Opportunities

General Info

Council: Witney Town Council

County: Oxfordshire

Salary: LC3 Substantive – SCP 37 – 41 p/a (currently £41,591 - £45,648 inclusive) (depending on experience and qualifications)

Closing date: 14/07/2022 12:00

Head of Operations

Applications must be returned by 14/07/2022 12:00

Salary Scale: LC3 Substantive – SCP 37 – 41 p/a (currently £41,591 – £45,648 inclusive) (depending on experience and qualifications)

Plus: Local Government Pension Scheme, Relocation Package and Free Parking


Witney Town Council is seeking to appoint an experienced, innovative, forward thinking, and proactive
Head of Operations to manage the Council’s grounds maintenance service along with the maintenance of its various buildings and facilities, ensuring that the Council achieves its targets and aspirations. The Head of Operations will have the responsibility for ensuring that the instructions of the Council are carried out and will work actively with the Town Clerk / CEO and elected members to help develop and grow those services.

Based in Witney, with a population of around 27,000, a precept of £1.83m for 2022/23 and an annual turnover of just over £2m, it is a town with exceptional facilities including: sports pavilions and pitches, a country park and lake, two cemeteries, allotments, numerous play areas, several parks and open spaces, clocks, a Town Hall, a Corn Exchange and other property leased to others.  In addition, there are several projects to complete and commence.

The Head of Operations will be expected to lead on implementing the Council’s Corporate Plan as it relates to the services managed, along with any impacts on operations, staffing, and budgeting, as well as being responsible for ensuring the Council is up to date with policies and complies with all legal requirements associated with those workstreams.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have relevant experience – a track record of service achievement and innovation, commitment to public service, be motivated, community focused, and possess sound managerial, communication and organisational skills.

Candidates should ideally have a knowledge of local government procedures, although this is not essential.

Attendance at evening meetings and weekend events may be required, for which time off in lieu will be granted.  Witney Town Council is committed to Equality of Opportunity and actively welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

A relocation package will be negotiated for the right candidate.

This process is being managed by a third party acting for the Town Council. For an informal discussion and to access the Recruitment Pack and an application form then please call Mr Reg Williams on 07494 760535.

Please Note:  Previous applicants need not apply.

  • The closing date for the receipt of applications is 12 Noon on Thursday 14 July 2022.
  • Formal interviews will take place at a Council building in Witney during w/c 25 July 2022.
  • It is hoped that the new Head of Operations will commence their role on Monday 15 August 2022.