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Join our team at ODS

At ODS, we take pride in our role in making Oxford a world-class city. From waste collection to maintaining roads and parks, our team works tirelessly to ensure the city remains vibrant and beautiful. It's tough work, but it's incredibly rewarding. Joining ODS means joining a team of dedicated professionals who care deeply about their work and their community. Our employees are the backbone of our success, and we value their commitment and passion.

Opportunities for growth

Owned by Oxford City Council, ODS has a strong reputation for delivering high-quality work in the public and commercial sector.

As a part of our team, you'll have the opportunity to grow both personally and professionally. We offer a supportive environment where employees are encouraged to develop their skills and advance their careers.

Our future is bright, with opportunities for further growth, as we take our company to the next level.

Benefits of working with ODS

Commitment deserves reward.

When you work with us, you can look forward to a great package of benefits to enhance your competitive salary.

  • 28 days holiday, increasing to 32 days, plus Bank Holidays, with opportunity to purchase more

  • Extensive family-friendly packages and childcare assistance

  • A secure and flexible pension scheme to help ensure you have a decent pension to look forward to in retirement

  • Personal and professional counselling (available 24 hours a day)

  • Retail discounts

  • Heavily discounted gym memberships

  • Travel loans and travel discount schemes

  • Personal accident insurance

  • Cycle to work scheme.

Your success is our success

Your professional development, and your health, safety, and wellbeing will be our priority.

We will ensure you have the right kit and training to keep you safe and comfortable at work, and our managers and health and safety experts will work together to help you maintain a healthy and productive life.

We want you to achieve. You will have a career with ODS, not just a job, and you will have access to general and specialist training, the chance to gain qualifications and the opportunity to shape your future.

What we look for

Every member of our team plays a vital role in driving our business forward.

Whether you're on the front lines or behind the scenes, your contributions are valued and appreciated.

We make a difference every day for people across Oxford and beyond - and that's thanks to the passion and drive of our teams.

Our CARES Values are at the heart of our business.

CARES stands for Commitment, Aspiration, Respect, Engagement, and, Safety. Find out more about these values below, and if you share our values, we would love to hear from you.


  • Delivering on our promises.

  • Taking personal responsibility for making things happen.

  • Going beyond what is expected.


  • Championing ODS with family and friends.

  • Looking for ways to improve our service.

  • Supporting people to achieve their ambitions.


  • Being thoughtful and considerate to customers, colleagues, and the environment.

  • Doing what is right, in the right way.

  • Trusting people to do a good job.


  • Achieving our goals through co-operation and teamwork.

  • Challenging when things are not right.

  • Understanding customers’ expectations and striving to meet them.


  • Putting safety first in everything we do.

  • Taking personal responsibility for our safety and the safety of others.

  • Focussing on wellbeing through listening, learning, and acting.

Training and development

Commitment to development

We're committed to the ongoing development of our team because we understand that when our employees thrive, so does our business. Through tailored training plans and continuous support, we empower our staff to reach their full potential for their fulfillment and wellbeing, ensuring they can deliver their best for our customers.

Empowering leadership

In our dynamic and agile business environment, leadership plays a crucial role. That's why we invest in developing the leaders of the future. By offering customised leadership development plans and comprehensive training, we ensure that our managers are equipped to drive our business forward in alignment with departmental and broader organisational goals.

Opportunities to thrive

At ODS, we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to progress and thrive. Whether you're just starting your career journey or aiming for leadership roles, we provide the support and resources you need to succeed.

Join us today

If you’re looking for a fulfilling career, with a company that values its people, there's no better time to join ODS. Explore our current job openings and take the first step towards a rewarding career with us.