Why work with Oxford?
Are you thinking about a career in marketing or commercial consulting? Wondering what working as a consultant is really like? You might be looking for full time or part time employment, or going solo as a freelancer. So, why work with Oxford?
We’re looking for people who share our values, bring something new and different to our thinking, and are inspired by our mission of Good Growth.
Our values aren't just words
As a B Corp, we are strongly values-led. Our values represent what matters to us as an organisation, and the way we are committed to behave with each other and with our clients. We want to work with people who share our values – who are looking for meaning in their work, who welcome stretch and challenge, who think and act flexibly, who are committed to fairness for all, and who love to laugh! And we want our people to stay with us – we have very low turnover because we do all we can to ensure our people are happy.
We ask brave questions and challenge ourselves to make sure our work will make a meaningful difference.
We explore and leverage difference, push ourselves to be our best and to help others learn and grow.
We take time to understand and support each other’s work and personal priorities, taking joint responsibility for creating an environment where we all thrive.
We treat each person how they wish to be treated, and make decisions that are clear, open and equitable to all.
We laugh a lot, enjoy what we do, and feel that we belong.
We are fully committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Our job is to crack really tough challenges, with our clients. Whether we’re building strategy, developing marketing excellence or driving change, we create solutions that stick.
If their challenges were easy, they wouldn’t need to call us! We need big and original thinkers. People who find new and different ways to break down issues, understand problems, find solutions and tell stories. We are committed to building an ever-more diverse community with varied backgrounds, lived experiences, and points of view on the world.
Our value of Fairness is strongly connected to Equity and Inclusion. We function as one team, with minimal hierarchy and maximum transparency. Although we are all based at home and our climate commitment means that we avoid unnecessary travel, we work hard to include everyone through connections and communications. We have an active Wellbeing programme, with a strong focus on mental health. Our monthly Happiness Survey ensures that we know how the community is feeling, and can pick up on opportunities for improvement.
We recruit both Staff and Associates
What does that mean?
Everyone who works in our team brings skills and expertise. Our consultants have all been in senior client-side roles, so we really understand our clients and their issues. Our Visual and Learning Designers are experts at bringing the thinking to life, telling stories with visuals, and delivering learning experiences. We don’t have juniors behind the scenes – everyone you meet and work with at Oxford, knows what they are talking about!
To bring together a team of this quality, we have to be fully flexible in our approach. Great talents could be based anywhere in the world, so we don’t have an office you have to live near. And many people with exceptional expertise want to work part-time, or as independent freelancers – so we’ve created a structure and culture that welcomes everyone.
For instance, around half of our Staff work part-time, including five of our Board members. And we also have a large cohort of freelancers – we call them our Associates – who choose to bring their expertise to our project teams and clients. Working flexibly and treated as ‘one team’ with our staff, our Associates are able to maintain their independence whilst benefitting from being part of a bigger organisation, and working on projects that need a range of experience and challenge.
Our staff benefit from having access to brilliant colleagues with a diverse skill set.
And our clients get the best people to crack their challenges.
Interested in joining our team?
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