particularly welcome applicants from BAME communities. All applicants will be given fair consideration for work and will not receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of any protected characteristic. 

Oxford City Council is not currently licensed as a sponsor and cannot employ migrant workers outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland under the Point Based System rules, issued by the UK Border Agency.