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Head of Development Job Role OX Place

We are hiring for the role of Head of Development to join the team at OX Place.

Are you passionate about making a meaningful impact on your community? Do you have a vision for affordable, sustainable, and long-lasting housing in one of the UK’s most cherished cities? If so, we have an exceptional opportunity for you. We are searching for a dynamic and visionary Head of Development to lead the charge in creating housing solutions that Oxford can be proud of.

At the heart of our mission is the belief that every individual in Oxford should have the opportunity to live in a home they can be proud of, whether through renting, homeownership, or shared ownership. Our journey towards achieving this vision begins with the creation of genuinely affordable housing built to withstand the test of time. We recognize the importance of having a Head of Development who can drive this initiative forward.

This is not just another job; it’s a chance to leave a lasting legacy in Oxford’s housing landscape. As the Head of Development, you will be entrusted with the responsibility of delivering existing programs on-budget and on-time, no small feat in today’s environment of inflation and austerity measures. To succeed in this role, we are seeking an individual with boundless ambition, unwavering passion, and limitless energy.

In addition to managing ongoing projects, you will have the unique opportunity to identify and develop new home-building programs. Your visionary leadership will usher in the next generation of affordable housing schemes, ensuring that Oxford continues to thrive as a community that welcomes all

Your role extends beyond project management; you will also play a pivotal role in shaping a team of dynamic and dedicated individuals ranging from early-career professionals to seasoned managers. Your guidance, mentorship, and thoughtful leadership will bring out the best in each team member.

At Oxford City Council, environmental sustainability is a top priority, with plans to achieve net-zero emissions by 2030. We take pride in our role as a leading local authority in this area. As part of OX Place, you will contribute to the construction of more than 2,500 low-carbon homes across Oxfordshire in the next decade. Therefore, we are seeking candidates with strong environmental credentials, coupled with a deep understanding of design and quality.

This is an incredibly exciting time to join our team. With government support, Oxford is experiencing sustainable economic growth through innovative infrastructure projects. Momentum is building to invest in high-quality, affordable, and energy-efficient homes that meet the needs of our vibrant community.

If you are ready to take on this once-in-a-career opportunity and be a part of shaping Oxford’s future, we encourage you to reach out to our recruitment partner, Tile Hill, for a confidential discussion:

Clare Connor at 0161 408 0703 |

Maud Hollis at 07444 696659 |

Join us in building a brighter and more affordable future for Oxford’s residents. Together, we can make a real difference in this beloved city.