Working in Oxfordshire

Information about living and working in Oxfordshire

Three images of different locations in Oxfordshire. River Glym, Cottages and Oxford Centre.

Working in Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire is a great place to work, and live. With a diverse range of locations, there is something for everyone.

If you like peace and quiet, and farm vehicles, then the rural villages might be the place for you! Oxfordshire also has lots of bustling market towns and the city centre, with lots of local history and amenities. Oxfordshire is a county where you can settle into your own pace of life.

The Oxfordshire People Plan offers resources and links to support successful recruitment, retention of staff and support to the workforce.

“It’s amazing to work in the city you’ve been born in and grown-up in. Most of our clients are local to the area or moved here many years ago for work – we love to hear from them how the city has changed, and we share stories of walks we like to go on and different things to do in the area. It’s great to have the area as a starting block for making conversation with new people and sharing that common ground. “


Director, LA Care

London Bus

London and Birmingham are an hour away on the train from Oxford, and there is a 24-hour luxury coach, seven days a week that connects Oxford to the capital.

Rental house

Renting costs 40% less than in the capital and buying costs 43% less on average. The cost of accommodation also stacks up well against neighbouring Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Surrey.

Children at School

Oxfordshire has brilliant schools. In 2018, over 90% of children got a place at their first-choice primary school. The county has GCSE pass rates above the national average, and above average key stage one and two scores.

There are a variety of support options available to key workers looking to locate to Oxfordshire.

You can find out more on our relocation page here.

Find out more about the different care providers in Oxfordshire



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HomeInstead Oxford

Crossroads Care